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Alan Leigh Armstrong

Estate planning Attorney at Huntington Beach, CA

4.2   5 reviews

About Alan

Learn Alan’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    40%
    Wills, Trusts, and associated documents.

    37 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Probate
    35%
    Probate, conservatorships, and trust administration. I represent conservators, conservatees, executors, trustees, and beneficiaries who wonder when they will receive their inheritance.

    37 years, 300 cases

  3. Bankruptcy and debt
    25%
    Chapter 7, chapter 13 and some chapter 11. individual cases. chapter 11 bankruptcies are difficult because you need a creditor to vote for the plan and few will vote for or against the plan.

    32 years, 200 cases

Margie and I moved to Huntington Beach in 1987. I spent 26 years as an engineer for the Navy (civil service) and became an attorney in 1984.

My practice is estate planning, conservatorships, probate, bankruptcy, real property, incorporation, contract writing and interpretation. I have done a number of trials.

I teach Wills and Trusts at Trinity Law School and have taught Environmental Law.

To help the public, I am active in a group of amateur radio operators (RACES) trained and ready to provide communications in case of earthquake, fire or flood. I was Cubmaster of Pack 506, and am a committee member of Boy Scout Troop 568. My two sons are Eagle Scouts.

Licensed for 38 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1984
Updated 09/07/2022

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

Contact Alan

Law Office Of Alan Leigh Armstrong
16897 Algonquin, Suite B
Huntington Beach, CA, 92649

Reviews

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Posted by Kathy | September 4, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I used Mr. Armstrong a few years ago.
He is excellent! All of his advice and knowledge proved to be true. He isn't expensive and I believe he will work for you and with you. I can't promise this but in my case he would take my calls and he was always right and giving of his valuable time.
Posted by anonymous | November 18, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
POA and Executor Authorization of deceased spouse
Had questions on the ambiguity of POA and Executor authority of deceased spouse supposedly given to his daughter. Mr. Armstrong responsed to my post with clear directions and concised on the legal issues. I would recommend his service.
Posted by Sarah | May 19, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very helpful
Very helpful in many ways i really apperciate him. I really love this site. I have asked several questions this gentleman is one of the only ones that have responded tp my comment after the question. Iam in a difficult position i wish i never was and completely lost in how things like this work he has taken time from his day to help me out thank you
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Posted by Carol Dean Porter | November 25, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
So Helpful!
I posted a question which was time sensitive. Mr Armstrong answered in minutes. I followed up with several other questions. He graciously answered me. I appreciated his time and caring! I am scheduling an appointment with him for other work!
Posted by Jennifer | January 4, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Unprofessional lack of follow up
During my initial consultation regarding estate planning I was handed forms to complete and return to office. While attempting to complete forms I had questions. Four telephone messages were left and not one call was returned.
Response from Alan Armstrong January 5, 2018
I apologize. I have had a backlog of work that I am working to clear up. I hope to do much better this year.

Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 320-400 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Law Office of Alan Leigh Armstrong
  • 1984 - Present

Education

  • Western State College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1984
  • University of California
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1967

Associations

  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Orange County Estate Planning Council
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • Christian Legal Society
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1984 - Present
  • West Orange County Bar Association
  • President
  • 1996 - 1997
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Publications

  • Estate Planning (CEB book)
  • Power of Attorney for Financial Matters
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • meeting
  • Proposition 13 (property taxes)
  • 2014
  • Monthly Meeting
  • Limited Jurisdiction Discovery
  • 1998

Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (0)
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Probate Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have read many of Mr. Armstrong's answers to probate questions on Avvo. I have found his advice to be sound and practical. I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have read many of Mr. Armstrong's responses to posts pertaining to bankruptcy issues. His responses are accurate and practical. I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Why? Because as a person filing bankruptcy , you don't know what type of attorney you are meeting with usually if no background checks. This attorney provides accurate and detailed answers to Avvo debtors..which shows he has the knowledge and expertise to provide you accurate information. All of us attorneys know attorneys we would never refer a family member to and others who we would refer them to. You should want this type of attorney so you know you are taken care of. I suggest you discuss your case with him first; you can always obtain a second opinion but I am confident you wont want to. You can learn your options with him, which one to take and why, and who to pay between now and then. His answers demonstrate his knowledge of the law. For those reasons, I endorse him!"
Probate Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Other
"I know Alan through professional organizations. He is reserved and thoughtful, and he advises his clients through the worst of times, that is, death and financial crisis."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Armstrong is a highly skilled, diligent and knowledgeable attorney who is well-known in the legal community for his outstanding professionalism. He was able to obtain satisfactory results even for clients whose cases were incredibly difficult by dedicating his time and effort to achieve the best results. I certainly endorse this lawyer and have no doubt he will be of great help to anyone seeking legal advice or representation within his main areas of practice."
Probate Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Alan Leigh Armstrong provides a much needed service on Avvo. He donates his time to individuals who are in need of immediate legal answers."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"The answers of Mr. Armstrong are consistently accurate, analytic, and customized to the needs of the Avvo asker. These are exactly the qualities that every client would look for when hiring an attorney."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am happy to have the opportunity to endorse Alan Leigh Armstrong. You don't have to drive into the heart of the city and pay for limited parking space to have a first class lawyer to represent you."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Richard brings considerable experience and talent to his Estate Planning practice. He is diligent and conscientious. We need more like him. He's a credit to the legal profession."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
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Huntington Beach Estate planning Lawyer Alan Leigh Armstrong
Alan Leigh Armstrong
Estate planning Attorney
Huntington Beach, CA
Licensed for 38 years