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Ms. Mains is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (B.A. Political Science 1991) and received her Juris Doctorate, cum laude from the Loyola University Chicago School of Law in 1996. She was admitted to practice law in the State of Illinois in 1996 and the State of California in 1997. Ms. Mains holds the series 7, 24, 63, & 65 securities licenses and is a licensed life agent for insurance.


Prior to attending law school, Ms. Mains lived in Vienna Austria for one year and worked for the United Nations, International Atomic Energy Agency, investigating the trafficking of nuclear bomb components. Following, Ms. Mains lived in London, England for one year and worked as an assistant to Lord Bridgeman, House of Lords, Parliament.

During law school (1993-96), Ms. Mains was a member of the Loyola


Law Journal and a summer associate at the firm of Altheimer & Gray in Chicago, Illinois.  She also clerked for Judge Robert Ginsberg of the Bankruptcy Court and was a member of the Appellate Moot Court Team.

In addition, Ms. Mains spent a summer during law school studying European Community law in Rome, Italy at Loyola’s Rome Campus. After Ms. Mains graduated from law school, she returned to her home state of California and worked for Shea Law Offices.  She worked as a full time trial lawyer until 2002. During her tenure, Ms. Mains assisted in the prosecution of over one hundred employment cases. Such cases included sex, race and disability harassment, discrimination and retaliation, assault, false imprisonment, wrongful termination and defamation, among others. Ms. Mains has participated in over fifty mediations and has settled over one hundred cases. She has also consulted with business clients regarding all aspects of ‘human resources’ and employment law matters, employment contracts, stock option agreements, wage and hour issues, handbooks, posters, investigations and mediation.


In 2002, Ms. Mains changed her focus from litigation to transactional law, advising broker dealers on securities laws and regulation with respect to customer complaints and arbitrations. An avid student of the markets throughout her life and through immediate family relationships, Ms. Mains changed her focus to better help firms and investors to positively influence their future. In addition, she worked for a well respected estate planning attorney reviewing and drafting wills, trusts, and estate plans.


Ms. Mains is currently the owner and partner of Mains Law Office, specializing in wills, trusts and estate planning, contract, employment and general litigation matters.  Ms. Mains is also currently licensed with the brokerage firm of Newbridge Securities Corporation and a partner of Gold Coast Financial Group. She works with Scott Brooks providing financial, legal, and estate planning advice to a wide range of clientele. Her insurance license enhances the estate planning aspect of the practice. Her philosophy and strategy is to know her customers extremely well to tailor their life planning to their personal objectives and long-term needs.


Ma. Mains has been married for almost sixteen (16) years to her dear, sweet husband, and is the proud mother of two beautiful girls (6 and 8).  The family loves to read, travel, golf, ski, and generally be together as much as possible.


Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 25%
    16 years, 100 cases
  2. Trusts: 20%
    16 years, 100 cases
  3. Employment: 15%
    19 years, 200 cases
  4. Business: 15%
    16 years, 25 cases
  5. Other: 25%
  6. More 



Hourly ($200-385/hour), Fixed (always), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (90 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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34052 La Plaza Drive
Suite 206
Dana Point, CA, 92629-2572

Mains Law Office

34052 La Plaza Drive
Suite 206
Dana Point, CA, 92629-2572



ILNot Authorized To Practice Law - Not Currently Registered,Has Not Demonstrated Required MCLE Compliance199611/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
2011 Five Star Wealth ManagerOrange Coast Magazine2011
2010 Five Star Wealth Manager Client SatisfactionOrange Coast Magazine2010
Series 63 LicenseSecurities & Exchange Commission2008
Series 65 LicenseSecurities & Exchange Commission2008
Series 7 LicenseSecurities & Exchange Commission2006
Series 24 LicenseSecurities & Exchange Commission2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerGold Coast Financial Group2008 - Present
PartnerMains Law Office2002 - Present
In House CounselBrookstreet Securities2006 - 2007
Associate AttorneyShea Law Offices1996 - 2002
Assistantto Lord in ParliamentHouse of Lords, Parliament1992 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Assocation of Professional WomenMember2011 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1996 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Senior Market AdvisorAdvisory Board Member2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola University Chicago School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
University of California - Los AngelesPolitical ScienceOther - Bachelors1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
UCI Medical GraduatesEstate Planning and Asset Management2011
UCI Panel Discussion for Graduating Medical StudentsEstate Planning, Investments, Budgeting, Financial Planning2010