Cherie Rita

Cherie Rita has worked in the estate planning, probate and trust administration field in Davis, California, since 1979. She began working with Kulkarni Law (formerly Kulkarni Legal Services) in 2017. Ms. Rita is skilled in assisting the attorney with document preparation and managing timelines in probate and trust administrations.
Ms. Rita has been a notary public since 1979. She earned her Bachelor of Science, Business – Managing Information Systems, in 2000 and her Master of Business Administration, with an emphasis in public safety, in 2007.
An active member of the local community, Ms. Rita volunteers as Fire Chief for the West Plainfield Fire Department, which borders the City of Davis. She is past president and former board member for the Fire Districts Association of California.


EDUCATION

MBA, electives concentration in Public Administration
Golden Gate University – Sacramento, California, campus
BSB – MIS, with Honors University of Phoenix – Sacramento, California, campus

LEGAL EXPERIENCE (All Focused in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law)

Paralegal, Kulkarni Legal Services
Paralegal, Law Office of Laura Stodden Parker
Legal Assistant, Law Office of Stanley H. Wells
Legal Assistant, Law Office of Roger L. Gambatese

ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

Fire Chief (Volunteer), West Plainfield Fire Protection District
Member, California State Firefighters Association
Zone 2 Director, Past President, Fire Districts Association of California
Region IV Operational Area Coordinator, Cal EMA – Fire & Rescue Branch

CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES

Notary Public
Emergency Medical Technician
Executive Fire Officer – National Fire Academy
Firefighter I – California State Fire Marshall

PUBLICATIONS

California Public Safety, Ethics and Leadership curriculum development team
(California Community College System)