Brenda Geiger, J.D.

Brenda Geiger, J.D.

Brenda Geiger, J.D.

  • Managing Attorney
  • Geiger Law Office
  • 1917 Palomar Oaks Way, Suite 160 Carlsbad, CA 92008
  • 760-448-2220


Mrs. Geiger’s practice is located in Carlsbad, California. She is an experienced and passionate Estate Planning Attorney and author who is celebrating her 13th year in practice. Her practice focuses primarily on Estate Planning, Asset Protection, Business Planning, Elder Law, Trust Administration, and Probate. She obtained her law degree from the University of San Diego School of Law where she served as an Editor for the San Diego International Law Journal and published a law review article. She has also authored multiple books on Trusts, Elder Law and Business Law topics and is an active member of the North County San Diego Bar Association, the North County Estate Planning Council and is a member of the editorial committee for the North County Lawyer Magazine. On a more personal note, Brenda is happily married to Len, the CEO of a local technology company. They have two school age children and two dogs, a German Shepherd and a Belgian Malinois. She enjoys running, travel and spending time with her family.


  • University of San Diego School of Law (2004)
  • University of San Diego School of Law Entrepreneurship Clinic (2003)
  • San Diego International Law Journal, Comment Editor and Staff Writer (2001-2003)
  • University of Oxford--Magdalen College, Oxford, England (2003)
  • University of San Diego, Bachelor of Arts (1995)

Legal Experience

  • Geiger Law Office, P.C. (2007 to Present)
  • Frank & Burke, Of Counsel Real Estate and Estate Planning Attorney
  • Griswold Law Group, Of Counsel Estate Planning Attorney
  • Innercool Therapies, Inc., Senior Law Clerk
  • Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP, Trademark Paralegal
  • Qualcomm, Inc., Patent Prosecution Paralegal
  • Fish & Richardson, P.C., Patent Prosecution Practices Specialist
  • Frantz, Mason & Hautaluoma, Civil Litigation Paralegal


Law Review Articles:

“Authorization to Kill Terrorist Leaders and Those Who Harbor Them: An International Analysis of Defensive Assassination”, San Diego International Law Journal, 4 San Diego Int’l L.J. 491, Spring 2003

Professional Articles:

“Asset Protecting Your Children’s Inheritance”, North County Lawyer Magazine (August 2012)

“How To Protect A Beneficiary From Losing The IRA They Inherit To Creditors, Predators and Divorcing Spouses”, North County Lawyer Magazine (April 2015)

“Marital Planning In The Joint Trust, Balancing Income Tax, Transfer Tax and Asset Protection Concerns”, Wealth Counsel Quarterly ( Volume 9/Number 3, Q3 2015)


Safeguarding the Nest, Third Edition (2013)

Protecting You and Your Business, a Practical Guide for California Business Owners (2013)

How to Avoid the Catastrophic Costs and Effects of a Long Term Care Financial Crisis (2013)

Secrets of Great Estate Planning (2014)

The Smart Family's Guide to Protecting an Aging Parent from a Long Term Care Financial Crisis in California (2015)

Protecting Your Children’s IRA Inheritance with a Retirement Protector Trust (2015)

Estate Planning Secrets Of The Affluent (2015), written with David M. Frees, III, J.D.

Safeguarding the Nest, Fourth Edition (2017)