Ann O’Hara graduated cum laude from Flagler College, St. Augustine, FL in 1993 with a B.A. in Social Science. After graduation, she traveled abroad several times, backpacking through Europe, then made her way to California to visit her aunt in Berkeley, and never left. After spending a couple of years immersed in the food industry in the “Gourmet Ghetto,” she decided to follow her earliest dream of becoming an attorney. While in law school, Ann fancied herself as a future District Attorney, however, in September 2000, she picked up a Time magazine with a cover story was about death and dying in America and the course of her legal career was changed forever. She AmJured her Elder Law class and received a Witkin Award for her treatise on the political and socio-economic status of the elderly in this country. Ann has been advocating for the rights of vulnerable elders and dependant adults ever since.
After receiving her J.D. degree from Golden Gate University School of Law in 2004, Ann started as an associate attorney for a small Trusts & Estates firm in Oakland where she drafted estate plans, administered estates, and honed her skills representing private professional fiduciaries in elder abuse cases. In 2011, the principal attorney retired, the firm dissolved, and Ann established her own private practice in Berkeley.
The Law Office of Ann E. O’Hara was a successful and reputable Trusts & Estates practice in the Bay Area. Ann specialized in the areas of conservatorships, elder abuse, and incapacity. Ann spoke on the subject at symposiums, hospitals, and professional organizations. While growing her practice, Ann was a two-time Chair of the Elder Law, Conservatorship & Guardianship Committee of the East Bay Trusts & Estates Lawyers (EBTEL), served on the Board of EBTEL as Secretary in 2014, Vice President in 2015 and President in 2016. In 2015-2016, Ann also served on the Board of Directors for Legal Assistance for Seniors (LAS), the largest non-profit in Alameda County serving the needs of elders.
In 2016, Ann and her husband, relocated to Long Beach to raise their two children in sunny Southern California. While slowly wrapping up matters and closing her practice remotely, Ann served as a Vice President & Senior Fiduciary Trust Administrator at Wells Fargo Bank in the Wealth Management division. Ann is extremely excited to be back in a legal capacity advising and protecting clients at Kaiser Law Group, and she is confident that her specialized knowledge and experience are an asset to the practice.