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Sarah M. Ulibarri, Associate

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Sarah Ulibarri HeadshotSarah M. Ulibarri is an Associate in the Trusts and Estates Department.

Focus on Trusts and Estates

Ms. Ulibarri’s practice focuses on advanced estate planning, Probate and trust administration, conservatorships of the person (limited and general), guardianships of the person. She works diligently to establish a trusted partnership with each of her clients on both a personal and professional level.

She also serves as an adjunct professor of estates at the Western State College of Law.

Specializing in Special Needs Trusts and Conservatorships of the Person for Special Needs Children

Being an advocate for special needs beneficiaries is a passion for Ms. Ulibarri.  She helps parents, family members, and fiduciaries understand how a Special Needs Trust can play a key role in helping individuals with special needs and disabilities retain their essential needs-based government benefits, services, and care, and also enjoy an enhanced quality of life. By helping navigate and preserve a beneficiary’s eligibility for needs-based government benefits, the goal of enhancing a beneficiary’s quality of life is achieved.


Ms. Ulibarri has been included in the Southern California Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers Magazine from 2020 to 2022. She was awarded the 2016 Bar Stipend Award from the Orange County Women Lawyers Association and the 2017 Marjorie Day Award for Associate of the Year from the Robert A. Banyard Inn of Court.

During law school, she received Witkin Awards in Legal Research & Writing I, Constitutional Law II and Remedies, and the IL Summer Honors Fellowship, which provided her the opportunity to study abroad with the 21st Century Law Practice Summer Program in London, England.

Attorney Education


J.D., Magna Cum Laude, Western State College of Law

B.A., University of California, Irvine

Attorney Admited to Practice

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

Professional & Community Involvement

Robert A. Banyard Inn of Court

Orange County Bar Association: Trusts & Estates Section | Member

Orange County Bar Association: Conservatorship Guardianship Protective Proceeding Section | Member

Orange County Bar Association: Elder Law and Special Needs Section | Member

Orange County Women Lawyer’s Association | Member

Young Probate Professionals | Founding Member

Western State College of Law | Adjunct Professor of Estates