Joan Grimes, Attorney

Ms. Grimes has over 30 years experience in the industry. Ms. Grimes has served as the President of the Northern California Bankruptcy Forum and served as the Chair of the Contra Costa Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section. Ms. Grimes received her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley and was awarded her Juris Doctor from California Western University in San Diego, California. Ms. Grimes is a member of the State Bar of California.


My Promise: I am here for you. I am here to help you and your family create an estate plan that you will be confident in. This estate plan will be your family's plan and roadmap for when you are gone.

Jennifer Wallis (Grimes), Attorney

Ms. Wallis joined the Law Office of Joan Grimes when she was in high school and began her legal career as a legal receptionist and then continued on as a law clerk.  After graduating from the University of San Francisco School JD/MBA program with honors, Ms. Wallis returned to the Law Office of Joan Grimes to work with her mom.  Ms. Wallis is thrilled to be working with her mom again and loves assisting families with their estate planning needs.  Ms. Wallis received her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Davis and was awarded her Juris Doctor from the University of San Francisco. Ms. Wallis is a member of the State Bar of California. 


Esperanza Zuniga, Paralegal

Esperanza has over 10 years of customer service experience.  She truly enjoys helping clients create an individualized estate plan.  Esperanza is known in the office as the"problem solver" because she is so wonderful with helping clients solve problems and answering questions as they arise.  She is an invaluable asset to the Law Office of Joan Grimes.  Esperanza obtained her paralegal certificate from California State University, East Bay.

Lauren Zody, Legal Secretary

Lauren joined the Law Office of Joan Grimes family in February 2017.  In the evenings, Lauren is  pursuing her Paralegal Certificate at UC Berkeley Extension.   Outside of work, Lauren is having fun planning her upcoming wedding in Lake Tahoe. 

Lindsay Strong, Legal Secretary 

Lindsay joined the Law Office of Joan Grimes in 2016 and comes to the firms with over 12 years of administrative experience.  Lindsay began her career in the medical field, but has loved the transition to working in a law firm and assisting families with their estate planning needs.  Lindsay loves to garden and play with her 2 dachshunds.