Who we are…

San Luis Obispo Attorney, Ed Attala has deep roots in the community. He attended public school from kindergarten through his graduation from San Luis Obispo High School. He received his B.A. degree from Cal Poly (California Polytechnic State University), and received his J.D. from Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco where he was awarded a Certificate of Specialization in California Real Estate Law.

Ed is licensed to practice law in all of the state and federal courts in California and Alaska. He is currently serving as an Officer and Director of the San Luis Obispo County Bar Association and is the Chairman of the Lawyer Referral and Information Services Program.

Ed is very proud to raise his family in San Luis Obispo and enjoys volunteering his time to support the community with his wife, Molly.

Ed served as a law clerk in the state and federal trial courts of Alaska. During this time, Ed had the opportunity to work on opinions authored by Judge John W. Sedwick while he was sitting with the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.

Following his judicial clerkship, Ed joined a large law firm practicing maritime law, securities defense, insurance defense and general civil litigation.

Upon his return to San Luis Obispo, Ed joined Richard Carsel as a partner in Carsel & Attala, LLP. In 2010, Ed opened his own firm focusing on the areas of estate planning, corporate and business transactions, real estate matters and related civil litigation.

Ed Attala, Esq. – Areas of Practice

Estate Planning including Wills, Trusts and Probate, Real Estate and Business Law & Litigation

  • Admitted: 1996 Alaska; 2000 California
  • Law School: Golden Gate University, J.D.
  • Member: American Bar Association; State Bar of California; State Bar of Alaska
  • Officer/Director: San Luis Obispo County Bar Association

Karrie McKinney – Paralegal

Karrie works closely with Ed to draft documents and meet with clients. Like Ed, she grew up in San Luis Obispo. After graduating from Cal Poly with a degree in Nutrition, she got her Paralegal certificate.

She also lives here in San Luis Obispo and actively enjoys the outdoors. She has worked with Ed for 4 ½ years.