About Daniel K. Printz

Let’s deal with your basic questions: “Does this lawyer know what he’s doing?” and “Can he really help me?”

The answers are: Yes, and Yes.

Here’s why:

For 7 years I served as an adjunct faculty member in the University of San Diego’s intensive Paralegal Program, teaching “Estates, Wills and Trusts.” This means I train San Diego’s top paralegals in the ins and outs of the California Probate Code. Most of my students knewnothing about trusts when they come in; I  made sure they know everything they need to know when they leave.

I take the same care with my clients to make sure that you understand everything you need to know, using plain English instead of legalese. Whether you want to set up a trust for your estate plan, a conservatorship for an aging relative or are administering the trust of a loved one, I take the time to understand your specific family situation and what your concerns are. Then I draft every document myself to ensure you get exactly what you need.

When you leave my office you will be confident that your loved ones are well taken care of.

If you’ve got questions about anything regarding estate planning, wills, trusts or trust administration, contact me for a complimentary consultation.

The Nitty Gritty Details: 

I am a San Diego native since 1972 and attended the Thomas Jefferson School of Law. I graduated in the top fifth of my law school class with several honors, and was also a member of the Law Review and Moot Court Board. After working in-house for a public international automotive technology firm and at a top-rated Northern California business law firm I returned to San Diego in 2004 to establish my own practice.

My estate planning practice focuses on asset protection, tax minimization and wealth transfer planning. I develop individualized family office plans designed around “Active Adaptation” – built-in flexibility allows for wealth management and transfer that can react to changing circumstances. As outside general counsel and as personal attorney, I focus on preemptive problem solving; anticipating potential problems is the key to preventing them.

My office is in Solana Beach and I live in Carlsbad with my wife and son. 


  • California State Bar
  • U.S. District Court (Northern District of California)
  • U.S. District Court (Eastern District of California)


  • Association of Corporate Counsel
  • California Bar Association
  • San Diego Bar Association
  • North County Bar Association
  • Business Network International (Encinitas)
  • Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, Intl.



Panelist:  National Business Institute Seminar, “Refining Estate Administration: Streamlining Processes and Overcoming Obstacles,” March 23, 2010.


Speaker:  University of San Diego, “Estate Planning Options for Low to Moderate Wealth Families with Children,” The Paralegal Experience, May 9, 2009.


Speaker:  San Diego Paralegal Association, “Recent Tax Legislation and Estate Planning Practices,” June 3, 2009


Panelist:  Lorman Seminar, “A Practical Approach to Trust and Estate Administration and Accounting in California,” June 27, 2008.


“Daniel’s superior service and knowledge of his field is why we choose his practice for our family’s Trust and Will documents.”   – Glenn D. of Carlsbad

“Daniel is the consummate professional, providing superior support and working his busy schedule around mine.  His efforts are greatly appreciated!”   – Joe J. of San Diego

 “Daniel is the kind of attorney I can see working with for long-term family legal needs.   He was very reliable and attentive.”   – Jill B. of San Diego

 “Mr. Printz is exceptionally knowledgeable in a broad range of legal subjects pertaining to business law.   He is thorough, communicative, and has a sound grasp of the fact that business is about the bottom line.”   – Daniel R. of Carlsbad

 “Daniel Printz has reliably and efficiently assisted my clients with their Wills and Trusts.  I am happy to endorse his work and will continue to recommend him to my clients.”   – Matthew D. of Encinitas

 “Dan’s skills are based on his ability to listen to people’s needs and find out a solution.   He never stops being a solution-oriented person.   I would recommend anyone to (meet) with him.”   – J.F.M. of Gabon

 “Daniel provided our company with very professional legal expertise…. He always had excellent insight and tons of focus to complete projects quickly and accurately.”   – Robin P.H. of San Diego