Our Team

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At The Estate Lawyers, our experienced probate and trust attorneys effectively assist beneficiaries, heirs, families, and clients. Our attorneys have been repeatedly recognized by SuperLawyers and AVVO as the best in Los Angeles County, Orange County and the Inland Empire. Our team understands the pressure you are facing and will act quick to regain your peace of mind.

Meet the Team

Our Attorneys:

Amy L. Gostanian, Esq.
Amy L. Gostanian, Esq.

Managing Partner

Bradley R. Kirk, Esq.
Bradley R. Kirk, Esq.

Managing Partner - Litigation

Michelle C. Bartolic, Esq.
Michelle C. Bartolic, Esq.

Managing Partner - Legal Production

Larissa L. Abruscato, Esq.
Larissa L. Abruscato, Esq.

Senior Litigation Associate

Evan A. Basakis, Esq.
Evan A. Basakis, Esq.

Senior Litigation Associate

Jacob C. DeVilliers, Esq.
Jacob C. DeVilliers, Esq.

Senior Associate

Justin M. Kincheloe, Esq.
Justin M. Kincheloe, Esq.

Senior Litigation Associate

Kavita Sadana, Esq.
Kavita Sadana, Esq.

Senior Litigation Associate

Our Trusted Support Staff:

John P. Gostanian
John P. Gostanian

Chief Financial Officer/Controller

Sheilah Buack-Shelton
Sheilah Buack-Shelton

Director of Legal Operations

Shelly Terrigno
Shelly Terrigno

Bookkeeper

Jay Freedman, J.D.
Jay Freedman, J.D.

Senior Litigation Paralegal

Kimberly Sexton
Kimberly Sexton

Litigation Case Manager

Christiaan Vasquez
Christiaan Vasquez

Case Manager/Senior Litigation Paralegal

Lorraine Pasillas, JD
Lorraine Pasillas, JD

Associate Paralegal

Cara Ouellette
Cara Ouellette

Probate and Conservatorship Paralegal

Diane W. Davis
Diane W. Davis

Estate Planning Paralegal

Lauryn Bretches
Lauryn Bretches

Litigation Paralegal

Benjamin Casteel, Sr.
Benjamin Casteel, Sr.

Litigation Paralegal

Jaqueline Medina
Jaqueline Medina

Legal Assistant

Ashley Hazen
Ashley Hazen

Finance Clerk

Douglas Hausmann
Douglas Hausmann

Client Services Coordinator

Wes Hahn
Wes Hahn

Billing Specialist/Client Care Coordinator

Federico Knezetic
Federico Knezetic

Billing/Reporting Specialist

Emily Yamada
Emily Yamada

Legal Assistant

Unlike other Estate Planning firms, our team has decades of extensive experience litigating Estates, Trusts and Conservatorships. We understand how emotional and stressful the litigation process can be at times. We are creative- thinking outside of the box, determined to get you your best possible outcome.

Don’t Do This Alone—Let Us Help You

Have you been disinherited and believe it was the result of undue influence? Are you a trustee walking the tightrope of a trust administration-trying to meet your fiduciary duties, complete a long list of to-dos and fend off complaints and threats? Are you a beneficiary who is still waiting for your inheritance – months or even years after your loved one has passed and the trustee has nothing but excuses? Are you concerned that a disabled/elderly loved one is being financially abused by those around them?

We at The Estate Lawyers truly understand and appreciate your frustration. We have helped countless people in your exact situation. We are a team of experienced and proven Trust and Probate litigators who zealously advocate for our clients. We skillfully handle estate disputes and compassionately represent our clients during incapacity and after the loss of a loved one. We know our way around a courtroom and how to present your case in the best light to achieve the best outcomes. Our lawyers include certified specialists and have decades of estate and litigation experience that allows us to identify the issues at hand and develop thoughtful and efficient strategies to achieve the best possible results for our clients.

Contact Our Team Today

For an initial complimentary consultation with an experienced trust and probate legal team, email or call us at 949-250-7800. In our experience, waiting only makes the problem more difficult to solve. Call us today and we will determine how we can best accomplish your goals and protect your interests.

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