Roy W. Litherland
Litherland, Kennedy & Associates, APC, Attorneys at Law

3425 S. Bascom Ave, Suite 240
Campbell, CA 95008
TEL: (408) 356-9200

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About Litherland, Kennedy & Associates, APC, Attorneys at Law

Litherland, Kennedy & Associates, APC, Attorneys at Law is a firm focusing on estate planning, probate, trust administration and elder law issues. Based in Campbell, CA, our mission is to provide residents of Campbell 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 Campbell and surrounding areas can register to attend our Estate Planning Seminars.

About Roy W. Litherland


Roy Litherland has been providing legal services in Santa Clara and Santa Cruz Counties continuously since 1975.

Roy has an undergraduate degree in accounting from Indiana State University, and a Juris Doctor degree from Indiana University, where he graduated cum laude and won honors in the areas of income taxation and estate and gift taxation. He graduated from law school in 1973. Roy was a member of the legal fraternity of Phi Delta Phi and president of the local chapter at Indiana University Law School in 1972-73. In law school he was a recipient of the Dean Faust Award and received awards and honors in income taxation and estate and gift taxation.

Roy was previously licensed as a Certified Public Accountant. Roy served as an intern at Price Waterhouse & Company, on the audit staff of Peat, Marwick Mitchell & Company, and with the tax staff of Arthur Andersen & Company. He has also been an instructor for the Becker CPA Review Course. Although Roy has an extensive background in accounting, Roy retired his license to practice as a CPA to devote his time and energy entirely to the practice of law, specializing in estate planning, trusts, Medi-Cal planning, and probate.

Roy served as president of the Santa Clara County Easter Seal Society for one year and on its board of directors for five years. He is also a member of the Order of Saint John, Queen’s Club, Letterman’s Club, and Elk’s Club.


Roy is certified as a Legal Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization.


Roy is a member, former Board of Governor, and designated Fellow of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys (AAEPA), a national membership organization committed to assisting attorneys in providing quality estate planning services to their clients.


We are a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), a national professional association of attorneys who are dedicated to improving the quality of legal services provided to the elderly. To find out more about NAELA, follow the link to National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys web site.


Roy is licensed to practice law before all California state courts and the Federal District Court of Northern California, and U.S. District court of Appeals, 9th District. Roy has been a member of the California Bar Association since 1975, membership number 064340. To review the attorney’s record, follow the link to the California Bar Association’s web site.


Roy is married and has two grown children. He is an active member of numerous public service and charitable organizations. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1968-1970.

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.