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Andrea Maria Gherini

Trusts Attorney at Carlsbad, CA

5.0   14 reviews
  • Licensed for 41 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1982
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Law Office of Andrea M. Gherini
P. O. Box 2809
Carlsbad, CA, 92018-2809

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Posted by Gary | February 17, 2021
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Elder Law expertise
Andrea was very helpful to us to design an estate plan and a new revocable living trust that updated our decade old family Trust and so many associated documents. Her Elder Law expertise added additional provisions to protect us in the case of any medical issues. As we went through this process, Andrea communicated every detail to us thoroughly. And she answered our many questions with respect.
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Posted by Alison | February 7, 2018
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Above and beyond
Andrea has counseled me wisely and developed a thoughtful trust account for my family. She also assisted me in successfully dealing with a complex deed ownership dilemma in Costa Rica. I am very confident in her professionalism, ethics and empathy for her clients, and would highly recommend her.
Posted by Stephanie | February 9, 2015
Establishing a Trust and Estate Planning Portfolio
Andrea and her team did a great job of helping us update our trust and create an estate planning portfolio. We don't live in southern California, but wanted to have Andrea do our trust because she lives near our daughter, who is the executrix of our trust. That put an extra burden on her office, but they handled it well, and we are happy with the end product.
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Posted by Armida | January 18, 2015
I felt fortunate to have Andrea Gherini process my Trust. She's very efficient, gets the job done, and, equally as important,has an easy manner about her. And, of course, ditto her staff!
Posted by Marcia | December 25, 2014
life saver
Andrea helped us to understand the trust process and how to handle our parent estate. We couldn't have done it without her expertise.
Posted by Sue | December 19, 2014
Trust Administration
Andrea has been invaluable as we have worked with the the transition of our parents Trust and then the closure of the Trust. She has always been professional, as well as personable. When my mother first established Andrea as her Trust lawyer, she was able to clearly explain complex legal rules and help to develop a plan for administration of the Trust. This was done in a respectful manner which, along with the professional guidance Andrea provided, was important to my mother as well as to our family. Andrea has helped us during difficult periods and also has helped us to effectively navigate through some unforeseen issues that arose.
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Posted by Barbara | December 18, 2014
My Experience With Andrea Gherini
I have known Ms. Gherini for several years. My mother and I attended a workshop at Casa de las Campanas, a retirement community, in Rancho Bernardo, and Ms. Gherini was the keynote speaker. I was very impressed by both her professionalism and her knowledge. At that time my mother made the decision to have Ms. Gherini re-do her Living Trust. She did an outstanding job and was a delight to work with. I was so impressed that my husband and I decided to have her do our Trust. A few years later it became necessary to admit my husband to an Alzheimer's facility. I had to obtain Conservatorship of my husband to avoid a problem with a stepson that we have had no relationship with for years. Ms. Gherini was my rock and has been with me every step of the way through this nightmare. It is not only my pleasure to recommend her but an honor to do so. You will find her not only extremely knowledgeable but also kind and compassionate.
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Posted by Nita | December 15, 2014
Andrea Gherini -- a lawyer with integrity
Andrea has worked on several trusts for my family and I have found her to be very trustworthy and honest. She is experienced and knowledgeable and has a very calm and confident manner. I would recommend her highly.
Posted by anonymous | December 11, 2014
Will/trust/Medi-cal applicaton
Attorney Gherini and her staff are very professional, helpful and kept us informed along the way. We are very satisfied with their service and have used Attorney Gherini for a number of our legal needs regarding trusts and wills and Medi-cal application..
Posted by Drew | December 4, 2014
Great Legal Professional
I hired Andrea to create my estate plan which at age 51 was way past due. She is very knowledgeable about both the legal and personal aspects of creating Wills, Living Trusts and Medical Directives. She took her time explaining all the legal issues and pro’s and con’s of all my decisions. She and her team also paid very good attention to detail and follow-up. I would highly recommend her.
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Posted by Karen | January 3, 2014
Three Trusts Established
In creating three complex trusts for us, Andrea Gherini was very easy to work with, as well as being very thorough. She was extremely professional, knowledgeable, detailed, and established a feeling of trust in her capabilities right away. She made sure she explained each aspect of the trusts to us, so we would thoroughly understand what was being set up, and so we could be sure our wishes would be established in writing.
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Posted by anonymous | November 12, 2013
Very highly recommended
Andrea has helped navigate Trust issues involving other family members that could have been very messy, but has been and is being resolved. She has been able to relate to the issues on a personal as well as a professional level.
Posted by Parviz | November 11, 2013
Family Trust
Before meeting Andrea I was involved with four different trust attorneys in the past twenty years of taking care of my parents, my Godmother and our own trust. The level of care and attention to detail she provided us was exceptional. We are very pleased with the results of her efforts. Andrea identified and corrected several issues with our real estate investments, and she guided us to correctly structure our bank accounts and retirement beneficiaries which other attorneys did not consider. Andrea has a very organized procedure. She and her office staff are always friendly and able to accommodate all of our requests to the utmost of satisfaction. We are extremely pleased to be connected with Andrea's practice.
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Posted by Linda | November 5, 2013
Trust and estate planning
Andrea and her staff where always prompt in returning my inquiries. I never felt rushed during an appointment.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 150-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Lawyer
  • Law Office of Andrea M. Gherini
  • 2005 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Eadington Merhab & Eadington
  • 1982 - 1993


  • Univ of Southern Calif
  • undergraduate
  • 1978
  • Loyola Law School
  • law
  • N/A


  • Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • State Bar of California, Trusts and Estates Section
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • California State Bar
  • Member
  • 1982 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Southern California chapter)
  • Vice President
  • 2013 - 2014
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Southern California chapter)
  • Treasurer
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Bar Association of North San Diego County
  • Co-chair Trust & Estate Section
  • 2007 - 2009
  • The Honorable Fiorenzo V. Lopardo American Inn of Court
  • Barrister
  • 2007 - 2012
  • San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Wiley Manel Award for Pro Bono Service
  • Wiley Manuel Law Foundation
  • 2008
  • Student Law Clerk
  • California Supreme Court
  • 1981


  • North County Lawyer Magazine
  • Making Sure Your Parents' Wishes are Known and Honored
  • 2013
  • Carlsbad Chamber Business Journal
  • Estate Planning for Digital Assets
  • 2012
  • LawReview CLE
  • Elder Law, The Basics of Elder Law From A-Z
  • 2012
  • Carlsbad Chamber Business Journal
  • Veterans Benefits - Aid and Attendance
  • 2011
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Speaking Engagements

  • State Bar of California, Trusts and Estates Section
  • Educating Seniors Project
  • 2013
  • Estate Planning 101
  • Planning for Incapacity
  • 2012
  • Continuing Education for Lawyers
  • The Basics of Elder Law from A-Z
  • 2012
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Probate Process from A to Z
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (3)
Endorse Andrea
Elder law Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Andrea is a thoughtful, kind, and excellent attorney. I have known her for several years in our involvement in the elder law community, and can personally attest to her reputation. I endorse her."
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"I highly endorse this lawyer. I have both referred Andrea to many of my friends and clients and used her for my and my mother in laws estate plans. She is a knowledgable and concietious lawyer."

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Carlsbad Trusts Lawyer Andrea Maria Gherini
Andrea Maria Gherini
Trusts Attorney
Carlsbad, CA
Licensed for 41 years