Arthur A. Park

Arthur A. Park

San Francisco, California

Arthur A. Park is of counsel to the firm and head of the Probate Practice Group. Mr. Park is a native San Franciscan and attended local schools and the University of California at Berkeley. He graduated from the Georgetown Law Center and following service as a trial attorney with the Federal Maritime Commission in Washington D.C., has maintained a practice in San Francisco since 1968.

Mr. Park has extensive estate planning experience, including the drafting of wills, trusts, durable powers of attorney and advance health care directives. He has been involved in the establishment or administration of over 300 conservatorships and has acted in the capacity as attorney for the conservator, the proposed conservatee and interested third parties.

He has successfully litigated many probate cases including will and trust contests and fiduciary surcharge proceedings. Reported Appellate cases include: Bank of Montreal v. Kough, 430 F.Supp 1299 (N.D. Cal. 1977) affd. 612 F. 2d. 467 C9th (1980); Airlines Reporting Corp. v. United States Fidelity and Guaranty Co., 31 Cal. App. 4th 1458 (1995); Estate of Starkweather, 64 Cal. App. 4th 580 (1998).

Mr. Park is a member of the San Francisco Superior Court panel of attorneys whom the Court appoints to represent proposed conservatees or other interested parties. Mr. Park also mediates probate and trust litigation in his role as a member of the San Francisco Superior Court Probate and Trust Litigation Mediation Panel.

Areas of Practice

  • Probate
  • Surety/Construction

Litigation Percentage

  • 40% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1966


  • Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D. - 1965
  • University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California
    • B.A. - 1962

Published Works

  • Lien and Bond Rights, John Wiley & Son, 1991
  • Design Professional Handbook

Representative Clients

  • International Fidelity Insurance Co.
  • Capitol Indemnity Co.
  • American Contractors Insurance Co.


  • Intro to Probate Surety Bonds, S.F. Bar Association
  • Intro to Probate Surety Bonds, Prof. Fiduciary Association

Honors and Awards

  • Selected as a Northern California , 2009 - 2013
  • Super Lawyer- Trust Litigation

Past Employment Positions

  • Federal Maritime Panel, Trial Attorney, 1967 - 2000
  • Foreign Claims Settlement Communications, Staff Attorney, 1966 - 1967

Pro Bono Activities

  • San Francisco Superior Court Probate and Trust
  • Litigation Mediation Panel, 1997 - Present