Mark S. Drobny was born and raised in Bettendorf, Iowa. He graduated from the University of Iowa in 1977 (Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and General Sciences), UOP McGeorge Law School in 1980 (J.D.) and 1981 (LL.M-Taxation). He is a California State Bar Certified Specialist, Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law, The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. He is a recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award in Estate Planning and is a member of the California State Bar, American Bar Association and Sacramento County Bar. He was sworn in to the United States Supreme Court before all nine Justices on June 9, 2003, in Washington D.C. Mark has served on the boards of most major Northern California charities, including The American Cancer Society, The American Red Cross, The Salvation Army, Boy Scouts of America, Sutter Hospitals Foundation, Stanford Settlement, St. Hope Academy, McGeorge School of Law and California State University, Sacramento Foundation and is co-chair of California State University Sacramento’s Endowment Committee. He received the CSUS President’s medal for Distinguished Service in June of 2014. Mark has formed or chaired the planned giving committees for many major Northern California charities and is widely regarded as one of the region’s top experts on Charitable Remainder Trusts and other Planned Giving concepts. Mark has been a member of The Sacramento Estate Planning Council since 1982, was the founding editor of their monthly newsletter, a member of their Board of Directors for eight years, and President in 1992 and 1993. Mark has practiced law for over 37 years, and founded DROBNY LAW OFFICES, INC. in 1989. He limits his practice to Estate Planning, Estate Administration, Probate, Business Planning and Taxation, and has offices in Sacramento, Stockton, Modesto, San Diego, Palo Alto, Carmel and San Ramon. Mark has served as a Judge Pro Tem for the Sacramento Superior Court’s Probate division for over 20 years. Mark S. Drobny is a frequent speaker on Estate Planning matters, having given over 1,500 presentations in an entertaining and informative format.
Mark has 2 children: Dane, 31, is the lead trainer/ manager for West Hollywood’s Barry’s Bootcamp San Diego facility and, Danielle, 26, is a recent graduate of Seattle University major in Religion and Theology.