Before Joel became a lawyer, he was a musician — but school was never far from his mind. Originally he thought he would end up in entertainment law (a perfect fit, you’d think, since he was a musician), but the world of estate planning and litigation grabbed his attention.
The world of wills, trusts, and probate offers a unique opportunity to help people — often, families and loved ones who are at their most stressed during this process. It’s the attorney’s job to guide them through as efficiently, compassionately, and stress-free as possible. It’s here that Joel truly shines.
Prior to becoming an attorney, Joel still managed to stay close to the law. In the 90s, he went to work for Peter Linden, an estate planning and probate administration attorney in Southern California. It was here that he found his calling and took the leap to go to law school at Western State University College of Law, where he graduated in 1996. Joel officially began practicing as a lawyer in 2002 and hasn’t stopped helping people since.
It feels good to solve someone’s problem. I enjoy being able to right a wrong and make sure my clients are taken care of.