Monica Goel, Partner

Monica Goel, with over twenty-three 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, named as one of the top estate planning attorneys in 2019 through 2024, 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 was a member of the PVP panel for the LA Superior Court and routinely advises families on how to handle incapacity issues and appointment of conservatorship.

She was previously an adjunct professor at Cerritos College in the Certified Paralegal Program and at UCI in the paralegal program in Estate Planning.

Monica received her B.A. in History from UCLA in 1997, and her J.D. from the University of Southern California in 2000.  She was the Trope and Trope Fellow in 1998 and was admitted to the Bar in December 2000.


  • Certified Legal Specialist in Trust, Estates and Probate, State Bar of California
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Trusts and Estates, 2024
  • Southern California Super Lawyers® Rising Star, 2015 – 2016
  • Southern California Super Lawyers® in Trust & Estates, 2019 – 2022
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating
  • AVVO “Superb” Rating, Top Estate Planning Attorneys
  • Press-Telegram/Grunion Gazette Readers Choice Award, “Favorite (Top 5) Living Trust attorney”, 2022
  • 2016 Top Women Attorneys in Southern California by Super Lawyers®
  • 2016 Woman to Watch Nominee by CalCPA, Emerging Leaders category
  • Volunteer of the Year Award, City of Downey (2007)
  • 1998 Trope & Trope Family Law Fellow


  • Member, Los Angeles Bar Association
  • Member, Orange County Bar Association
  • Member, Estate Planning/Probate Section of the State Bar of California
  • Member, Probate Volunteer Panel (PVP), LA Superior Court
  • Member, Provisors
  • Member, Soroptimist International
  • President, Soroptimist Downey Chapter (2007-2008)
  • Leader, CalCPA Society, Southeast Discussion Group


  • University of California, Los Angeles (B.A., 1997)
  • The University of Southern California Law School, Los Angeles, (J.D., 2000)


  • California, 2000

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