Attorney Profile

Charles Des Roches Download vCard

Areas of Emphasis
Probate, Estate Planning
and Trust Law
Estate Tax Planning
Business & Taxation
Bar Admissions
U.S. District Court
Northern District of California
Practice Emphasis
Mr. Des Roches holds the highest rating "AV" from Martindale-Hubbell.  He is certified as a specialist in probate, estate planning and trust law by the State Bar of California's Board of Legal Specialization, and has a Master's Degree in Taxation (LL.M.).  Mr. Des Roches’ extensive experience in estate planning ranges from basic estate plans to more sophisticated estate plans, including advising clients concerning estate and income tax issues related to estate planning and administration. He has a wealth of experience in administering both modest and large trusts/estates.
Service to Clients
Mr. Des Roches works with clients to find creative solutions to their problems, tailoring each estate plan to the individual needs of the client, including tax planning. Mr. Des Roches assists clients in the smooth and efficient administration of decedent’s estates and trusts.
Professional Affiliations
  • State Bar of California
  • American Bar Association
  • Past President (2019), and Current Board Member, Monterey County Bar Association
  • Member, Trusts & Estates Section, MCBA
JD Monterey College of Law, 2000
LL.M. in Taxation, Golden Gate University of Law, 2016
Community Service Activities
  • Vice Chair, Governance, The Carmel Foundation
  • Of Counsel, Legal Services for Seniors
  • Of Counsel, Salinas Senior Center
  • Volunteer Attorney Scorer, Lyceum Monterey County Mock Trial High School Competition 
  • Member, Salinas Rotary Downtown Club
  • Alumni of Leadership Salinas Valley, Class XXV