Carol K. Kao
For over 23 years, Carol Kao has provided confidential personal estate planning services to clients. She specializes in family wealth transfers for large estates, sophisticated estate and gift tax saving techniques, charitable planned giving, family private foundations, business succession planning, and complex probate and trust administrations. Ms. Kao is a former member of the Board of Directors of MLA and was a co-leader of the firm’s Private Client Services group.
Ms. Kao has been named as one of the "Best Lawyers in America" since 2006. She has also been named one of "Southern California Super Lawyers," and ranked as one of the "Top 25 Women Attorneys" and one of the "Top 50 Attorneys" in San Diego by San Diego Super Lawyers.
The Best Lawyers in America® - 2006 to 2015 (Trusts and Estates)
San Diego Super Lawyers - 2006 to 2014 (Estate Planning & Probate)
Top 50 San Diego Super Lawyers - 2008 to 2011
Top 25 Women San Diego Super Lawyers - 2007 to 2013
Recipient of State Bar of California’s Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services
Recipient of San Diego Volunteer Program’s Distinguished Service Award
The Daily Transcript: San Diego County Top Attorneys - 2011 - Estate Planning/Probate & Trust
Martindale-Hubbell® AV Rating
- J.D., University of Southern California, 1991
- B.A., UCLA, cum laude, 1985
- Certified Public Accountant, California (Inactive)