Jon Vaught is a partner in the firm of Vaught & Boutris, LLP in Oakland, California. His practice is focused on counseling and litigation in the areas of tax, estate planning, probate and trust administration, and asset protection. Mr. Vaught received a B.A. degree with honors from the University of California, Berkeley in 1981, a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Davis, School of Law in 1984 and an L.L.M. degree in tax law from Golden Gate University, School of Law in 1994.

Mr. Vaught is certified as a specialist in both Taxation Law and Estate Planning: Trust and Probate Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. He is currently serving a four-year term as an Advisory Commissioner to the California Board of Legal Specialization Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate Law. He is an adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco Law School's L.L.M. Tax Program where he currently teaches estate planning and estate and gift taxation.

Mr. Vaught is currently the comments editor for CEB's Estate Planning Reporter. He serves as a judge pro-tem with the Alameda County Superior Court Probate Department and is often a court appointed referee, estate administrator, trustee, guardian at litem, and expert witness. Mr. Vaught is a member of the Board of Directors of Legal Assistance for Seniors.

BA, University of California, Berkeley
JD, University of California, Davis
LL.M., Golden Gate University