Law Offices of

Norton & Ingersoll, P.C.

Copyright 2013. by kristen ingersoll. All rights reserved.


Certified Specialists in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law,

         by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization


Prior to opening this firm with my partner Kristen Ingersoll, I was a partner at Beyers | Costin PC, and before that, with Lanahan & Reilley LLP for several years.  


During law school, I completed a portion of my studies in Rome, Italy. Also at that time, I clerked for the Honorable John R. Padova, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. I have also previously clerked in both the General Counsel’s Office for Temple University, and the General Counsel’s Office for the National Security Agency.


Prior to attending law school, I served on active duty in the United States Air Force as an intelligence analyst, and thereafter served in the Air Force Reserve until retirement in 2018, with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.


Tele: (707) 230-2644

Teresa J. Norton, Esq.

Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law,

by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization





  • State Bar of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California



  • Temple University School of Law, J.D. 1995
  • University of LaVerne, B.S. in Business Management, magna cum laude, 1991

Professional Associations

  • Sonoma County Bar Association Board of Directors, 2019 - current
  • Redwood Empire Estate Planning Council
  • Trusts & Estates Section, Sonoma County Bar Association (SCBA)
  • Sonoma County Women in Law
  • Sonoma County Probate Rules Committee  Member, 2008-2010
  • Member of SCBA Trusts & Estates Section Steering Committee, 2013-present
  • Program Co-Chair for the SCBA Trusts & Estates Section, 2011-2013
  • Air Force Association Member
  • Rated by Super Lawyers, 2023


  • CoAuthor of State of the Estate Tax, Financial Resource Guide, North Bay Business Journal, 2009
  • Featured in "Securing the Future,"Sonoma Business Magazine (September 2001), regarding estate planning and elder abuse issues.

Community Service

  • Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce Board of Director and past chair for 2007
  • Santa Rosa Junior College Foundation, Board of Directors, 2015-present
  • Former Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital Foundation Board member, and strategic planning committee member
  • Former Member Sonoma County Family YMCA Development Committee
  • Member, Roustabout Theater Board of Directors