Monica Goel, with over twenty years of legal experience, is a Certified Legal Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law by the California Board of Legal Specialization. Her practice focuses on estate planning, trust administration, probate administration, conservatorships, elder law, trust and probate litigation. Her specialty in any legal setting is in handling sticky or complex situations. She primarily works out of the firm’s Irvine and Long Beach offices.
She has been rated “superb” by AVVO, has been named as one of the top estate planning attorneys in 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022 by Super Lawyers in Trusts and Estates, and is rated AV-Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell.
Monica is a published author in the Daily Journal and OC Lawyer Magazine. She is a frequent lecturer on trust administration, probate administration, court accountings, liability for fiduciaries, and legal ethics in estate administration.
Monica is a member of the PVP panel for the LA Superior Court and is routinely appointed by the court to represent incapacitated persons and advise the court regarding appointment of conservators.
She was previously an adjunct professor at Cerritos College in the Certified Paralegal Program and is currently on the Trustee Advisory Committee therein. In addition, she was an adjunct professor at UCI in the paralegal program in Estate Planning.
Monica received her B.A. in History from UCLA, and her J.D. from the University of Southern California.