Crain Caton & James is pleased to announce Jessica L.D. Guobadia has joined the Firm’s Fiduciary Litigation and Probate, Trust, and Guardianship Practices as a shareholder.  Jessica is an attorney and mediator dedicated to assisting individuals, and their families, to navigate the guardianship, probate, and mental health commitment processes.

Jessica has served as applicant’s counsel and/or court appointed attorney ad litem, guardian ad litem, administrator, and guardian of the person and estate, as applicable, in various matters, including: probate administration, guardianships, personal injury matters, involuntary mental health commitments, and emergency removal proceedings.  Her experience on all sides of these matters allows her to more fully understand the full implications of decisions involving guardianship and mental health treatment options, permitting her to advise her clients from a wholistic point of view.  It also allows her to serve as an effective mediator in guardianship and probate matters.

“We are delighted that Jessica decided to join our highly-regarded Fiduciary Litigation and Probate, Trust and Guardianship Practices.  Her philosophy of client care and concern is compatible with the values of all the attorneys at Crain Caton & James.  Her in-depth knowledge of guardianship, elder law and mental health law and broad-based experience in our practice areas contribute to her ability to obtain successful outcomes for clients,” states Darlene Payne Smith, Shareholder in the Fiduciary Litigation and Probate, Trust, and Guardianship Practices.