About Myra Prestidge

I started my practice in estate planning and elder law because I want to help people plan for the future and take care of themselves and their loved ones by doing wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and advance healthcare directives.  I want to make this process as simple and stress-free as possible and to design a plan that reflects your needs and wishes.

I also practice trust administration and probate and can guide you through the process of administering an estate or going through probate after a death.

Additionally, I practice mediation and enjoy helping people find solutions to problems and resolve conflicts.  I can assist with cases such as family disagreements regarding care of an elder, landlord-tenant disputes, and employment conflicts.  I have considerable mediation experience through my previous work as a state administrative law judge and as a volunteer mediator with the Conflict Resolution Center of Santa Cruz County. I have certificates in both community mediation and elder mediation.

I graduated from the Santa Clara University School of Law and also have a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and sociology, with honors, from UC Santa Cruz.  Over the past several years, I have completed extensive training in estate planning and elder law.  I am also a VA-accredited attorney and can represent veterans in cases related to obtaining Veterans Administration benefits.

I am a member of WealthCounsel, the Santa Cruz County Bar Association, and the Santa Cruz Estate Planning Council.

I served as an administrative law judge for the State of California in San Francisco for approximately 14 years.  I also previously was the Senior Assistant City Attorney for the City of Mountain View and the Assistant City Attorney for the cities of American Canyon and Redwood City.

I look forward to meeting you and to having the opportunity to assist you and your family.

Thank you for your interest in my practice.

  • (831) 685-3270
  • 101 Cooper St.
    Santa Cruz CA 95060
  • 2425 Porter St., Suite 9
    Soquel CA 95073
  • 20 S. Santa Cruz Ave. Suite 300
    Los Gatos CA 95030