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Alexandra K. Varela

Estate planning Attorney at Placentia, CA

5.0   19 reviews

also known as Alex Varela, Alexandra Valle

  • State Years
    California - CA 7 years
    Nevada - NV 10 years
  • Licensed for 7 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2016
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State NV
    Acquired 2013
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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About Alexandra

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Alex is an attorney licensed to practice law in California and Nevada. Alex’s firm is based out of Placentia, California, but she also sees clients in Long Beach. Alex prides herself in a comprehensive estate planning approach and on excellent customer service. From in-person to phone meetings, her clients always work directly with her, never seeing a paralegal or support staff member. This is reflected in Alex’s 5-star client reviews and awards.

Before starting her practice, Alex worked as an attorney at the District Attorney's Office and represented the State in foster care proceedings. This experience helped Alex see first-hand the consequences of not naming guardians for minor children or planning for incapacity. Alex graduated cum laude from the University of Nevada Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law. After law school, Alex earned her law license in Nevada and California and served as the judicial law clerk for the Honorable Judge Kathleen Delaney.

During law school, Alex was awarded a merit-based scholarship after her first semester and the Eglet Wall Law Scholarship for Outstanding Academic Achievement during her second year. Alex was also awarded a CALI Excellence award for the highest grade in her legal writing class and a best brief award during the Wagner National moot court competition. During law school, Alex founded the Child Advocacy Law Association and was also honored with the Public Interest Law Student of Distinction Award.

When Alex isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and young children. Her family means everything to her. Because Alex understands the immense, unquantifiable love that parents feel for their children and family, she started her own firm and helps others protect everything they own and everyone they love.

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Location

Varela Law
1277 E. Imperial Highway
Placentia, CA, 92870

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Posted by anonymous | June 11, 2020
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Highly Recommended
Before meeting Alex, I met with several lawyers closer to home, but was unimpressed and did not feel comfortable working with them. So, based on a recommendation we received from our accountant, I set up a meeting with Alex. From the moment we all sat down, I knew Alex and her team were the right fit for our family. Alex is professional, diligent and compassionate. We are happy to recommend Alex and Nancy to anyone looking to do their living wills and trusts. Thank you Alex and Nancy!
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Posted by Alicia | June 10, 2020
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Living trust
A friend referred Alex to us, she did my dad's living trust and will I was so impressed by her and her staff that I hired her to do my own living trust and will. Alex is very knowledgeable and patient to explain everything and she really goes the extra mile to make sure everything gets well done. Thank you Alex, the peace of mind that you give us is priceless
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Posted by Pam and Neil | June 13, 2019
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Caring and Professional
Alex came recommended to us from a friend who hired her. Though her office is not close to where we live, the recommendation was too good to not pursue her when we were looking to establish a trust. We are so glad we met with Alex, and decided to hire her. She truly cares about her clients. It's not just a job for her, she is always looking out for our best interests. She explains the whole process during the consultation, and makes sure that all family members that are affected by the outcome of the trust decisions, are involved in the process. She is very thorough, and goes over every detail, making sure you understand all your decisions and their repercussions. Her staff is topnotch. We would highly recommend Alex.
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Posted by Tricia | April 26, 2019
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Amazing Attorney
Alex Varela is an exceptional attorney who is knowledgeable, compassionate, and responsive to her clients. I had the pleasure to meet and work with Alex when my parents were looking for a attorney to complete their living trust. My parents are hearing impaired which at times requires more time and patience when explaining very complex details. Alex took her time to ensure my parents understood the process and documents they signed, by hiring a sign language interpreter. I cannot emphasize the importance of estate planning. Everyone needs to have a plan for the unpredictable. Unfortunately, my father passed away about 6 months after my parents completed their living trust. During such a emotional and difficult time it was a relief knowing there was a plan and his assets were protected. If you have assets, no matter how much or how little, an estate plan is one of those things that should not be put off if you want to reduce stress and financial worry for your family during a difficult time. Estate planning is the best way to protect your family and preserve your assets. I would recommend Alex to everyone. You will Never find a better person and attorney. Tricia Ibrahim
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Posted by Terry and Karen | April 18, 2019
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Very Thorough
Before meeting with Alex Varela to create our Living Trust, I envisioned being rushed into a room and ordered to sign generic Living Trust paperwork with hardly any explanation as to what was being signed...Boy, was I wrong! Alex explained in detail the importance of setting up a Family Trust (her knowledge is impressive) and we appreciate how she created and tailored our Trust to our needs. She is a real stickler for detail and perfection, and her/Nancy returning our calls was always timely. She's top notch!
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Posted by Richard | April 9, 2019
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Best Lawyer
She is the Best, Most professional, honest lawyer I have had the ever meet. Explains everything answers all your questions. Just the BEST.
Posted by Katrina B. | April 8, 2019
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Very helpful in creating Family Trust
Alex and Nancy were very efficient in helping us create our family trust. They are very knowledgeable and took the time to explain to us all the details we needed to know. They were very prompt in addressing any of our concerns and accommodating with our schedule. We highly recommend them!!
Posted by Scott | April 5, 2019
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Great attorney Wonderful experience
Alex set up a will, trust, and power of attorney for my mom and family. I couldn't have asked for a better experience or attorney. What I thought would be a daunting stressful experience became a wonderful one. Thanks Alex!
Posted by Dan | April 3, 2019
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Family Trust
Very personable, thorough and covered areas our previous trust did not address. Excellent!
Posted by Erin | March 30, 2019
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Great Estate Trust Lawyer!
It was a great experience working with Alex. It is really nerve wracking trying to get a Estate Trust. Alex took the time to explain what it was, what she could do, the options she offered, and did it all while pregnant without ever making us feel like we were anything but her top priority. She took great care of us and I would highly recommend her to anyone that is looking for someone to trust.
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Posted by William | March 25, 2019
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You Don't Need to Look Any Further
My wife and I looked long and hard for someone to TRUST with our most important legal affairs including living trust, estate planning, advanced directives and more. We found the right person in Alex. Not only is she highly professional but she goes the extra mile to ensure that she understands your situation and covers all the necessary documents. She took the time to explain what we needed and how it all worked to protect us. You can count on Alex and her team to be there now and in the future.
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Posted by Robert | March 24, 2019
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Trust Attorney
My wife and I were very pleased with the trust creation process and appreciated the patience Alex provided in explaining the numerous documents prepared and their purpose. She is very knowledgeable and efficient and we would readily recommend her to our family and friends.
Posted by Alison | July 21, 2017
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Varela Law is amazing
My husband and I had a wonderful experience working with Alex. She was caring and comprehensive in her approach to creating a will and trust for our family. I truly felt as though she was working on a holistic level; i.e. She thought of everything and really wanted to ensure that our plans would be carried through no matter what and that--most importantly to us--our children would be cared and provided for just as we wish in the event of a tragedy. Varela Law amazing and I would choose them again and again for any and all of my legal needs.
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Posted by Amanda | July 20, 2017
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Amazing and professional
Alex helped my significant other and I win a case against Big's Furniture after they sold us a "scratch proof" couch. The couch was scratched by our small dogs the same day it was delivered. Alex contacted the company and although they did not respond she was able to win the case in small claims court, getting us an entirely new couch for free! She was responsive to all my questions, efficient, professional and a lovely person to work with. She made a not so pleasant situation much smoother and tolerable. Choose her as your lawyer!
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Posted by Erica | March 2, 2017
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Living Trust
The idea of creating a living trust and going through the process (all of the paperwork, time, etc we thought it would take to complete) was very overwhelming, but Alex made the process so simple! She was very professional, extremely thorough and completed our trust in only 3 meetings. We can't thank her enough for her hard work and patience that she had with us as we made such important decisions in our children's lives. We recommend her to everyone who doesn't have a trust (the reason usually being because the idea just seemed too much to have to go through). She's the best!
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Posted by Dan and Pari Blackman | March 1, 2017
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Revocable Trust
Alex prepared our entire Revocable Trust and Wills in a very timely and thorough manner. Her sessions were well organized and productive. She was very professional and explained every detail so it was easy to understand. We have recommended Alex to many of our family and friends.
Posted by Paul | February 28, 2017
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Don't delay in setting up your Living Trust
Alexandra was incredibly professional, efficient and handled our family trust with great skill. We kept putting off setting up our trust because we thought it would be difficult. Don't make the same mistake. Call Varela Law right now!
Posted by anonymous | January 9, 2017
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Peace of Mind
My wife and I hired Attorney Varela to plan our estate and family trust. Mrs. Varela was extremely sensitive to our needs and provided detail information of the plan and concentrated on areas that we were not knowledgeable about. We were able to reach her in a timely fashion when we had questions. The estate plan was completed as planned during the initial visit. Her knowledge and professionalism were greatly appreciated.
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Posted by K.C | December 31, 2016
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Better Future
Working with Alex Varela has been an absolute pleasure. Alex is a caring attorney who is working to help people secure a better future for their children. Her kindness is evident in everything that she does, from working with families to being patient and understanding. She is quite knowledgeable and offers clear explanations regarding the topics of her field. My husband and I lacked knowledge about trusts, wills, and anything of the matter; Alex assisted us by informatively answering all of our questions. Her professionalism motivated us to continue with our plans. We had been considering creating a trust for many years, and we never felt ready to share such personal information with anyone until we met Alex. She is trustworthy, hard working, and very organized. Thank you, Alex, for everything that you did to help us have a restful mind regarding the future.
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AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Law Clerk
  • The Honorable Kathleen Delaney
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • Clark County District Attorney's Office
  • 2013 - 2015

Education

  • William S. Boyd School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Best Brief Award
  • Wagner National Labor and Employment Law Moot Court Competition
  • 2012
  • Eglet Wall Law Scholarship for Outstanding Academic Achievement
  • Eglet Wall
  • 2012
  • Public Interest Law Student of Distinction Award
  • Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada
  • 2012
  • Bergstrom Child Welfare Law Summer Fellow
  • University of Michigan Law School
  • 2011
  • CALI Award for highest grade in Legal Research and Writing class
  • CALI Award
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (29)
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Estate planning Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Alexandra is very skilled and respected."
Estate planning Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A brilliant and highly respected attorney in the estate planning community who truly cares about her clients."
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Alexandra Varela has an exceptional reputation and is a credit to the legal community. If you have an estate planning law problem, she is your answer. If her office is anywhere near you, I recommend her to you."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Alexandra and I are members of a premier group of attorneys dedicated to helping our clients exceed their goals. She is well respected in the field and I would not hesitate to refer clients to her."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 06
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Alexandra and I belong to the same national organization of estate planning attorneys. She has an excellent reputation as a great estate planning attorney and I don't hesitate to endorse her."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 03
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 02
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 01
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 28
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 28
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ms. Varela. She's caring and thoughtful about her client's plans."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 28
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 28
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 28
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Alex is a terrific lawyer who genuinely cares about making a better life for her clients and their families. I highly endorse Alex!"
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Alex is a trusted advisor who puts clients first and is driven by a desire to craft an estate plan that fits her clients' specialized needs. I highly endorse her."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Placentia Estate planning Lawyer Alexandra K. Varela
Alexandra K. Varela
Estate planning Attorney
Placentia, CA
Licensed for 10 years