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Pamela Young Valencia

Pamela Young Valencia

Practice areas:

Estate Planning, Elder Law, Probate, Taxation, Guardianship

About Me

Pamela is our associate attorney.  She received her Juris Doctorate degree from University of New Mexico School of Law and her Master of Tax Law (LL.M.) degree from the prestigious New York University School of Law LL.M. program.  Her Bachelor of Arts degree is in Linguistics from the University of California at San Diego.


Pamela recently received news from the California Bar Board of Legal Specialization that she had passed the exam to be certified as a Certified Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law Specialist.  It is anticipated that she will fulfill the balance of the requirements to obtain the certification shortly.


Pamela is an adjunct professor at California Southern Law School, where she teaches the Wills and Trusts class to the Juris Doctorate students.  She is also beginning to take on some of the teaching for the consumer and continuing education classes that our law firm offers.


Prior to joining our law firm, Pamela worked with several estate planning and tax law firms.  She will primarily assist Dennis with our estate planning, conservatorship, probate and tax controversy clients.  Pamela has a special interest in working through the complexities of advanced estate planning for wealthy individuals and estate planning for same-sex couples and unmarried partners.


Pamela is serving as the 2008 / 2009 Co-Chairperson of the Estate Planning Section for the Riverside County Bar Association.


Pamela is a member of the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys, the National Association of Life Care Planning Law Firms, the Academy of Special Needs Planners, and the Riverside County Bar Association.  She has studied to be a docent for the Mission Inn in Riverside.  She enjoys working with various charitable organizations, singing and sampling various foods and wines.  She lives with her partner, Dawn, in Riverside.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1997

  1. Estate Planning: 30%
    18 years
  2. Elder Law: 25%
    9 years
  3. Taxation: 20%
    17 years
  4. Probate: 20%
    9 years
  5. Guardianship: 5%
    9 years

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Contact Info

C/O Dennis M. Sandoval, Aplc
3233 Arlington Ave Ste 105
Riverside, CA, 92506

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive199708/18/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Equality Champion AwardEquality Inland Empire2010
certified estate planning, trust and probate specialistCalifornia State Bar Association2009

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AssociateDENNIS M. SANDOVAL, A PLC2007 - Present
Volunteer AttorneyPUBLIC LAW CENTER2005 - 2005
PrincipalLAW OFFICE OF PAMELA VALENCIA2004 - 2006
AssociateMCNICHOLS RANDICK O’DEA & TOOLIATOS, LLP1998 - 2004
Volunteer AttorneyVOLUNTEER LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION1998 - 2003

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (SoCAL section)Vice President2012 - Present
Riverside County Bar Association, Estate Planning, Probate, and Trust Law SectionChair2012 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Southern California chapter)Past Treasurer2011 - 2012
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Southern California chapter)Past Secretary2010 - 2011
Riverside County Bar Association, Estate Planning, Probate, and Trust Law SectionPast Co-chair2008 - 2011
Life Care Planning Law Firms Associationmember2007 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Southern California chapter)member2007 - Present
Estate Planning Council of Riverside Countymember2007 - Present
Riverside County Bar Association, Estate Planning, Probate, and Trust Law Sectionmember2006 - Present
State Bar of California, Taxation Sectionmember1998 - Present
State Bar of California Estate Planning Sectionmember1998 - Present
State Bar of Californiamember1997 - Present

Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Riverside Lawyer MagazineGiving Back With Charitable Gifts2012
Riverside LawyerSpecial Needs Trusts2012

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York University School of LawTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws1997
Univ of New Mexico SOLN/Alaw1996
Univ of California San DiegoN/AundergraduateN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Professional Fiduciaries of CA--August Chapter meetingWindsor and the LGBT Community2013
Eighth Annual Inland Empire Caregiver SymposiumPlanning for Older LGBT Clients2013
San Bernardino Retired Teachers Assoc. - monthly meetingElder Facility Issues--Choices and Payment2012
Inland Empire Caregiver SymposiumConservatorship Case Study2012
Professional Fiduciaries of CA - March 2011 MeetingRegistered Domestic Partners and Estate Planning2011
Inland Empire Palliative Care Coalition - quarterly meetingLGBTQ Legal Issues2011
San Bernardino Retired Teachers Assoc. - monthly meetingEstate Planning2010
Veterans Appreciation DayVeterans' Aid and Attendance Benefits2009