Kossoff, Kenneth W.
Kenneth W. Kossoff
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Practice Areas:

  • Estate & Life Care Planning
  • Probate & Trust Law
  • Estate Tax Planning
  • Asset Protection
  • Family Business Succession


Ken Kossoff has been an attorney since 1984, and in practice in Westlake Village since 1998. Ken is an Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Law Specialist Certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Ken has decades of experience in helping people negotiate the maze of personal, emotional, business and legal issues that arise as people age and die. Ken has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, the Pacific Coast Business Ti mes, and other papers, has been interviewed by Fox Business News, regularly teaches continuing education for Certified Public Accountants, and has had numerous articles published in legal periodicals. Ken is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and the Duke University School of Law.


  • Duke University School of Law, Durham, North Carolina
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 00/1983
    • Honors: With Honors
  • University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California
    • A.B., Bachelor of Arts - 00/1979
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa; With Great Distinction

Bar Admission

  • California, 1983
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1984

Published Works

  • Note, Director Independence and Derivative Suit Settlements, 1983 Duke Law Journal 645, 1983

Past Positions

  • Los Angeles Superior Court, Judge Pro Tem, 00/1992
  • Los Angeles Municipal Court, Judge Pro Tem, 00/1990

Professional Associations

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member, Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of California, Member

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Law, State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization