Jenni Harmon

Jenni Harmon practices trust and estate litigation, probate and trust administration, estate planning, taxation, and business transactions. Her comprehensive estate planning services include skillfully crafting tailored plans that include drafting complex estate planning documents, including wills, trusts, special needs trusts, and other key documents to meet the unique needs and goals of her clients.

Jenni navigates the complexities of probating estates, administering trusts, and advising personal representatives, trustees, and beneficiaries to ensure a smooth and compliant process for her clients.  Jenni’s probate litigation practice involves representing fiduciaries and beneficiaries in all types of trust and estate matters, as well as conservatorships and guardianships.  Her skill in this area, combined with her knowledge in taxation and business transactions, makes her a valuable asset to clients looking for well-rounded legal guidance in trusts and estates matters.


  • E-LL.M., Taxation, New York University School of Law
  • J.D., with Distinction, Concentration in Tax Law, McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
  • B.S., Political Science with Pre-Law Emphasis and an Italian Minor, Santa Clara University

Areas Of Practice

Thoughtful and careful preparation of estate plan documents is key to wealth preservation and transition. Proper implementation and diligent administration are equally critical.

Fennemore has one of the most robust estate and trust litigation practices in the Southwest and California.

Our tax attorneys are committed to helping clients proactively structure their businesses, transactions, and estate plans in the most tax-efficient manner.

Awards and Honors

  • Witkin Award for highest grade in Fundamental Rights in Europe and the United States
  • Witkin award for highest grade in Bankruptcy Law
  • Witkin Award for highest grade in Taxation (U.S.) of International Transactions
  • Sacramento Magazine List of 2017 Top Lawyers in Sacramento (Tax)
  • Sacramento Magazine List of 2018 Top Lawyers in Sacramento (Tax)
  • Sacramento Magazine List of 2019 Top Lawyers in Sacramento (Estate Planning and Probate)
  • Sacramento Magazine List of 2023 Top Lawyers in Sacramento (Estate Planning and Probate)
  • Sacramento Business Journal Best of the Bar – 2017


  • Presenter, “The Tip of the Iceberg:  How Not to Muck Up An Estate Plan,” 2024 Estate and Gift Tax Conference, California Lawyers Association, March 21, 2024
  • Co-Author, “Clarifying Standards for Trade or Business Real Estate Debt,” Viewpoint Tax Notes, September 11, 2015
  • Presenter, “The Tip of the Iceberg:  How Not to Muck Up An Estate Plan,” 2024 California Lawyers Association: Annual Estate and Gift Tax Conference, March 2024


  • Member, State Bar of California
    • Trusts and Estates Section
    • Taxation Section
  • Member, Sacramento County Bar Association
    • Probate and Estate Planning Section
    • Tax Section
    • Business Section
  • Sacramento Estate Planning Council,
    • Education Chair, 2021-2022
    • Director, 2021-2022
    • Program Co-Chair, 2022-2023
    • Social Co-Chair, 2023-2024
  • Board Member at Large, Barristers Club of Sacramento
  • Member, Women Lawyers of Sacramento
  • Anthony M. Kennedy Inns of Court
  • Co-Chair for the 54th Annual CalCPA Golf Tournament


  • California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. Tax Court