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Our Practice: estate planning and other services


Practice Areas

  • Estate Planning
  • Personal Injury
  • Construction Litigation
  • Real Property
  • Wrongful Death
  • Civil Settlements
  • Business Litigation

Our Approach

At Haselton, Haselton & Liddicoat LLP, we specialize in giving careful attention to our clients and assisting them thoroughly with their legal matter. Our location mid Santa Cruz county allows us to meet with clients from Watsonville to Bonny Doon.  If it is difficult for you to travel, Joe can arrange to meet at your home.  Our San Jose and Menlo Park locations also allow meetings from clients on the Peninsula and in Silicon Valley.   

A Team in Your Corner

Our legal team has over 30 years experience practicing law.  Our long term expertise and careful guidance will assist you in your transaction or litigation. 

Legacy of Success

Haselton, Haselton & Liddicoat LLP has been providing clients with sound advice for 30 years and has a proven track record of success. We use that experience to help you down a path to the results you need.  Please schedule your free phone consultation today for assistance in estate planning, drafting a will or trusts, real property issues, and other civil matters in Soquel, Aptos, Capitola and Santa Cruz. 

Our Team

Joe Haselton, Founding Partner

Joe Haselton

A graduate from U.C.L.A. and Santa Clara University School of Law, Joe is our resident expert in estate planning, business litigation and all civil law matters.  When you need your business, assets or property protected, you want Joe in your corner.  He currently teaches one course at CSUMB in Business Law and has been appointed by the California State Bar as a Fee Arbitrator. 

Joe has extensive experience in the many aspects of estate planning and the administration of trusts and estates. This includes complex tax and state laws regulating the transfer and management of property and assets.  Joe is particularly mindful of the personal and family issues related to drafting trusts and wills. 

Britt Haselton, Attorney and Real Estate Broker

Britt Haselton

Britt concentrates on real estate law consultations and sales with her brokerage, Haselton Properties. She is a graduate of Smith College and Emory University School of Law. 

Britt has served an appointment on the Sheriff's Parole Board in Santa Cruz County. She also served as a board member of Shakespeare Santa Cruz and was a member of Soroptomist International. 

Britt and Joe were part of the trial team representing many clients in the Pajaro River flood litigation of 1995. Britt has appeared before the Santa Cruz County Supervisors, the California Coastal Commission and the California 6th District Court of Appeals in various real estate matters. 

Brian Liddicoat, Attorney

Brian Liddicoat

Brian concentrates his practice in corporate law, real estate law and other civil matters. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and U.C. Berkeley School of Law. 

Kelly Bortz

Kelly Bortz assists as receptionist and  office manager.

Kelly assists as receptionist and office manager. Her experience and helpful attitude further supports our clients.