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Clark R. Byam

Clark R. Byam

Pasadena, California
Partner
Phone: 
626.796.9123
Fax: 
626.449.7357
Mr. Byam is a member of the firm's litigation and trust and estate practice groups. He is widely known for his experience and expertise in probate and trust litigation and, as a result, is a frequent speaker on such issues.
Bar Admissions 
California, 1972
Education 

University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California
J.D.
Honors: Thurston Society, Scholastic Honors Assn.
Honors: American Jurisprudence Award Top Grade in Constitutional Law

Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut
B.A.

Published Works 

Chapter, Will Contests, California Trust and Probate Litigation, (Co-author), California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB), 1999

"Employee Benefit Plans: Completing New Form 5301 Poses Some Knotty Problems", Journal of Taxation, November, 1975

"Professional Organization Retirement Plans: Excluding Service Employees", American Bar Association Journal, Tax Notes, June, 1980

Honors and Awards 

Listed, Best Lawyers in America, Trusts & Estates

2006-2018 Southern California Super Lawyer

Charitable and Community Leadership and Professional Associations 

USNR, 1967 - 1969
Lieut. (J.G.)

Pasadena Bar Association
Member

Los Angeles County Bar Association
Member

Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member, Executive Committee, 1995 - 1998
Section of Trust and Estate

Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member, Executive Committee, 1999 - 2001
Section of Trust and Estate

The State Bar of California
Member

The State Bar of California, Member, Executive Committee,, 1988 - 1991
Section of Estate Planning, Trusts and Probate

The State Bar of California, 1991 - 1994
Advisor, Section of Estate Planning, Trusts and Probate

The State Bar of California, 1994 - 1998
Member, Committee on Professional Responsibility

American Bar Association
Member

Cal Tech Associates
Member

American College of Trusts and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), 1991
Fellow

American College of Trusts and Estate Counsel, 2000 - Present
Member, Fiduciary Litigation Committee

Annandale Golf Club
Member

Twilight Club
Member

Classes/Seminars Taught 
Frequent Speaker for CEB Courses For the Past Fifteen Years, Primarily on the Topics of Probate and Trust Litigation, Ethical Issues in Estate Planning and Contested Conservatorship Matters.
Speaker at the thirty-third USC Probate and Trust Conference.
Speaker at Various Events Including Bar Association Meetings, Accounting Association and Paralegal Association Meetings, and the 2009 Fall Meeting of ACTEC.