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Crista B. Hermance

Trusts Attorney at Ventura, CA

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2013
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About Crista

Learn Crista’s areas of practice.

As both a mother and an attorney, Crista understands the unique legal needs of families. All parents, regardless of their net worth, need comprehensive estate planning to ensure their wishes are followed and their families are protected. In speaking with several parents, most of them did not have an estate plan in place or anything to protect their children in case of incapacity or death. It’s scary to think that if a plan isn’t in place, the state would have a plan for you. Odds are, it’s not the plan you would want.

Estate Planning is NOT just for the wealthy, it’s for any parent wanting to put a plan in place to protect their family.

Crista was born and raised in Ventura, California and lived there a majority of her life. She majored in business management at San Diego State University and soon thereafter started working for Citigroup in Jacksonville, Florida. She worked as a project manager for Citigroup and traveled extensively throughout the world. She even ended up relocating to the Philippines for a year which was an opportunity of a lifetime for her. After living in the Philippines, she moved back to Ventura and began her legal career.

She started by volunteering at the Ventura County District Attorney’s office and the Coalition to End Family Violence as a Victim Advocate. Next she started law school at the Southern California Institute of Law and was able to find a position as a law clerk with a firm in Westlake Village where the flexible schedule allowed her to finish law school and take the California bar exam. After passing the bar, she received a promotion to associate attorney and focused on estate planning, personal injury and bankruptcy cases. She really enjoyed helping families with their estate planning and decided to start her own practice after the birth of her first child. She decided to focus her practice solely on estate planning and ensuring that young families know how to protect their family. She finds great personal and professional satisfaction in helping parents create estate plans that provide them with that peace of mind. Family dynamics are always evolving and she built this practice with growing families in mind. As Hermance Law has continued to serve clients, their area of practice has evolved to include acting as crisis planning attorneys. It is important that the Hermance Law team are able to help our clients not only with their estate planning needs but also if one of their family members passes away.

Her goal is to create lasting relationships with her clients and to always be available to help them in the future.

Crista is very passionate about helping children and is involved in the following charities:

The BumbleBee Foundation - Board of Directors
National Charity League, Inc. Ventura County Chapter Juniors - Board Member

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Hermance Law
4476 Market Street
Suite 601
Ventura, CA, 93003
Hermance Law (Westlake Village Office)
2625 Townsgate Road, Suite 330
Westlake Village, CA, 91361
Hermance Law (Santa Clarita Office)
27240 Turnberry Ln #200
Valencia, CA, 91355
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Posted by Zena | December 5, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Caring and Knowledgeable Lawyer
Crista Hermance, and her staff, are the perfect choice for putting together your plan when you need estate planning. I consulted Crista on this sometimes difficult topic and she taught me so much I didn't know about the subject - but need to know as the mother of minor children - and had excellent guiding materials to help me make decisions, including a step by step guidebook. She's a mom herself and she gets how difficult this can be. She really cares about her clients.
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Posted by Sarah | December 4, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
Advocate for young families!
Crista is truly a maven in her field, she prides herself on being a true advocate for the young parents. She is compassionate and caring and is not intimidating which helps her get her clients to protect what is most important to them, thier family. I really enjoy working with her with my clients as she has flexible hours and can even have her team go to the clients homes. Truly a gift to the community!
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Posted by anonymous | November 6, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Great Experience
I had a great experience here with Crista and her team! They are very knowledgeable and I totally trust them. I know you’ll have a great experience too!


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AVVO RATING 6.5 (Good)


  • San Diego State Univ
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  • Southern California Inst/Law
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  • The BumbleBee Foundation
  • Board Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • National Charity League, Inc. Ventura County Chapter Juniors
  • Board Member
  • 2019 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 Under 40
  • Greater San Fernando Valley Chamber of Commerce
  • 2020

Speaking Engagements

  • MOMS Club
  • Estate Planning for Families with Minor Children
  • 2019

Attorney endorsements

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Given (7)
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Estate planning Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Crista is a wonderful attorney. We have worked together for some time now and I am impressed with her professionalism, knowledge and caring demeanor. I fully endorse this lawyer."
Trusts Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Crista Hermance is a fantastic attorney. I've found her to be knowledgeable, generous, and personable. I recommend her and her team without hesitation!"
Trusts Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Crista. She has a wonderful team! She focuses on estate planning for families with young children. She provides great resources and she gives back to her local community."
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Ventura Trusts Lawyer Crista B. Hermance
Crista B. Hermance
Trusts Attorney
Ventura, CA
Licensed for 10 years
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