HarperCollins Speakers Bureau

Jeffrey L. Condon

Inheritance/Estate Attorney, Authority, Commentator, and Author


  • The Right Way and the Wrong Way of Leaving Money to Your Children (& Others)
  • Cautionary Tales in the “Inheritance Arena” – Learning From Plans “Gone Bad”
  • If Your Children Couldn’t Share Their Toys, How Will They Share Their Inheritance?
  • Are Your Children Spending Their Inheritance…And You’re Still Alive?
  • Protecting Your Child’s Inheritance From His Creditors, Financial Immaturity, Divorces, Re-Marriages, Tax Troubles, and Other Risks of Loss
  • How to Leave More of Your Money and Property to Your Children and Grandchildren…And Less to the IRS



Jeffrey L. Condon is an attorney who has practiced in the field of trusts and estates since 1987.  He received his Bachelor of Arts in English Literature at UCLA (Class of 83) and his law degree from Whittier of College School of Law in 1987.  He presently practices at the Law Offices of Condon & Condon in Santa Monica, California. He is an excellent speaker for corporations, financial institutions, insurance companies, among others.

With his late father, Gerald M. Condon, Condon is the co-author of Beyond The Grave: The Right Way and Wrong Way of Leaving Money to Your Children (and Others) (HarperBusiness).  Originally published in 1996, the Wall Street Journal has called Jeffrey’s first book “the best estate planning book in America.”  Condon authored revised editions in 2001 and 2014. In 2008, Condon also wrote The Living Trust Advisor: Everything You Need to Know About Your Living Trust. His most recent book is titled The Living Trust Advisor: Everything You (and your Financial Planner) Need to Know about Your Living Trust.

Condon has been cited as a source for over 100 newspaper and magazine articles discussing inheritance planning, including New York Times,  Los Angeles Times,  Washington  Post, Wall Street Journal, Time, Kiplinger’s and Business Week. The topics in this area are so many and diverse, he has been quoted in periodicals ranging from Fortune to DogWorld.

Condon has discussed various inheritance planning issues on over 70 radio call-in shows throughout the United States, and on numerous television programs including “The Money Club” (C-NBC), “Primetime News” (CNN), “The 700 Club (CBN), “One on One with John McLaughlin (NBC)  and “The Dr. Laura Show (CBS). Condon has also conducted over 300 talks and seminars on the living trust and family inheritance planning throughout the United States for numerous financial institutions, insurance companies, charities, civic groups, service clubs, real estate companies, trust companies, and conventions.

Outside the legal world, Condon is an avid swimmer who swims 3000 meters a day and participates in long-distance ocean races during the summer.  He also enjoys obsessing over food and dining, spending down time at home with his daughters and their friends, and attending his daughters’ high school and college softball games (Santa Monica High School and Sonoma State University).

Praise for Jeffrey L. Condon:

“Jeff Condon’s talk for the American Heart Association on inheritance planning was not only informative, but entertaining as well.   He had the audience completely engrossed…and laughing!  And he stayed around long after the conclusion to answer personal questions.  I would definitely have him speak again for the AHA.”
— Carl Wayne, American Heart Association


Praise for Beyond the Grave:

"[Beyond the Grave] aims to show how proper estate planning leaves your family secure -- not at war..."
— Los Angeles Times

"The best estate planning book in America."
— Wall Street Journal