Beth Larssen

Beth Larssen is Of Counsel with Friedemann Goldberg LLP, practicing in the areas of Estates and Trusts.  She joined the firm as Of Counsel in 2019.

She received her bachelor’s degree from California State University, Hayward and law degree from Empire College, after having worked for many years as an investigative paralegal and working closely with a trustee to advocate for their senior clients.  Beth is passionate about assisting her clients in structuring an estate plan that meets their individual needs.  She strives to understand the concerns of each client so that their estate plan meets their financial needs as well as their emotional and familial concerns.  Beth’s clients love her storytelling and hands-on, collaborative, experiential approach.Beth has volunteered as a Sonoma County court-appointed mediator and pro tem judge.  She developed and administered the first local Bridging the Gap program through the Sonoma County Bar Association in 2001.  She served as President of Redwood Empire Estate Planning Council (2010-2011), encouraging cross-profession collaboration.  Beth served as President of the Sebastopol Community Concerts Association, Moderator of the Community Church of Sebastopol, UCC, and ran an international homestay program for Analy High School District (1976-1982).  Advocacy includes the environment and healthcare.

Specific Experience

Ms. Larssen is experienced in trust, estates, probate, elder and disability law, small business formation and maintenance matters, and trust and probate administration


  • Juris Doctorate
    • Empire College School of Law
  • Bachelor of Arts
    • California State University, Hayward
  • Attorney Assistant Credential


  • California


  • State Bar of California
  • Sonoma County Bar Association
  • Redwood Empire Estate Planning Council (2000-2019)
    • President 2010-2011
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (2001-2018)
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