Based in beautiful South Orange County, California, Matthews Legal is a law firm focused on assisting clients with their estate planning needs and related matters. We are committed to helping clients plan for themselves, their family, spouse, and kids and to protect and convey not only their assets but also their legacy according to their wishes in a financially efficient manner. We are equipped with the best resources available to ensure that we serve our clients with excellence — nothing les
Lai Matthews is a wife and a mom to a happy and active little boy. A later-in-life attorney, she chose a path that allowed her to be available (physically and emotionally) for her son as much as possible after he was born (She did not know what she was in for!).
She opened her Estate Planning Practice with moms, dads kids, grandparents foremost on her mind and helped them to do what’s best for their families and to navigate the often complicated laws relating to Estate Planning. She believes that ultimately we can not control everything in life, but we should, to the extent possible, do what we can to ensure the best for our loved ones.
Lai has a background in the health care insurance industry and is also a licensed Registered Nurse. She is a graduate of Western State University College of Law where she was a Dean’s Merit Scholarship recipient. She is admitted to the State Bar of California and is an active member of Wealth Counsel, a community of more than 3,600 professionals across the country who are leading their estate planning practices to new levels of excellence.
As an immigrant, she is sensitive to the Estate Planning needs of families in the U.S. who may not have extended family living nearby and who may have their closest connections in foreign countries. She also speaks Tagalog.
Lai Matthews is always grateful for her Faith, her family, and this county. In her free time, she loves to read, spend time with her family, and when she can, create something — anything — beautiful with her hands.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Dean’s Merit Scholarship||Western State University College of Law||N/A|
|Owner/Principal Attorney||Matthews Legal||2015 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Filiino American Chamber of Commerce of Orange County||Member||N/A|
|Philippines Nurses Association of Southern California||Member||N/A|
|State Bar of California||Member||N/A|
|State Bar of California, Solo and Small Firm Section||Member||N/A|
|Western State University College of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2006|
|Foreign School||Bachelors Degree||1993|
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Mon Jul 27 2015
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