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About me

For the past 10 years, I have enjoyed practicing Elder Law and educating my clients on the options they have to control and improve their lives.  My Elder Law Services  include:


Protecting Assets and Qualifying for State Paid Private Nursing Home Benefits


Preparing Estate Plans (Wills, Trusts; Powers of Attorney)


Navigating Probates Through the Court Procedures and Accountings


Special Needs Trusts (First Party, Third Party, and Pooled)


Conservatorships (Person, Estate and Limited; Accountings)


Litigation (Trust, Conservatorship, Probate, Financial Elder Abuse)


Practice areas


  1. Elder Law: 50%
    14 years
  2. Probate: 30%
    14 years
  3. Trusts: 20%
    14 years



Hourly ($300-400/hour), contingent (25-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

4 total 

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  • Michael Leo Potter

    Marlene is a dedicated and down-to-earth attorney who brings her experience and professional knowledge to bear in helping clients with one of the most challenging chapters of their lives. She is a credit to the Legal Profession and I'm proud to endorse her.


    Michael Potter Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Carol Ann Hunter Peters

    In addition to being personalbe and a good communicator, Marlene has good ethics and a solid knowledge of elder law, so that she is able to identify the issues and propose solutions that are appropriate and yet honor the boundaries amongst the many professions now serving the elderly and disabled. She has a great sense of humor too!


    Carol Peters Elder Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Wasserman Comden Casselman & Esensten

5567 Reseda Blvd., Suite 330
Tarzana, CA, 91356

Wasserman Comden Casselman & Esensten

801 S. Garfield Avenue, Suite 328
Alhambra, CA, 91801

Wasserman Comden Casselman & Esensten

300 East Esplanade Drive, Suite 1960
Oxnard, CA, 93036



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
President's AwardSan Fernando Valley Bar Association2006
Volunteer AwardHarriet Buhai CenterN/A
Volunteer AwardNeighborhood Legal ServicesN/A
VAST Program Volunteer AwardSan Fernando Valley Bar AssociationN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Offices of Alice A. Salvo2001 - 2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
San Fernando Valley Estate Planning CouncilMember2010 - Present
Italian-American Bar Associationmember2006 - 2010
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Sectionmember2005 - Present
San Fernando Valley Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
San Fernando Valley Bar Association, Probate and Estate Planning SectionPast Chair; Program Chair; Member2001 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar Associationmember2001 - Present
San Fernando Valley Association of RealtorsVolunteerN/A
Valley Industry and Commerce AssociationVolunteerN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California - Los AngelesN/AOther - BachelorsN/A
Glendale University College of LawN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
School Parents GroupLimited Conservatorships2011
Parent Support Group & AdvocacySpecial Needs Trusts2011
Ask a LawyerElder Law2011
Guest SpeakerMedicare and Social Security2010
Pierce CollegeProtection of Assets & Qualify for Nursing Home2009
Monthly MeetingEstate Planning for Widows2009