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Marica Katie Snyder

As Office Manager of Elder Law Services of California, Marica coordinates and monitors all activities within the law firm. Marica is responsible for assigning goals and ensuring tasks are completed on time and in accordance with quality guidelines. Some of Marica's tasks include overseeing the firm's day-to-day operations, maintaining the office’s budget, interacting with vendors, and addressing human resource issues. In short, Marica is an integral part of the operations at Elder Law Services and has her hands in just about everything we do.   

Kevin Kentaro Moore


Kevin Moore is a Law Clerk at Elder Law Services of California and he helps our clients by assisting them with their Estate Planning needs. Kevin ensures that our Living Trusts, Wills, and Powers of attorney are drafted accordingly and custom to our client's wishes. Kevin is also fluent in both English and Japanese.

Kevin is a Florida native and attended law school at the University of Florida, where he attained his Juris Doctor. 

Gabriela Juarez

Gabriela Juarez

Gabriela Juarez received her Bachelor's Degree in History from California State University Dominguez Hills. She is in the process of completing the LSAT program to pursue Law School in the near future. Ms. Juarez is the lead Medi-Cal Planning Paralegal for Elder Law Services of California and works with our clients by focusing on our Medi-Cal approval rates and providing the best possible services to our clients during their time of need. For over a decade Gabriela she has helped hundreds of families protect their Estate and qualify them for Medi-Cal benefits.

Robin Montano

What is Probate

Robin Montano is the Executive Assistant at Elder Law Services and is the first voice clients hear when calling about legal services.  Robin acts as a liaison between our attorneys and clients by scheduling appointments and facilitating the close working relationship between the two parties. She also has over 20 years worth of experience in administrative law firm work and brings a “can do” attitude to the office. Robin is also one of the friendliest and most charismatic people you will ever meet, and her goal is to help our clients feel comfortable and secure with the entire Medi-Cal or estate planning process.

Nadine Ruacho

Nadine Ruacho

Nadine Ruacho is a Medi-Cal Planning Legal Assistant at Elder Law Services and works with our clients throughout the entire Medi-Cal planning process by managing files, collecting documents, and acting as a liaison caseworkers, clients, and nursing homes. Nadine is also a notary public and works with our Estate Planning department notarizing deeds, trusts, and power of attorney documents for our clients.

Melissa Real

Melissa Real is an Estate Planning Legal Assistant at Elder Law Services of California and works with our clients by helping to draft wills, trusts, and other documents to their exact specifications. Melissa works closely with our Estate Planning Attorney Staci Yamashita-Iida and assists her throughout the entire Estate Planning process from beginning to end. If you plan on using Elder Law Services for a living trust, Melissa will be a huge part of the process.

Phaedra Frampton

Phaedra Frampton is a Trust Administration Legal Assistant at Elder Law Services of California and works
with our clients by preparing documents, working with banks to transfer assets, and notifying the
required agencies of a decedent’s passing.

Phaedra works closely with our Trust Administration attorney and other specialists to make the legal
process of losing a loved one as simple and streamlined as possible. Phaedra understands how difficult
and overwhelming administering a trust can be and her goal is to handle those tedious tasks, so our
clients can focus on what is truly important during that time—family.

Jake Dobie

Jake Dobie is a Marketing Associate for Elder Law Services and works with our clients by visiting nursing homes and other care facilities in order to inform seniors about the opportunity to qualify for Medi-Cal and long-term care benefits. Jake acts as a liaison between our offices and the care facilities across South California and personally visits various locations on a daily basis. If you are a healthcare professional and need help qualifying our clients for long-term care Medi-Cal services Jake is the person to speak with.

Kenji Sato

Kenji Sato is the Real Estate Assistant at Elder Law Services and works at helping our clients sell their
homes in order to liquidate assets during the trust administration process. Kenji also helps with our
senior relocation services (helping seniors move out of their home and preparing it for sale), while also
assisting clients buy and sell property with our sister company LA Citywide. Kenji works closely with our
Real Estate Specialist Kyle Miyamoto.

Janice Wineke

What is Probate

Janice Wineke is a Probate Paralegal at Elder Law Services of California and brings over thirty years of experience as a paralegal to our firm. Janice specializes in the areas of probate, including conservatorships, trusts and guardianship cases throughout the State of California. 
Janice has also served as a State licensed professional fiduciary which has given her an in-depth, true to life look at the difficulties of probate and dealing with the passing of a loved one. Janice’s experiences continue to help our firm to better understand our clients' issues and needs in similar cases.

George Monroy

George Monroy is a Marketing Associate who specializes in social media and online content. George works with our clients by helping to promote our services to a wider audience and spread the word about the importance of Medi-Cal and Estate Planning. If you follow Elder Law Services on social media or use our website, George plays a huge role in writing and producing much of that content.

Serving Our Community Since 1995

Elder Law Services of California, APLC provides the same strategic planning and legal representative of larger firms, yet in a personalized, family-like manner. Our priority is to provide the highest level of legal services and client satisfaction when representing your Medi-Cal Planning, Estate Planning, Trust Administration, or Probate cases. Above all, we understand the importance of you and your family’s financial future and legal security.

Our team of Attorneys and legal support staff have assisted thousands of different families by giving them the freedom to plan for the security of their future, while also providing peace of mind with our experienced legal advice. As our name, Elder Law Services of California, APLC serves all families in California, with convenient locations throughout Los Angeles, as well as locations in Northern California, and San Diego.

Whether you need to qualify for Medi-Cal, pay for long-term care, create an estate plan and powers of attorney, proceed a conservatorship, protect your assets, or deal with the loss of a loved one, our team is there for you every step of the way. Sadly, many families are unprepared for any significant planning for their future, so take the first step today to protect your family’s integrity.

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