|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Selected as Advisory Board Member||Alona Cortese Elder Law Center||2009|
|Honored for Pro Bono Svcs to our Military-Yellow Ribbon America||President George W. Bush - at THE WHITE HOUSE||2007|
|Award of Recognition - President, Student Bar Assn.||Chapman University SOL||2003|
|Finalist - SBA President of the Year||American Bar Association||2003|
|Certificate of Recognition - Office of the Law School Advocate||Chapman University SOL||2002|
|Certificate of Recognition - Member, Student Bar Assn.||Chapman University SOL||2002|
|Recipient, Law School Academic Scholarship||Chapman University SOL||2000|
|Attorney and Counselor at Law||THE MAMOLA LAW FIRM||2007 - Present|
|Salesperson or Broker||Real Estate||1987 - Present|
|Founding Partner||Huettl, Mamola & Associates, LLP||2005 - 2007|
|Certified Law Clerk||Orange County District Attorney||2002 - 2002|
|President and CEO||Sunset Beach Brewing Company, Inc.||1995 - 1999|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|United States Supreme Court Bar||Member||2010 - Present|
|Alona Cortese Elder Law Center at Chapman University School of Law||Advisory Board Member||2009 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||2005 - Present|
|State Bar of California, Trusts and Estates Section||Member||2005 - Present|
|Orange County Bar Association||Member||2005 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||Member||2005 - Present|
|WealthCounsel||Member||2004 - Present|
|Chapman University School of Law Alumni Association||Member||2003 - Present|
|Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity, Stanley Mosk Inn||Charter Member||2002 - Present|
|Warren J. Ferguson American Inn of Court||Member||2002 - Present|
|Pepperdine University Alumni Association||Member||2000 - Present|
|Crespi Carmelite High School Alumni Association||Member||1983 - Present|
|Long Beach Bar Association||Member||2005 - 2007|
|Guardianship of G.M.G||Guardianship granted.|
|In re T Trust||Settled day of trial (see above)|
|M v. F.||P's claims dismissed in less than 1 hr. at trial|
|See all legal cases|
|Examiner.com||An introduction to Estate Planning: Part I||2009|
|Express Press Release||Create A Child Asset Protection Or CAP Trust™ To Provide Asset Protection For Your Children||2008|
|Avvo Legal Guides||What Is a "Living Trust"?||2008|
|Avvo Legal Guides||How to Provide Asset Protection for Your Children via your Living Trust||2008|
|Avvo Legal Guides||Statutory Probate Fees in California||2008|
|Chapman University School of Law||Law||Juris Doctor||2003|
|Pepperdine University||Management||Bachelor of Science||1999|
|Los Angeles Pierce College||Business Administration/Pre Law||N/A||1986|
|Crespi Carmelite High School||College Prep||Diploma||1983|
Posted by anonymous
After Mr. Mamola failed to submit the proper paperwork to finish my Trust and spoke to me with much condescension I hired another Estate attorney. I soon realized how many stones Mr. Mamola left un-turned. Don't waste your time or money.
Posted by Jackie V.
Sam Mamola is the "best of the best" and I say that from personal experience. The "Prenuptial Agreement" and "Trust" he created for me prior to my marriage proved impenetrable by my husband's divorce attorney who made every attempt to break it. His legal advice also helped me to save my home during my divorce. Mr. Mamola also created a very thorough and high-quality "Will and Trust" for a widowed member of my family. His advice was from the heart, always true and brilliant. Count yourself lucky to know him. I highly recommend the Mamola Law Firm!
Posted by Mike
This is our true experience with Mr. Mamola: My wife and I are in our early 60's. We hired him to set up a Living Trust to protect our house from Probate. We met with him and prepared the Trust. We felt very confident and I do believe he is a very smart guy. But...his "Package" included the transfer our house into the Trust Name. This was a major factor for us in using an Attorney. Eight months later I checked the Clerk/Recorder's website and saw it was NOT Done. Following numerous attempts to contact him (No Response), he finally emailed; told me the Clerk/Recorder was several months behind in postings. I checked with them and that was NOT TRUE! I tried to contact him many more times to get this done for us. He would not return emails or phone calls. Eventually he did send us an email saying he would check the Clerk's Office and let me know. That was the last response I received from him despite several more attempts to contact him. Nearly FOUR WEEKS later, I downloaded the form from the OC.GOV website and, with help from the Clerk/Recorder's Office people, prepared and filed it myself (total cost $6.00).
We paid this man a LOT of money for a service which he did not fully perform - and then did not even have the courtesy to return my calls or emails. It was like after he got our money, he didn't want to be bothered with us and finish what we paid for. We were unprotected for nine months and, fortunately, nothing happened to us or our house would have gone into Probate.
I like the binder and documents he gave us, but could have generated the same documents with my $60 Willmaker Program. Without our house protected from Probate, there was little point to our Trust. Sorry, but for these reasons I will NEVER recommend him to anyone.
Sandy Roxas, Family Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I endorse this lawyer. Sam Mamola is an excellent Estate Planning Attorney. I have refered several clients to him who have all been very satisfied with his services. Mr. Mamola provides great customer service and promptly returns phone calls. He also handles Probate and Trust Administration. I highly recommend Mr. Mamola for all your Estate Planning needs!