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Teresa Gutierrez

Estate planning Attorney at Torrance, CA

5.0   13 reviews

also known as TERESA GUTIERREZ LAW


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About Teresa

Learn Teresa’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    18%
    Drafting Living Trusts, Funding Living Trusts, Schedule of Assets, Certification of Trust, Deeds of Trust

    7 years

  2. Probate
    18%
    Legal Guardianships (including Special Immigrant Juvenile Findings); Conservatorships, and Probates

    8 years

  3. Business
    17%
    Entity / Business Formation

    7 years

  4. Wills and living wills
    17%
    Powers of Attorney, Advanced Health Care Directives, HIPAA Waivers

  5. Contracts and agreements
    15%

    7 years

  6. Litigation
    15%

Teresa Gutierrez Law is a boutique estate planning practice with a sense of community. Its founder, Attorney Teresa Gutierrez, aims to provide peace of mind by helping clients protect their families’ futures. She guides her clients through difficult, but important, decisions, such as identifying who they trust to make decisions about their medical care if they are unable, who should take care of their children if they die or are unable, and how they can make sure property goes to who they choose instead of being tied up in the courts, in probate. Attorney Gutierrez is a graduate of the University of Southern California and Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. Teresa Gutierrez Law has offices in the South Bay. Attorney Gutierrez is ready to speak to you, in English or Spanish, at or  

Licensed for 7 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2015
Updated 12/01/2022

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TERESA GUTIERREZ LAW
1308 Sartori Avenue
Suite 201
Torrance, CA, 90501

Reviews

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Posted by Louise | February 9, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you for helping me
Attorney Gutierrez took the worry away regarding my guardianship petition. This was a complicated process for me but thanks to Attorney Gutierrez I was able to get through this stress free. She kept me updated the what, when, and where. I always knew “what happens next.” She is a very caring individual whom I enjoyed working with.
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Posted by Israel | April 18, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Caso Estatal y Federal
Una experiencia buena. Siempre me mantuvo bien informado de mi caso. Aprobaron mi caso. Gracias a la Abogada Teresa mi caso fue aprobado. No hubiera logrado este éxito en mi caso sin la ayuda de ella. Recomiendo a la Abogada Teresa. Le doy 10 estrellas a ella!
Posted by Maricela | December 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing experience
Teresa, it was such a pleasure working with you! You made this process so much easier for us. I was worried about how much information I needed to considered but your patience and thoroughness made me at ease. You are such a true professional and such a lovely person. Best of luck to you and your family!
Posted by Irma | September 25, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Living trust
I located Teresa through ARAG directory and so happy I got lucky to have someone that so patiently guided us through the process in preparing our living trust. Teresa is very efficient and easy to work.
Posted by Andy | June 22, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Caring and knowledgeable
Teresa did my Estate Planning and guided me through the process explaining every aspect of the Trust. I would definitely hire her again for my legal matters.
Posted by Natalie | May 22, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Legal guardianship over brother
Teresa Gutierrez was my attorney referred through Bet Tzedek to represent me in a case so that I could be legal guardian for my little brother. Teresa was very friendly, approachable and hands on with us throughout the entire case. She was a very effective communicator in every aspect and was very thoughtful and kept me informed in every step of the way. There were some obstacles we had to overcome but they did not waiver Teresa’s positivity or efficacy. Teresa even went above and beyond to answer all the questions I had before, during, and after the court hearings. She always made sure I was in the loop and gave me very valuable tips. She made time for us, whether it was a text, phone call, or in person meeting and I always felt positive about the situation because she is very competent in her field and she is very knowledgeable. Teresa was an absolute delight to work with and I would refer her to anyone I know going through a similar situation. Thank you, Teresa, for your time, effort, and kind words. You are truly appreciated and an awesome lawyer. Thank you!
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Posted by anonymous | May 10, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Woody
Helped us set up a living trust and estate plan. Was always available and did not get tired of answering all our questions. Had many good suggestions and was willing to take the time to set the plan up to meet our specific needs. I would say that Teresa exceeded our expectations. We would highly recommend this attorney without hesitation.
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Posted by Richard | March 8, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Able to explain complex Motions in a clear and understandable way. Patient, Listens, and Very Helpful. Would highly recommend.
Thank you for taking the time to answer questions I had regarding the Motion for Summary Judgment. Your responses and feedback are much appreciated. I am more clear about a few items thanks to your incisive comments and straightforward communication and approach.
Posted by Steve | February 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trust and Will
Teresa is a great attorney. The hiring was very convenient due to her billingial ability. She also came personally to our home to have us fill out all the paper work required to do the process, which was also very convenient. Pricing was reasonable as well as the time it took to complete the process.
Posted by Victoria | February 6, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Probate Attorney
Teresa is a great probate attorney - I highly recommend her. She is very knowledgeable about Probate Court rules and judges. She also has creative ideas about how to properly effectuate notice and service requirements outside of the United States.
Posted by Joe C. | January 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Attention to detail!!
Teresa's professionalism and attention to detail was amazing. She followed through and went above and beyond in all aspects to make sure I got what I was paying for. My Living trust is easy to understand and will be easy edit as I continue to add assets through the years. I highly recommend her service!
Posted by Liseth | January 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Custody for my niece’s.
Teresa, was very helpful and understanding of our situation.Made the transition easy. Couldn’t have it any other way.
Posted by anonymous | December 30, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Helped Me Clear Title to Home
In 2016, I contacted Teresa to clear title to my home. My spouse died intestate, and I had to get the property in my name. She guided me through this process, and she was very friendly and patient with me.
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Work Experience

  • Principal Attorney
  • Teresa Gutierrez Law
  • 2016 - Present
  • Program Coordinator
  • Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Pro Bono Coordinating Attorney
  • Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Certified Legal Intern, Preliminary Hearing Unit, Long Beach, CA
  • Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Law Clerk
  • Law Offices of Rene A. Ramos
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Judicial Extern to the Honorable Richard A. Paez
  • United States Court Of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Law Clerk
  • Aequitas Law Group
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Writing Tutor, Writing Tutors Program
  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Law Clerk, Unaccompanied Children Program
  • Casa Cornelia Law Center
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Certified Legal Intern, Juvenile Division
  • San Diego County Office Of The Alternate Public Defender
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Legal Intern
  • Law Offices of Mario D. Vega
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Legal Clerk
  • Compton Superior Court and Domestic Violence Clinic
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Research Assistant to Professor Luz E. Herrera
  • Thomas Jefferson School Of Law
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Legal Secretary, Eviction Defense Unit
  • Legal Aid Foundation Of Los Angeles
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Program and Operations Associate
  • Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Staff Assistant, Office of Chairman Sen. Edward M. Kennedy
  • U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees and Border Security
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Executive Assistant
  • U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-31)
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Campaign Staff
  • Xavier Becerra for Congress
  • 2006 - 2007
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Education

  • Loyola Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • University of Southern California
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006

Associations

  • Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Latina Lawyers Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Mexican American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Mexican American Bar Association
  • Newsletter Editor
  • 2018 - Present
  • South Bay Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Access to Justice Committee Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Scholarship Award
  • Mexican American Bar Foundation
  • 2013
  • Fellow
  • Ms. JD
  • 2013
  • Scholarship Award
  • Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles
  • 2012
  • Scholarship Award
  • The San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association
  • 2011
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Speaking Engagements

  • Consumer Debt @ Norwalk Courthouse on Behalf of Legal Aid Society of Orange County (LASOC) - January 2, 2018
  • Consumer Debt Presentation & Workshop
  • 2018
  • Consumer Debt @ Norwalk Courthouse on Behalf of Legal Aid Society of Orange County (LASOC) - January 16, 2018
  • Consumer Debt Presentation & Workshop
  • 2018
  • Family Preparedness Immigration Workshop on Behalf of Bet Tzedek to SBCC, Thrive LA Staff in Wilmington, CA (March 17, 2017)
  • Legal Guardianship Nominations / Caregiver Affidavits
  • 2017
  • Consumer Debt @ Norwalk Courthouse on Behalf of Legal Aid Society of Orange County (LASOC) - September 12, 2017
  • Consumer Debt Presentation & Workshop
  • 2017
  • Consumer Debt @ Norwalk Courthouse on Behalf of Legal Aid Society of Orange County (LASOC) - October 3, 2017
  • Consumer Debt Presentation & Workshop
  • 2017
  • Consumer Debt @ Norwalk Courthouse on Behalf of Legal Aid Society of Orange County (LASOC) - October 17, 2017
  • Consumer Debt Presentation & Workshop
  • 2017
  • Consumer Debt @ Norwalk Courthouse on Behalf of Legal Aid Society of Orange County (LASOC) - November 14, 2017
  • Consumer Debt Presentation & Workshop
  • 2017
  • Consumer Debt @ Norwalk Courthouse on Behalf of Legal Aid Society of Orange County (LASOC) - May 2, 2017
  • Consumer Debt Presentation & Workshop
  • 2017
  • Consumer Debt @ Norwalk Courthouse on Behalf of Legal Aid Society of Orange County (LASOC) - May 16, 2017
  • Consumer Debt Presentation & Workshop
  • 2017
  • Consumer Debt @ Norwalk Courthouse on Behalf of Legal Aid Society of Orange County (LASOC) - March 21, 2017
  • Consumer Debt Presentation & Workshop
  • 2017
  • Consumer Debt @ Norwalk Courthouse on Behalf of Legal Aid Society of Orange County (LASOC) - June 20, 2017
  • Consumer Debt Presentation & Workshop
  • 2017
  • Consumer Debt @ Norwalk Courthouse on Behalf of Legal Aid Society of Orange County (LASOC) - July 11, 2017
  • Consumer Debt Presentation & Workshop
  • 2017
  • Consumer Debt @ Norwalk Courthouse on Behalf of Legal Aid Society of Orange County (LASOC) - December 5, 2017
  • Consumer Debt Presentation & Workshop
  • 2017
  • Consumer Debt @ Norwalk Courthouse on Behalf of Legal Aid Society of Orange County (LASOC) - December 19, 2017
  • Consumer Debt Presentation & Workshop
  • 2017
  • Consumer Debt @ Norwalk Courthouse on Behalf of Legal Aid Society of Orange County (LASOC) - August 15, 2017
  • Consumer Debt Presentation & Workshop
  • 2017
  • Consumer Debt @ Norwalk Courthouse on Behalf of Legal Aid Society of Orange County (LASOC) - August 1, 2017
  • Consumer Debt Presentation & Workshop
  • 2017
  • Consumer Debt @ Norwalk Courthouse on Behalf of Legal Aid Society of Orange County (LASOC) - April 11, 2017
  • Consumer Debt Presentation & Workshop
  • 2017
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (81)
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Unknown Attorney | Mar 26
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Probate Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Teresa is efficient, responsive, and knowledgable, and she cares about her clients."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Probate Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Teresa is the first lawyer I call when I have a problem, and I myself am an attorney. She is the most trustworthy and competent attorney I know, and she is absolutely dedicated towards helping people. Teresa is the attorney I recommend to my friends and family because I know she will take good care of them, and because she always puts her clients first."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Teresa is committed to providing excellent service for her clients. Teresa has consulted with me on her cases as a colleague. I have seen the utmost professionalism from her, and the utmost care in handling her cases. I fully endorse Teresa and know she will provide excellent service in her cases."
Wills and living wills Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Highly ethical attorney with client concerns and protection as her main priority."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Attorney Gutierrez. She's very knowledgeable, dedicated and passionate in what she does. You’re in good hands."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Teresa is one of the most responsible, insightful, diligent, and client-sensitive attorneys I know. She is the attorney I would go to with an estate planning or wills & trust matter and I recommend her without hesitation."
Probate Attorney | Jan 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Teresa Gutierrez is a hard working consummate professional."
Wills and living wills Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Whenever anyone asks me for a referral to a lawyer to draft a will or living trust, I always send them to Teresa. She is ethical, reliable and trustworthy, and goes out of her way to make her important legal services affordable for everyone. She's also one of the few estate planning attorneys who speaks fluent Spanish!"
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Torrance Estate planning Lawyer Teresa Gutierrez
Teresa Gutierrez
Estate planning Attorney
Torrance, CA
Licensed for 7 years