Our Team

Kelly Balamuth  //  Attorney

Attorney Kelly Balamuth’s estate planning practice focuses on helping families enhance their lives today and secure their futures  tomorrow.  She excels in guiding her clients through the often confusing maze of financial and legal decisions to create plans that ensure the well-being of their families and the accomplishment of cherished family goals. Her focus includes family protection, wealth preservation, and values-based planning, as well as planning strategies for unmarried couples and divorced individuals. Whether you are married or single, with a traditional family or blended one, just starting out or looking back on a life well-lived, Kelly will help you to craft a plan that achieves your goals for your loved ones today and for years to come.

Kelly graduated from U.C. Davis School of Law and joined her father’s practice in Orinda the same year, eventually taking over the practice and continuing to serve our local community.  She has been named a Super Lawyer every year for over a decade and one of the top 50 women attorneys in Northern California by Super Lawyers for multiple years. Avvo.com has rated her a superb attorney with a 10/10 rating.  She is a member of the Wealth Counsel, a national organization of trusts and estates attorneys and other legal, tax and business professionals, who design sophisticated planning techniques for individuals and families.

Kelly has chosen to concentrate on the Trusts and Estates area because she is passionate about helping families create happy and secure futures.  Most importantly, Kelly is the proud mother of Grady, Piper, and Truitt, step-mother of Marley, and grandmother of Charity.

Enid Hudak  //  Client Services Director

Enid Hudak is our Client Services Director.  She assists prospective clients with our legal process. With her unique social talents, she easily and seamlessly enables everyone to feel at ease, while at the same time facilitating their understanding of the nuances of our services.

Enid as lived and studied in Central America. She is bilingual in English and Spanish and has an innate understanding of the diverse essence of her home city, San Francisco, as well as other cultures. Enid completed extended studies in Los Angeles and Berkeley and ultimately settled in Moraga with her husband, two teenage children, and an adorable pup named Auggie the Doggie.

When she’s not busy assisting our clients, Enid enjoys reading, visiting museums, exploring new restaurants, and volunteering in the community.

Dustie Robeson  //  Back Office Guru

Dustie Robeson is our jack-of-all-trades, back office guru. With a background that includes financial services, technology, and a 14-year career as a professional organizer for homes and small businesses, she keeps things humming behind the scenes.

Dustie is also the founder of Springbook Partners (www.myspringbook.com), a fantastic resource for clients looking to round out their estate plan with important information for their heirs and powers of attorney.

When she isn’t working to prepare people for what comes next, you can find her cooking, writing, reading, and cheering for Campolindo, St. Mary’s, and Warriors basketball. Dustie holds a B.A. in Economics from UC, Santa Barbara and an M.A., in English from San Francisco State.

Marné Murphy  //  Back Office Guru

Marné Murphy is our Marketing and Events Manager.  She assists with the planning and coordination of our educational events. In addition, she is in charge of managing our online and offline marketing.

Marné began her career in a large San Francisco advertising agency and eventually expanded into online advertising, specializing in search and affiliate marketing.

In 2012, Marné moved from San Francisco to Moraga, where she resides with her husband, her fourteen-year-old daughter and her twenty-two-year old Siamese Cat, Lucky. When she is not cheering on her daughter at swim meets, Marné enjoys hiking various trails all over the Bay Area. She also enjoys socializing with friends, party planning, cooking, reading, and listening to podcasts.

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