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Christine Faulkner  |  Attorney

Christine Faulkner Estate Planning

Attorney Christine Faulkner’s estate planning practice focuses on helping families enhance their lives today for a secure future tomorrow. Christine guides her clients in making the best legal and financial decisions during their lifetime to ensure the well being of their families. Each plan is designed to meet the unique needs and goals of the client, while also preserving family traditions and beliefs. Her practice includes family protection, wealth preservation and family values based planning, as well as planning for unmarried couples, and divorced individuals. No matter where you are in life, just starting out or enjoying a blissful retirement, married or single, Christine will help you create a plan meeting your goals for loved ones today and for years to come.


Christine graduated from New York Law School in 1990. From 1989-1990, Christine served as a law Clerk to the Honorable Justice Karla A. Moskowitz, on the Supreme Court of New York, drafting bench decisions and legal memoranda on pending Supreme Court cases. Christine worked for a large litigation firm in Southern California before becoming Corporate Counsel for Kemper Insurance Company. In 2001, Christine became a Partner in the firm, Cava & Faulkner. Christine is a member of the Wealth Counsel & the Advisors Forum, both nationwide organizations comprised of estate planning professionals, including attorneys, tax and financial planners who utilize cutting edge techniques for sophisticated planning.

Christine focuses her practice on Estate planning because this allows her the opportunity to help both individuals and families secure their futures for health and prosperity.


Christine has a passion for athletics and the out of doors. Christine swam competitively from the age of 7 until she was 22. During her athletic career, Christine was named an All American Athlete when tying a National swimming record. She was also inducted into the Sacramento Athletic Hall of Fame for outstanding performance and commitment.


Christine’s biggest joy is spending time with her husband and business partner, David Cava, along with their 2 wonderful boys, Daniel and Cameron.

Jean Marie  |  Planning Coordinator

Jean Marie has been an estate planning coordinator for over 10 years, working in tandem with firm attorneys and clients to implement the ideal plan. Jean Marie meticulously cares for the client throughout the process, carefully gathering and recording information, allowing us to provide a robust plan for our clients. This is a detail job and Jean Marie takes care of the details brilliantly. Jean Marie works closely with the client at both the signing and final meetings to thoughtfully explain the practical aspects of the plan. 

Jean Marie holds a Bachelors of Arts in Education, and a degree from the California Culinary Academy

Sandra Alexander  |  Client Services Director

Sandra handles all of our events, speaking engagements and creatively promotes Cava & Faulkner within the community. Sandra is also the client liaison, providing guidance and support to clients and potential clients coming into the office. Sandra enthusiastically educates the public about the services Cava & Faulkner offers, coordinates marketing and is responsible for optimizing technology within the firm. Sandra will happily take you through our process and get your appointment scheduled and she will make you smile while doing it!

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