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James  Chisel


Trusts & Estates


  • University of San Francisco School of Law, LL.M., 2020
    Dean’s List Fall 2019, Spring 2020; Anderson Tax Award
  • Santa Clara University School of Law, J.D., 2019
    CALI Excellence for the Future Award  in Family Wealth Management; High Tech Law Certificate
  • University of Puget Sound, B.A., Economics, 2016


  • California

James Chisel

Tel: (650) 327-4200
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James is in the firm’s Trusts and Estates group. His practice area is focused on the administration of trusts, estates, as well as creation of estate plans for clients.

Prior to joining Thoits Law, he worked for a boutique estate planning firm in San Carlos as he completed his LL.M. in Taxation Law from the University of San Francisco. Upon completing his taxation degree, James was the recipient of the Anderson Tax Award which is given to one graduate LL.M. student each year for “superior academic performance in the tax curriculum with demonstrated commitment to the field.”


  • San Mateo County Bar Association
  • Silicon Valley Bar Association