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Brian Lindsay Chew

Brian Lindsay Chew

Practice areas:

Business, Estate Planning, Trusts, Wills & Living Wills, Elder Law, Real Estate, Medicaid & Medicare, Life Insurance

About Me

My practice specializes in offering my clients affordable estate planning as well as advice on business formation and asset protection in a family friendly atmosphere. By using the latest in legal technology and minimizing overhead, my practice can efficiently design custom estate plans for each of its clients and thus offer services for fees far below traditional law firms.  Our typical estate plan for a couple includes a Joint Living Trust, 2 Wills, 2 Power of Attorneys, 2 Advanced Healthcare Directives and a free consultation every 3 years after we create your trust.

About Brian Chew

Brian was born and raised on the San Francisco Peninsula, attended school at the University of Southern California for eight years, returned to the Silicon Valley from 1992-2008 and have most recently moved back down to Southern California to live in Irvine.  


I have been a licensed attorney since 1992 and have been helping my clients with all of their estate planning, and business law needs.  I strive to offer my clients the best and most personal service possible so that they will not hesitate to recommend my services to their friends and family.  Referrals are the lifeblood of my business.


  • JD, University of Southern California Gould Center of Law, 1992

  • BS, Business Administration, Finance, University of Southern California Marshall School of Business, 1988

Credentials and Licenses

  • Attorney, State Bar of California, 1992

  • Real Estate Broker, California Department of Real Estate, 1990

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, California State Bar (Trusts and Estate Section)

  • Member, Orange County Bar Association (Trusts and Estate Section)

  • Affiliate Member, Orange County Association of Realtors

  • Accredited Attorney, Veterans Administration

The Law Office of Brian Chew assists clients with Estate Planning, Residential Real Estate, Life Insurance and Financial Planning in Irvine, California, as well as the following Orange County cities: Lake Forest, East Irvine, El Toro, Laguna Hills, Lake Forest, Aliso Viejo, Newport Coast, Ladera Ranch, Newport Beach, Laguna Woods, Mission Viejo, Foothill Ranch, Tustin, Corona Del Mar, Santa Ana, Costa Mesa, Laguna Niguel, Silverado Rancho, Santa Margarita and Trabuco Canyon.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1992

  1. Real Estate: 15%
    23 years, 75 cases
  2. Elder Law: 15%
    23 years, 75 cases
  3. Wills & Living Wills: 15%
    23 years, 225 cases
  4. Trusts: 15%
    23 years, 200 cases
  5. Other: 40%
  6. More 



Hourly ($350/hour), Fixed (Always), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

  • Nema Daghbandan

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Nema Daghbandan Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Nader Zargarpour

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Nader Zargarpour Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

OC Wills and Trust Attorneys

2 Park Plaza, Suite 350
Irvine, CA, 92614




Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Dean's listUniversity of Southern California Marshall School of Business1988

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
N/AOC Wills and Trust Attorneys1992 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Residential Care Facility for the ElderlyAttorney Member2013 - Present
Orange County Bar Association, Trusts and Estates SectionMember2008 - Present
State Bar of California, Trusts and Estates SectionMember1992 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Irrevocable Life Insurance TrustNo Estate Tax

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Publication NameTitleDate
OC RegisterAsk the Attorney2013
Coast MagazineAsk the Attorney2010
OC MetroOrange County's Top Attorneys2010
OC MetroO.C.'s Top Lawyers2009
Orange County RegisterAsk the Attorney2009
Irvine Chamber Business ConnectionLiving Trusts for You and Your Business2008


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Southern California Gould School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Marshall School of Business, University of Southern CaliforniaBusiness Adminstration, FinanceBS1988

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Topic of the DayEstate Planning, Bankruptcy2013
Estate Planning for RealtorsEstate Planning2013
Long Term Care SeminarVeteran Aid and Attendance Pension Benefit2012
Family to Family WorkshopSpecial Needs Trust2011
Estate Planning SeminarLiving Trusts and Estate Planning 1012011
Gateway/Acer ComputersLiving Trusts and Estate Planning 1012010
Meggit DefenseLiving Trusts and Estate Planning 1012009
Living Trust and Estate Planning 101 SeminarEstate Planning2009
Kawasaki MotorsLiving Trusts and Estate Planning 1012009
Irvine Police AssociationLiving Trusts and Estate Planning 1012009
Irrevocable Trust SeminarAB Living Trusts, ILIT, GRAT, CRT and QPRT2009
Financial Planners AssociationAsset Protection Analysis and Strategies2009
Asset Protection SeminarAsset Protection Analysis and Strategies2009
Irvine Chamber Networkers LuncheonLiving Trusts2008