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Lucas Michael Pastuszka

Estate planning Attorney at Foster City, CA

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  • State Years
    California - CA 6 years
    Florida - FL 3 years
  • Licensed for 6 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2017
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 3 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2021
    Inactive No misconduct found

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About Lucas

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Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    Family Wealth Planning, Revocable and Irrevocable Trusts, Wills, Durable Powers of Attorney, Advance Healthcare Directives, and Nomination of Guardians

  2. Trusts
    Estate Planning & Wealth Succession, Creating Revocable and Irrevocable Trust, Lifetime Gifting Strategies, Charitable Planning, and Post-death Estate Administration

  3. Probate
    Probating Decedent's Estates

  4. Marriage and prenuptials
    Prenuptial agreements

  5. Wills and living wills
    Wills, Pour-Over Wills

  6. Guardianship
    Conservatorships and Guardianships

  7. Power of attorney
    Durable Powers of Attorney and Advance Healthcare Directives.

  8. Tax
    Gift Tax and Estate Tax

Lucas M. Pastuszka is a Managing Associate with Laughlin Legal, PC, whose legal practice involves estate planning, wealth transfer planning, retirement planning, and trust administration, as well as income, estate, and gift taxation.

During law school, Lucas received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award for his work with University of California, San Francisco Medical Center patients in areas of advance health care planning, estate planning, public benefits, and other legal matters.

Lucas previously interned at the IRS Office of Chief Counsel's Small Business and Self-Employed Division, where he observed the inner-workings of the IRS and gained valuable tax compliance insight. He also served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Judge Andrew Y.S. Cheng and the Honorable Judge Peter J. Busch at the Probate Department of the Superior Court of California in San Francisco.

Prior to joining Laughlin Legal, PC, Lucas gained valuable experience by working at a trust and estates firm providing estate planning and tax services for high-net-worth individuals, a trust and estates firm with an active trust and estates litigation division, as well as at a high volume estate planning practice.

When Lucas is not in the office, he enjoys spending his leisure time swimming, doing archery, ballroom dancing, water coloring, spinning poi,and entertaining children as Batman.



  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California
  • Juris Doctorate with Tax Concentration
  • Santa Clara University
  • Bachelor of Science in Political Science with pre-law emphasis
  • Honors: cum laude
  • Major: Psychology and Spanish

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • Florida

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Planning Commissioner for the City of Saratoga, 2018 to 2019
  • IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE), 2014 to 2016



Laughlin Legal, PC
950 Tower Lane
Suite 925
Foster City, CA, 94404

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Work Experience

  • Managing Associate
  • Laughlin Legal, PC
  • 2021 - Present
  • Associate Estate Planning and Tax Attorney
  • Ferrari Ottoboni Caputo & Wunderling
  • 2020 - 2021
  • Associate Attorney
  • Temmerman, Cilley & Kohlmann, LLP
  • 2019 - 2020
  • Associate Attorney
  • Law Offices of Affordable Living Trusts
  • 2018 - 2019
  • Planning Commissioner
  • City of Saratoga
  • 2018 - 2020
  • Probate Department Judicial Law Clerk
  • Superior Court of California (San Francisco County)
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Legal Extern (S.B./S.E. Division)
  • Internal Revenue Service, Chief Counsel
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Juvenile Division Legal Extern
  • Santa Clara County Public Defender's Office
  • 2012 - 2012
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  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California
  • Juris Doctorate with Tax Concentration
  • 2016
  • Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California
  • B.S. in Political Science, B.S. in Psychology, & B.A. in Spanish
  • 2013

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Settled in 2015.


  • Pi Sigma Alpha, Political Science Honor Society
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Psi Chi, Psychology Honor Society
  • Membership
  • 2013 - Present
  • Phi Sigma Iota, International Foreign Language Honor Society
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Polish
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award – Medical-Legal Partnership
  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California
  • 2015

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Foster City Estate planning Lawyer Lucas Michael Pastuszka
Lucas Michael Pastuszka
Estate planning Attorney
Foster City, CA
Licensed for 6 years