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  • Barry L. Adams

    Attorney at Law

    Barry Adams is an attorney who concentrates his practice in estates, trusts and elder law. Barry has extensive experience in all aspects of estates, trusts and elder law. He is particularly experienced and passionate about assisting families in conflict after loved ones die.  He takes great pride in finding creative and innovative ways to end the conflict so the grieving family members can move on with their lives after the death of a parent or other loved one. He is the founder of the Elder Law Clinic of Empire Law School and is a professor of Elder Law at Empire Law School. He is a member of the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys, the Probate and Trust section of the State Bar of California and the Probate Section of the Sonoma County Bar Association. He speaks about avoiding conflict and contests in trusts and estates to many groups throughout Northern California.  In his spare time, he is an avid tennis player and admitted gadget lover.

  • Patrick Rafferty

    1951-2012

    The firm suffered a great loss in January of 2012 when their beloved colleague and friend, Patrick Rafferty, died in Chicago, Illinois.  Patrick was a brilliant attorney.  His great sense of humor and gentlemenly behavior endeared him to all who came in contact with him.  

    He is greatly missed by all at the firm and his widow Mimi Wong Rafferty.

    His obituary is reprinted below:

    Patrick Kevin Rafferty
    Age 61 of San Francisco, formerly of Glen Ellyn, IL. Born September 17, 1950 and died January 6, 2012. Beloved husband of Mimi Wong; treasured brother of Nora O'Brien and Paul Rafferty. Loving uncle of John Marguerite (Barbara), Patrick O'Brien (Reagan), Samantha Wong and Michael Wong and great uncle of Carys O'Brien, Lila Grace Marguerite and Maeve Marguerite. Patrick graduated from Glenbard West H.S., Glen Ellyn, IL; received a BA from University of Illinois, Urbana; MA from University of California Los Angeles and JD from University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco. Patrick practiced with his good friend and colleague Barry Adams at the law firm of Adams and Rafferty in Santa Rosa for 12 years. He will be remembered as an intelligent lawyer of great capability and as a gentlemen to clients and opponents alike. Patrick loved travel, fine wine and food, fine liquor, classic motion pictures, sporting events, history, the law, and people, especially people. His humor, wit and love of a good time will be forever remembered by his friends and family. He is missed by all who knew him.

  • Stephanie Ottolini

    Legal Secretary

    Stephanie is a Sonoma County native. She attended Piner High School and Empire College for her legal training.  Since 2004, she has been a member of the Active 20-30 Club of the Redwood Empire #1029, a national and international non-profit organization, that raises money for underprivileged children in and around Sonoma County.  She is also the President of the Redwood Empire #1029 chapter. Stephanie travels at every opportunity and has been to such exotic locales as Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Panama, and Mexico. In her spare time, she tries to keep up with her two dogs, Bentley and Maverick. She also enjoys dancing, reading, cooking, and outdoor activities. Stephanie is dedicated to keeping clients happy and making sure that the firm runs smoothly and efficiently.

Law Offices of Adams and Rafferty, P.C.


1400 North Dutton Ave, Suite 19
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
(707) 542-6644

1201 Dove Street, Suite 400
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 274-4760

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for appointments
(619) 419-0212

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