Deed and Gavel

Our Story

Matthew J. Duncan was born and raised in Alameda, California, where has been practicing law since 1982.  He opened his own practice in 1991, in the historic Alameda Times-Star Building, across the street from Alameda City Hall, where he has been practicing for the past 25 years.

Our Approach

We listen to you so we can learn about why you're here and how we may be able to help you. We believe the best client is an informed client. We present to you, and help you understand, all of your options so that you will be confident you've made the best decision.

When you hire us, we represent you. We are your advocate!

Meet the Team

Matthew J. Duncan

Founder & Principal Attorney

Born and raised in Alameda, California. Member of the State Bar Trusts and Estates Section; the Alameda County Bar Association, Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Section; the East Bay Trust & Estate Lawyers; and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.

Imelda Gayton


Usually the first voice you hear, and the first face you see when you visit our office.  Imelda's strong organization and communication skills help keep the office running smoothly.

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