Kristen L. Terranova

kristen@cmdblaw.com

Kristen works with the firm’s Trusts and Estates practice group. Her decade of experience as a litigator makes her an invaluable asset to CMDB. Her practice areas include estate planning, trust administration, probate and guardianships. Kristen has represented clients in probate, civil and criminal court at both the state and federal levels, experience she brings to serving clients whose estate or trust matters require court intervention.

Kristen L. Terranova

Education
Juris Doctor, University of Southern California Gould School of Law, Los Angeles, 2006
Master of Social Work, University of Southern California School of Social Work, Los Angeles, 2006
Bachelor of Arts, With Distinction, in Childhood and Culture, Minor in German, University of California, Berkeley, 2001

Professional Affiliations
California State Bar Association
United States District Court for the Central District of California
Los Angeles County Bar Association
Pasadena Bar Association

Prior Work History
Arnold & Porter, LLP, Los Angeles, 2006 - 2014
Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office, Special Prosecutor on Loan, 2009

Community Contributions
Justice Committee Chairwoman, Emmanuel Evangelical Free Church of Burbank, 2013 - Present
Missions Council Member, Emmanuel Evangelical Free Church of Burbank, 2012 - 2013
Associate Leadership Board, Public Counsel, 2012 - 2014
Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST)
International Justice Mission
The Alliance for Children’s Rights
Excel Family Intervention Services
Children’s Law Center
California Women’s Law Center
Inner City Law Center

Recognitions
University of Southern California Gould School of Law, Hale Moot Court Honors Program, 2003

Personal
Kristen is a Southern California native who enjoys spending time with her family, reading and baking decadent desserts.