R. Kamela Laird

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317 Washington Street
Suite 168
Oakland, CA 94607
USA
510-457-1753

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Description of Practice

This Mediator is Certified
R. Kamela Laird founded Integrate Legacy Law with the commitment to guide her clients to identify their life purpose and then integrate that legacy into their lives in a way that makes a lasting difference. As an experienced communication and relationship coach, mediator, and spiritual counselor, Kamela integrates these skills with her legal training to provide a holistic approach to estate planning. She has a special knack for supporting clients through conversations with family members regarding end of life, incapacity, and guardianship.

Professional Background

She is the former President of the Board of Directors at Community Boards, as well as a volunteer mediator there. She is an active member of Integrative Mediation Bay Area where she co-mediates with mental health professionals. As a pioneer of the collaborative estate planning field, she works on interdisciplinary teams with other Attorneys, licensed Mental Health and Eldercare Professionals, and Certified Financial Planners to deliver her clients a holistic and transformative experience.

Experience

  • Member of California State Bar
  • Member of American Bar Association, Section of Real Property, Trust & Estate Law
  • Member of East Bay Trust & Estate Lawyers
  • Member of Integrative Mediation Bay Area
  • Member of Collaborative Practice East Bay and Collaborative Practice California

Degrees

  • Juris Doctor, Cum Laude, Southwestern Law School
  • BS in Political Science, Valedictorian, Magna Cum Laude, Santa Clara University
  • BA in Spanish Studies, Valedictorian, Magna Cum Laude, Santa Clara University

Approach

Communication is at the heart of our core values. Our communication style is to listen deeply as we guide you to identify what matters most to you. We guarantee that you experience a sense of accomplishment and peace of mind knowing you preserved everything you wanted to pass down to your loved ones. We give you the opportunity to hand down the money you worked hard to save, sentimental family stories that you want future generations to know, and your personal values that you lived by.

Other Information

LANGUAGES
  • Fluent Spanish
  • Basic Portuguese
  • Read & write Arabic

Areas of Practice

  • Adult Family
  • Elder
  • Estate Planning
  • Family
  • LGBTQ
  • Marital Mediation
  • Prenuptial
  • Probate
  • Trust Management

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Strategic Planning
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Estate Planner
  • Representational Lawyer