Law Offices Of Zev S. Brooks

Zev Brooks returns phone calls and provides honest, legal assistance at a price you can afford in the areas of probate, non-probate transfers, estate planning, marital agreements, contracts, and trust administration. Your questions are welcome.

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Firm Overview

Zev S. Brooks is a sole practitioner who practices primarily in Orange County, and Los Angeles California. Zev makes house calls and is available on weekends and evenings as a matter of convenience.

Zev firmly believes that happy clients make for healthy Business. Zev recognizes that communication is one of the most important elements in maintaining a healthy, productive attorney-client relationship. He therefore promptly returns client's phone calls, and keeps clients informed at every stage of their legal matter.

Unlike some attorneys, who consider their client's questions a nuisance, Zev enjoys taking the time to educate his clients about the legal process and their particular legal matter.

Lastly, Zev wants to make legal services affordable. He charges fixed fees for estate planning services, reasonable hourly rates, and won't nickel and dime you.
Main Office

Main Office
18030 Brookhurst Street
PMB 393
Fountain Valley  CA  92708

Phone
  • (714) 965-0179
Fax
  • (714) 964-1079

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

I provide a free initial telephone consulatation and I am happy to answer your questions.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

I charged fixed fees for my estate planning services, and statutory fees for probate services. Be sure to watch my video on this site "Basic California Probate Procedure Start to Finish." Just click on "See All Videos" at the videos section.

I also can quote fixed fees for most noncontested legal matters so you know the costs up front. When I charge hourly rates, I bill by quarter and tenth hour increments.

Hourly Rates

$200

Other Offices

  • South Orange County

    Mission Viejo, Ladera Ranch,  CA  92694
Probate
Zev Brooks has been practicing probate for nearly twenty years in Orange and Los Angeles Counties. He also represents clients who live out of State who have probate needs in California. Be sure to watch the probate video. Click "See All Videos"
Zev Brooks makes the probate process easy for his clients by being efficient and detail oriented. With nearly two decades of probate experience, Zev knows how to avoid the pitfalls of the probate process that cause delays and frustration. Zev also looks for ways to avoid probate, if possible, to save his clients time and money. Finally, it is often the case that Zev's probate clients will never have to appear in Court.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others

Probate, Estate Planning, and Marital Agreements, all require an attorney who not only knows the practice area, but who can also relate to people with compassion and understanding when they are vulnerable and who understand the importance of family dynamics and avoiding conflict. Zev Brooks is such an attorney. When you trust Zev with your probate, estate planning, or marital agreement, you are not only getting a skilled practitioner, but someone who understands that probate can be stressful and that estate planning and marital agreements can be delicate. Zev listens to his clients and strives to meet their needs, both legal and emotional, so that they don't feel overwhelmed or unduly stressed.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

CUSTOMER SERVICE

As a sole practitioner, my goal is to provide my clients both quality legal assistance and quality customer service.

I know that communication is one of the most important elements in maintaining a healthy, productive attorney-client relationship.

I, therefore, promptly return all my client's phone calls, and keep my clients informed at every stage of their legal matter.

Unlike many attorneys, who consider their client's questions a nuisance, I enjoy taking the time to educate my clients about the legal process and their particular legal matter so that they can be part of the decision making process.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

Zev Brooks has often represented clients as a consultant when they chose to pursue a legal matter on their own. Call to find out exactly how Zev Brooks can help you navigate the pitfalls of self representation, often for a fixed fee.

Zev S. Brooks

I was born on June 4, 1967, in Savannah, Georgia, and spent the first ten years of my life on the East Coast. In the summer of 1977, I moved with my family from Philadelphia Pennsylvania to Orange County, California, settling in Garden Grove.

In 1985, I graduated from Loara High School in Anaheim, California, and attended UCLA where, in 1989, I graduated Phi Beta Kappa, Cum Laude with a degree in Communication studies. While at UCLA, I spent my junior year studying at Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

Upon graduating from UCLA, I attended law school at the University of Southern California (USC) where I graduated in 1992.

After graduating USC law school, I began working in the Century City (Los Angeles) law firm then known as Christensen, White, Miller, Fink & Jacobs but discovered that a big firm practice was not to my liking.

In 1994, I opened up my own practice in Los Angeles, California, but have since relocated to Orange County, CA where I practice in the areas of estate planning, probate, marital agreements, contract drafting, and some business litigation.

In 2009, a fictional film I co-wrote and produced called "The Yankles" about a yeshiva baseball team was released by Magnolia Pictures on home video across the USA and Canada. "The Yankles" won 9 film festival awards. For information on "The Yankles" go to www.yankles.com.

In addition, since 1994, I have served the congregation of Temple Beth Emet in Anaheim, California as their Cantor.

In May of 1997, I married my wife, Yvette, and we are the happy parents of two daughters, Jacqueline and Danielle.

My other interests include song writing, playing guitar, and traveling.

A young lawyer was at a job interview when the hiring partner told the prospective employee that his firm was only interested in hiring ethical and honest lawyers. The young lawyer responded, "Sir, I am very honest. In fact, I borrowed $15,000 from my father to go to law school and paid back every cent after I handled my first case." Impressed, the hiring partner asked, "What was the case about?"; to which the young lawyer answered, "My father sued me for the money."
License
  • Bar Number: 162830
    California , 1992
Education
  • University of Southern California
    Juris Doctor , 1992
    I graduated USC Law School after having attended UCLA as an undergrad, graduating Phi Beta Kappa, Cum Laude.

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Videos

The California Probate Process - Start to Finish

Articles Written

“Instant” Estate Planning for a Trip

Created On: 11/19/2013

A vacation is a major motivation for people to do their estate planning.

The Downside to (POD) Beneficiary Designations in Avoiding Probate

Created On: 07/24/2013

Payable-On-Death accounts are an inexpensive and simple way to transfer funds after death without probate, but there are drawbacks.

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