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Katherine Edsall Wells

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Katherine Edsall Wells is a shareholder partner with Edsall Law, where she practices in the areas of estate planning, probate, trust administration, estate litigation, and business representation. Katherine is certified as a specialist in estate planning, trust, and probate law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. In 2016 and 2017, Katherine was selected as a California Rising Star by the Super Lawyers publication.

Katherine graduated summa cum laude from the University of Southern California, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies and in Spanish. She received her Juris Doctor degree with distinction from Stanford Law School. Prior to joining Edsall Law in 2012, Katherine worked as an associate at O'Melveny & Myers LLP in downtown Los Angeles in the area of civil litigation with a focus on complex litigation and electronic discovery. Katherine was admitted to the California State Bar in 2007.

Katherine currently serves on the St. John's Healthcare Foundation Board. She previously served as a Board Member for the Boys and Girls Club of Camarillo.

Practice Areas

  • Estate Planning
  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Probate
  • Trust Administration
  • Business Representation


  • Stanford Law School, Stanford, California
    • Juris Doctor - 2007
    • Honors: With Distinction
    • Honors: With Pro bono Distinction
  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
    • Bachelor of Arts - 2004
    • Honors: summa cum laude
    • Honors: Trustee Scholar
    • Honors: Blackstonians Honor Society
    • Major: Spanish
    • Major: American Studies and Ethnicity

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2007
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California

Current Employment Position

  • Partner

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law, State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, 2018

Past Positions

  • O'Melveny & Myers LLP, Los Angeles Office, Associate Attorney, 2007 to 2012


  • English
  • Spanish