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Brian Y. Chou is a native of New Jersey and the son of Chinese immigrants.After high school, he moved out to the west coast to attend the University of California, Los Angeles, where he received a degree in economics.


Upon the completion of his degree, Brian earned a JD/MBA degree from Pepperdine University.  During his time at Pepperdine, he participated in a number of activities. Notably, Brian was a literary citations editor for the Dispute Resolution Law Journal, the President of the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association, the Vice Magister of Phi Delta Phi Honors Fraternity, and a member of the Moot Court Board. He also worked in the Career Development Office at the Pepperdine School of Law and remains involved with the community there.


Before coming to Bezaire Ledwitz & Borncamp, Brian worked for a law firm in the Inland Empire specializing in insurance defense and construction defect litigation. Prior to that, he clerked at law firms in West Los Angeles where he participated in the practice of Workers Compensation litigation and general corporate law. He is committed to using his broad range of experiences to build relationships and effectively represent his clients in a way that is thoughtful and pleasant for all parties involved.


In addition to his professional achievements, Brian can speak Mandarin Chinese and can understand Cantonese. His interests include: surfing, basketball, tennis, jogging, drawing and cooking.


Languages spoken: Mandarin

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Contact info

Barth Calderon, LLP

333 City Boulevard West
Suite 2050
Orange, CA, 92868

Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 50%
    8 years, 300 cases
  2. Wills: 20%
    8 years, 300 cases
  3. Trusts: 20%
    8 years, 300 cases
  4. Social Security: 5%
    7 years, 5 cases
  5. Probate: 5%
    8 years, 5 cases



Hourly ($400/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Kelly Renee McGrane-Irwin

    I endorse this lawyer. Our office has referred several clients to Mr. Chou. We have received good feedback from these clients expressing that Mr. Chou helped them, was courteous and informative.


    Kelly McGrane-Irwin Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Mark A Irwin

    Brian is a very knowledgeable, professional, and personable attorney. I have referred several clients and friends to him, all of whom have been very pleased with his services and responsiveness.


    Mark Irwin Child custody Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certified Specialist - Estate Planning, Trust & Probate LawState Bar of California2016
MembershipPhi Delta Phi Honors Fraternity2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
InstructorUniversity Of California, Irvine, Extension2013 - Present
AttorneyBarth Calderon, LLP2012 - Present
AssociateBezaire Ledwitz & Associates2009 - Present
AssociateCihigoyenetche Grossberg & Clouse2008 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Provisors - Cerritos ChapterGroup Leader Associate2012 - Present
Long Beach Century ClubGeneral Member2011 - Present
Long Beach Estate Planning & Trust CouncilMember2011 - Present
United States District Court for the Southern District of CaliforniaN/A2009 - Present
United States District Court for the Northern District of CaliforniaN/A2009 - Present
United States District Court for the Eastern District of CaliforniaN/A2009 - Present
Long Beach Chamber of CommerceN/A2009 - Present
United States Tax CourtN/A2009 - Present
Business Networking InternationalN/A2009 - Present
South Bay Estate Planning CouncilGeneral Member2009 - Present
State Bar of California, Trusts and Estates SectionN/A2009 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Trusts and Estates SectionGeneral Member2009 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaN/A2006 - Present
United States District Court for the Central District of CaliforniaN/A2006 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Conservatorship of EarlesClient deemed to have capacity and petition was dismissed.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Pepperdine UniversityBusiness AdministrationMA - Masters2007
Pepperdine University School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2006
University of California - Los AngelesEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts2002
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Oasis Group MeetingUnderstanding Estate Planning and Living Trusts2012
Amicable Health Care Lunch & LearnUnderstanding Estate Planning & Living Trusts2012
Monthly MeetingEstate Planning for Special Needs Children2011
Los Angeles Homebuyer's FairUnderstanding Estate Planning and Living Trusts2010