When I arrive at the office each day, I never know exactly what to expect. There is a wide array of cases our firm handles—drafting estate planning documents, probate administration, trust administration, conservatorships, and long-term care planning through Medi-Cal and Veteran’s Administration. Depending on the type of case, I feel I wear a different hat; however, one thing remains constant—our firm’s commitment to helping people solve problems. Unlike law firms devoted to other areas of the law, such as family law and criminal law, our firm typically works with clients in a comparatively stress-free environment. As a result, we become close with our clients—in my opinion, the law is more fun, and staff-client communications are improved, with friendly interactions and a little humor.
For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to be an attorney. When I was young, I loved debating issues and was commonly told I would make a great attorney. By the time I reached college age, I knew that law was my future; not for the reasons I was told when I was young, but because I genuinely like working with and helping people.
I value hard work, honesty, and communication. These are pillars of the legal profession and are extremely important to maintaining a well-run law firm and to communicating properly with clients. Our office prides itself in taking a friendly and practical approach to estate planning and administration. Clients consistently appreciate our realistic, non-stuffy approach to the law, combined with our practical, straightforward explanations of legal concepts.
Professionally, I attended UCLA undergraduate and Southwestern Law School. I am a member of the California State Bar and US District Court for the Central District. I was named 2016 Temple City Professional of the Year. I am a member of Wealth Counsel, Elder Counsel, and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). Personally, I love hiking and traveling as much as possible (work permitting, of course).