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Joseph P. Foley

Probate Attorney at Mission Viejo, CA

4.3   12 reviews
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1988
    Active No misconduct found

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Joseph P. Foley received the degree of Juris Doctor from Western State University in 1987. Since then, he has spent his time working with clients and their families to develop effective Estate Planning documents and practices.

Our office has helped hundreds of families protect their estates from the unnecessary costs and time associated with probate. And in contrast with do-it-yourself legal document companies, each and every Estate Plan prepared by our office is analyzed and reviewed by an attorney with years of experience in Estate Planning and Probate Law.

You can rest assured that when you select our office to prepare your Estate Plan, your satisfaction is guaranteed.


Joseph P. Foley
23312 Madero Ste F
Mission Viejo, CA, 92691
in Premier Business Centers
5020 Campus Drive
Newport Beach, CA, 92660
Joseph P. Foley
2173 Salk Avenue
Ste. 250
Carlsbad, CA, 92008
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4.3 / 5.0
  12 customer reviews
Posted by Katrina | December 19, 2023
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Thanks so very much
This office of Joseph Foley was extremely helpful from the first time I called to the very end. His staff was great in handling everything a.
Posted by Marcy | June 15, 2020
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My Trust
My employer gives a benefit of creating a trust. I selected to work with Joseph Foley and his staff. Mr. Foley's group are professional and flexible with their time. I worked specifically with Douglas Wallace and Veronica Roberson. Mr. Wallace explained, in detail, every part of my trust. He was very patient with all my questions. I recommend this group!
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Posted by Nicholas | April 6, 2020
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Best law firm I have ever worked with : )
The legal work that I needed was very complex, and I needed to have a law firm that was very thorough in ever detail. They did this and much more!! The service I received was impeccable. I would recommend Joseph P. Foley to anyone from the smallest assets to millions of dollars.
Posted by Art | August 1, 2018
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Estate Planning Excellence
Tara Shaw is terrific. She updated our trust, wills, DPOAs, and Health care directives. Our meetings were fast and fastidious. She answered all our questions with full and obvious legal expertise on the subject at hand. Highly recommend her for any estate planning needs.
Posted by Karen | June 17, 2018
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Living trust
They were very helpful and explained everything. Thank you so much and done quickly.
Posted by Pat | April 15, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great Sevice
Our attorney, Stephanie Macuiba drafted our revocable trust, will and powers of attorney. She explained everything in detail and kept us informed throughout the process. Great job! We are very satisfied.
Posted by Craig | April 13, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Highly knowledgeable and helpful
They worked with me within my tight time frame to finish by year-end and also due to my constant travel schedule. Always available for follow-up questions in areas I previously had no experience in. Also very friendly!
Posted by Molly | January 26, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you!
Joe did a great job answering all of our questions about some pretty complicated trust matters. We received everything in a timely and efficient manner. The office went out of their way and even updated information for us years later.
Posted by anonymous | March 16, 2011
Nice, Professional and Honest attorney
I met with Joe to discuss my Estate Plan. He was not only patient with me, but made sure I was comfortable with the whole process. We talked about my family, what I wanted to happen after I passed and what should happen if I had an accident. The whole staff was very nice, the office had an almost "home-y" feeling to it. You could quickly tell that people actually cared about you. I sent them the information they requested and had another meeting to talk about the draft he sent over. We made a few changes and I now I have a bit more piece of mind. He not only got the estate plan back to me quickly, but spent the time going through all of the pages.
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Posted by anonymous | July 9, 2011
Nice experience
He listened very intently to our concerns. It's a very casual environment. Family-friendly. He is meeting a short-deadline for us, which is above & beyond what is expected.
Posted by Denise | April 11, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Worst Attorney/Person I've ever did Business with
I had hired this attorney through ARAG my husbands legal network of attorneys. In a 3 week period I was only able to get him on the phone twice and he was extremely unprofessional like he didn't know what he was doing. After terminating our business I talked to a real lawyer who had said Joseph gave me the worst legal advice ever. Thankfully I didn't waste any more time then I originally did. DO NOT choose this man for your attorney you will truly regret it.
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Response from Joseph Foley April 12, 2018
We sincerely regret that we were unable to assist with this matter. Due to the client’s personal circumstances and out of state complications, our office could not carry out the work as requested. After careful examination of the ethical considerations, it was our firm that terminated representation. Receiving a review of this nature is of great disappointment to us, as we do our best to faithfully help those in need. In any event, we genuinely wish the client well.
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Posted by Jill | April 20, 2017
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Not a happy planner
Joseph Foley paired up with another person and came to my daughter's Sunday school. I used their services. Since then, I have been told by two attorneys that the Special Needs Trust was poorly written. I contacted Mr Foley and told him that. He said he would put me on his mailing list for changes (about six years ago - never heard or received a thing). I truly feel so cheated and misled. I have to now redo and repay for services that I thought he did. So unhappy. Feel as though he took advantage of my daughter and me.
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AVVO RATING 6.7 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Joseph P. Foley
  • 1996 - Present


  • Western State Univ
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1988
  • St Francis College
  • Bachelor of Science
  • 1977

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish


  • Blancing Ethical Considerations with Emerging Technologies
  • CLE Approved by the California State Bar for 1 hour MCLE credit
  • 2015

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Mission Viejo Probate Lawyer Joseph P. Foley
Joseph P. Foley
Probate Attorney
Mission Viejo, CA
Licensed for 35 years
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