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Gloria Scharre Pitzer

Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning

Probate and Trust Administration

Conservatorship Administration



Born in Illinois and raised in Pasadena California, Gloria Scharre Pitzer attended Pasadena City College and received an A.A., California State Polytechnic University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Political Science, and Loyola Marymount University where she graduated magna cum laude with a Juris Doctorate degree.


As a partner of Barbaro, Chinen, Pitzer & Duke, LLP, Ms. Pitzer’s areas of practice include estate planning, trust administration, probate, conservatorships and mediation. She is a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law, through the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization. Ms. Pitzer has served as court-appointed counsel and expert in numerous matters.


A trusted participant in the legal community, Ms. Pitzer is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association (Former Executive Committee, Probate and Trust Section), Pasadena Bar Association (President, 2018), Vice President, Pasadena Lawyer Referral and Information Service (1997-1998), San Gabriel Valley Estate Planning Counsel (former Trustee), and the State Bar of California.


Ms. Pitzer is involved in many community activities and has served as board member and board chair of the Pasadena City College Foundation, University Club of Pasadena, Union Station Homeless Services, Pasadena Community Foundation, Pasadena Child Health Foundation, Pasadena Quarterbacks Club, Hemophilia Foundation of Southern CA and the Huntington Hospital Planned Giving Council. She has also served several terms as Senior Warden of the Vestry of All Saints Episcopal.


She enjoys skiing, football, the Dodgers and singing in her church choir.



Professional and Community Activities:


Pasadena Bar Association (President 2018)


Huntington Hospital Planned Giving Advisory Council (former Chair)


San Gabriel Valley Estate Planning Council (former Trustee)


University Club of Pasadena (former Board President)


Union Station Homeless Services (former President of Board)


Pasadena Community Foundation (Trustee and former Board Chair)


Pasadena Child Health Foundation (former Board Member, Treasurer and President)


Pasadena City College Foundation (Board President 2020-2022)


All Saints Episcopal Church (former Senior Warden)


Pasadena Quarterbacks Club (former President)


Hemophilia Foundation of Southern California (former President)


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