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Monica Goel

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Monica Goel has been a member of TLDLAW since 1999 and a partner since 2010. With over fifteen years of legal experience, Ms. Goel advises clients regarding a wide range of estate, trust, probate, and conservatorship matters. Her practice focuses on estate planning, trust administration, probate administration, elder law, trust and probate litigation.

Ms. Goel was recently named in the July 2015 issue of Super Lawyers magazine as a Rising Star in Southern California for 2015 in the area of Estate Planning & Probate.

Ms. Goel is a published author in the Daily Journal and OC Lawyer Magazine. She is a frequent lecturer on trust administration, probate administration, court accountings, liability for fiduciaries, and legal ethics in estate administration.

On August 1, 2014, the California Board of Legal Specialization certified partner Monica Goel as a legal specialist in Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate Law. She joins an elite group of attorneys that have taken the legal specialization exam and earned this coveted designation. The legal specialization exam is offered every two years in specific practice areas. Attorneys must pass and submit an application to become board certified.

Ms. Goel is a member of the PVP panel for the LA Superior Court and is routinely appointed by the court to represent incapacitated persons and advise the court regarding appointment of conservators.

She was previously an adjunct professor at Cerritos College in the Certified Paralegal Program and is currently on the Trustee Advisory Committee therein. She has joined the faculty at UCI Extension Summer 2014 and is teaching a class in Estate Planning.

Ms. Goel is the Group Leader for the Cal CPA Society, Southeast Discussion Group. She is also an active member of Provisors and Soroptimist International and served as the Downey chapter’s president for 2007-2008.

Monica Goel was admitted to the bar in December, 2000. Education: University of California at Los Angeles (UCL) (B.A., 1997); University of Southern California Law School (J.D. 2000). Monica was the 1998/1999 Trope and Trope Family Law Fellow and did an Externship in the Chambers of Judge Kim McLane Wardlaw, 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in 1999. Ms. Goel won the volunteer of the year award from the City of Downey Coordinating Council in 2007.

Monica is a member of the Los Angeles, Orange County and American Bar Associations, and the Estate Planning/Probate Section of the State Bar of California.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Probate: 25%
  2. Trusts: 25%
  3. Estate Planning: 25%
  4. Elder Law: 15%
  5. Medicaid & Medicare: 10%



Retainer (always)

Payment types:

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Contact info

Tredway Lumsdaine & Doyle LLP

3900 Kilroy Airport Way
Suite 240
Long Beach, CA, 90806


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate LawState Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization2014
Volunteer of the YearCity of Downey Coordinating Council2007
Trope & Trope Family Law FellowshipTrope & Trope1998
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerTredway, Lumsdaine & Doyle, LLP2010 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorCerritos College2005 - 2006
AssociateTredway, Lumsdaine & Doyle, LLP2000 - 2010
Extern9th Circuit Court Of Appeals1999 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
PFACMember2013 - Present
California Society of Certified Public AccountantsDowney DIscussion Group Leader2009 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Orange County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of CaliforniaMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
OC LawyerTen Trust Administration Rules to Keep you Out of Trouble2014
Daily JournalMedi-Cal Eligibility Changes on Horizon2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Southern California Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
University of California - Los AngelesN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Rules of Trust AdministrationRules of Trust Administration2014
New Era in Estate PlanningNew Era in Estate Planning2014
Rules of Trust AdministrationRules of Trust Administration2013
Probate Process - Start to FinishProbate Process - Start to FInish2013
PFAC Education ConferenceEthical Considerations for Fiduciaries2013
CIty National Bank Risk ForumFiduciary Duties2013