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Elizabeth S Gerbasi

Estate planning Attorney at San Diego, CA

4.9   11 reviews

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Elizabeth is the owner and managing attorney at Gerbasi Law Firm.  She is a California native who practices all over San Diego County.  She earned her law degree from California Western School of Law in San Diego.  Prior to earning her law degree and becoming an attorney, Elizabeth obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona, and her Associates Degree as a Paralegal from Phoenix College in Phoenix, Arizona.  

Elizabeth is an active member of the State Bar of California.  She is licensed to practice in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, as well as in all California State Courts.  

Elizabeth is a member of the American Bar Association, the San Diego County Bar Association and Probate Attorneys of San Diego.  She is an active member in the Family Law and Trusts and Estate Sections and strives to keep current in her legal education in these areas.

Volunteering is a major component of Elizabeth's career.  She currently volunteers her attorney services at the Legal Aid Society of San Diego at both the Conservatorship and Power of Attorney/Advanced Health Care Directive Clinics, located in the Madge Bradley Probate Court in San Diego.  She has also volunteered at the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer's Program, San Diego Rescue Mission, Conflict Resolution Skills Training for the Children at Risk Committee and the Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence.  Elizabeth has participated as a judge for the American Mock Trial competition and also helps low income clients in conjunction with the San Diego County Bar Association.

In law school, Elizabeth was the Vice President of the Child, Family and Elder Law Society and became a member of the Pro Bono Honors Society for volunteering over fifty hours of time providing legal services.  

In addition to owning and managing her own law firm, Elizabeth is an Of Counsel associate with a multi-service firm, The Dean Law Group, A.P.L.C., where she provides advisory and transactional services.   

Elizabeth was nominated as an Outstanding Young Attorney in 2013 and a Top Attorney in 2014 by the San Diego Daily Transcript and is a proud member of the ARAG Attorney Network.  She has a solid legal background that extends for over a decade. She is committed to helping her clients plan for the future and resolve conflicts amicably and efficiently.

Licensed for 12 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2010
Updated 09/09/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Elizabeth

GERBASI LAW FIRM
1901 First Ave., Suite 118
San Diego, CA, 92101
Gerbasi Law Firm
1901 First Ave.
Ste. 204
San Diego, CA, 92101
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4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Keri | June 22, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Elizabeth handled my divorce with ease. I would highly recommend her for family law issues.
Posted by Angel Cook | November 20, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very Good
Elizabeth met with me and was very clear and thorough. She was professional and personable. She explained everything and took her time with me. She is very good.
Posted by Brad | March 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent resource
Elizabeth knows her field very well. She provided the exact guidance I needed to help resolve the case. Appreciated the promptness of her responses, even on non working days. My case wasn't big and she treated me well for the size.
Posted by John | March 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
You Won't Find A More Thorough Estate Planning Attorney
Elizabeth handled our estate plan with precision. She asked many questions to ensure that the plan met our expectations. She discussed with us the latest research supporting the plan. Her communication in person and by email was more than anyone might expect from an attorney. Do not hesitate to use her services!
Posted by Amanda | March 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce
Elizabeth was upfront about costs and expectations. She responded quickly to emails and was available to go over all questions.
Posted by anonymous | March 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Gerbasi Law Firm
Elizabeth Gerbasi is very professional, knowledgeable & personable. I would highly recommend her services.
Posted by Pamela Fruge | March 15, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend!
Ms. Gerbasi helped me so much during a very difficult time. When doing the work for my divorce, she explained everything and walked me through each step along the way. I will always be grateful for her assistance and kind manner! Thank you!!
Posted by Jason | June 23, 2014
Thank you Elizabeth
I had a very positive experience with Ms. Gerabasi. She was very timely in calling me back, and she was flexible in working with my tight work schedule. She also kept me informed during the entire process and she was quick to respond to my questions. I had one very sensitive issue, which I was nervous to talk about, but I found Ms. Gerabasi to be both very professional and very empathetic to my situation. I had an excellent experience working with her and I definitely recommend this lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | June 11, 2014
Elizabeth S. Gerbasi
My husband and I needed our Living Trust updated. Ms. Gerbasi requested that we supply her with the information that she required before our scheduled meeting. Consequently, she had time to review our documents before the meeting and answer all of our questions at that time. We appreciated the degree of professionalism and courtesy that she offered to us. We would certainly use her services in the future and recommend her to friends and colleagues.
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Posted by Miguel | March 10, 2013
Reliable
She kept me informed in every moment, defended my interests and was efficient and fast with the procedure. Very kind and understandable when we talked about law matters.
Posted by anonymous | March 15, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Approachable and Fair Lawyer
I consulted with Elizabeth Gerbasi a couple of times re. my divorce. I was nervous about meeting with a lawyer but she was approachable. At our first meeting I had a list of questions that she was able to answer. She was prompt and accessible throughout the period I employed her services; I had her direct phone number and was able to talk to her as needed. Elizabeth was clear about how I would be billed and gave good estimates of the amount of work certain items would take. Based on her responsiveness, approachability and value I have already recommended her to friends.
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AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Gerbasi Law Firm
  • 2010 - Present
  • Attorney
  • The Dean Law Group
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Legal Intern/Paralegal
  • Lepine Law Group
  • 2009 - 2010

Education

  • California Western School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Arizona State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2001

Associations

  • Probate Attorneys of San Diego
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • ARAG
  • Attorney
  • 2013 - Present
  • Lawyers Club of San Diego
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • San Diego Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • San Diego County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • San Diego County Bar Association, Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law Section
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Six Degrees San Diego
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Legal Aid Society San Diego
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2010 - Present
  • San Diego Thriving Solos
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top Attorney Finalist
  • San Diego Daily Transcript
  • 2014
  • Top Young Attorneys
  • San Diego Daily Transcript
  • 2013
  • Wiley Manuel Pro Bono Award
  • California Western School of Law
  • 2009

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Family Law Society of TJSL
  • Adoption Panel
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (5)
Family Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked with Attorney Gerbasi on a family law dissolution matter and found her to be professional and civil, while also acting as a zealous advocate for her client. I endorse her without reservation."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As a fellow estate planning attorney, I have consulted with Elizabeth Gerbasi on difficult cases and she always has great insight. I have referred my friends and clients to her for their family law and adoption needs and she has served them well."
Family Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Beth is an excellent lawyer. She is very knowledgeable. She cares about her clients, and advocates for them vigorously. She very pleasant to work with."
Family Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Handles matters with care and personal attention. When family and friends needs a family law attorney, she is the first call I make."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Elizabeth dedicates herself to using her practical knowledge to ensuring that her client’s remain in control of their own life and decisions. As an estate-planning, probate, and family law attorney Elizabeth is trustworthy and provides honest, efficient, and top-notch services."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mrs. Gerbasi is a very intelligent and effective attorney, and she is very well-respected in the community. I highly endorse her."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Elizabeth for many years and she's fantastic. Elizabeth cares deeply about her clients and works hard to reach the best outcome possible. I highly recommend Elizabeth to anyone seeking estate planning, family law, or similar services."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Beth Gerbasi for several years now and I highly endorse her as an excellent estate planning attorney. She is passionate about serving the needs of her clients and very knowledgeable. She takes time to listen to her clients and understand their individual circumstances. Then, she provides her clients with comprehensive plans and ensures they understand exactly what is happening at each stage of the process. Beth is the attorney you want protecting your future interests."
Estate planning Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Beth is a great lawyer. I have known her for years and she is my go to referral for estate planning. She is very organized and knowledgeable."
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