Endorsements From Our Valued Clients
Trust Attorney Extraordinaire
Posted by Edmond, April 29, 2019
I became a Successor Trustee for our estate in 2011, and for the first time my wife and I met Amy Gostanian. I had no idea this journey to fulfill my parent’s wishes would be so complicated, but Amy was there for me every step of the way. Her sage advice was invaluable and helped me on many occasions. She was always just a phone call away and as I lived out-of-state, I took advantage of this many times. The Law Firm managed and advised but they were always careful to let me make the decisions. When my sister became gravely ill, I had to start selling some of our property only to find out that my parents had not placed either property back in the trust long ago. This error did not occur on Amy’s watch… Nothing to be done but correct that error and move forward as quickly as possible. We had to rush through probate in order to proceed with the sale and Amy and Michelle handled this expertly to say the least. This was around the time I first met Michelle Bartolic (Amy’s new associate). Talk about sharp, I could tell Michelle was on top of her game. Moving forward, these two attorneys helped me through the worst time of my life and explained trust and probate law in terms even I could understand. Now that both parents and my sister are resting and finally at peace, I have just dispersed the last of the estate to the last beneficiary. With Michelle’s blessing, last week I finally closed the trust. I strongly recommend Gostanian Law Group for all matters related to trusts, probate and litigation should it be needed. I thank my lucky stars that they were there for me these past 8 years. You can imagine the weight that is now off my shoulders. Thank you!
Posted by Lisa, October 18, 2018
Amy was able to take over handling my parents’ estate from another attorney and I am very grateful for all of her and her staff’s support and help. Amy is very kind and caring and helped me through some tough spots in the process.
Billing was very fair and accurate.
Communication was timely and greatly appreciated.
I’ll be returning to have my own trust done.
Thank you Amy!
Posted by Don, October 17, 2018
Amy is our trusted ally when it comes to protecting our family. She has taken care of our estate and set up guardianship for my daughter’s inheritance. It is comforting to know we have someone like Amy to depend on.
Posted by Gregory, October 16, 2018
Amy Gostanian was referred to me by a court appointed attorney. After speaking with her, I realized this was the perfect person for me. Ms. Gostanian is a true professional in every aspect. She is concise and expects perfection from everyone in her law firm because she is extremely well prepared. I have watched her “in action” twice in front of a judge and it is clearly evident how much respect the courts have for her. I would recommend Ms. Gostanian to any person who needs legal help concerning litigation, estate planning, or probate.
The Best Of All Female Probate Attorneys in OC
Posted by William, June 3, 2017
After 10 years of dealing with one after another single attorney run office and getting court orders dragged out for what seemed like years, I was introduced to Amy L. Gostanian’s and her office staff. I was impressed with how much she understood our needs. After reviewing our case, she saw how far behind we were and some errors. She had our case in front of a judge in no time at all.
Posted by a client, May 31, 2017
Amy and her staff are fantastic. This is the second time they have helped me out with our estate planning, wills, etc. Would recommend her to any of my friends.
Creating a Living Trust
Posted by a client, May 30, 2017
Amy and her staff were fantastic in figuring out how to create my living Trust to comply with some of my unusual requests. Thanks for all your hard work.
Posted by a client, May 26, 2017
We have worked with Amy since 2008 on trust related issues – from the initial establishment of the trust through modifications needed as circumstances changed. We have always felt that any suggestions made/implemented were in our best interests and have never felt the need to second guess Amy. She knows her stuff and is able to explain the legalese so that a layman can understand it. She has always been available to answer questions. We feel that she is interested in us as people, not just clients – that’s important. We will continue to use her services.
Posted by Barry Rodolff, May 26, 2017
I highly recommend Amy. She has helped my family on three different occasions. She set up a trust for my wife and me, including related documents (e.g. wills, powers of attorney, advance directives, etc.). She also drafted a trust amendment for my mother and helped me with the trust administration after my mother passed away. Finally, she drafted a special needs trust for my niece. Throughout it all, Amy has been knowledgeable, exceptionally competent and patient with my family. I couldn’t ask for anything more from an attorney.
Posted by Gary, May 26, 2017
Straight to the point. Very quick study. No wasted time, keeping costs to a minimum.
Top-Notch Attorney and Firm
Posted by Staci, May 26, 2017
Amy was recommended to us by an attorney alternative that is located in the same building as my employer. Our first meeting with Amy was informative and we knew she was who we needed to represent the trust matter we had faced, and we were right. Our case, from what I understand was not the norm and had several roadblocks that Amy and Ericka were able to steer us around and get to the result we needed.
They are quick to respond to any questions we had and always gave us the correct information we needed to move forward with our case. I highly recommend this firm for any Probate/Trust matters you may have. You will not be sorry….my only regret is I didn’t get to see these ladies in action in a courtroom. Thank you again Amy, Ericka and staff for the exceptional work you do and keeping us moving forward and grounded through this difficult time.
Posted by Karen, February 8, 2017
Amy Gostanian successfully represented my family’s interests through a contentious estate lawsuit; one, which other attorneys said, would be very difficult to win and had actually discouraged us from pursuing.
Amy, however, took the time to hear our story, and although she understood the challenges we faced, she assured us it was a battle worth taking. Amy’s encouragement, and her desire to take our case, provided us with the courage we needed to stand up and fight for what was right.
From the very beginning, Amy let us know that we would be working as a team, and that is exactly what transpired. She clearly outlined the steps we needed to take, enlisted our involvement in the process, and kept the lines of communication open through meetings, phone calls and emails. Her exceptional staff and associates also provided outstanding support throughout the process.
Our experience with Amy revealed that she is a confident, experienced litigator who is highly qualified in estate law. She knows all the angles; is fierce when needed, remains cool under pressure, and knows how to provide support to her clients when they need it. We found Amy to be professional, honest, fair and ethical. Over the course of time that she worked on our case, it also became evident that both attorneys, as well as judges, respect her.
I simply cannot recommend Amy Gostanian highly enough. Her superb qualities and skills brought an arduous, and seemingly hopeless, situation to an equitable resolution. She is the epitome of what attorneys should be.
Posted by Caitlyn, January 18, 2017
Amy is an awesome lawyer. She helped my family through an incredibly stressful probate process. From the first conversation, she has been candid in all her communication with us. We had no idea what the probate process was going to entail or what exactly was going to happen, and Amy explained the entire process in plain English and was able to put our fears to rest. She has shown time and time again through all the road blocks we encountered that she really knows her stuff. She has extensive knowledge of the local court system, which she uses to her (and ultimately our) advantage. To top it off, she has been attentive and considerate of our unique situation, going above and beyond her typical lawyer’s duties to show my family special consideration. She has been our resource for a variety of questions, some not even related to our probate process. We know we can trust her opinion and expertise. Amy’s office staff also deserves recognition. They have been awesome at each and every step of the process. Overall, I would highly recommend Amy and her office for their services.
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Relationship: Worked together on matter
Ms. Gostanian is an extremely knowledgeable, dedicated and professional Trust and Estate attorney. Her clients are fortunate to have her.
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Relationship: Worked together on matter
I have had the pleasure of personally working with Mrs. Gostanian. She is an aggressive and intelligent lawyer who provides outstanding representation to her clients.
Awesome, honest and on the ball!
Posted by June, January 3, 2017
Amy was straightforward and thorough from the get-go! Loved her style! Would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for an estate/probate attorney!
Expert Probate Litigation
Posted by Britt, December 3, 2016
Quite simply, Amy and her team are fantastic. I was the administrator of my Mom’s estate, which experienced a fraudulent claim. Amy came highly recommended by several local lawyers as an outstanding estate litigator. In working with her, I found that Amy was consistently calm, patient, and always gave expert advice. She successfully guided me through the heartache of extended probate litigation and with the constant frustrations of delays in the legal system. She has a wonderful balance of knowledge, wit, and compassion, in addition to being a top-notch litigator. In particular, she is a great listener and is very adept at focusing your conversation on critical legal points. I found her very easy to work with and always felt that she was keeping my best interests at the forefront. In addition, the rest of her team is just as sharp and professional as Amy — you’re getting a dynamite office! After successfully thwarting a series of outlandish legal maneuvers by the plaintiff, Amy engineered a settlement that was both extremely favorable for me and represented the correct intentions of my Mom’s estate documents. If you need expert counsel on probate litigation, I highly recommend her services without reservation.
Litigate Trust Fraud Case/Depose Trustee/Settlement
By Jeffrey Jay, April 6, 2016
Amy is an amazing attorney and person with a style all her own. I was referred or rather preferred to see her as my friend told her about what happened with my trust and said she was moved by it and asked to see me. She took the case after researching it to see if it had validity and substantiated truth was being told. She treated me like family and went way over and above her duties and due diligence that she signed on for. I consider Amy a great friend with great fortitude for dealing with this area of law. She stands with poise and speaks with intelligence and class, prepared and ready with a respect for what she does and the players in the game, and that means a lot to me and anyone in position to enter that court. Probate is an entirely different beast and I say that with respect, but it’s nothing like other courtrooms at all. Amy is a fighter with a heart who isn’t loud or boastful but genuinely kind and caring by her nature. I didn’t get it at first but she showed me and taught me a lot about how the probate court works and she closed the deal like a champion. I will always refer Mrs. Amy Gostanian for probate law, planning and litigation.
Best Of Luck
By Scott, January 28, 2016
I’d like to say that Amy and her staff at Gostanian Law Group, helped me with and throughout my probate case. Any questions I had (which were plenty) were answered promptly and with great expertise. I can’t thank them enough.
Estate Preservation Plan
By a client, June 16, 2015
Amy helped our family effectively prepare and execute an estate preservation plan. Amy was knowledgeable, and always returned calls when my sister, father and I had questions throughout the somewhat complicated process. She connected us to a knowledgeable person who got our mother qualified for estate preservation plan, so we are assured she will get the care that she needs for her Alzheimer’s. We are extremely pleased with Amy and her staff and thrilled that the goal was accomplished so quickly.
Petition to Modify Trust
By Brian, June 4, 2015
Excellent and efficient process. One phone call, one meeting, the draft finalized by email and DONE! There was a quick court approval.
Amy has excellent knowledge of family trusts and was able to modify my deceased friend’s outdated trust to conform to her intended wishes. My discussion with other lawyers did not include the innovative approach taken by Amy. I was very pleased that we could modify this irrevocable trust.
By Tina, May 3, 2015
Amy was amazing. She helped me in dealing with two estates at the same time. Any time I had a question she was always available to help me. Amy was so sweet and helpful. It was a pleasure working with her. I have told all my friends to go to her for estate planning.
Excellent, thorough and responsive service, knowledge & rapport
By a client, April 25, 2015
Amy reviewed our trusts and updated our powers of attorney and did a very thorough review and made several important suggestions and changes. We would definitely recommend her expert services to anyone.
By a client, April 9, 2015
Amy has gone well beyond my expectations! She gets the job done without delay, keeps me informed, has a lot of foresight, is on top of every detail, etc., and last but not least, cares about her clients. I highly recommend her (and her staff) for legal representation.
By Bill, April 3, 2015
Amy was exceptional in her research and knowledge of the law and how it applies. I would highly recommend her. She was always on time and considerate of what had to be accomplished. She was recommended to me by several law firms and after using her services I can see why. She also has great staff support.