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Neal’s interest in law came from very personal experience when his grandmother named him as the trustee of her estate. The attorney who created that trust did not do the job well making the process difficult and cumbersome to sort out in the end. From here, Neal’s interest in estate planning law took him to law school and his own practice.

Having learned how to build trust the hard way, Neal knows the strain legal matters put on people both mentally and financially. That’s why he listens to his clients, learns their needs, and never recommends things that will cost them more money than necessary. For this purpose, Neal’s firm offers free consultations to their clients so they don’t have to worry about legal fees right out of the gate.

Neal’s Areas of Expertise

Throughout his experience as a California attorney, Neal has dedicated his practice to the areas of the law in which he has personal experience that aids his empathy with clients, such as,

  • Tax Estate Planning

  • Probate Avoidance

  • Trust Creation

    • Revocable trusts

    • Special needs trusts

    • Retirement trusts

    • Irrevocable trusts

    • Charitable trusts

    • Grantor trusts

  • Trust Administration

  • Probate Administration

  • Veterans Pension Planning

  • Retirement Planning

If you are not sure that your goals or situation fall under any of these, Neal is happy to have a consultation with you — free of charge — to help determine if you should take legal steps. Your best interests and confidence are at the top of his priorities.

Being a part of the community and being able to help the people here is what keeps me coming back every day.


In 2016, Neal was certified by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization as a Specialist in Estate Planning, Trusts, and Probate. This certification enhances Neal’s practice as he is able to lend expert advice and unique insights.

What You Get When You Work with Neal

Neal goes above and beyond his specialties and focus areas to provide exceptional service to his clients. He does this by giving them:

  • Personal attention

  • Individualized strategies unique to their needs and goals

  • The freedom to take a step back while he takes charge

  • No-rush service — Neal takes the time to explain everything in detail

  • Honest communication

  • Personal support and care

It doesn’t matter what you are coming to Neal for. He will always treat you like the number-one client and give you his best work regardless of complication or difficulty.

Community Involvement & Personal Life

Neal currently serves on the Board of Directors for several local non-profits, including the Carpinteria Cemetery Valley Districts, and is president of the Help of Carpinteria. Neal’s community is very important to him, and he sees his legal practice as an extension of his community service — specifically, as a means to provide affordable counsel and representation to the members in his community.

Outside of his practice and community work, Neal enjoys a good game of golf, traveling, and spending time with his family and friends. He is known for being laid back and calm, and for taking care of others.

Whatever you are facing, whether you are getting ahead and planning early for the future or are in a crisis, Neal wants to help you. Call him today.

Bar Admissions

  • California State Bar, 2009


  • Certification as a Specialist in Estate Planning, Trusts, and Probate - California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization, 2016

  • The University of Oregon School of Law, 2009

  • California Lutheran University, 2004

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • President of Lions Club

  • President of Help of Carpinteria

  • Board member for Carpinteria Cemetery Valley Districts

  • Accredited member of the VA Lawyers