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Justin M. Gordon

Probate Attorney at Los Angeles, CA

5.0   24 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
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  • Licensed for 10 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2012
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Justin

Learn Justin’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Probate
    Administration of Wills and/or decedent's estates where no Will or Trust is involved.

  2. Estate planning
    Trusts, Wills, Advance Health Care Directives, Powers of Attorney, Deed, etc.

  3. Trusts
    Preparation and administration of Trusts.


Justin is a native of Santa Monica. He graduated from USC, with honors, and magna cum laude from Temple University School of Law. During law school, he was a member of the Political & Civil Rights Law Review, and a mentor for the Jewish Law Students Association. Justin spent his final year of law school as a visiting student at UCLA. There, he externed for the Honorable Gary A. Feess, a federal judge presiding in the Central District of California.

After graduating law school and passing the bar in 2012, Justin joined his father's practice, establishing Gordon & Gordon, and has since gained extensive experience in Estate Planning, Trust Administration, Probate, and Real Estate law. He is an Executive Board Member of the LA County Bar Association Barristers/Young Attorneys Section, and former Co-Chair of its Networking Committee.

Those who want to plan for the future and ensure that their assets are protected find a reliable, competent advocate when they choose Gordon & Gordon as their attorneys. For handling wills and trusts, powers of attorney, advance health care directives, probate litigation and administration, and assistance with a variety of real estate issues, Justin has earned an Avvo “10.0” rating and "5 Stars" on Yelp from his clients.

Justin was selected as a “Rising Star” for Super Lawyers in Southern California every year from 2019-2023, which is an honor bestowed on the top 2.5% of attorneys under 40.

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Gordon & Gordon
12100 Wilshire Blvd
Suite 800
Los Angeles, CA, 90025


5.0 / 5.0
  24 customer reviews
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Posted by Sylvia | June 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Competent affordable lawyer
I found Justin here on Avvo when I needed an attorney that could represent me and my cousins in a probate case of a distant relative. I have contacted a few lawyers through Avvo and several of them did not even bother to answer. But Justin got back to me without delay and offered to review the case the next day when he was in court. I was apprehensive about the whole matter since I live overseas and required this whole procedure to be done long distance. We have arranged a Skype interview where Justin and his partner both took the time to explain the entire probate process and how they could be of assistance. I had a really good feeling after our talk, it was clear they know their business. Their fee was very fair and Justin explained to me what was included and where we could possibly incur additional expenses so there would be no surprises after signing the contract. I really appreciated how easy he was to reach and how promptly and patiently responded to all of our enquiries. Justin kept in constant contact with us and did all he could to keep the process moving forward. I would strongly recommend Justin to anyone who needs legal probate assistance.
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Response from Justin Gordon June 6, 2018
Dear Sylvia, Thank you so much for your extremely kind and generous review. Clients like you and your cousins are what makes our practice fulfilling and worthwhile. We wish you all the best.
Posted by Deborah | August 9, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Justin Gordon, Esq.
Justin Gordon is the most decent, honest, caring, kind and generous attorney I have ever had. I have had to deal with other attorneys who ripped me off and were greedy and ruthless and Justin is the absolute opposite of those things. He is an incredibly decent human being who is only interested in helping people and he has helped me through horrible pain with compassion and understanding. Justin is incredibly knowledgeable in real estate, probate and estate planning and helped me enormously. He has gone above and beyond to help me and I trust him with all the legalities that my son will have to face when I am gone regarding my estate and that is saying something because I don't trust many people. He's one of the best persons I have ever met. You can't say that about many attorneys.
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Posted by John | June 13, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
If you need a great Real Estate Attorney, here he is...
Justin and his team were extremely knowledgeable, helpful and professional in handling our case. Saved us a ton of money in legal fees and truly knows what he is doing. I really appreciate the time he took to answer all of our questions and it gives me peace of mind that he is working on our side. I would refer Mr. Gordon 100% to everyone knowing that his firm is one that I can trust to get the job done!!! Thank You Again!!!
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Posted by Amy | February 20, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Contested Will
I find GORDON & GORDON Atty. Justin M Gordon, very helpful and supportive. Very easy to work with and very knowledgeable in their own field. They understood my case and helped me a lot in order to resolve all the issues involved. I appreciated their honesty in assessing my case. They are always available in answering all questions and they will make you feel not just a client but a family member. I highly recommend their service for anyone who needs legal help. Their Professional Fee is very reasonable.
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Response from Justin Gordon February 21, 2023
Thank you, Amy, for your very kind review. I'm glad we were able to resolve this matter for you. Wishing you all the best. -Justin
Posted by CHRISTIAN | January 15, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank You Justin Gordon!
Justin Gordon is my hero! I feel so lucky to have found him to take our case. He is so honest and caring which is not typical for attorneys. He is an incredibly decent human being who is exceptional at what he does. It was so easy to trust him with all the legalities. As a stepchild in a case he knew the new laws that would protect my sisters and myself. My stepmom's sister was named executor and was incredibly greedy and tried to take advantage us. Thanks to Justin and his fast action plan, we were able to keep my dad's home. He went above and beyond to defend my dad's legacy. We will forever be greatful to Justin Gordon!
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Response from Justin Gordon February 5, 2023
Thank you so much for the kind words, Christian. It was a pleasure working with you. Wishing you all the best.
Posted by Brisa Boyer | January 15, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
We were turned down by several attorneys due to our complicated case. Justin was always professional and accommodating. He explained the process with empathy and sincerity. He instilled in us hope and confidence and hope that he would resolve our situation. Our humble appreciation is not enough for Justin. We thank him for working extra hard to ensure success and fairness with our case.
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Posted by Alexis | January 14, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Judgement
We couldn’t of asked for a better attorney, he is a straight arrow. He was always polite, excellent judgement, excellent business manner, excellent communication. After a sudden death our step parent was instate. Her family came in unfairly to take everything our father had worked for. They steamrolled over our fathers wishes. Given the circumstances and size of the estate we were unable to find an attorney willing to review our case. We were devastated of what had become of our father’s legacy. Justin, from Gordonlaw created a game plan after first phone call, he moved quickly and strongly. With all odds against us, he was able to get a settlement from probate attorney, and salvage part of our father’s estate.
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Posted by Lyman | August 26, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I recently hired the law firm of Gordon and Gordon, Los Angeles,CA. Justin did an incredible job on my probate case. He is an honest, caring, fair, knowledgeable, and patient man, always placing his client first. He was easy to communicate with and was always promptly responsive. Justin has great character, and also, has an impressive resume. If you need an attorney for for probate, trusts, estates etc, contact Justin Gordon, you will be glad you did.
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Response from Justin Gordon August 27, 2022
Thank you, Lyman for your review. It was a pleasure working with you. I'm so glad we were able to assist you through the probate process. Best wishes to you and your family.
Posted by Janet | March 4, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Service
We were really stuck when our brother died in California and we live in Washington. What a blessing when we hooked up with Justin Gordon. Throughout the whole process we never met him, but we communicated mostly by email. He answered questions promptly, guided us novices through many computer issues, had answers when we needed them. We are VERY satisfied with him and his service to us.
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Posted by Erika | February 25, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
I decided to work with Justin after having a terrible experience with a probate lawyer after my dad’s passing. It was one of the best decisions I could’ve made. From day 1, his communication was great. He took the time to explain things in a way I could understand every step of the way. He always responded promptly and was able to answer all of my questions. Would definitely recommend and if the need arises, I’ll work with him again in the future.
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Posted by Surya | January 13, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Perfection s in the Details
Justin was highly recommended to me by another lawyer whom I trust. Immediately his professionalism, attention to detail, and honesty put my mind at ease. His is a d=family owned business with decades upon decades of experience in the field of Trusts and Probate and Estate Planning. He guided me through the process, was up front about costs, and when it came time to review the final documents caught things that I had missed, having gone over everything with fine toothed comb. I highly recommend using Justin Gordon for all of your Estate Planning, Probate or Living Trust needs.
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Response from Justin Gordon January 14, 2022
Thank you for your kind words. Really appreciate it.
Posted by Carol | October 29, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Justin M. Gordon, Esq. - OUTSTANDING Attorney!!
Justin M. Gordon is a brilliant Attorney, who provides outstanding work for his Clients -- always conscientious, efficient, knowledgeable and gracious. Coupled with utmost integrity and honor, Justin is "The BEST of All Worlds". Over years, I have referred many Friends and Family to Justin and his Partner, Donald S. Gordon, who have consistently-impressed them all with extraordinary legal-services for estate-planning + real-estate + litigation + general-business matters, etc. They don't come better than Justin Gordon & Donald Gordon. As a grateful Client, it is without hesitation that I wholeheartedly-endorse Justin Gordon. Respectfully Submitted, Carol Akiyama
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Response from Justin Gordon November 3, 2021
Thanks so much for the kind words, Carol!
Posted by Joyann | October 29, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My Hero!
I’d been entangled with my mother’s trust attorney to the point of absolute frustration. I’m not sure how I found Avvo, however it led me to Justin. Words aren’t enough to convey what his assistance meant to me. He solved, quickly and professionally, what my mother’s attorney made no effort to. In addition, he’s intelligent and friendly. When you’re going through hell, it’s no small thing to have someone with character and kindness. I knew he cared about my case. And, just so you know, my business with him wrapped up over two years ago. Although I wish I’d written this review sooner, the end result is the same. You’ll be in terrific hands. Hire him!
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Response from Justin Gordon November 1, 2021
Thank you so much Joyann for your kind review. I'm so glad that we were able to assist you with this matter. Be well! -Justin
Posted by Pierrette Clument | October 29, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
As I was in a very difficult situation I found an attorney who was listening when nobody was Knew how to deal patiently and quietly how to deal with adversity was very helpful as well with money matters I m glad I had him as my lawyer and will recommandly very highly
Response from Justin Gordon November 1, 2021
Thank you so much, Pierrette. I really appreciate your kind words. Be well! -Justin
Posted by Deborah | August 4, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trust Fund Inheritance
I was an heir to my late Uncle’s trust fund. The trustee he appointed decided she could interpret his will and trust fund instructions to benefit herself. She refused to release my inheritance more then one year after his death. I contacted and interviewed at least ten attorneys to defend me. Most of these attorneys wanted $20,000 retainer, the ones that did not wanted 25% of my inheritance to take the case and 50% after the first hearing. Then I interviewed Justin Gordon. He did not use scare tactics to push me, he did not make promises he could not keep. What he did do was approach the case calmly and logically. He was genuinely appalled at the trustee’s self dealing at my expense. He charged a fraction of the cost of the other attorney’s retainers. Justin Gordon returns calls, emails and even text messages the same day, usually within hours. He kept me informed both of good and bad news. He dealt with an openly hostile opposing counsel by knowing both what the law could and could not do and standing his ground. I received my full inheritance within a few months. The trustee had to pay her attorney ( who had promised her the moon) to lose. My son hired Justin and he too received his full inheritance. Again the trustee had to pay her attorney to lose. Honestly I did not have a high opinion of attorneys. Now I do, Justin has my respect and my gratitude for life. I absolutely know I would not have received my inheritance without an attorney but with Justin I also did not have to spend half of it just to get it. He is professional, honest and kind.
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Response from Justin Gordon August 5, 2020
Thanks so much Debbie. This review made my day. I really appreciate your kind words. All the best, Justin
Posted by Robin | May 18, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best experience
Justin is so respectful, professional, and gets everything done in a timely manner. I felt so safe and taken care of with my case. Thanks so much!
Posted by Kelly | May 28, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Here are the facts about these two extraordinary attorneys: 1) They both have encyclopedic knowledge of the law. You name the concern, they got the law to back you up. 2) They are the most compassionate people I know. When my mother found out she only had weeks to live, I contacted them. They had the revocable living trust, the power of attorney, and the advanced health care directive to me the next day. Justin even took the time to call me the next day to see how my mom was, but also how I was. He checked in with me frequently once my mother was in her final days. They don't stop at legal documents and court filings, at which they are supreme experts. They care about their clients like family. And I don't mean that in a metaphoric way. They treat as if you grew up with them. 3) These two fine men are without a doubt, and remember, I say these are facts, the platinum standard that sets the standard when it comes to estate planning, family law and they represent what every lawyer, regardless of specialty, should live up to be. 4) They are gifted attorneys and gifted human beings. And all of what I wrote still feels like an understatement. You go with Gordon & Gordon Attorneys at Law, you walk with family and excellence hand in hand.
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Posted by Ruwangani | July 27, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Helpful , friendly and guides their clients on each little detail
Justin and his partner are great Attorneys as well as inpressive personalities . From day 1 Justin replied all my questions without any delay and with all the smallest of details whereas some Attorneys do not even reply and he gave me a time for a consultation very easily. I would recommend them to anyone who needs to clarify all the issues and handover their case confidently. Very friendly, very professional and helpful. He deserves more than 5 stars
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Response from Justin Gordon July 30, 2018
Thank you for your very kind words. Was a pleasure to assist you.
Posted by Jackie2000 | December 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent legal help and advice
I was in need of help in creating an Advanced Healthcare Directive and Power Of Attorney on behalf of a family member, but I wasn’t sure where to start. Just looking for a bit of advice, I was able to come in contact with Justin and I couldn’t be happier that I did. Justin did a great job at informing me of the steps it takes to create these documents and made the process fast and easy to understand. He was able to have all the documents ready for me in just a matter of days, and also made sure I knew exactly who I could reach out to in order to get them notarized. All of this was done with speed and accuracy, and at a very reasonable price! I would highly recommend Justin and his team and wouldn’t think twice about consulting him again in the future for related legal issues.
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Response from Justin Gordon December 28, 2017
Thank you so much for your thorough and kind review. I'm so glad that we were able to assist you. Clients like you make the practice worthwhile.
Posted by Slevin | February 10, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent and Affordable "for now"!!
Justin is a Diamond in the rough... When in business sooner or later you are going to need an attorney. I hate to say it but that's the truth. Most attorneys are garbage and charge way to much, and do way too little, and seem to only want a check. Justin is a worker and a fighter... for the results that I received, I felt that the compensation was very very fair... I've consulted younger Attorney's with less experience and wanted to charge A LOT more. No Thanks!!! Justin dealt with a HOA issue, HOA's are a nightmare and after a few meetings with the HOA and after presenting him with his research and case law the HOA decided to Approve our request after Denying it for 10yrs!! THEY DENIED OUR REQUEST FOR 10yrs, and in a matter of a month or two Justin, (a few letters & a couple of Meetings) resolved the issue. It was amazing!! I'm still on Cloud 9. I recommend you call him on any issue, He also works with his father who has been practicing for 30+ years. So you are in GOOD HANDS!!!
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Response from Justin Gordon February 13, 2017
Wow. Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. I am very flattered by your kind words, and am glad we were able to help you with your situation! All the best.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Gordon & Gordon
  • 2012 - Present
  • Extern
  • The Honorable Gary A. Feess, Central District of CA
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Summer Associate
  • Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp, LLP (Washington D.C.)
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Legal Intern
  • CBS
  • 2010 - 2010
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  • University of California at Los Angeles School of Law
  • Visiting Scholar
  • 2012
  • Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • Univ of Southern Calif
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2008

Legal Cases

  • Montano v. Davila & Tapia
  • Estate of Gabor Kadar
  • Estate of Virginia Baird Schnepp


  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Barristers Section
  • Board Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Section
  • 2012 - Present
  • State Bar of California, Trusts and Estates Section
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 2012 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Barristers/Young Attorneys Section
  • Co-Chair, Networking Committee
  • 2019 - 2021
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • 2012 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Magna Cum Laude
  • Temple University, Beasley School of Law
  • 2012


  • MSK Alert
  • Murphy v. Millennium Radio Group, LLC
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • Lincoln Memorial Congregational Church
  • Estate Planning 101
  • 2020
  • Re/Max Grand Central
  • Real Estate Sales During the Probate Process
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (7)
Endorse Justin
Real estate Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Gordon has an exceptional knowledge base and understanding of probate and estate planning. He is well-respected and conducts himself with immense professionalism."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Gordon is a confident and knowledgeable attorney in the areas of estate planning and probate. He also has a genuine care for his clients and their interests. I endorse this attorney."
Probate Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I have been working with Justin for several years now and he has developed into a fine lawyer who has a high regard for the law and the interest of his clients. It is a pleasure working with him."
Estate planning Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Justin for several years, both personally and professionally. He is a tremendous lawyer, and a person of great integrity. I highly recommend his services."
Estate planning Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Justin is an extremely knowledgable attorney with a practice focused on Estate Planning. I have known Justin for many years and have always appreciated his incredible integrity and good judgment."
Estate planning Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Justin is a tremendous attorney who is truly dedicated to advocating on behalf of his clients. He strives to always further understand the nuances of the law. He comes prepared and always does his due diligence. I endorse and highly recommend Justin."
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Justin is a dedicated and high skilled attorney. After working with him on several matters, I am extremely impressed with his intelligence, drive, and commitment to his clients. I'd highly recommend him to anyone."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer, and he has a great name."
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Los Angeles Probate Lawyer Justin M. Gordon
Justin M. Gordon
Probate Attorney
Los Angeles, CA
Licensed for 10 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available