Sterling & Tucker
201 Merchant Street Suite 950
Honolulu, HI 96813
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Sterling & Tucker
Sterling & Tucker is a firm focusing on estate planning, probate, trust administration and elder law issues. Based in Honolulu, HI, our mission is to provide residents of Honolulu and surrounding areas with quality estate planning resources, such as assistance with Living Trusts, Wills (simple & complex), Probate, Trust Administration, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, Irrevocable Trusts, Family Limited Partnerships, and Charitable Giving. When you visit or call our office, we want you to feel comfortable discussing such an important issue concerning both you and your family. We want to arm you with the information you need to make an informed decision about your family's future. Visit our online Estate Planning Information Center to obtain timely, quality information on estate planning and related issues, including complimentary issues of our Special Reports and Estate Planning News articles. Residents of Honolulu and surrounding areas can register to attend our Estate Planning Seminars.
About Lauren Santos
Lauren C.M. Santos is an associate in the law firm of Sterling & Tucker, LLP. Following law school, she served as a law clerk for the Trial Court of Massachusetts, Probate & Family Court Department. Pursuing a life-long dream, she then moved to Hawaii to serve as law clerk to Chief Judge Randall Valenciano of the Fifth Circuit Court of Kauai. In 2009 Ms. Santos joined the Kauai County Office of the Prosecuting Attorney as Deputy Prosecuting Attorney. In 2011 she was promoted to Second Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, whereby she prosecuted all Circuit Court felony property and white-collar crimes, and supervised all District Court deputy prosecutors. As a Deputy Prosecutor, Ms. Santos successfully prosecuted numerous bench and jury trials, conducted oral argument before the Intermediate Court of Appeals, and conducted regular grand jury proceedings and preliminary hearings. In 2011, Ms. Santos accepted a civil litigation associate position with the law firm Motooka, Yamamoto & Revere, LLLP. In that position, she second chaired an eight-week jury trial resulting in a verdict for her plaintiff clients in the amount of $3.87 million dollars and later resulting in a $1.175 million dollar settlement prior to appeal. In 2012, she assisted in the founding of the civil litigation law firm Revere & Associates, LLLC. In 2014 she was promoted to lead associate, whereby she continued to handle her civil litigation caseload and provided supervision to the other associate attorneys. In her position, Ms. Santos participated in many successful arbitrations as well as bench and jury trials, including a three-week jury trial in 2016, resulting in a $5.66 million dollar verdict for her plaintiff client.
Ms. Santos graduated from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut in May 2004 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a minor in Legal Studies. She was a three year Dean’s list student at Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts where she graduated with her Juris Doctor degree in 2007. In 2011, Ms. Santos was selected as a fellow for the Hawaii State Bar Association’s Leadership Institute. As a fellow, she met monthly with other attorneys from across the state as well as leaders from the legal, non-profit, corporate, and political fields with the goal of learning and improving leadership skills, forming constructive professional relationships, and creating a positive connection between the legal profession and the community. Ms. Santos was admitted to practice in the state of Massachusetts in 2008, the state of Hawaii in 2009, and before the United States District Court for the district of Hawaii in 2013.
In her spare time, Ms. Santos enjoys being active and spending time outdoors with her husband and friends. She likes hiking, paddling, free-diving, and spending time at the beach. A prior competitive outrigger canoe paddler, she is a four time Hawaii Canoe Racing Association State Champion. In 2016, her Waikiki Beach Boys Canoe Club crew finished 4th in the prestigious Na Wahine O Ke Kai race from Molokai to Oahu.
About the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys
The Academy is a national organization dedicated to promoting excellence in estate planning by providing its exclusive membership of attorneys with up-to-date research on estate and tax planning, educational materials, and other important resources to empower them to provide superior estate planning services. The Academy expects members to have at least 36 hours of legal education each year specifically in estate, tax, probate and/or elder law subjects. To ensure this goal is met, the Academy provides over 40 hours of continuing legal education each year. Since 1993, the Academy has also been a highly-regarded and sought-after resource for attorneys and consumers alike, and has been recognized by Consumer Reports, Suze Orman in her book, 9 Steps to Financial Freedom and numerous times by Money Magazine.