Judy S. Bae

Practice Areas

  • Probate Litigation
  • Civil Litigation


  • University of San Diego, J.D.
  • Loma Linda University- School of Medicine
  • La Sierra University, B.S., magna cum laude

E: JudyBae@mmpph.com
P: (619) 239-7777
F: (619) 238-8808
Mailing Address

501 W. Broadway, Suite 700
San Diego, CA 92101-3563


Judy's main focus of practice is in trust/probate litigation matters which range from trust/will contests, various trust petitions seeking accountings, instructions from the court, and contesting a trustee's bad acts. She routinely litigates various trust litigation matters from the initial stage of reviewing estate planning documents, to the preparation of pleadings, to the discovery stage, and up through trial and appeal.

Judy has second-chaired seven (7) trials on issues ranging from construction defect, a dog-bite/personal injury matter, a partnership dissolution and wind-up, a commercial real estate dispute concerning personal guarantee, a trust contest of a trust amendment, successfully defended a trust contest, and a real estate dispute concerning the delivery of a deed. She also second-chaired an arbitration concerning a dispute concerning a corporate executive's "top-hat" benefits.

Judy recently tried her eighth trial as first-chair concerning the distribution entitlement from a probate estate to a trust through a pour-over will which involved community property and separate property issues.


Daily Transcript Top Attorney - Estate Planning/Probate/Trust/Tax
Finalist - 2012, 2013 and 2015
Semi-Finalist - 2014

San Diego Business Journal - Best of the Bar
2015, 2016 and 2017

Community & Personal Interests

Judy is actively involved in the San Diego County legal community. She is a member of Lawyers Club and Probate Attorneys of San Diego (PASD). Judy has served as a board member of the Pan Asian Lawyers of San Diego (PALSD) since 2015 and currently serves as the organization’s President. She also is an active member of the Estate, Trust & Probate Section of the San Diego County Bar Association (SDCBA) and currently serves as Chair. In addition to her service to the various legal organizations in town, Judy is also a Barrister with the American Inns of Court - Hon. William B. Enright Inn.