Ms. Fort has 23 years of experience as a lawyer in California. Prior to joining the firm, she worked for 13 years on complex mediations and arbitrations with JAMS neutrals. In this capacity, Ms. Fort co-mediated cases, and drafted countless arbitration awards. Representative matters while working with JAMS neutrals include: complex trust litigation, securities litigation, commercial disputes involving multiple insurers, class actions and employment disputes. Since joining the Damrell firm, Ms. Fort has focused on Probate and Estate Planning, including drafting wills and trusts for individuals anxious to get these documents in place. Her current practice also includes Probate and Trust Administration, mediation and arbitration. Ms. Fort also serves as a Hearing Officer for Sacramento and other counties. In this capacity, she conducts certification review hearings under Welfare and Institutions Code section 5250 and 5270, as well as nuisance hearings, including license appeals under local and state marijuana laws.


University of California, Hastings College of Law, 1995, J.D., cum laude

  • Elected to Order of the Coif and Thurston Honor Society
  • Production Editor, Hastings Women’s Law Journal
  • Teaching Assistant, Appellate Advocacy
  • Award-winning brief, Moot Court competition
  • University of California, Berkeley, B.A., Applied Mathematics
  • Certification CEB Practice Skills: Estate Planning, 2018

Professional Admissions/Qualifications

State Bar of California

  • Member Trust and Estates Section of the California State Bar

Sacramento County Bar Association

  • Member Probate and Estate Planning Section

Stanislaus County Bar Association

Court Admissions

  • U. S. District Court – Northern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals – Ninth Circuit