Professional Profiles

Donald LeachDonald F. Leach

Donald F. Leach was born in Syracuse, New York. He earned a B.A. from St. Lawrence University. He earned his J.D. and M.B.A. degrees from Georgetown University. He was admitted to practice law in California in 1991. Don is a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. He is a member of the Trusts and Estates Section of the Monterey County Bar Association.  Don serves on the Board of Legal Services for Seniors, where he has served as President and Vice President of the Board. Don has served on the Boards of the Monterey County Bar Association, the Carmel Valley Association, and the Monterey County Children’s Museum. Don lives in Carmel with his wife, Robin D. Anderson.  They have a son serving in the US Army, and a son and daughter in college.

Jennifer L. WalkerJennifer L. Walker

Jennifer L. Walker was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She earned her B.A. with honors from The Johns Hopkins University and her J.D. from the University of California, Davis. She was admitted to practice law in California in 2001. Jennifer is a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law pursuant to the State of California Board of Legal Specialization. Jennifer serves on the Board of Directors for the Monterey County Youth Museum and the Continuing Professional Education Forum of the Central Coast. She is a member of the Trusts and Estates Section of the Monterey County Bar Association and the Monterey County Women Lawyers Association. She is a member of the Planned Giving Advisory Council at California State University Monterey Bay and the Planned Giving Committee of the Hospice Foundation. Jennifer volunteers for Legal Services for Seniors and the Naval Postgraduate School Foundation. Jennifer lives with her husband, Eric, and their two daughters in the Highway 68 corridor.

 

Frances R. GaverFrances R. Gaver

Frances R. Gaver was born in Lexington, Kentucky. She earned a B.A. from Wellesley College and a M.A. from the University of Pittsburgh. She earned her J.D. from Monterey College of Law and was admitted to practice law in California in 1986. Fran is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and the Trusts and Estates Section of the Monterey County Bar Association and the Monterey County Women Lawyers Association. She served on the Board of Trustees (1972-1981) and as President of the Board (1974-1976) of the Carmel Unified School District. She also served on the Board of Trustees (1991-1997) and as President of the Board (1993-1995) of the Monterey College of Law. She served on the Board of Trustees (1994-2001) and as President of the Board (1995-1997) of Legal Services for Seniors. Fran was a Member of the Board of Trustees for Monterey Peninsula College Foundation from 2000-2005 and the President of the Board from 2001-2002. Fran has three adult children and lives in Carmel with her husband, Don.

 

Donna G. Vaughan

Donna G. Vaughan was born in Springfield, Massachusetts. Donna has been a paralegal since 1970, twenty-six years (26) of which have been in the fields of estate administration, estate planning and conservatorship law. She attended school in New York and California and received a paralegal certificate from the University of California at Long Beach. She has also attended numerous courses through the Continuing Education of the Bar and paralegal courses through the Monterey College of Law prior to its accreditation. Donna has one adult daughter and lives with her husband, Bill, in Corral de Tierra.