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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||2013|
|AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated Firm||Martindale-Hubbell||2010|
|Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law||State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization||2007|
|President||Law Offices of Michael J. Wittick, a P.L.C.||1995 - Present|
|associate||Mercer & Zinder, PLLC||1991 - 1994|
|Partner||Portigal, Hammerton and Allen||1980 - 1991|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Provisors||member||2008 - Present|
|Advisors Forum||member||2003 - Present|
|Financial Planning Association||member||2003 - Present|
|Orange County Bar Association||member of Trusts and Estates Section||1995 - Present|
|WealthCounsel||Member||1994 - Present|
|South County Senior Services||Board Member and Planned Giving Committee||2000 - 2007|
|National Associaation of Insurance and Finacncial Advisors||member||2000 - 2009|
|South Orange County Estate Planning Councel||member||1999 - 2011|
|Western State University, School of Law||N/A||Juris Doctorate||1979|
|California St Univ Fullerton||Finance||undergraduate||1974|
|Yearly to Lifetime Maintenance Clients||Trustee Training Workshop||2013|
|Califronia Society of CPAs Meeting||Post Mortem Estate Planning||2009|
|Financial Planning Association Quarterly Meeting||Retirement Plan Trusts||2008|
|National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisor Meeting||Business Exit Planning||2007|
|Califronia Society of CPAs Meeting||Reasons to Consider an IRA Trust||2007|
|South Orange County Esate Planning Council Meeting||Special Tax Savings Trusts for Spouses||2006|
|National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors Meeting||Process and Benefits of Financial Advisor Relationship with Estate Planning Attorney||2005|
|Financial Planning Assocation Quarterly Meeting||The Truth About Estate Planning||2003|
Posted by Bailey
We have been going to Michael Wittick for a number of years regarding our estate planning. He is approachable, does a good job explaining the options, prepares us for the future, and helps us make sure our assets will be properly distributed in the future. His review sessions help us understand the ramifications of our decisions.
Posted by Kurt
We met Michael thru a friend/referral and was VERY pleased w/ his services. He was very professional, informative, knowledgeable and always made sure you understood what he was talking about. Very well prepared and professional w/ us and his experience showed with our needs. We left feeling very comfortable with what Michael did with our plans and to make sure our loved ones will be taken care of when the time comes.
My husband really liked the fact that Michael was ALWAYS on time and easy to schedule with.
Posted by Joni
After the recent sudden loss of my husband, I was lost as you can imagine. We had no prior planning. I met with Mike Wittick and felt a level of confidence and trust immediately. He helped to settle my husbands business quickly and very efficiently. We then proceeded to plan for my future estate planning needs. We decided on a trust and again, that was handled with the expertise and care that you would expect. He made it as easy as possible. Mike has made an extremely trying time better. I would surely advise everyone to think about your future planning before there is a need! Don't put it off! A weight has been lifted now that my estate planning has been taken care of. It is the best thing I could ever have done for my family.
Thomas Rogers, Estate planning Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
As an estate planning attorney and a Certified Public Accountant in Florida with over 35 years of practice designing plans to help clients organize their estates to protect them from creditors and avoid probate and various taxes, one needs a specialist to assist them. Laws can vary dramatically from state to state and when it comes to planning you need to be on top of the local law – especially in California. Mike is a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law, which sets him apart from others in his field. Most importantly, Mike has a unique way of explaining technical concepts in a manner that makes them understandable not only to other skilled professionals in our field, but also to clients who lack the knowledge about the issues that are involved. His practical experience and his ability to size things up are exceptional. If you are in need of advice with respect to your estate plan, I would highly recommend you seek Mike's counsel.
Christine Weiner, Estate planning Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I endorse this lawyer. I have known Mike Wittick for over 18 years as colleagues in two top national estate planning organizations: WealthCounsel and National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys. We worked collaboratively together within those organizations, and I came to know Mike as a very serious and intelligent attorney who thoroughly researches all legal issues before proceeding on a given strategy. I also worked with him together on client cases, and Mike was always sensitive to client's needs and working to achieve the best solution for the client, their family, their loved ones, and their goals and desires to bless the community as well with legacies to charitable organizations. Mike works very hard to keep up with the latest techniques and strategies in estate planning in order to provide the best advice to his clients. Mike is thoroughly ethical and straightforward, and expects all his clients and colleagues to be ethical and straightforward as well.