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Nicole Yvette Newman

Estate planning Attorney at Tustin, CA

5.0   20 reviews
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2006
    Status
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About Nicole

Learn Nicole’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    25%
    In essence, Estate Planning is about planning for every stage of life, not simply what happens after you pass away

    18 years

  2. Probate
    25%
    Probate is typically a frustrating, time-consuming and needlessly expensive process. If you are facing the difficult prospect of probating an estate, we can help.

  3. Trusts
    25%

  4. Wills and living wills
    25%
    We often find that many people interchange the term “will” and “trust.” Our goal is to help you understand the important differences between the two documents.

HANDLING ALL ESTATE PLANNING & PROBATE MATTERS THROUGHOUT ORANGE COUNTY. CALL TODAY!

Nicole formed Newman Law Group to fulfill her dream of throwing out the old, broken down model of the estate planning industry where documents are prepared and no real relationship with the client is formed. Instead, Nicole aims to become a trusted source to guide her clients through the complicated and often confusing maze of financial and legal decisions to create plans that ensure the well-being of their families and the accomplishment of cherished family goals. Her considerable legal expertise includes family protection, wealth preservation, and values-based planning, as well as planning strategies for unmarried couples and divorced individuals. Nicole also excels in guiding her clients to pass on more than just their financial wealth, but a far more valuable intangible wealth – who they are and what is important to them.

Nicole resides in Orange County with her daughter and their three dogs. 

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Location

Nicole Yvette Newman
242 W Main St Ste 101
Tustin, CA, 92780

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Posted by Tony | August 22, 2014
Couldn 't Be Happier!!!
I couldn't be happier working with the team at Newman Law Group to put together my estate plan. Each person at the firm with whom I have dealt has been extremely professional and down to earth. Trust was an important factor when I was looking for an attorney and I found that at Newman Law Group. Their friendly demeanor has made the process of putting my Trust in order a pleasant experience. T. Mannara, Huntington Beach, CA
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Posted by Jewel | September 3, 2020
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High Integrity Estate Planning Attorney
Nicole Newman is an amazing Family Trust attorney. We initially had an unusual situation that she was very knowledgeable about & spent a lot of her time free of charge answering all our questions & explaining it to us. She has the highest integrity and was much more concerned with meeting our needs than charging for her time. We felt very comfortable hiring her to prepare our family trust. It was quite easy, as she and her very capable staff, Sarah & Laura took care of everything. Her fee was 1/2 that of others we had contacted, yet we got twice the service with Nicole.
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Posted by Shahin | June 18, 2020
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The best estate planner
I have done a couple Trusts with Nicole Newman over 15 years and she has to be the undisputed best Estate Planning attorney. She is highly knowledgeable and authentically looks after your best interest and your family. The details and the thorough aspects of how she runs her office is amazing. A couple visits, and walks you through what you need to do step by stop to ensure your protection of your assets. There is nothing done without class in her office, the Estate Planning Portfolio is delivered with a beautiful binder organized and a USB chip. Above all she is approachable and kind. No ego or arrogance, like many other lawyers I have worked with. She makes this process as you are really learning something and doesn't mind the asking of simple questions. I highly recommend Nicole and will always refer her to my network of colleagues.
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Posted by Kerstin | June 14, 2020
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Most Satisfied with the Experience
We had Attorney Newman set up our Living Trust. From the very first meeting, we felt that we were in the best hands. Nicole Newman shines with competence, everything was clearly explained, all our concerns were addressed and our questions answered. All along, Nicole Newman and her team made all interactions very pleasant, not at all stressful, and we left each meeting feeling reassured and content with the progress made at that stage. Most highly recommend!
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Posted by Angie | June 25, 2019
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Trust Attorney
We contacted Nicole Newman as we were very dissatisfied with our prior trust attorney. We do not regret it! Nicole, Laura and Sarah were very attentive, efficient and competent in their handling of our affairs. Nicole was very thorough and drew us graphs on the chalkboard illustrating how our trust would work after our passing. We hope to continue our working relationship with Newman Law Group.
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Posted by anonymous | May 25, 2019
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Fabulous
I had a 20 year old trust that had been revised a few times, but I had a feeling it wasn't quite right. So I looked around and found Nicole. She did the most amazing thorough job and discovered some serious problems with the old trust. She explained all of the options to us, she took us through (and detailed in the trust) every possible scenario. Her office put the final document all together in a well organized binder that I know will make things much easier for my heirs to deal with. I highly recommend her and based on my previous experiences with other attorneys I'd put her at the top 1% in competence and customer service.
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Posted by DOUG | May 10, 2019
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Estate Planning
Nicole and her team did a fantastic job of helping us complete our estate planning. The main benefit was them taking the time to explain the how and why of what needed to be done, not just sign here and give me money. They were very professional and personable. They are our "go-to" attorney.
Posted by David | March 5, 2019
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Family trust update and more
Highly recommend Nicole Newman and her team in Tustin. They are very professional and can help you get through the process quickly and smoothly. We have used her for updating wills and trusts as well as power of attorney. We had an out of state property that could have been difficult and she easily incorporated it into our trust. They are very friendly and helpful with answering questions and addressing concerns.
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Posted by anonymous | October 13, 2018
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Restated old Turst
Nicole is very knowledgeable and also very personable. She explained thing very well and answered all of our questions. Her and her staff go the extra mile to help. I recommend this office very highly.
Posted by Lena | September 12, 2018
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Client
Excellent. She was so helpful and explained everything thoroughly. We absolutely recommend Nicole Newman.
Posted by Larry | August 11, 2017
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Exceptional service
Our experience could not have been better thanks to Nicole and her caring team who put education ahead of mere document preparation. Looking over our final trust and estate documents, I was impressed with the many contingencies that were anticipated and addressed. Best of all, these are competent and caring professionals. Highly recommended!
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Posted by Helen | August 9, 2017
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Family trust
My husband and I just had our family trust redone by Nicole Newman, we were very impressed with her. Nicole answered all of our question and took her time with us.. We can not say enough good things about this law practice, we were very impressed from start to finish. Laura Scott, also did a great job. We will recommend this law practice to our friends and family.
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Posted by Bette & Roger | August 31, 2016
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Thoroughly Professional and Current
Even though our situation is about as simple as can be, Nicole and her staff walked us through all the "what-if's, whys and hows" of our estate plan. We feel a lot better now that we know things will ultimately wind up the way we want them to without any unwelcome surprises. The firm seems to be fully up to speed on all the latest bells and whistles, which is good to know even if you don't need each and every one of them.
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Posted by Perci | July 27, 2016
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Living Trust Preparation
My experience with Nicole Newman was very pleasant. She goes behind in making sure every "I" is dotted and every "T" is crossed. Nicole was very knowledgeable and thorough while tailoring my final documents to my specific needs. I would recommend anyone who is planning to create a living trust to use Ms. Newman's services.
Posted by Steve | July 20, 2016
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Estate Planning
Nicole had us prepare a Family Inventory and Assessment prior to our planning session. This we found very helpful because it got our affairs organized. Next we gathered all our Bank accounts, Brokerage statements, property Deeds, and retirement plans prior to our planning session. This was very useful for her and us to understand the specifics of our family wealth before the meeting. The meeting came and we were both impress on how she was going to develop a unique system that would let us know we made the best decisions for our children and that our plan will work when they need it the most. That made my wife and I at ease to know that our children would be taken care of in the best way possible if anything happen to us. Not only was the Family Plan she developed for us the only reason we hired her, it was her professional staff that will service you. We found them very helpful when we needed a question answered right away. The communication with the law firm is top notch. They walk us through the whole process and our making sure the most important details of our plan are followed through and that it continues to work throughout our lifetime. Thanks Newman Law Group
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Posted by Jeff | July 8, 2016
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Family Trust
Newman Law Group helped us create our Family Trust efficiently and timely. Nicole lays out the scenarios that best fit each family's situation and explains all pieces of estate planning effectively. It was a very professional experience, and I highly recommend the services of NLG.
Posted by Fred & Patty | June 12, 2016
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Fred & Patty
Newman Law Group came highly recommended by family. We attended a seminar presented by Ms. Newman and decided to have her firm review and up-date our out-dated Trust. We were impressed from start to finish by her knowledge, thoroughness, and presentation style. The staff was friendly and attentive to all our questions and concerns throughout the entire process. We are very confident with the expertise of the Newman Law Group in handling our Trust now and in the future.
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Posted by Janet | April 20, 2016
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Family Trust
Nicole Newman helped us put together our family trust. We had always put this important planning off because we didn't really know how to begin and felt overwhelmed by the process. When we met with Nicole she made it so easy to understand by clearly showing us why it is important to have a trust in place through visual aids (white board) as well as clearly defined documents. She made discussing difficult topics easy by putting them in simple terms and clearly explaining the process. We just received our trust binder which has all the documents neatly organized for us, additional copies on CD as well as a separate folder with information specific for our boys in case there is an emergency and they are with a babysitter. They went above and beyond what we expected. The whole Newman Law Group team is helpful, professional and kind. They guided us every step of the way and were always available for questions. The office is a warm inviting place and the cookies, coffee and fresh fruit are such a nice touch. It is comforting to know that they will continually check in with us over the years to make sure our estate plan is up to date.
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Posted by Sanjuana | February 12, 2016
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Trust made easy!
My parents had asked me to find them a lawyer so they can do their trust; I called a few places and researched online many others. Finally found Newman Law Group on a Google search then came to Avvo to look them up. Their website was very informative so I gave them a call and loved that an actual person answered, I had called other places and no one answered or I would get a machine. Laura was super nice and courteous from beginning to end, Nicole was great to work with, she answered all my questions and my parents questions and informed us on the whole trust process and simplified it so it was easy to understand. My family and I totally recommend Nicole and her team!
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Posted by Jim Richter | October 24, 2014
All Around Great Experience
Nicole did our trust revision/rewrite and was thorough, informative and friendly throughout the process. She is highly organized and made sure everything was covered and we were totally educated and able to make the decisions needed with the right information. I'd highly recommend her and her office for any trust or will needs.
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AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Newman Law Group, APC
  • 2008 - Present
  • Associate
  • Succession Capital Alliance
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Law Clerk
  • Law Offices of Bradley N. Etter
  • 2004 - 2006

Education

  • Chapman University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Univ of California at Los Angeles
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2003

Associations

  • ElderCounsel
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Personal Family Lawyer
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Speaking Engagements

  • Granite
  • Estate Planning for Real Estate Professionals
  • 2017
  • Financial Advisors Network
  • Property Inheritance Seminar
  • 2016
  • Financial Advisors Network
  • Successor Trustee Workshop
  • 2015
  • Estate Planning
  • 10 Estate Planning Mistakes
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

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Estate planning Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Nicole is an intelligent and caring attorney. I highly recommend her."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Nicole is such a gracious and intelligent attorney. She treats her clients with utmost respect and they feel well-cared for when they leave. She is also a tremendous resource to the community and fellow attorneys. Her knowledge level is superior and her ability to give seems boundless. I highly recommend her."
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Nicole Yvette Newman is highly skilled in estate planning law. If there was a case that I needed to refer out, I would refer it to her. She cares for the law and for her clients."
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community. I wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone looking for an attorney who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of her clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Nicole. She is an experienced and caring lawyer that uses her knowledge to produce the most desirable results for her clients."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Wills and living wills Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Other
"I highly endorse Nicole as a lawyer extremely knowledgeable who cares for her clients and their personal success."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nicole is extremely knowledgeable in estate planning and is prepared to take on the most complicated of matters. I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nicole is an intelligent and caring attorney who is well respected amongst her colleagues. I highly endorse her."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Other
"Nicole and I are part of the same estate planning organization. She is a great attorney and very knowledgeable about estate planning. She is often answering questions for younger and less experienced attorneys. She is passionate about her work and I would strongly recommend her to people looking for an estate planning attorney in her area."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nicole is smart, experienced, straight-forward, and exhibits great professionalism. She is devoted to her clients and very perceptive about clients' unique needs. I have no reservation whatsoever in recommending her.."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. She is the epitome of professionalism and treats every client with the utmost respect and care in handling their legal matters."
Trusts Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nicole is an incredibly intelligent attorney who understands her practice area better than anyone in the field. I recommend her to all of my clients who need estate planning advice and I hear nothing but positive feedback."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Nicole is quite a lawyer. Her passion for her work and compassion for her clients make her undeniably the best choice. She is a tiger when it comes to litigating, when litigation is necessary, yet always focuses on a solution to her client's problems that renders the least amount of their money spent. I would call her, the first best choice!"
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Tustin Estate planning Lawyer Nicole Yvette Newman
Nicole Yvette Newman
Estate planning Attorney
Tustin, CA
Licensed for 17 years