Fields of Law
Here you will find an overview of the fields of law I practice
My Areas of Practice Focus
ESTATE PLANNING, PROBATE & ESTATE LITIGATION
My estate planning practice concentrates on the two most important things in my clients' lives; their families and their assets. The goal is to preserve family harmony and family assets. I utilize the proper legal instruments and techniques to ensure that my clients' wishes with regard to providing for loved ones are fulfilled. I provide options to my clients so that they can make informed decisions about the proper estate plan for their individuals needs. I am a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trusts and Probate Law, certified by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization.
Proper planning can ensure that your loved ones are taken care as you want and not simply as provided by the default intestate laws of California. Proper planning can also reduce the burden and emotional strain to loved ones following death or incapacity. It can also reduce probate costs, administration fees and taxes. The avoidance of probate costs and excessive time for estate administration is one of many goals of proper planning.
Clients that are properly advised about the benefits of estate planning realize that they do not want their lack of planning to become a heavy burden on their loved ones. You are welcome to come in to our Glendale office and discuss estate plannning, trusts or probate matters.
PERSONAL INJURY and WRONGFUL DEATH
When people have been injured or have lost a loved one in an accident, they are very vulnerable and need guidance and advice when making decisions. Aside from the emotional aspect of the injury, the practical aspect of the loss needs to be dealt with. How will the medical bills get paid? How will the lost earnings be replaced? Am I getting the best possible medical treatment? Why is the responsible person or company denying their responsibility? Is the insurance company taking advantage of me? Despite the best of intentions, family and friends simply cannot offer the legal advice the injured person needs. Only a lawyer can, and specifically a lawyer that has significant experience in this area of law.
I have practiced in this area of law for many years. For a number of years before representing injured clients, I was the Major Case Senior Trial Attorney for one of the biggest insurance companies in the United States, handling cases in Los Angeles and surrounding counties. I have handled over 1000 personal injury cases in the California courts. Those cases involved wrongful deaths and various serious injuries such as brain injuries, paralysis, burns, amputations, spine injuries, vegetative state, high elevation falls, crush injuries and impaired immune system injuries.
I know the ins and outs of personal injury law. I know how insurance companies work and how they think. I do not let them get away with short-changing my clients, or dragging out the case to wear my client down. I aggressively pursue my client's case and the insurance companies and their lawyers know me and know that unless my client is treated fairly they have an expensive fight on their hands. We are in an extremely challenging claims climate and now more than ever it is important to be represented by an experienced lawyer known in the industry.
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