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Ethan F Miller-Bazemore

Estate planning Attorney at Huntington Beach, CA

4.7   16 reviews
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Ethan

Learn Ethan’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    30%
    Drafting of simple to complex Living Trusts and other wealth transferring documents

    24 years, 2,000 cases

  2. Trusts
    30%
    All types of Trusts drafted. Also handling Trust Administrations

    24 years, 2,000 cases

  3. Probate
    20%
    LA and OC Probates Handled

    24 years, 150 cases

  4. Wills and living wills
    15%

    24 years, 2,000 cases

  5. Power of attorney
    5%
    Durable Power of Attorney for Asset Management/Advance Healthcare Directives

    24 years, 2,000 cases

2015 OC Coast Magazine Top Estate Planning Lawyers.

6x OC Metro Magazine Top 5 Estate Planning Lawyers.

2x Super Lawyer Magazine Rising Star.

Youngest ever Long Beach Bar Association President.

 

Martindale-Hubbell, the authoritative national legal directory has also
bestowed the highest rating (AV) upon Ethan, signifying "very high
to preeminent legal ability," and "unquestioned professional ethics."

 

This office is dedicated to upholding this reputation and trust by continuing to provide personal & professional legal advice in the areas of estate planning, trusts, trust litigation, trust administration, probates, business planning and asset protection.

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Location

Miller & Miller-Bazemore, A Law Corporation
4952 Warner Avenue
Suite 106
Huntington Beach, CA, 92649

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Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  16 customer reviews
Posted by David | March 13, 2015
Ethan is The Best!
Over the years, I've had minimal contact with lawyers, and what little I had always confirmed my worst suspicions. Happily, Ethan does not fit that mold. He's incredibly well-informed on Estate Planning matters, thorough beyond any expectation I had, and did a great job on our comprehensive package which included a Living Trust, two Pour-Over Wills, two Advance Healthcare Directives, two Powers of Attorney, and a new Deed/Title of our home. Sure, you can find cheaper attorneys in the area, but if you want the best, Ethan is it. Don't let the initial slightly cool and aloof manner put you off. My partner and I are so glad we stuck with him, for we found a trust-worthy man of integrity and grace who we feel totally confidant having as our attorney for years to come.
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Posted by Christina | January 3, 2015
Extremely knowledgeable in estate planning
We found Ethan Miller-Bazemore on Avvo and Yelp and chose him because, of his reputation of being one of the top attorneys in Orange County, California. Ethan structured an estate plan for us that saved us a lot of money and gave us peace of mind. He is extremely knowlegeable in the areas of estate and asset protection planning. He is reasonable, listens well, gets the work done on time, is flexible and easy to work with. We would not hesitate to recommend him to our relatives and friends.
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Posted by Stacey | August 8, 2014
Fantastic Lawer!
Mr. Miller-Bazemore came highly recommended to me. I found Ethan to be very thorough, honest and dependable. The level of knowledge and attention to detail he provides is exceptional. Whenever I have contacted Ethan, he either speaks with me immediately or he gets back to me within a timely matter. He is always willing to answer my questions, hear my concerns and actually take time to explain the various aspects of my case. I would definitely recommend him to anyone, including my own family and friends. Ethan has earned my future business and most importantly my trust.
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Posted by anonymous | January 3, 2014
Trust Litigation Attorney recommendation
I hired Ethan for a complex family trust litigation issue. He took on the case with minimal time to prepare -- less than 3 weeks before the second hearing date. He handled himself in a professional matter and kept his composure even though the opposing counsel completely disrespected him on multiple occasions. I would recommend him for future cases.
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Posted by john | December 18, 2013
Extremely helpful
Ethan was helpful and easy to work with... I always consult with him re my issues and he has always helped and given referrals when needed.
Posted by Paolo | November 30, 2013
Excellent estate planning and trust attorney
We found Mr. Miller-Bazemore via Avvo.com and we are glad that we did. Ethan handled our living revocable trust, financial power of attorney, health care advance directive, and pour over will. He also helped us revoke our previous trust. Once he finished our documents Ethan met with us and took his time explaining the important aspects and answered all of our questions patiently and thoroughly. He is also a licensed notary public so it makes it very convenient once all the documents are completed. Best of all, Ethan also handles the funding of the trust via the county recorder. His rate is very reasonable for what he does. My wife and I have utmost trust in Ethan and we feel peace of mind now that our family is protected.
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Posted by Dave | June 24, 2013
Excellent Legal Advice
I called Ethan for legal advice which one of my clients was seeking. We were in the middle of a real estate transaction and needed quick legal advice. Ethan was very professional and answered all of my client's questions. My client left my office with a sense of peace and relief. He later followed up with great advice regarding Living Trusts for our clients and how it benefits homeowners. He was very courteous and knowledgeable and I would personally recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by Mary | March 23, 2013
Trust amendment
I do not live in California so I selected Ethan based on his ratings and reviews. He turned out to be as good as his reviews and ratings, which are excellent. He was given a very short time frame to review and amend my trust; he met those deadlines without a problem. He is very knowledgable about estate and trust planning. He provided additional advice for future revisions for me and my children. I will certainly hire him again and highly recommend him.
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Posted by John | August 12, 2012
Great estate planning service
Ethan was very helpful with revising my living trust. He was knowledgeable about changes in the law since my last trust was drawn up many years ago. He was very personable and answered any question I had. It was a very reasonable rate as well.
Posted by Toowee | July 30, 2012
Professional and Trustworthy!
Ethan helped with all my legal services in a timely manner. I got fast results and my affairs were in order immediately with his help. Highly recommend him.
Posted by jen | July 30, 2012
reliable and dependable
Ethan handled my estate planning. It was easy and simple. I appreciated his professional many and easy demeanor.
Posted by Thomas | July 24, 2012
In Ethan I "Trust"
Ethan developed my living trust and did a great job. He explained every detail and made sure we understood every line. There was never any feeling of not understanding the document or decisions that would need to be made.
Posted by Mike | March 26, 2010
Great Experience
I not only trusted Ethan to handle my legal affairs, but my parents as well. He carries a level of integrity that is both refreshing and very hard to find these days in the modern professional world. I would highly recommend Ethan for any of your legal matters.
Posted by Mike Jones | March 25, 2010
Top Of His Field
Very experienced and knowledge, Ethan was and continues to be great to work with. He provided me with a living trust in a very timely manner and my experience working with him was nothing but positive. He is simply the best in his field and I have no hesitation recommending him to anyone looking for an attorney.
Posted by Joe | January 5, 2014
Very satsified with Ethan's Trust/Estate services
Ethan successfully handled my late father's trust and filed a Heggstad Petition with the courts for the transfer of my father's real estate into the trust. He appeared in court to present the petition, which was decided successfully in favor of the trust. He also filed for the final transfer of the real estate from the trust to the heirs. Ethan also prepared, to my satisfaction, a living trust for my family. It is clear that his focus was in protecting my best interests during the course of his services.
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Posted by anonymous | July 23, 2012
No free consultation as advertised on website..
My husband recently passed away unexpectedly and without a will. I spoke with Mr. Bazemore as per the no charge consultation offered on his website, however he wouldn't answer my one question unless I came in for a consultation with a fee. His manner was not friendly nor helpful.
Response from Ethan Miller-Bazemore July 24, 2012
No website we are on advertises free consults. However, I do conduct free living trust consults for all potential clients (this was not for a living trust). Unlike most other attorneys, I have personally made it a policy to speak with potential clients even before they come in. When a matter is very complex there is no possible way I can answer "one" question during a 10 minute phone call. Also, pursuant to the rules of ethics, a lawyer must conduct a thorough conflict check to make sure no potential opposing parties were ever represented. This was all relayed to this person. However, she did not want to go through these steps and wanted a specific answer immediately on a very complex question (complex enough for her to not know what to do and seek legal advice). I often try to compare this process to a auto mechanics. When your car is having issues you can't merely call the mechanic and say my car is doing the rrrrr, ding, humming thing, can you tell me the exact issue with it over the phone? Rather, you must take it down and allow the mechanic to diagnose the problem. I wish this lady luck in her search for the answer and will continue to allow prospective clients to be put through directly to my phone for an initial hello and thought on their matter.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 30%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • PARTNER
  • MILLER & MILLER-BAZEMORE
  • 2000 - Present
  • Law Clerk
  • Judge Deborah Andrews
  • 1998 - 1998
  • Law Clerk
  • HILSINGER & COSTANZO
  • 1997 - 1998

Education

  • Southwestern University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • Sonoma State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996

Associations

  • Long Beach Bar Association
  • Board of Governors
  • 2013 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Long Beach Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Women Lawyers of Long Beach
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Association of Surfing Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Long Beach Bar Association
  • President
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Long Beach Bar Association
  • President-Elect
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Long Beach Bar Association
  • Vice President
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Long Beach Bar Association
  • Secretary and Treasurer
  • 2005 - 2005
  • Los Angeles Legal Aid Foundation
  • Board of Directors
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Long Beach Bar Association
  • Board of Governors
  • 2004 - 2009
  • Barristers Association of Long Beach
  • President
  • 2004 - 2004
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Top Attorneys
  • OC Coast Magazine
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • OC's Top Lawyers - Estate Planning
  • OC Metro Magazine
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
  • OC's Top Lawyers - Estate Planning
  • OC Metro Magazine
  • 2013
  • OC's Top Lawyers - Estate Planning
  • OC Metro Magazine
  • 2012
  • OC's Top Lawyers - Estate Planning
  • OC Metro Magazine
  • 2011
  • OC's Top Lawyers - Estate Planning
  • OC Metro Magazine
  • 2010
  • OC's Top Lawyers - Estate Planning
  • OC Metro Magazine
  • 2009
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Publications

  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • Rising Stars
  • 2014
  • OC Metro Magazine
  • OC's Top Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • Rising Stars
  • 2013
  • OC Metro Magazine
  • OC's Top Lawyers
  • 2013
  • OC Metro Magazine
  • OC's Top Lawyers
  • 2012
  • OC Metro Magazine
  • OC's Top Lawyers
  • 2011
  • OC Metro Magazine
  • OC's Top Lawyers
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • The Saul E. Lankster Show
  • The Long Beach Bar Association
  • 2008
  • MONY Group
  • Estate Planning Basics
  • 2002

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (17)
Endorse Ethan
Probate Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ethan has a great reputation in his area of expertise. I have referred several of my own family and clients to him. I recommend him without hesitation."
Trusts Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ethan is extremely knowledgeable in the areas of trust and estate planning. From the simple estate plan, to the complex plans, his knowledge and experience in this field make it a simple choice as to who I refer my clients to. I highly recommend Ethan."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ethan is a very dedicated lawyer who is highly respected in the legal community. He regularly gives back to the community through volunteer work (I know this because I have personally worked with him on various community activities). I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer."
Probate Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Ethan for 4 years now and have had a chance to get to know him. He is an asset to the legal community and takes the time to explain complex legal issues in an understandable fashion to clientele. I highly recommend Ethan."
Business Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have been familiar with Mr. Miller-Bazemore's work since his admission to the California State Bar and have found it to be of the highest quality. His attention to detail and commitment to his clients are admirable. His reputation in the legal community is excellent, both for the quality of his work and for his high ethical standards. In addition, he is active in the legal community, devoting considerable time to bar association activities and to pro bono work. I do not hesitate to refer clients to him, whether for estate planning or for general business and corporate advice."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ethan is a very well respected lawyer that treats every case with the utmost care to detail. He also gives back to the community through pro-bono work and his work with the Long Beach Bar Association - where he was the President in 2008. He is a asset to our firm and to the legal community."
Probate Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ethan is well known in the legal community for his honesty, integrity, and zealous advocacy. Always cordial, and always courteous, he will not hesitate to battle aggressively for his client's interests. My best endorsement: If I ever need a probate attorney, I am going to hire Ethan."
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A hard working, experienced attorney that clients can trust immensely."
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