Liz Apodaca is Owner and Chief Legal Counsel at and specializes in Business Law, Intellectual Property Law, Estate Planning and related areas of practice.

Liz: In Practice

For 10+ years, Liz Apodaca has expertly handled cases on behalf of individuals and businesses in the western U.S. She is licensed to practice law in California and Hawaii. She is a member of the:

  • - American Bar Association
  • - Fellows of the American Bar Association
  • - Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • - Whittier Uptown Association Board of Directors (ex officio)

As well as the:

  • - Cerritos Chamber of Commerce
  • - Heritage Kiwanis Club of Santa Fe Springs
  • - Soroptimist International of Whittier
  • - Whittier Chamber of Commerce
  • - The Recording Academy (

Liz Apodaca is licensed to practice in the following court systems:

  • - 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • - ALL California State Courts (Lic. # 220578)
  • - ALL Hawaii State Courts (Lic. # 7805)
  • - U.S. District Court (District of Hawaii)

Liz also believes in offering clients fee arrangements they can live with (i.e., low monthly retainer fees and flat legal fees) and charging reasonable hourly rates. She even makes "house calls" – meeting you at your home or office without billing you for travel time to/from.

Liz: Up Close & Personal

A Whittier native, Liz Apodaca knows the greater L.A. area well and appreciates being a local lawyer whose practice, background and ideals are woven into the fabric of the surrounding community. Prior to entering law school she honed her business experience – managing and facilitating projects for United Airlines and American Airlines. She was also a Corporate Operations Training Manager for one of Hawaii's premier regional hotel chains.

She earned her juris doctor with honors at the University of Hawaii's William S. Richardson School of Law while serving as Executive Editor of the University of Hawaii Law Review and has been recognized for her mastery of Intellectual Property Law as well as Bankruptcy Law, Debtor & Creditor Rights, Appellate Advocacy and more.

Liz also wrote a winning essay as a participant in a national writing contest sponsored by The Recording Academy which issues the GRAMMY® awards. She continues to diligently follow and contribute to commentaries on anti-piracy and other topics related to Music Law.

Liz earned her Master of Law degree, or LL.M., from L.A.'s Southwestern Law School. Areas of special concentration included:

  • - Business Law
  • - Trademark Law
  • - Copyright Law
  • - Drafting & Negotiating Technical Agreements
  • - International Business Transactions
  • - Internet & E-Commerce Law
  • - Music Law

Liz: In Print

Published work on topics important to our clients:

  • - HIPAA for Litigators (Hawaii Bar Journal)
  • - Music on the Internet: An Int'l. Copyright Dilemma (University of Hawaii Law Review)
  • - The Global Response to Digital Music Piracy (UCLA Entertainment Law Review)

The Talent Agency Act's Regulation of Talent Managers

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