On behalf of the Trusts & Estates Section of the Beverly Hills Bar Association, Valensi Rose Partner Lynda Chung presented the Timothy Whitehouse Award to Judge David Cowan.

Judge Cowan was the Supervising Judge of the Probate & Mental Health Department of the Los Angeles County Superior Court before he became the Assistant Supervising Judge of the Civil Division. The Hon. Kevin Brazile, Presiding Judge of the LA Superior Court, and the Hon. Eric Taylor, now Assistant Presiding Judge of the LA Superior Court and incoming Presiding Judge for the 2011-2022 term, attended the event to congratulate Judge Cowan.

More than 200 people virtually attended the event, which also included a presentation by a panel of Probate Judges regarding changes the Probate Department has made to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic, including a new virtual appearance portal for attorneys.

Lynda serves as a Co-Chair of the Trusts & Estates Section of the BHBA, where she has been responsible for its monthly programs, which include Annual Legislative Updates, the Probate Judges’ luncheon, and Litigating Testamentary Capacity and Undue Influence.  She was recently elected to the BHBA Board of Governors.

A member of our Litigation Group, Lynda specializes in probate and business litigation matters, including will contests, trust contests, financial elder abuse, fiduciary accounting, and disputes between shareholders or members of closely-held companies.