May 17, 2018 – Lisa McIntosh – Avoiding Probate

Berkeley Country Club

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Lesa R. McIntosh is an Attorney and sole practitioner in Point Richmond for 29 years. Her practice focuses on business, estate planning (wills, trusts, durable powers of attorney) and probate. McIntosh is also an elected official. In November 1995, she successfully ran for a seat on the Richmond City Council and was the top vote getter in that race of 16 candidates, including incumbents. Lesa served on the Richmond City Council until 1999 when she resigned to take John Gioia’s seat on the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) board of directors upon Gioia winning the County Supervisorial race. She represents the cities and towns from Richmond to Crockett. She ran unopposed for the seat in 2000 and has retained the seat up to present day. Lesa is a native Californian. She was born in Oakland, grew up in Richmond, and attended Richmond Public Schools, graduating early from Kennedy High School. She obtained her B.S. degree in Political Science from U.C. Berkeley in 1979 and went to law school at night while working full time in San Francisco. She graduated from John F. Kennedy School of Law in 1987 receiving her Juris Doctorate.   Rotarian Jan is Lisa’s host today.