Empathy Estate Planning

Samantha Tighe

Attorney at Law

I am a fourth generation Marin native who has practiced estate planning law for over 20 years. Upon graduating from Golden Gate University School of Law, I practiced family law, then decided to specialize in estate planning. I began working with Peter Pelavin in 1996. We continued our successful estate planning practice in San Francisco before relocating to Novato, CA. in 2018.

I am thrilled to be working in Marin and serving the community in which I grew up. I have been an active volunteer in my local school district and contributed my services in supporting their fund-raising activities. Having a family of my own, I understand the importance and benefits of having a good estate plan which provides peace of mind and protection to those we love. I pride myself on carefully listening to my clients’ needs and helping them design an estate plan that will reflect their wishes.

In addition to practicing law, I enjoy traveling, yoga, hiking the trails of Marin with my dog and spending time with my husband and son (when he is home from UC Berkeley).


UCSB Bachelor of Art in Law & Society (1991)
Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, summer program in International Law (1992)
Golden Gate Law Juris Doctor (1994)


State Bar of California
Marin County Bar Association