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Lilian Demonteverde-Hoats

Family Attorney at Corona, CA

4.8   25 reviews

Licensed for 33 years

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I am very interested in the psychological well being of my clients, and believe that my degree in psychology is very helpful in the practice of family law. People come to my office feeling depressed, stressed, sad, and angry because of the breakup of their marriage,  breakup of their relationship and family. It is often heartbreaking to see the children from broken families feeling like they are to blame for the breakup of their parents relationship. It is my goal to do my best to help my clients go through this very difficult, and painful experience in their lives. I encourage them that there is always light at the end of the dark tunnel. I also remind them that this too will pass, and it is only another chapter in their lives. Keep pressing forward.  It is always brightest before the dawn. 

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Licensed for 33 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1989
Updated 09/07/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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Client's Choice 2016
Client's Choice
Lilian received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2016
Posted by John | May 15, 2015
Knowledgeable, Experienced, and an expert in her practice
Attorney Lilian Demonteverde-Hoats is simply amazing! I would highly recommend her and she will always take your call not like the other law offices that you can only speak with an attorney only by an appointment basis. Attorney Hoats has always made me feel secure and well aware of my cases, and always answers any questions that I may have.
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Posted by Mike | April 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Family Law Attorney!
I sadly had to go through a very difficult divorce, and was pleased that I had such an excellent family law attorney like Lilian Hoats. Lilian is such a fabulous attorney, who really cares about her clients. She will take phone calls when other attorneys don't even respond to me. I was able to feel like I could trust her to help me in such a stressful and emotional experience like divorce. I felt like she took care of my legal needs because she is so knowledgeable about the law. She gave me the confidence that I needed to go through my divorce proceedings. I also felt like she was a good counselor who really cared about me when I was undergoing such an emotionally turbulant time in my life. I would recommend her to anyone as an excellent attorney because she is highly qualified and she gets excellent and successful results!
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Posted by Ana & Juan | December 9, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best Attorney 100% Thank You For Saving Our Marriage
Attorney Lilian Demonteverde Hoats Is The Best One Amazing ,Knowledgeable, Trustworthy Experienced Attorney at Law ! A True BLESSING.!...After Having A Disaster With Two Recent Attorneys , I Found Ms Lilian Who Quickly Handled Our Case With Such A Positive Vibe She Glows!!, Took The Time And Her Full Dedication Without Giving The Runaround On Answers On Our Case....Always Answers Phone Calls Without the (" Ill Call You Later Excuse Like Other Attorneys).. it Sure Was A Difficult Case, Until Ms Lilian Took Our Case Everything Changed For The Best.. , She Did Not Give Up On Our case , When Many Other Attorneys Said It Was Impossible And Only Took Our Money , Ms Lilian Was The Hero To [email protected] was The Only Attorney Who Vacated Our Judgement In A Court Hearing And We Were Able to Remain Married ❤️..It Was A Victory At Our Court Hearing ..Thanks Ms Lilian Hoats Who Fought For Our Marriage In Front Of A Judge, With A Positive Outcome Result.❤️ . I Have Not Enough Words Of Gratitude Towards Ms Lilian, One Thing We Know Is Our Case She Will Never Forget! TEN MILLION Stars of Thank You To This Fabulous Attorney! I Would HIGHLY Recommend Ms Lilian To Everyone Out There Because She Is "THE BEST OF THE BEST "!!! THANK YOU MS LILIAN HOATS FOR THE OUTSTANDING RESULTS ON YOUR PROFFESIONAL DEDICATED WORK ...YOU ARE MORE THAN A BLESSING!! GOD BLESS YOU!!
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Posted by Oralia | May 2, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
If you're looking for an attorney that loves and has passion to defend your rights you have found her.
I'm a single mother and In the past I've talked to a few attorneys talked to them about my situation, that I need it help. And yes, I found them. They charged me without going to court to defend my rights as a human being. Sadly they're attorneys that do nothing but charge. That's what happend to me.. But when I found Lilian Hoats it was a tottaly different scenario. She's is an amazing attorney that you can see her fire in her heart and she's ready to fight for you. You can see the love and passion of what she does. I'm so happy and blessed. I mean I feel so much better knowing that good attorneys still exist from the heart. I highly recommend her. Make your first Consultation and you will see and feel she's the right one to fight for you. You would feel peace knowing you're in good hands. You will not be disappointed.
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Posted by Jennifer | February 27, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney!
Lilian Hoats is an excellent super woman lawyer who helped me through a very difficult custody case and domestic violence restraining order case. She's dedicated and very knowledgeable. Lilian Hoats spent countless hours on my cause. She cares about her clients and was always there for me, to answer any questions or concerns that I had about my case. She went above and beyond, I can't say enough about her! I highly recommend Lilian Hoats! She's been a true blessing for me and my family.
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Posted by Jacqueline | January 18, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Lilian
I needed help in a property settlement and she referred me to another attorney. Also know others she has helped.
Posted by anonymous | January 18, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
Lilian took excellent care of all the details associated with my case. She was able to assist me in every area that was needed to take care of my concerns and casework. I can’t thank her enough for her timelines and thoroughness. I highly recommend her for anyone looking for their best outcome.
Posted by Melissa | April 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Excellent lawyer who helped me with my divorce process.
Posted by Grace | November 18, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lilianhoats
Attorney lilianhoats she is dedicated ,knowledgeable and excellent attorney to have represent me in my divorce case. She cares about me as a person. She is always available on the phone and email and respond promptly. she is a great human being who generally cares for her clients and also a great friend as well. I feel secured in every aspect of my divorce as she is extremely talented attorney.i am so thankful to chose her. I would highly recommended attorney lilianhoats thank you so much. Grace
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Posted by Angelina | October 20, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Super woman lawyer
Im grateful for my attorney Lilian Hoats that she finally ended my difficult divorce with my stubborn husband and was able to settle with opposing. Counsel . Muchas gracias Abogada
Posted by Joan | October 4, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best attorney with a heart of gold! A+++
After having disaster with one attorney, a friend recommended Attorney Lilian Hoaks to me. Going through a Divorce and had so much confusion and pain, Lilian made it so very easy. The process was less stressed. If I had questions, I was also sure they would call me back that day. If I have any other leagal work to be done, I would go to her first. She is smart, trust worthy and will fight for you. She gets you great results! Thanks Lilian.
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Posted by David | September 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
BEST FAMILY LAWYER!
Lilian it is simply AMAZING! My divorce went on for years until Lilian took over. My excellent attorney took it to closure with a judgment even my wife's attorney admired and was very impressed with the excellent work! If you want a lawyer that will fight for you. Hire Lilian!!!
Posted by Wendy Caroline | April 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
BEST FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY!!!
Mrs. Hoats proved to me how committed to providing professional, dedicated and highly responsive legal representation for people like me going through a divorce or family difficulties. I highly recommend anyone in need to higher her. She is the best!!!
Posted by Anthony | April 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney Who Is Knowledgeable
Lilian Hoats is an excellent attorney who is knowledgeable and trustworty. I'm so blessed to have met an attorney who really cares about her clients. She was available to help me answer my many questions and took time to explain to me all my legal rights. Thanks Lilian for all your help!!!
Posted by Rosa M. Ramirez | February 12, 2015
Tiny but fiesty
Don't let her stature mislead you, Mrs. Hoats is a fighter and dose not give up, she is a very honest and hard working lawyer, she took my case on very last minute notice, and hasn't given up on me or my case. Thank you Mrs. Hoats for not giving up on me. God Bless
Posted by April | December 20, 2014
look no further... Lilian WILL fight for you!!!
Lilian Demonteverde Hoats is one amazing attorney! She definitely will fight for you!!! I appreciate her passion for what she does which goes to say that she truly cares about her clients and will get things done to get what you want and truly deserve!!! Lilian has helped me in so many ways. She's helped me start over again after my divorce from 22 years of marriage. If you want more than just a good attorney... look no further! Trust that Lilian will get the job done! Thank you Lilian... you're the best!
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Posted by Lupe M Board | October 23, 2014
Thank You Lilian Hoats
Lilian Demonteverde-Hoats is an excellent attorney who cares for her clients. I recommend her for all my friends and family. She really is the best attorney.
Posted by Angela | October 4, 2014
An Attorney Who Cares
Attorney Lilian Demonteverde Hoats is a lawyer who is passionate about what she does. I know that her passion for her profession is what makes her different from many lawyers. She is very detail oriented and she cares about her client. I am writing this review for a friend who does not speak or write English. My friend was very grateful to me because I helped her find this attorney through the internet. Finding an excellent service provider through the internet (and not through personal referral) is like winning the lottery. Thank you, Attorney Hoats, for not disappointing my friend. I know that she would be forever grateful to you for handling her family law case successfully.
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Posted by anonymous | September 24, 2014
An Attorney who is 100% ALL THE WAY!
i highly recommend her to friends and family for she is very good at what she does and cares for her clients 100%!! Very Very Knowledgable in Divorce and family law!
Posted by Eduardo | September 16, 2014
ethical lawyer
Lillian has been an excellent through my ordeal. My soon to be ex wife has been more than difficul and not cooperative at all. Lillians knowledge as a lawyer has enable me to move forward with the divorce in my favor. She has diffidently fought for me and my rights as a father. I high recommend Lillian and her team.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 20 minutes
  • Pro bono 10 %
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Law Office of Lilian Demonteverde-Hoats
  • 1993 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Read, Miguelez & Dib
  • 1991 - 1991
  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Lilian Demonteverde-Plummer
  • 1989 - 1993

Education

  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law fka WSU College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • Western State University College of Law-San Diego
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • University of California - Irvine
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1983

Legal Cases

  • IRMO Ward
  • Judgment

Associations

  • International Association of Women of Inland Empire
  • Member, Vice President
  • 2018 - Present
  • Asian Pacific American Lawyers of the Inland Empire
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • Fellow NADC Nation's Top Attorneys 2018
  • 2018 - Present
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • National Academy of Family Law Attorneys
  • Member 2017
  • 2017 - Present
  • Esteemed Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • Member 2017
  • 2017 - Present
  • Eastern Bar Association of Los Angeles County
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • Member 2016
  • 2016 - Present
  • California Women Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • Member 2016
  • 2016 - Present
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel- Nation's Top 1%
  • Member 2015
  • 2015 - Present
  • State Bar of California, Family Law Section
  • Family Law Section Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • National College of Advocacy
  • Advocate, ATLA
  • 1993 - Present
  • United States District Court for Central District of California
  • Attorney and Counselor
  • 1991 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals for 9th Circuit
  • Attorney & Counselor
  • 1989 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • International Law Society
  • Member ILS
  • 1985 - Present
  • The Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity
  • Member, DTLF
  • 1984 - Present
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Advocate
  • 1993 - 1994
  • Business and Professional Women
  • Secretary
  • 1992 - 1994
  • South Bay Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1991 - 1992
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1989 - 1990
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Languages Spoken

  • Tagalog
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Filipino
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Awards

  • 10 Best Law Firms Exceptional outstanding client service
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2022
  • 10 Best Law Firms Exceptional outstanding client service
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2022
  • 10 Best Law Firms Exceptional & Outstanding Client Service
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2022
  • 10 Best Family Law Attorney
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2022
  • Top 10 Attorney Family Law
  • America's Best Attorney
  • 2022
  • 10 Best 2021 Attorney Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2021
  • Top Ranking Attorney
  • American Association of Attorney Advocates
  • 2020
  • 10 Best Attorneys Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2020
  • TOP 10 FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY
  • BEST OF BEST ATTORNEYS
  • 2020
  • Top Ranking Family Law Attorney
  • American Association of Attorney Advocates
  • 2020
  • Litigator of the Year 2020
  • American Institute of Trial Lawyers
  • 2020
  • 2019 10 Best Law Firms Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Fellow NADC Nation's Top Attorneys 2018
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2018
  • 10 Best Female Family Law Attorneys
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • 2017 10 Best Female Attorneys
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • 2016-2017 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2017
  • 2016-2017 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Clients Choice
  • National Institute of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2017
  • Nationally Ranked Top 10 Attorney Award
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2016
  • 10 Best Female Attorneys
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2016
  • Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2016
  • Clients Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • Avvo Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • 10 Best Personal Injury Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2015
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Featured Attorney Divorce
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Family Lawyer in the State of California
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2014
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Client's Choice Divorce
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Who's Who Among American Law Students
  • Summa Publishing
  • 1986
  • Award of Merit
  • The National Dean's List
  • 1983
  • Fellow NADC Nation's Top Attorneys 2018
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • N/A
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Publications

  • The Restater- WSU Editorial Staff
  • Student Bar Association Publications--Column Writer , Where to go during law school?
  • 1987
  • Criminal Justice Journal Law Review
  • Prosecutorial Discretion is it too broad?
  • 1986
  • The New U, UCI Student Newspaper
  • What's new in UCI sports?
  • 1983
  • The New U, UCI Student Newspaper
  • What's new in UCI sports? Column Writer
  • 1983
  • The New U, UCI Student Newspaper
  • What's new in UCI sports? Column Writer
  • 1983
  • The New U, UCI Student Newspaper
  • What's new in UCI sports? Column Writer
  • 1983
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Speaking Engagements

  • Estate Planning: Trusts and Wills for homeowners
  • Estate Planning: Trusts and Wills
  • 2018
  • Covina Family Law Presentation
  • Family Law: Commonly Asked Questions for Divorce and Paternity
  • 2017
  • Keynote Speaker Covina,Law Building
  • What are. your rights regarding child support and spousal support?
  • 2016
  • Estate Planning Seminar
  • Wills and Trusts for Married and Single Individuals
  • 2016
  • Estate Planning Educational Seminar
  • Legally Secure Your Financial Future
  • 2015
  • Knights of Phythias building parenting conference
  • Co-Parenting when there's a breakup in the relationship
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (188)
Given (372)
Family Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Great member of the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Lilian is an outstanding family attorney!"
Family Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent lawyer and is very knowledgeable in both personal injury law and family law."
Family Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ms. Demonteverde-Hoats. She is a hard working family law attorney that would be a plus to any party engaged in a family law matter. She also practices personal injury and brings that same work ethic to all her cases."
Family Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.she is a well respected family law attorney in the avvo community."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent attorney. Outstanding reputation."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is an exceptional advocate and is well respected among the legal community."
Family Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. When searching for an attorney it is important to find someone who cares and who is willing to actually listen. Lillian looks at her clients as neighbors and friends who need help."
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Corona Family Lawyer Lilian Demonteverde-Hoats
Lilian Demonteverde-Hoats
Family Attorney
Corona, CA
Licensed for 33 years
Free Consultation