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Beti Bergman

Beti Bergman is an attorney and counselor at law dedicated to serving her clients with judgment, courtesy, and diligence. In 1997, she started her legal career in private practice focusing primarily on business litigation and then joined the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office in 2003. When Beti became a mother, the importance of caring for a family and assuring the protection of family values and assets became of utmost importance in her life. After the birth of her second son, Beti decided to leave the City Attorney's Office and started an exclusive practice in probate and estates. She applied her legal skills to help families preserve their assets and values and make important legal decisions for themselves and those they love.

Her practice and experience includes probate, trust and estate administration, conservatorships, estate planning, and litigation, such as, elder abuse and fraud, will and trust contests, and beneficiary rights. Beti’s passion in these areas of law is to “make it right.” Estates can go awry due to poor planning or rogue family members or neighbors who take advantage of an elderly loved one, either by influencing them to bequest assets to them or by misappropriating property once they gain control over an estate. Beti has the keen analytical skills to untangle a complicated estate and has the enthusiasm to vigorously pursue correction of these wrongs. Because she administers and litigates trusts and estates, she knows how to devise an estate plan that will avoid common pitfalls and vulnerabilities at the back end. Because she prepares estate plans, Beti understands the direction that an estate plan was supposed to take when families approach her with a misdirected will or trust. And, the most important trait that Beti has in this field is that she knows how to talk to families as real people and not just in “legalese."

Beti received her Juris Doctorate from UC Davis School of Law, where she was on law review. She also earned a Master of Science degree in applied mathematics from Long Beach State with distinction, and a Bachelor of Science degree in applied mathematics from UCLA.

Throughout her legal career, Beti has been active in the community. She is a founding member of the Asian Pacific American Women Lawyers' Alliance and has served on the board of the Multi-Cultural Bar Alliance and the UCLA Asian Pacific Alumni Board of Directors. She is also a past president of the Southern California Chinese Lawyers' Association, where she has served on the Board of Governors for eight years and headed up the virtual reality trial skills workshop for four years.

Beti actively serves on the Los Angeles Superior Court Probate Volunteer Panel of attorneys and the court’s Guardianship Volunteer Panel. She is also a volunteer mediator in Torrance Court. Her speaking engagements include panels discussing women in the law, mothers balancing career and family, and preparing for advanced age healthcare and financial care.