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About me

As a trusts and estates attorney, I enjoy helping families reach their goals by customizing the planning to fit their needs. Every family is different and it is important to learn and understand the family dynamic in order to properly plan. I take the time to get to know my clients and understand what their family's needs are. I believe this sets me apart from other attorneys and certainly from the do-it-yourself estate planning softwares out there. If you have questions about estate planning, I'd be happy to sit down and discuss with you.


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

Practice areas

  1. Estate Planning: 35%
    9 years
  2. Trusts: 25%
    9 years
  3. Probate: 20%
    9 years
  4. Elder Law: 10%
    9 years
  5. Other: 10%
  6. More 



Hourly ($325-375/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Robert Paul Robinson

    I endorse this lawyer. She is qualified, smart and caring. I've known Joanna for about 8 years now, and she is always professional and knowledgeable.


    Robert Robinson Real estate Attorney
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  • James Nelson Dicks

    This attorney works very hard for the clients and keeps up with the law by attending legal seminars to assist them in this regard. I endorse this attorney.


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Contact info

Preovolos Lewin & Hezlep, ALC

550 W. C Street, Suite 1600
San Diego, CA, 92101


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Associate AttorneyPreovolos Lewin & Hezlep, ALC2012 - Present
Associate AttorneyLegacy, APC2007 - 2012
Associate AttorneyCuny-Smith Law Group, PC2007 - 2007
Law ClerkScudi and Johnson LLP2006 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
San Diego La Raza Lawyers AssociationVice President2013 - Present
San Diego La Raza Lawyers AssociationDirector at Large2011 - Present
Lawyers Club of San DiegoMember2011 - Present
National Latina Business Women's AssociationMember2009 - Present
La Raza Lawyers AssociationMember2008 - Present
San Diego County Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
BNIMember2009 - 2011
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Paul Daniel Marks vs. Estate of Richard CrookJudgment found in favor of my client
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Diego School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
University of San DiegoPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2002
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Oddities and Challenges in Probate LawEthical Issues in Estate Planning2013
Estate Administration WorkshopTrust Administration2013
USD Paralegal Program Continuing Legal EducationBasics of Trust Administration2012
Sempra Seminar5 Myths of Estate Planning2009
NBI Continuing Legal EducationBasic Estate Planning - Legal Ethics2008