Liz Apodaca is an attorney and is owner of My Attorney LA where she focuses on Estate Planning and Probate issues, and also works with small businesses, including non-profit corporations.
Liz started her law career in Hawaii, where she graduated from the University of Hawaii Cum Laude in 2001. In law school, she was a Finalist in the Entertainment Law Initiative, a national legal writing competition sponsored by the National Academy for the Recording Arts and Sciences. Upon graduation, she served as law clerk to the Honorable Daniel R. Foley in the Intermediate Court of Appeals for the State of Hawaii. She then worked in commercial litigation at some of the biggest law firms in Hawaii.
Liz earned her Master of Law degree, or LL.M., from L.A.'s Southwestern Law School in 2010. She returned to her hometown of Whittier, California and started My Attorney LA in 2011. Her business philosophy is to provide a high degree of customer service and high quality legal service without the cost of traditional law firms. Liz helps small businesses avoid legal problems by putting their business agreements in writing. In the Estate Planning and Probate area of practice, Liz is able to advise her clients on the best way to protect their assets during their lifetime, and to make sure the assets are distributed to the intended heirs when the time comes. She also helps parents of disability recipients set up Special Needs trusts.
Liz also dedicates a substantial amount of time assisting non-profit organizations in Whittier. She is the 2018-2019 President of Soroptimist International of Whittier, a service organization dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls.
Before becoming a lawyer, Liz had a successful career in the travel industry. She started in customer service operations and training with United Airlines, and then American Airlines. Liz credits her hospitality background for her continued practice of doing business with a strong emphasis on customer service, and she credits her legal training for a strong sense of ethics.