Attorney Profiles


Our attorneys are experienced in the fields of probate, estate planning, trust administration, business, and real estate transactions.


Patrick A. Liddell

Michael W. Deaktor (retired)

Randall Melby (1950-2021)

Jarrett S. Anderson (retired)

Henry Melby (1919-1997)

In addition to the practice of law in our focus areas; current and past members of the firm have followed a rich tradition of service and a tradition of giving to La Cañada Flintridge, Glendale and surrounding communities by serving in a voluntary capacity for many organizations.

Service to Local Community

Presidents or members of the Board of Trustees of the following organizations:

• La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce
• Glendale Chamber of Commerce
• Glendale Kiwanis Clubs
• Community Foundation of the Verdugos
• Verdugo Hills Visiting Nurse Association
• Verdugo Mental Health Center
• Glendale Family YMCA
• Glendale Community College Foundation
• Glendale Healthy Kids
• Boy Scouts of America Verdugo Hills Council
• Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center and Foundation
• Dignity Health – Catholic Healthcare West
• American Red Cross, Glendale Chapter
• Verdugo Housing Corporation
• The Campbell Center and Foundation
• Glendale Board of Education
• Glendale Fire Foundation

Service to the Legal Community

Past and current members of the firm have served the legal community in many capacities such as:

• Superior Court Judges
• Presidents of the Glendale Bar Association
• Trustees of the Los Angeles County Bar Association
• State Court Judge Pro Tems
• State Court Judicial Mediators
• Arbitrators, American Arbitration Association
• Superior Court Special Master
• California State Bar Executive Committee Member
• Chairman California State Bar Conference of Delegates
• California State Bar Conference of Delegates
• Glendale City Attorney
• Los Angeles County Commission on Judicial Procedures
• Lecturers on Topics of Law