Liz Apodaca is owner and chief legal counsel at My Attorney L.A. where she specializes in Estate Planning, Probate and related areas of practice.
A Whittier native and St. Paul High School alumna, Liz’s travel bug led her north where she spent her undergraduate years at California State University, Chico, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations. She honed her business skills in the travel industry working for the corporate offices of United and American Airlines.
Always filled with a sense of wanderlust, Liz decided she’d like to experience island life in Hawaii. She went to work for one of Hawaii’s premier hotel chains before she was accepted to the University of Hawaii’s William S. Richardson School of Law on Oahu. Upon earning a Juris Doctorate with honors in 2001, she worked at two of Hawaii’s preeminent law firms practicing commercial litigation—while raising her two young daughters, her youngest born in Hawaii.
In 2010, when a series of events brought her back to Whittier, she took the opportunity to use her law degree to provide a service to others, taking a leap to start her solo practice, with a commitment to provide high-quality legal service without the high cost of traditional law firms.
“In the 15 years that have passed since I graduated from law school, my attitude and appreciation of the law has completely transformed. Now I feel that I’m helping people by providing knowledge and guidance, instead of finding a legal position I may not agree with.”
If you’d like to start preparing your estate plan, Liz can offer you a unique working relationship suited for the delicate, personal nature of estate planning in a relaxed, family-like environment.
Liz is licensed to practice law in California and Hawaii. She also holds a Master of Laws from Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles.
Suzanne R. Gonzalez
Suzanne has been a member of the State Bar of California since 1999 and has worked as a Trusts and Estates attorney since 2019. She previously held executive positions with various nonprofit organizations including the California Community Foundation, Pasadena Heritage, and Federally Qualified Health Centers in Los Angeles. During that time she successfully procured millions of dollars in revenue for these organizations and nurtured key relationships with individuals and businesses across a wide network of constituencies and diverse cultures. Suzanne is a former board member of the Latina Lawyers Bar Association and currently maintains memberships with multiple professional associations. She is a graduate of Ramona Convent Secondary School in Alhambra and holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of California, Berkeley. She received a Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles.
Suzanne is a native of East Los Angeles and presently resides in the San Gabriel Valley with her son. She enjoys volunteering with community groups, visiting local cultural centers, and exploring neighborhood parks.