Robin Montano is the Executive Assistant at Elder Law Services and is the first voice clients hear when calling about legal services. Robin acts as a liaison between our attorneys and clients by scheduling appointments and facilitating the close working relationship between the two parties. She also has over 20 years worth of experience in administrative law firm work and brings a “can do” attitude to the office. Robin is also one of the friendliest and most charismatic people you will ever meet, and her goal is to help our clients feel comfortable and secure with the entire Medi-Cal or estate planning process.
Nadine Ruacho is a Medi-Cal Planning Legal Assistant at Elder Law Services and works with our clients throughout the entire Medi-Cal planning process by managing files, collecting documents, and acting as a liaison caseworkers, clients, and nursing homes. Nadine is also a notary public and works with our Estate Planning department notarizing deeds, trusts, and power of attorney documents for our clients.
As Office Manager of Elder Law Services of California, Marika coordinates and monitors all activities within the law firm. Marika is responsible for assigning goals and ensuring tasks are completed on time and in accordance with quality guidelines. Some of Marika's tasks include overseeing the firm's day-to-day operations, maintaining the office’s budget, interacting with vendors, and addressing human resource issues. In short, Marika is an integral part of the operations at Elder Law Services and has her hands in just about everything we do.
George Monroy is a Marketing Associate who specializes in social media and online content. George works with our clients by helping to promote our services to a wider audience and spread the word about the importance of Medi-Cal and Estate Planning. If you follow Elder Law Services on social media or use our website, George plays a huge role in writing and producing much of that content.
Melissa Real is an Estate Planning Legal Assistant at Elder Law Services of California and works with our clients by helping to draft wills, trusts, and other documents to their exact specifications. Melissa works closely with our Estate Planning Attorney Staci Yamashita-Iida and assists her throughout the entire Estate Planning process from beginning to end. If you plan on using Elder Law Services for a living trust, Melissa will be a huge part of the process.
Tanner Cooper is an administrative assistant at Elder Law Services of California and he helps our
clients by making contacts with home-care agencies through the Los Angeles area in order to
help seniors find quality nursing home care.
Tanner also coordinates our craigslist and Ebay sales of various items the office needs to buy or
sell online. Tanner is from South Carolina and one of the friendliest and easy-going people you
will ever meet. If you are ever buying an item from Tanner, feel free to talk to him about music,
he would love to hear about your favorite band.
Kenji Sato is the Real Estate Assistant at Elder Law Services and works at helping our clients sell their
homes in order to liquidate assets during the trust administration process. Kenji also helps with our
senior relocation services (helping seniors move out of their home and preparing it for sale), while also
assisting clients buy and sell property with our sister company LA Citywide. Kenji works closely with our
Real Estate Specialist Kyle Miyamoto.
Phaedra Frampton is a Trust Administration Legal Assistant at Elder Law Services of California and works
with our clients by preparing documents, working with banks to transfer assets, and notifying the
required agencies of a decedent’s passing.
Phaedra works closely with our Trust Administration attorney and other specialists to make the legal
process of losing a loved one as simple and streamlined as possible. Phaedra understands how difficult
and overwhelming administering a trust can be and her goal is to handle those tedious tasks, so our
clients can focus on what is truly important during that time—family.
Jake Dobie is a Marketing Associate for Elder Law Services and works with our clients by visiting nursing homes and other care facilities in order to inform seniors about the opportunity to qualify for Medi-Cal and long-term care benefits. Jake acts as a liaison between our offices and the care facilities across South California and personally visits various locations on a daily basis. If you are a healthcare professional and need help qualifying our clients for long-term care Medi-Cal services Jake is the person to speak with.