My approach is simple
1.
Understand your goals and your family's situation.

I recognize where you’ve been, where you’re at and where you want to go. When you work with me, your personal values and finances are always respected.

2.
Create a strategy that captures the bigger picture.

My knowledge and experience allow me to solve even the most minute problems without losing sight of your overall objectives.

3.
Produce tailored solutions that reflect your needs.

No issue is too complex, and no solution is too customized. I continuously strive to discover your ideal resolution.

Chula Vista, CA Estate Planning Attorney

James Duberg
"In my 39 years of experience, I've seen how poor planning can become a nightmare for mourning families. Proper planning reduces cost, time and stress."

I derive great satisfaction from solving challenging estate planning and administration problems. Clients often come to me with absolutely no idea how to achieve their goals, and I take great pride in guiding them along their individual journeys with honesty, care and integrity.

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The right attorney

inspires you with confidence.

You can’t predict the future, but you can choose who guides you along the way. I simplify the legal process so you can achieve your aspirations without worry. It is my purpose not only to supply you with counsel but to provide you peace of mind.

Practice Areas

Each legal matter is but one piece of a larger puzzle.

Estate Planning

You are the creator of your legacy, and you deserve to work with a trusted attorney who can design the ideal future for your family. I can equip you with comprehensive direction.

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Power of Attorney

It is important to secure your protection and care before it is too late. You must know who to elect and which powers to grant so you can rest assured that you’re in good hands.

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Wills and Trusts

These documents serve similar purposes but differ greatly in their terms and conditions. My objective is to succinctly break down the facts so you may state your wishes without hassle.

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Probate and Trust Administration

Chula Vista families have entrusted me to streamline the asset distribution process for nearly 40 years. When you work with me, the task is stress-free.

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Real Estate Transactions

Whether you’re looking to buy or sell, I am here to represent you in your transaction. I have years of experience in commercial, land and residential real estate law.

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Business Entity Formation

Consider me as your first partner in business. I can easily identify what type of organization is best suited to your needs and supply you with all supporting documents.

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Not sure where to start?

I give you the knowledge to decide and act.

What others have said

Each family has unique challenges and unique solutions.

"Whenever I think I have a legal problem, I call James first. If it is not something in one of his areas of specialty, he then refers me to another excellent lawyer who can help me."

-Debra M.

"About ten years ago, James assisted us with the negotiations and documents required in connection with the purchase of the business. Since then, he has been a valuable resource and solved many legal problems for us."

-Paul D.

"The whole process, from beginning to end, took less than three weeks and was painless. We will call Mr. Duberg again if we have the need for legal services."

-Larry T.

Attorney & Professional Referrals

I take care of my network's clients in a professional and efficient manner.

The practice of law is a service to the people. My clients are my livelihood. I am here to serve, advise, counsel and protect. Please know that if you send your contacts my way, they will be in good hands. It is as much of my duty to assist you as it is to assist your clients, colleagues and loved ones.

Let's work together

I live and work by a clear motto:
treat people with the respect they deserve.


Dignity, quality, simplicity, trust and care—these are the fundamental principles of my practice. For nearly 40 years, I have assisted Chula Vista and San Diego County with everything from estate planning to real estate law and small business formation. I focus on what I know best and continuously hone my base of knowledge and skills. No matter the situation, I am here to listen, understand and design a customized plan of action. 

Creating your future shouldn’t have to be complicated. I can minimize the confusion of declaring power of attorney and drafting a will or trust. My mission is to carry on your legacy and to assist your family with anything they may need in the years to come.

Additionally, if you are in the market to buy or sell real estate, I would be happy to represent you throughout your transaction. Although the purchase of a home or business may seem routine, pitfalls can occur that a realtor simply may not be trained to rectify. I work to ensure a smooth transaction whether you are looking to acquire land or commercial or residential property. Furthermore, I will assist you in forming a business entity if you are starting from the ground up.

When you work with me, you are appreciated and your voice is recognized.  My clients are the backbone of my business, and I always treat them as such. The law can be cumbersome, but I strive to bring clarity and care to the legal process.