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Why choose Vaught & Boutris LLP? Simply put, because you won’t find the same level of expertise in our practice areas at any other firm.

The firm’s founders, Jon Vaught and Basil Boutris, are known throughout the legal community as “the lawyer’s lawyers.” They bring decades of academic knowledge and research, hands-on experience, and ongoing training to their areas of legal specialization. As a result, they are often called upon by other attorneys to assist in complex cases, to testify as expert witnesses, or to remedy situations created by underinformed or inexperienced legal representation.

They are also highly in demand as teachers, lecturers, and collaborators. Both Mr. Vaught and Mr. Boutris are on the faculty of Golden Gate University’s Masters of Laws (LLM) in Taxation degree program, which is consistently recognized as among the top graduate tax programs in the United States as well as the top Tax LLM in California. 

Both have also been recognized as Super Lawyers, a recognition given to outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

Attorney Lauren Disston brings over 16 years of civil and criminal law experience to the mix and is considered an expert in negotiation psychology.  Ms. Disston attended Stanford and UC Berkeley School of Law, and externed for Judge Charles Breyer in U.S. District Court.  A large portion of her practice is devoted to estate planning, and she brings compassion, a keen wit, and experience to this endeavor. Ms. Disston aslo has extensive litigation experience, having tried dozens of cases in state court and federal district court.  She is currently pursuing an LLM in estate planning at Golden Gate University.  

Attorney Branden Meadows' practice focuses on litigation, probate, and trust administration.  He has worked on many litigated matters as part of our team.  Having recently graduated from Golden Gate University, Mr. Meadows clerked with Vaught & Boutris during law school, and his tenacity and dedication proved to be an asset to the firm.  Mr. Meadows is pursuing an LLM in estate planning at Golden Gate University.

Our firm’s specialized practice areas include:

We are committed to providing the highest quality of legal representation and counsel to our clients in a personalized, efficient, and cost-effective manner. To find out more about how we can help you, contact us online or call 510-430-1518 today.