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H. Neal Wells III

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Slovak Baron Empey Murphy & Pinkney LLP

Costa Mesa Office
650 Town Center Drive, Suite 1400
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Telephone: 714.435.9592
Fax: 714.850.9011

Palm Springs Office
1800 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, California 92262
Telephone: 760.322.2275
Fax: 760.322.2107


Neal Wells IIIis of counsel to Slovak Baron Empey Murphy & Pinkney LLP with offices in both Palm Springs and Costa Mesa (Orange County) California. He is an estates and trusts lawyer whose practice focuses on all aspects of that area of law: estate planning, estate and trust administration, income, gift and death taxation, and litigation respecting estates and trusts.

Wells is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel where he currently serves on the Fiduciary Litigation Committee. He served as chair of the Executive Committee of the Estates, Trusts and Probate Law Section of the State Bar of California and was on the Probate Estate Planning and Trust Law Advisory Commission of the California Board of Legal Specialization. Wells is certified as a specialist for estate planning, trust and probate law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. He was an active member of the Probate Litigation Committee of the American Bar Association. Wells has written numerous articles for professional journals. He has been listed as one of the top lawyers in the region and country in local and national publications.

Wells previously served on the Orange County Board of Directors for Children’s Home Society. He enjoys dining out and attending theater with his family, attending Angel and Mighty Ducks games, and fishing in the High Sierra. He is active in St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, where he serves as general counsel.


  • Pomona College and Stanford University (A.B. 1958)
  • Stanford University (J.D. 1961)


  • California and U.S. District Court, Central District of California (1962)
  • United States Supreme Court (1971)
  • United States Tax Court

Palm Springs

Orange County

San Diego


New York

Palm Springs
1800 East Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Orange County
650 Town Center Drive, Ste. 1400
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
San Diego
2240 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
103 Carnegie Center Blvd., Ste. 101
Princeton, NJ 08540
New York
405 Lexington Avenue, 26th Floor
New York, New York