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Attorneys / Yvonne Ascher

Yvonne Ascher

Senior Attorney

Areas of Emphasis

Estate Planning

Probate & Trust Admin

Bar Admissions


Certified Specialist in Probate, Estate Planning, and Trust Law by the California Board of Legal Specialization, State Bar of California



Master’s Degree (LLM) in Taxation from Golden Gate University, with highest honors, 1991

J.D., Monterey College of Law, 1985

B.A., Antioch University, Ohio, 1980

About Yvonne


Yvonne Ascher likes to help people solve problems, and prides herself in making the estate planning or estate administration process comfortable, rewarding, and respectful.

In addition to serving clients, Yvonne is a professor at the Monterey College of Law and often speaks on estate-related topics to the general public and other professionals. In 2011 she was elected to the California Trusts & Estates Executive Committee (TEXCOM), which advises the California Legislature on matters pertaining to trusts and estates, among other things, and served as its chair from 2018 to 2019. She is also the only attorney in Monterey County who has been accepted as a member of the America College of Trust and Estate Council (ACTEC).

Super Lawyers employs a patented process to recognize top attorneys nationwide, spanning various practice areas and firm sizes, providing a trusted resource for legal representation seekers with a three-decade presence in print and online media. NHEH is happy to announce that Yvonne Ascher has been recognized as a 2023 Super Lawyer. 2023 is the thirteenth year she has been named to the Northern California Super Lawyers list.


Yvonne resides in Monterey with her husband, and is the proud mother of two grown sons. In addition to her family, her other passion for the last 20+ years has been MY Museum (Monterey County Youth Museum) of which she is the founding President.  Yvonne has also chaired the Museum’s Pirate Treasure Hunt.

In addition to MY Museum, Yvonne has been on the Board of Congregation Beth Israel, the Monterey County Alzheimer’s Association (a founding board member), Junior League of Monterey, and PTA President of Monte Vista School. Yvonne has also been active with York School, Dance Kids, Meals on Wheels, and Legal Services for Seniors.

When not working, you will find Yvonne hiking or cycling either locally or in some far flung place in the world; or knitting for her grandbabies. Yvonne is always striving to learn and experience new things. Her personal tagline is “forever curious.”