About Lucille Des Jardins

Lucille Des JardinsProfessional Experience

Private Law Practice
Santa Cruz, California, 1993 – present.
Areas of practice: estate planning, wills, revocable trusts, powers of attorney and advance directives, elder law, public benefits planning and special needs trusts, conservatorships and guardianships, trust administration and probate.

Ombudsman/Advocate Inc.
Santa Cruz, California, 1982 – 1992.
(Now Advocacy, Inc.) Program director, senior ombudsman, and patient advocate. Provided advocacy for institutionalized elderly and mental health clients.

Private Law Practice
Sacramento, California, 1976 – 1980.
General private practice, including business entities, family law, estate planning, and probate.


Pro Bono Award for Outstanding Public Service
Santa Cruz County Bar Association, 2005

Personal Interests

Lucille Des Jardins has a strong appreciation of the roles and workings of family. In addition to her husband, three children, and five grandchildren, she is blessed to have close relationships with two sisters, a brother, and numerous nieces and nephews.


Lucille Des Jardins enjoys running, bicycling, swimming, playing her clarinet, and listening to music.


JD, McGeorge School of Law, Sacramento, California, 1976
BA, English Literature, University of California, Davis, California, 1972