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
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law||State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization||2014|
|Volunteer of the Year||City of Downey Coordinating Council||2007|
|Trope & Trope Family Law Fellowship||Trope & Trope||1998|
|Partner||Tredway, Lumsdaine & Doyle, LLP||2010 - Present|
|Adjunct Professor||Cerritos College||2005 - 2006|
|Associate||Tredway, Lumsdaine & Doyle, LLP||2000 - 2010|
|Extern||9th Circuit Court Of Appeals||1999 - 1999|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|PFAC||Member||2013 - Present|
|California Society of Certified Public Accountants||Downey DIscussion Group Leader||2009 - Present|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Orange County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|State Bar of California||Member||N/A|
|OC Lawyer||Ten Trust Administration Rules to Keep you Out of Trouble||2014|
|Daily Journal||Medi-Cal Eligibility Changes on Horizon||2013|
|University of Southern California Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2000|
|University of California - Los Angeles||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1997|
|Rules of Trust Administration||Rules of Trust Administration||2014|
|New Era in Estate Planning||New Era in Estate Planning||2014|
|Rules of Trust Administration||Rules of Trust Administration||2013|
|Probate Process - Start to Finish||Probate Process - Start to FInish||2013|
|PFAC Education Conference||Ethical Considerations for Fiduciaries||2013|
|CIty National Bank Risk Forum||Fiduciary Duties||2013|