Jeffrey B Pape

Jeffrey B Pape

Clovis, California
Jeffrey B. Pape is AV® PreeminentTM Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® and a member of Pape & Shewan, L.L.P. He is a certified specialist by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization in Taxation Law.

Born in Sioux City, IA, Jeff has practiced law for 30 years. He has extensive legal experience in civil litigation, trust litigation and probate litigation, in addition to business transactions and estate planning. He has also successfully handled a wide range of business litigation matters, which has enhanced his ability to counsel his business clients.

Jeff was named as a Super Lawyer in 2005 and 2009. He has a well-deserved reputation for professionalism and high-quality legal representation.

Areas of Practice

  • Agricultural Law
  • Business law
  • Business purchases and sales
  • Family business law
  • Limited liability company law
  • Corporate law
  • Elder law
  • Real estate
  • Commercial real estate
  • Taxation
  • Estate and gift taxation
  • Property tax
  • Trusts and estates
  • Trust litigation
  • Contested trusts and estates
  • Estate litigation
  • Asset protection
  • Charitable giving
  • Estate planning
  • Wills
  • Probate
  • Probate litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 75% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Board of Legal Specialization in Taxation Law, State Bar of California

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1984
  • Iowa, 1982


  • University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, Iowa
    • J.D. - 1982
    • Honors: With Distinction
  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, Sacramento, California
    • LL.M. - 1993
    • Major: Taxation
  • Morningside College
    • B.S. summa cum laude - 1979

Honors and Awards

  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Super Lawyer, 2005 - Present
  • Super Lawyer, 2009 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Fresno County Bar Association
  • State Bar of California