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Jonathan Primuth – Partner

“I’ve been fortunate to learn my trade from some of the very finest lawyers in the country. I try to apply that top level of skill, diligence, and understanding to every matter in my office.”

Leaving the downtown big firms and boutiques behind, Mr. Primuth opened his estate planning practice in Pasadena in 2006 to focus on estate planning, trust and probate matters for families and business owners. He is a California State Bar-certified specialist in estate planning, trust and probate law.

Mr. Primuth’s estate planning experience includes multinational families and business succession planning. He speaks and reads Mandarin Chinese with high proficiency. He handles complex trust and probate administrations involving estate and gift tax, asset allocation, accounting, creditor, property tax, income tax, and appraisal issues. With a strong litigation background, he manages a wide range of probate litigation including will contests, elder abuse claims, breach of trust claims, contested conservatorships, and property ownership disputes.

Mr. Primuth is a UCLA Law School alum. He has a passion for improving our local public schools and currently serves as an elected school board member for the South Pasadena Unified School District.


  • UCLA School of Law, Los Angeles, California Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois B.A. with honors
  • Beijing Language and Culture Institute, Beijing Two years of immersion Mandarin Chinese course work.

Past Employment History:

Albright Yee & Schmit, attorney
Latham & Watkins, attorney
Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker, attorney
Bononi & Associates, attorney

Pro Bono Activities:

South Pasadena Educational Foundation
South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce
Central City Community Outreach (Los Angeles)
American Youth Soccer Org., Region 214
Young Life – Greater Pasadena

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