Attorney Profiles

Marc L. Sallus

Practice areas

Litigation, probate, conservatorships, guardianships and trusts.

Mr. Sallus attended Claremont Men’s College (aka Claremont McKenna College) where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree. He received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. He was elected to the Order of the Coif, and to the Thurston Society and was a Research Editor, Hastings International and Comparative Law Review (Special Edition Japan).

In addition to being admitted in California, Mr. Sallus is admitted to practice in the United States District Court (Central, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of California), the United States Tax Court and the United States Ninth Circuit.

He is a member and has been an officer of the following: State Bar of California (Executive Committee, Trusts and Estates Section), Conference of Delegates of California Bar Association (Chair and Board of Directors), Los Angeles County Bar Association (Executive Committee; Board of Trustees; President, Barristers; Litigation Section Executive Committee; Chair and Trusts and Estates Section; Chair, Los Angeles County Bar Delegation to the Conference of Delegates of the State Bar), Beverly Hills Bar Association (President, President Elect; First Vice President, Board of Governors; Probate and Trust Section, Chair and Executive Committee), Beverly Hills Bar Foundation Board, American Bar Association (Member; House of Delegates), ABA Center on Children and the Law Advisory Board (Chair), American Bar Association’s Family Law Section (Council), Task Force on Children Needs and Juvenile Justice Committee (Chair), Mexican American Bar Association (Board of Trustees, Historian, Treasurer), San Fernando Valley Bar Association (Member), Public Counsel (Board).

Mr Sallus is the author of two Will Contests chapters in Decedents Estate Practice (CEB, Vol. 3) and Trust and Probate Litigation Practice (CEB). He was a Member of the CEB Probate/Estate Planning Advisory Subcommittee. He has lectured on behalf of CEB, State Bar of California, Los Angeles County Bar, Santa Monica Bar, San Bernardino Bar, Beverly Hills Bar, and other organizations.

Mr. Sallus is a member of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and has been elected as a Southern California Super Lawyer and a Southern California Best Lawyer. He is also a member of the Los Angeles Lawyers Philharmonic Orchestra and the Barristers’ Big Band.


He has participated in the following important appellate cases: Oveross vs. Chatard (2009) 179 Cal.App.4th 1098; Conservatorship and Estate of George H. (2008) 169 Cal.App.4th 157; Ehrenclou vs. Mac Donald (2004) 117 Cal.App.4th 364; and Johnson v. Kotyck (1999) 76 Cal.App.4th 83.