Terri E. Hilliard, Esq. is the principal of Terri Hilliard, P.C. Estate Law and Mediation in Westlake Village, CA. Her practice centers on advanced estate and business succession planning, asset protection, special needs trusts, and family protection planning for seniors. She is also a private mediator focused on helping families, elders, individuals and businesses resolve disputes.
Winner of the 2017 Trail Blazer Award by the San Fernando Valley Business Journal and named in the Who’s Who in Professional Services by the Pacific Coast Business Times. She was named 2017 Favorite Attorney for East County by the Ventura County Star and also named the 2016 and 2017 10 Best Attorneys for Outstanding Service by the American Institute of Legal Counsel. She is a member of the Moorpark Morning Rotary, Secretary of the Conejo Valley Estate Planning Council, Provisors, Wealth Counsel and Elder Counsel and active in various non-profit organizations focused on meeting the needs of senior and special needs families.
She is the Vice President and on the Governing Board for Pause4Kids, non-profit and a long-time Board Member of Senior Concerns of the Conejo, supporting special needs individuals, elders and their caregivers in her community. She created the successful Pro Bono Panel of Attorney program called “Legal Concerns” at Senior Concerns, where she lends her expertise in eldercare, estate planning and mediation, as well as planned giving. The 2018 Secretary and Board Member of the Conejo Valley Estate Planning Council.
She is a contributing author of a book entitled, “Protecting Your Legacy: What You Really Need to Know for the Second Half of Life” with a focus on family mediation and aging. She is also a public speaker and panel moderator on a wide variety of subjects, including caring for seniors, Medi-Cal, long-term care, deed transfers upon death, divorce and estate planning, senior abuse and scams, purposeful estate planning, transition planning and conservatorships for special needs young adults, estate and financial planning, aging, strategies for health and wealth, planned giving, business succession planning, and politics and the special needs community.