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John L. Guth

John graduated from the University of Southern California in 1967 with a degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting. He passed the CPA exam and went on to Loyola Law School, graduating in 1970. He is authorized to practice before all California Courts as well as the United States Supreme Court.

In 1990, John was designated as a specialist in Estate Planning, Trusts and Probate Law by the Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California. He has continued his education and maintained his status as a specialist. For many years, John has received the highest rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the Premier Attorney Rating Service, having been designated “AV” or “Preeminent.

After graduating from Law School, John served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Central District of California. In 1975, he went into private practice in Marysville and later in Yuba City. John, his wife Maureen,  three of their four children, seven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren all reside in Yuba City.

John has often spoken to the Yuba Sutter Bar Association and other organizations on estate planning. He is actively involved in the community and his church. He was involved in the formation of four local non-profit community organizations, Sutter-Yuba Friday Night Live, Yuba-Sutter Right to Life, Yuba-Sutter Estate Planning Counsel, and the Yuba-Sutter Estate Planning Professionals.

Although John has been practicing law for over 47 years, he is still very enthusiastic about his work and, in particular, careful before-death planning to avoid problems after death, and resolving post-death problems when they do occur. His top priorities are providing his clients with peace of mind and family harmony, while avoiding unnecessary taxes, expenses, delays and public exposure of their assets.

Yuba City Office
474 Century Park Dr., Suite 300
Yuba City, CA 95991
Phone: 530-674-9841
Fax: 530-674-7818
Email: [email protected]
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Roseville Office
919 Reserve Dr., Suite 118
Roseville, CA 95678
Phone: 916-774-7030
Email: [email protected]
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Areas of Practice
  • Estate Planning
  • Trust Law
  • Probate
  • Wills
  • Trust Administration
  • Elder Law
  • Related Dispute Resolution
Certified Legal Specialties
  • Estate Planning, Trusts and Probate Law, California Board of Legal Specialization, since 1990
Bar Admissions
  • California, 1971
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1971
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1974
  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California
    • Juris Doctorate – 1970
  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles,
    • CaliforniaBachelor of Science – 1967
    • Major: Business Administration with emphasis in Accounting
Past Professional Associations and Memberships
  • President of the Yuba-Sutter Estate Planning Council
  • Estate Planning Professionals, Yuba-Sutter
  • Sacramento Estate Planning Council
  • State Bar of California
  • Yuba-Sutter Bar Association
Past Employment Positions
  • United States Department of Justice, United States Attorneys Office for the Central District of California – Assistant US Attorney
Pro Bono Activities
  • Sutter Yuba Friday Night Live Board of Directors, 1992 – 2014
  • Yuba Sutter Right to Life Board of Directors, 1978 – Present
  • Former Chair of St. Isidore Catholic Church Pastoral Council
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon (Former President)
  • Phi Delta Phi