Evan D. Winet


Adjunct Professor Evan D. Winet is an attorney and chair of the trust and estate litigation practice group at Johnston, Kinney and Zulaica LLP in San Francisco.  Mr. Winet represents clients in a wide range of trust and estate matters, including trust and will contests, fiduciary accountings and surcharge actions, and elder abuse litigation.  Mr. Winet has presented and published on the subject of undue influence and decisional capacity, and assisted in projects and presentations for the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB). and the Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF).

Prior to becoming a lawyer (Hastings ’12), Mr. Winet had a ten-year career as a college professor of theater anthropology and Southeast Asian studies, specializing in the political arts of Indonesia.  He is a Fulbright and Henry Luce Foundation Scholar, and has taught at the University of Kansas, Cornell University, Macalester College, University of Pittsburgh and U.C. Berkeley.

Mr. Winet received a B.A. in Philosophy and Drama from Vassar College, an M.A. in Asian and Experimental Theater from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, a Ph.D. in Humanities and Performance Studies from Stanford University and a J.D. from U.C. Hastings, College of the Law.


  1. Wills & Trusts