Attorney Profile

H.F. Layton
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Practice Areas
Civil Litigation
Family Law
Estate Planning & Probate

Bar admissions

  • California, 1991
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Eastern Districts of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit


  • J.D., Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California 1991
  • B.S. in Finance and Spanish, Brigham Young University,  Provo, Utah 1988


  • Fluent in Spanish

Professional associations 

  • Contra Costa County Bar Association

Hobbies & interests

  • Vegetable gardening, home preserving, outdoor cooking, camping and fishing

H.F. Layton Law Office


Civil litigation

We zealously advocate on your behalf in real estate, general civil, personal injury and wrongful death litigation and in other disputes that disrupt your business or personal life. .

Family law

Every family matter is different, presenting its own unique set of challenges. We handle divorce, child custody, international custody disputes, child support, spousal support, modifications, adoption, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, paternity matters, and more.

Estate planning and probate

Regardless of the size or complexity of your estate, we can assist with wills, trusts, irrevocable trusts, guardianships, living wills, powers of attorney, estate planning, estate tax planning and all probate matters..