|Nevada - NV||3 years|
|California - CA||12 years|
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
11 years, 30 cases
13 years, 200 cases
13 years, 20 cases
13 years, 200 cases
My practice focuses on estate planning, probate and trust administration, and probate and trust litigation. I am licensed in California and Nevada. I have diverse experience in the areas of wills, trusts, powers of attorney, health care directives, probate estates, trust administration, trust and estate litigation, business formation, and federal and state taxation. Past litigation clients include individual and professional trustees, beneficiaries, surviving spouses, care givers, omitted heirs, competing wills, adopted out children, intestate claims of predeceased spouse to real property, spousal property petitions, partition actions, undue influence and elder abuse claims, and representation of a co-administrator/co-executor in a 13 year probate. Prior to joining Goodwin, Brown, Gross & Lovelace, APC, I was an attorney with Albence and Associates, APC, for nearly 5 years in the same practice area. Before Albence & Associates, APC, I was an attorney at a major securities litigation firm headquartered in San Diego. With securities litigation I was involved in a variety of complex litigation cases, including mortgage backed securities cases and post-merger derivative suits. I believe my diverse litigation experience in a wide variety of trust and probate litigation matters, all the way to multi-party, national scale cases, give me a unique perspective in my estate planning, affording my estate litigation clients exceptional representation and my estate planning clients practical experience of the implications of how documents are drafted and the situations they create.
I earned my law degree from the University of San Diego, where I also earned a Master of Laws in Taxation, with an emphasis on complex estate planning and business planning. Prior to law school, I earned my B.A. in Economics from UC San Diego. I am licensed to practice law in California and Nevada, and to appear in the Southern District of the United States Federal Court.
I am very proud to be a current board member with the San Diego Council on Literacy and a strong supporter of the San Diego Equality Business Association. Some of my past philanthropic activities include the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, Habitat for Humanity, and the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer program.