Newell & Havens

Firm specializing in probate, estate planning, and small business law. Based in Glendora, CA and serving the San Gabriel Valley, Inland Empire and Greater Los Angeles area since 1987.

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Now a solo practice with attorney Cloyd Havens II, who has practiced for more than 15 years. Havens is also a professor of Business Law at Azusa Pacific University. He uses his exceptional communications skills to help his clients understand their legal situations and feel comfortable that they know what he is doing for them. He puts legalese into plain English, as he does for his students.

Before attending college, attorney Havens was a small business owner for more than 15 years. Havens earned a B.S. in Business Administration and Management from the University of Redlands with highest honors and was a merit scholarship student to Western State University College of Law in Redlands, earning his Juris Doctorate with an emphasis in Taxation with honors. He discovered his gift for teaching by tutoring other law students.
Probate
Specializing in probate, estate planning, and small business law since 1987. Based in Glendora, CA.
Now a solo practice with attorney Cloyd Havens II, who has practiced for more than 15 years. Havens is also a professor of Business Law at Azusa Pacific University. He uses his exceptional communications skills to help his clients understand their legal situations and feel comfortable that they know what he is doing for them. He puts legalese into plain English, as he does for his students.

Before attending college, attorney Havens was a small business owner for more than 15 years. Havens earned a B.S. in Business Administration and Management from the University of Redlands with highest honors and was a merit scholarship student to Western State University College of Law in Redlands, earning his Juris Doctorate with an emphasis in Taxation with honors. He discovered his gift for teaching by tutoring other law students.
Business
Small business law, probate, estate planning. Based in Glendora, CA.
Now a solo practice with attorney Cloyd Havens II, who has practiced for more than 15 years. Havens is also a professor of Business Law at Azusa Pacific University. He uses his exceptional communications skills to help his clients understand their legal situations and feel comfortable that they know what he is doing for them. He puts legalese into plain English, as he does for his students.

Before attending college, attorney Havens was a small business owner for more than 15 years. Havens earned a B.S. in Business Administration and Management from the University of Redlands with highest honors and was a merit scholarship student to Western State University College of Law in Redlands, earning his Juris Doctorate with an emphasis in Taxation with honors. He discovered his gift for teaching by tutoring other law students.
Estate Planning
Specializing in estate planning, probate, and small business law. Based in Glendora, CA
Now a solo practice with attorney Cloyd Havens II, who has practiced for more than 15 years. Havens is also a professor of Business Law at Azusa Pacific University. He uses his exceptional communications skills to help his clients understand their legal situations and feel comfortable that they know what he is doing for them. He puts legalese into plain English, as he does for his students.

Before attending college, attorney Havens was a small business owner for more than 15 years. Havens earned a B.S. in Business Administration and Management from the University of Redlands with highest honors and was a merit scholarship student to Western State University College of Law in Redlands, earning his Juris Doctorate with an emphasis in Taxation with honors. He discovered his gift for teaching by tutoring other law students.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

We like to serve others rather than have an adversarial relationship. Estate planning, probate and small business law offer the opportunity to work with clients who are providing for their families for the long term. Using skills and knowledge from being in business for many years as well as being a financial planner fit well with this practice area.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others

Attorney Cloyd Havens II owned a small business and was a financial planner for 15 years prior to going to college to earn his B.S. in Business Administration and Management from the University of Redlands. He then was offered a merit scholarship to attend Western State University College of Law and earned his Juris Doctorate with an emphasis in Taxation with honors.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

We care about our clients enough to return phone calls and e-mails quickly. Attorney Cloyd Havens II is also a professor of Business Law at Azusa Pacific University. His ability to communicate with excellence to students learning about law also works well with his clients who can feel comfortable about their legal situations. He communicates complex legal terms into plain English.

Cloyd Havens II

Raised in Glendora, Cloyd Havens II owned a small business for more than 15 years and was a financial planner prior to going to college at the University of Redlands. He earned a B.S. in Business Administration and Management before going on to Western State University College of Law in Fullerton as a merit scholarship student. He earned his Juris Doctorate with an emphasis in Taxation with honors. He earned several honors during law school at Western State.

During his law school career, his professors noted that he had developed a method of study that was very successful. They asked him to tutor other students and he discovered his gift for teaching. He continues to use that gift as a professor of Business Law at Azusa Pacific University, and also teaches a graduate course in Negotiation. His exceptional communications skills used in teaching are what bring him many referrals from satisfied clients, who leave his office with an understanding of their legal situations in plain English.

Havens currently serves as Chair of the Citrus Valley Health Foundation Advisory Committee, as well as on the Board of Trustees of the Mile High Pines Camp.

Havens is married with two sons. He teaches fifth and sixth grade children's church and enjoys woodworking and riding his motorcycle.
License
  • Bar Number: 195716
    California , 1998
Education
  • Western State University College of Law, Fullerton, CA
    Juris Doctor , 1997
    Graduated Cum Laude 1997 with emphasis in Taxation.

    Recipient of the University Scholarship, Trustee's Scholarship and Directors' Scholarship for academic excellence.

    Earned American Jurist awards in Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, Moot Court, Property Law and Civil Procedure.

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