About Us

Heather L. CampopianoHeather Campopiano is a California Elder Law and Estate Planning Attorney. Her law practice centers on long-term care planning including: Medicare, Medi-Cal, SSI, as well as Wills, Trusts (including Special Needs Trusts), Conservatorships, Trust Administration and Probate. Moreover, she advises families and fiduciaries regarding nursing home advocacy and patients’ rights.

As a former caregiver to her aging grandparents, Ms. Campopiano acknowledges the importance of high-quality, elder-centered legal representation for others experiencing the emotional, legal and financial challenges of long term care giving.

Ms. Campopiano is a member of the following organizations:

Ms. Campopiano is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley (phi beta kappa) and Santa Clara University School of Law.

Patricia Tobin Patricia Tobin is a graduate of Cornell Law School and is a member of both the New York and California State Bars. She specializes in Estate Planning, Elder Law, and legal planning for families who need to provide for a disabled family member. She is a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, and Probate and Trust law by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization and a Certified Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation.

She currently serves as a member of the Marin County Commission on Aging, and as a consultant on Elder Abuse issues. Previously, she served as the Director of the Mental Health Advocacy Project, Chief Patients' Rights Advocate for the Monterey County Health Department, and a Deputy Public Guardian for the County of Santa Cruz. She is also a former member of the Dominican-Santa Cruz Hospital Bioethics Committee, the Santa Cruz Women's Commission and a former advisor to two geriatric care management agencies.

Ms. Tobin’s extensive honors and achievements include:

Ms. Tobin writes articles on Elder Law and teaches Estate Planning at Continuing Legal Education classes for lawyers and other professionals, and has lectured extensively for the following organizations: From 1992-2007, Mrs. Tobin was a founding partner at Prensky and Tobin, an eminent Elder Law firm in the Bay Area. She now continues to practice law through her solo practice, Law Office of Patricia M. Tobin, and as Of Counsel to The Campopiano Law Offices.

Harriet P. Prensky Harriet Prensky has practiced elder law in Marin County since 1986. She specializes in planning for long term care and care of disabled persons, eligibility planning for Medi-Cal and other government benefit programs, estate planning and probate. She is a Fellow of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and past member of its Board of Directors, past Co-Chair of the State Bar Legal Services Section, Standing Committee on Legal Problems of Aging and former Elder Law editor for the CEB Estate Planning and California Probate Reporter. She is a frequent lecturer on legal problems of the elderly.

Ms. Prensky received her juris doctorate from the UCLA School of Law and her undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Binghamton. Upon graduating from law school, she received a grant from the Berkeley Law Foundation to found and direct the Nursing Home Advocacy Project in Los Angeles. Ms. Prensky has written several articles for legal publications on legal issues affecting the elderly and is a frequent speaker for community organizations working with the elderly on Medi-Cal, nursing home and estate planning issues.

From 1992-2008, Ms. Prensky was a founding partner at Prensky and Tobin, an eminent Elder Law firm in the Bay Area, and then practiced as Of Counsel to The Campopiano Law Offices. Ms. Prensky retired in 2009.

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