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Laura Rose Nelson

Estate planning Attorney at Placerville, CA

5.0   16 reviews
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2011
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About Laura

Learn Laura’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    Trusts, Wills, Powers of Attorney, Health Care Directives

    12 years

  2. Probate

    12 years

Laura Nelson-Becker, Attorney at Law, is a California-licensed attorney and Certified Legal Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law.*  Laura has dedicated her practice to helping individuals and families plan their estates for a peaceful and easy transition in their legal affairs. As part of this mission, Laura is committed to providing consumers with accurate and up-to-date legal information to help guide their decision-making. She believes that people should feel empowered to take charge of their desires, to plan for life and death with intention.

*Certified by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization.


Laura Rose Nelson
263 Main Street, 2nd Floor
Placerville, CA, 95667


5.0 / 5.0
  16 customer reviews
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Posted by John | November 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very satisfactory performance at a fair cost. Never received a rushed atmosphere. She listened to our concerns and included them whenever she could according to probate laws.
Posted by Trish | May 15, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Intelligent and Wonderful
Laura is a great attorney! We were in a car accident and when we hired Laura it became easier to handle, she gave clear direction and fought for our case. This kind of situation can be very overwhelming and Laura answered each question clearly, - sometimes I needed to ask the same question several times, (accidents can be very jumbling). Laura was always very kind and courteous to us and kept us updated along the way. Our chosen method of communication was email, and she always got right back to us. Just the process of choosing an attorney can be difficult, all the commercials and full page adds. We chose Laura because of her reviews, and being local, and am glad we did. We highly recommend Laura
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Posted by Beverly | January 7, 2017
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Compasionate, thoughtful and TOUGH
My sister and I hired Laura to help with a dispute within our family Trust. It was a long, tough battle and when I was ready to throw in the towel- Laura made it possible for us to continue. She understood the emotional and financial turmoil I was going through and she just listened and helped with options. She never let me down, and when I felt bullied, she fought even harder. She never gave up, she never backed down- she just worked harder. When it was finally over I actually hated saying good by to her, she not only changed my opinion of Lawyers, she made me a believer in the system again. I will never forget her and will always consider her as MY Lawyer and my friend.
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Posted by Shawn Stremsterfer | November 19, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Redo trust
My ex wife used Laura to redo our joint trust And found her very professional and knowledgeable and very helpful , so knowing how well my ex wife has the ability to find Good professional people that you can have A good working relationship with, I had Laura Redo my trust. I found her delightful to work with and was very helpful and knowledgeable but especially when it came down to common sense issues she was right on with the most practical advise. I strongly recommend Laura for your estate planning
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Posted by Vic | October 25, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Before posting our Laura Nelson review, I reviewed comments by other clients. I started to think about all of Laura’s traits, and decided there was no better way to describe her ability, personality, and competence than to use a collage of expressions posted by others. Some of these are: thorough, sincere, professional, pleasant, listened, responsive, trustworthy, self-assured, personable, went beyond, friendly, comfortable, knowledgeable, and informative to list a few! Incidentally, we agree with ALL THE ABOVE. Thank you Laura for your patience and help in completing our trust.
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Posted by Tony | August 11, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Trust documents
She was very thorough, and took the time to listen so when the process was complete you felt the sincerity of the process. Making a trust & will for me a realization of keeping it as simple an painless for my daughter when I do step over to the next space in life. The first step was difficult because it was a reality. Her compassion made it the procedure as kind and gentle as I think it could be. I would highly recommend Laura.
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Posted by anonymous | August 11, 2016
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Great service
Laura provided professional service and was able to make the experience in filing estate documentation comfortable and pleasant. Would highly recommend her.
Posted by Anna | March 9, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
From the start she was very professional and accommodating. She did an excellent job. Would hire again.
Posted by Judith | January 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Laura Rose Nelson
This letter is written to strongly recommend Laura Rose Nelson in her capacity attorney at law, in particular as it relates to estate planning and trusts. We engaged Laura to review our individual trusts with the objectives of combining the two trusts into one as well as to update any other relevant materials relating to health directives, wills, etc. She listened carefully to all off our concerns/wishes, answered our questions simply and completely. Ultimately, all of the documents created as a result were organized into one comprehensive notebook that is clearly understandable, with all the legal aspects fully and completely addressed. Laura’s expertise in the law is, without question, outstanding. The resultant product was detailed and thoroughly researched which gave us total confidence in her work. However, it is her manner of relating with us that gave us complete comfort in terms of the final result. She listened, asked questions when needed to clarify our wishes, offered suggestions and thoroughly reviewed everything she produced with us. She provided us with a warm, positive experience, not something one always associates with this topic. Her warmth, intelligence and knowledge, sensitivity, and organization are just a few of the qualities that make her a great attorney and advocate. We look forward to a long relationship with Laura. She is a star!!!
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Posted by Pamela | December 11, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Lawyer to Hire. Exceptional Service A+++++
Ms. Nelson is an exceptional lawyer who takes pride and concern in her job and with her client. During my time with her I felt comfortable and secure with the handling of my case. Kept me informed at all times,returned calls and responded to emails in an exceptional manner. To me, she put me the client first and not her own concern on what the case would profit her. She put the time and effort way beyond to make sure the case was handled correctly, and she fought for me and my case till the end. When looking for a lawyer you want someone who is concerned and cares which Ms. Nelson is all that and more. Truly Blessed to meet her and be on her team. If ever in need of a lawyer will definitely go to Ms. Nelson before anywhere else. I wish you Ms. Laura a Blessed and Happy Holiday/New Years. Truly thank you for everything.
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Posted by Russell | June 26, 2015
Excellent track record continues
Laura was recommended by a good neighbor who said that she is a very thoughtful lawyer who has a great deal of common sense. I never had a lawyer for representation and admit it was intimidating signing the paper work to have her represent my wife and I. As it turned out I found that she was very trustworthy to say the least. As for responsiveness, anytime I had a question or an issue she would almost always respond within a few hours and sometimes minutes. Most of our communication was via the email. She takes her work very serious and reads her email late into the evening and would reply. Her knowledge of the law and what to do turned out to be priceless. In time she resolved all issues which benefited us throughout the process. She was always very timely and concise in each and every step that was required to eventually conclude the case to a close. We enjoyed working with Laura.
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Posted by James | December 11, 2014
Excellent/Exquisit Lady Lawyer
My wife and I came for legal help, we were rear ended in our jeep, but left (we won) with the sense of a new beginning for our legal needs and a warm regard for our attorney. She is a strong and self-assured person for whom being an attorney is a strong calling and we will look to her for future legal needs. She was very personable and was there for us even when we went beyond the scope of our case.
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Posted by Freda and Charlie | December 4, 2014
My husband and I had wanted to complete a Living Trust for several years when we finally met with Laura Nelson. We chose Laura after much research. She was very friendly and made us feel comfortable as soon as we met her. Laura was professional, knowledgeable, informative, thorough, and kind. She answered any questions we had with a full explanation. We are impressed with the binder she provided us that includes the Living Trust and all other important documents. Laura did an excellent job of completing all legal matters. We strongly recommend her.
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Posted by JR | September 24, 2014
Personal Injury Case - Pedestrian vs. Auto
I was a pedestrian hit by a car while crossing the street in a residential area in late 2013. A report was taken by CHP putting responsibility for the accident on the driver of the car. Due to my (ankle/foot) injuries, I spent several months unable to perform simple daily functions. Initial conversations with the insurance companies, both theirs and mine, convinced me that I needed professional legal help. This decision led me to call Ms. Mismas. During our initial consultation, she outlined clearly how this process would proceed. My relief at no longer dealing with insurance companies, as well as my HMO regarding charges, was immediate. We were kept informed of all progress and conversations. She kept things moving along, without rushing to a conclusion before my health was where it should be. I always felt that she had my best interests in mind. This case came to a satisfactory conclusion for me only as a direct result of my association with Ms. Mismas. What began as a frustrating encounter with insurance companies ended as a positive experience. Ms. Mismas has both my thanks and my respect. I highly recommend her!
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Posted by Lorre | January 15, 2014
Highly recommended!
My husband and I had a goal, to have a Living Trust done. It is now completed thanks to our attorney Laura Mismas. She was amazing, guiding us through the process, professionally and with kindness. Laura always took the time to explain not only what was needed but why and all options. As we sat down with her to go through the documents, which are all placed in a very tidy, easy to access binder, anything we did not understand was fully explained. We never felt rushed as she has a very calm and understanding demeanor. Greatly appreciated at a time like this! We would highly recommend Ms. Mismas. We have now achieved our goal and we are still smiling!
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Posted by Susan | December 17, 2012
A Lawyer You Can Trust
We recommend Laura Mismas to all our family and friends. She is trustworthy, knowledgeable, professional, and truly cares about doing the very best for her cilents.
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Becker Nelson Center & James
  • 2018 - Present
  • Attorney at Law
  • Becker & Runkle
  • 2014 - 2017
  • Research Assistant
  • Loyola Law School Los Angeles
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Law Clerk
  • Legal Aid Foundation Of Los Angeles
  • 2010 - 2010
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  • Univ of California Davis
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006
  • Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A


  • El Dorado County Bar Association Board of Directors
  • Vice President
  • 2018 - Present
  • California Department of Real Estate
  • Broker License #02042415, Delfino Becker Real Estate
  • 2017 - Present
  • El Dorado County Bar Association
  • Secretary
  • 2016 - 2018

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Attorney, El Dorado County Foothills
  • Style Magazine
  • 2017
  • Certified Specialist - Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law
  • State Bar of California
  • 2017


Speaking Engagements

  • El Dorado County Bar Association MCLE
  • Trends in Law Practice Management
  • 2017
  • El Dorado County Bar Association MCLE Presentation
  • Advocating for Veterans
  • 2014

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Estate planning Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Laura is an absolute professional and superb attorney. Any client that has the opportunity to hire her to represent them is in good hands."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
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