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R. Christine Brown

Wills and living wills Attorney at Torrance, CA

5.0   7 reviews

also known as Christine Brown


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Learn R. Christine’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Elder law
    20%
    As our population ages and lives longer, more and more people are faced with paying for the overwhelming cost of skilled nursing care and the fear of losing their home. I will determine whether you, your spouse or a loved one is eligible for Medi-Cal Long Term Care. We will also discuss how to protect your spouse, protect your home, and how to transfer assets and still retain your eligibility.

    30 years

  2. Estate planning
    20%
    I develop individual and comprehensive estate plans for my clients, recognizing each client’s unique needs and objectives and offer appropriate estate planning tools such as wills, revocable trusts, special needs trusts, durable powers of attorney for finances and advanced health care proxies.

    30 years

  3. Probate
    20%
    We represent the Executor or Administrator throughout the court process from the initial petitioning of the court for their appointment until the Court approves the distribution of the estate.

    30 years

  4. Trusts
    20%
    I develop individual and comprehensive estate plans for my clients, recognizing each client’s unique needs and objectives and offer appropriate estate planning tools such as wills, revocable trusts, special needs trusts, durable powers of attorney for finances and advanced health care proxies. A special needs trust will allow a disabled person to receive an inheritance or a settlement while providing for the long-term care of a disabled loved one and preserving public benefits.

    30 years

  5. Wills and living wills
    20%
    I develop individual and comprehensive estate plans for my clients, recognizing each client’s unique needs and objectives and offer appropriate estate planning tools such as wills, revocable trusts, special needs trusts, durable powers of attorney for finances and advanced health care proxies.

    30 years

My legal practice focuses on the following areas of elder law: Medi-Cal Long Term Care Planning, estate planning, conservatorships, probate administraion and trust administration.  My firm provides quality traditional legal services to all of our clients by listening to their special needs, understanding what is important to them, and delivering practical and realistic solutions that are designed to satisfy their specific goals.  Because of our strong commitment to personal attention, compassion and professionalism, we often serve several generations within a family or different branches of the same family.  We strive to build long lasting relationships with individuals, families and professional fiduciaries within our community, and are extremely proud of the fact that our clients often recommend us to their family, friends, and colleagues.

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Estate Planning
Licensed for 30 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1992
Updated 12/01/2022

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R. Christine Brown
2377 Crenshaw Blvd #330
Torrance, CA, 90501

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Posted by Lee | May 13, 2020
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| Consulted Attorney
Practical, and Approachable
I spoke to Ms. Brown and her paralegal, Carol, a couple of months ago regarding the conservatorship of my daughter, who is in a longterm care facility. I talked to Carol several times before speaking to Ms. Brown. Based upon my experience with a previous attorney, I was taken by the compassion, understanding and kindness that Carol showed me in those initial encounters. She offered me some ideas for handling a particularly difficult situation before setting up an appointment with Ms. Brown. When the need became more pressing, I finally talked to Christine, who took a practical approach to the predicament in which I found myself and in the end, saved me from a prolonged court fight and significant fees. I can't recommend this firm highly enough. In my experience, there aren't many attorneys who will take on conservatorship matters as they can be fraught with emotion and contentiousness. These women have kind hearts and that is rare in the legal profession, whether due to training or personality. I found in this firm that it is possible to have compassion and still be professional.
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Posted by Jacob and Mary | February 16, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
ESTATE PLANNING MADE EASY
Christine Brown and her staff made what we thought would be a very difficult process very easy. She has a wonderful sense of humor which is important in tense situations. She is very attentive to details and makes sure everything is included in the trust as well as all supportive documents. My wife and I have already recommended her to a number of our friends. The hardest part of preparing a will and setting up a trust is JUST GETTING STARTED. Christine made it all easy, timely and we know it will be correct.
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Posted by Hildegard | January 13, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Law Offices of R. Christine Brown
I am more than pleased with the professional and caring service I was provided by the Law Offices of R. Christine Brown during the process of getting my estate plan in place. I am grateful for their kind assistance and advice.
Posted by anonymous | August 25, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Professional Estate Planning Services
We were so pleased with our estate planning documents. Christine took the time to meet with us to make sure that all of our estate planning goals were achieved. She or her staff were available to answer any questions that we had, as well. I highly recommend Christine.
Posted by anonymous | July 16, 2015
Excellent Probate Services
Christine was so helpful and easy to work with while I was going through the Medi-Cal eligibility process for my husband, that I returned to her when my brother passed away. She did a wonderful job representing me as the Executor of his estate. The whole process was easy and stress free because she was there to answer my questions and guide me through the administration.
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Posted by JO | December 31, 2014
Great Estate Planning Attorney
Christine was very informative from the beginning, which allowed us to come up with the estate plan to accomplish our goals and address our concerns. She was also always available and willing to answer our questions. Her staff was terrific as well. I highly recommend her as an estate planning attorney.
Posted by anonymous | March 19, 2009
Superb legal services - I highly recommend
Christine is very knowledgable about the Medi-Cal Long Term Care Program. She assisted me throughout the entire eligibility process with compassion and professionalism, so that I could obtain Medi-Cal benefits for my ill spouse. She and her staff were always available to answer my questions and reassure me during this difficult time.
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AVVO RATING 7.6 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Offices of R. Christine Brown, APC
  • 2002 - Present
  • Partner
  • Popeney, Lebetsamer & Brown, LLP
  • 1997 - 2001
  • Associate Attorney
  • Popeney, Lebetsamer & Grange
  • 1995 - 1997
  • Associate Attorney
  • Houk, Hicks & Graves
  • 1993 - 1995
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Education

  • McGeorge SOL Univ of the Pacific
  • JD
  • 1992
  • Univ of California Santa Barbara
  • undergraduate
  • 1989

Associations

  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform
  • Lawyer Referral Panel Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Southern California Chapter of NAELA
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • South Bay Bar Association (LA)
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • German

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Southern California Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Southern California Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
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