What We Do

Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Administration

  • Estate planning

  • Probate administration

  • Trust administration

  • Probate and trust litigation

  • Guardianships

  • Mediation

  • Legal planning for incapacity


  • Planning and analysis

  • Integration with estate planning

  • post-death tax matters

  • Preparation of returns

  • Audits and appeals

Business / Corporate Law

  • Advising small businesses

  • Formation of business entities

  • Business succession planning

Real Estate

  • Contract disputes

  • Drafting, negotiating, and analyzing agreements

  • Sales

Call us! If we can't help you, we probably know who can.

Ken Mitchell and Philip Batchelder are the attorneys at Mitchell & Batchelder, LLP.


Each of us has specific areas of expertise, and we work together for the benefit of our clients.

Our firm also includes wonderful and capable staff assistants, including probate and estate-planning paralegals and our bookkeeper, who handles billing and client accountings.

Mitchell & Batchelder helps individuals and families with a range of personalized legal services, including estate planning, trust administration, probate, elder advocacy, and tax law. We also assist business clients with contracts, real property transfers, tax analysis, and planning.

Our Alameda office is conveniently located for court appearances in all Bay Area counties.

We are committed to offering our clients the highest quality of representation as expeditiously and economically as possible. For more information about our fees and costs, please click here

To access our Estate Planning Questionnaire, click here. A fill-able version is available by email upon request.