Terri Popkes

Terri is an attorney on the Probate and Estate Planning team at BPE Law.

Conservatorship Practice, Elder Law, Mediation, Probate along with Trust and Estates.

Terri’s clients consist of a wide range of individuals seeking wealth protection through estate planning and individuals in need of probate assistance.

A former prosecutor, Terri brings over 20 years of legal experience to her position as an attorney in all aspects of probate, estate planning and elder law matters at BPE.

Terri began her legal career as a Deputy District Attorney in Shasta County, California, where she spent 3 years gaining litigation experience, prosecuting numerous cases through jury trial. After her two sons were born, Terri entered into private practice with her husband, founding Popkes Law Office in Redding in 2005. There, Terri broadened her practice area to include criminal defense, administrative and family law.

Terri and her family returned to the Sacramento area in 2013, where she took a position with The Law Offices of Barbara Bender, practicing probate, estate planning and elder law. Later, Terri took a position as a Staff Attorney at the Sacramento Regional Family Justice Center, advocating for victims of elder and dependent adult abuse as well as child abuse.

Terri is a Sacramento area native. Raised in Elk Grove, she attended California State University, Sacramento while working full-time as a legal secretary during college.

  • Represented victims of child abuse, domestic abuse and elder abuse
  • Represented regular people seeking to protect their assets from probate

  • Presenter at Realtors’ Brokerage meetings
  • Presenter at Financial Planner Estate Planning meetings

  • Member of the California State Bar
  • Admitted to practice in all state courts in California

  • Juris Doctorate from McGeorge School of Law
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from California State University, Sacramento

Terri enjoys knitting, going to brunch with her family and golfing with her husband.

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