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I was born on June 4, 1967, in Savannah, Georgia, and spent the first ten years of my life on the East Coast. In the summer of 1977, I moved with my family from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Orange County, California, settling in Garden Grove.

In 1985, I graduated from Loara High School in Anaheim, California, and attended UCLA where, in 1989, I graduated Phi Beta Kappa, Cum Laude with a degree in Communication studies. While at UCLA, I spent my junior year studying at Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

Upon graduating from UCLA, I attended law school at the University of Southern California (USC) where I graduated in 1992.

After graduating USC law school, I began working in the Century City (Los Angeles) law firm then known as Christensen, White, Miller, Fink & Jacobs but discovered that a big firm practice was not to my liking.

In 1994, I opened up my own practice in Los Angeles, California, but have since relocated to Orange County, CA where I practice in the areas of estate planning, probate, conservatorships, business litigation, contract litigation, and intentional torts such as libel, slander, and conversion.

In addition, since 1994, I have served the congregation of Temple Beth Emet in Anaheim, California as their Cantor.

In May of 1997, I married my wife, Yvette, and we are the happy parents of two daughters, Jacqueline and Danielle.

My other interests include song writing, playing guitar, and traveling. I am also the executive producer and co-writer of a multiple award winner feature film called "The Yankles."

A young lawyer was at a job interview when the hiring partner told the prospective employee that his firm was only interested in hiring ethical and honest lawyers. The young lawyer responded, "Sir, I am very honest. In fact, I borrowed $15,000 from my father to go to law school and paid back every cent after I handled my first case." Impressed, the hiring partner asked, "What was the case about?"; to which the young lawyer answered, "My father sued me for the money."


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Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 40%
  2. Probate: 40%
    20 years
  3. Litigation: 15%
  4. Marriage & Prenuptials: 5%



Hourly ($200-250/hour), contingent (15-35%), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Zev for many years and I would highly recommend him to all my own friends and family members without any hesitation. He is a very personable individual and works very hard for each client.


    Sharona Zahabian Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Mark Raymond Campbell

    Zev is a very personable and knowledgeable attorney who cares for his clients. He will work hard to attain the best result possible for an extremely reasonable fee. I highly recommend anyone needing legal advice in Estate Planning or Probate matters to consult with Zev. I believe you will be glad you did.


    Mark Campbell Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

18030 Brookhurst St Pmb 393
Fountain Valley, CA, 92708


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Offices of Zev Brooks1994 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Jewish Federation & Family Services Orange CountyBoard Member2012 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
USC Law SchoolLawlaw1992
Univ of California at Los AngelesCommunications Studiesundergraduate1989