After my mother suddenly passed away in 2011 without a will I had to open probate and I thought I could handle everything myself, boy was I wrong. I contacted Zev and he knew exactly what needed to be done. He took over my case and I just felt a huge weight off my shoulders. He is very knowledgeable, honest and takes his time explaining the whole process. I couldn't of done it with out him. I would recommend Zev Brooks to anybody needing a Trust/Probate lawyer. Thank you for all your help Zev.
Michelle R. Fullerton, CA
I have had the opportunity to work with Zev on a number of occasions regarding my mother's will, trust, advanced healthcare directive, and durable power of attorney. In each instance, the experience was an absolute pleasure. Zev is by far the most professional, knowledgable, and thorough attorney with which I have worked. In Zev, I always felt he had my mother's best interests in mind and always answered our questions honestly and with ease. In addition, as I prepare to have my own personal legal matters concerning end of life issues addressed, Zev, of course, will be my man. Simply stated, if you want the best look no further than Zev Brooks! Thank you Zev, and I look forward to working with you in the future.
Donn C. Newport Beach, CA
My single daughter passed away recently without a trust or a will. She had no children, and was the owner of a home, a car and personal belongings. Zev was recommended by our pastor, and we chose him to handle the estate after interviewing three other attorneys. Zev waited until we were emotionally ready to proceed with the case. He was extremely helpful walking us through the process, and he handled all court appearances. He kept us informed about all required court papers that needed to be filed. I would recommend him to anyone needing estate assistance.
Zev is knowledgeable, experienced and honest attorney. He is very enthusiastic and helpful. I had an opportunity to work with Zev on Probate and Guardianship cases. He was always available to answer questions and to give legal advice. The process was smooth. I would recommend Zev to my friends and anyone for legal questions/needs. Thank you, Zev.
I recently had the pleasure of consulting with Attorney Zev Brooks on a Trust matter. As one of the heirs, I had concerns that were worrying me. Mr. Books went over all of my Probate documents, explaining the issues in detail and then offered some viable solutions. He was very congenial and helpful during the consultation, and really set my mind at ease. Mr. Brooks was thorough and knowledgeable, and offered to email me a copy of a property Deed at no charge, which was expedited the very next day! (I decided to reimburse this cost anyway---what attorney will offer to do anything like that for free?) I have worked with attorneys in the past, and I enjoyed Zev's expertise, recommendations and honesty. In delicate matters such as Probate, I couldn't have asked for better service, or better advice. Thank you, Mr. Brooks, I appreciate all of your time and expertise. I won't hesitate to recommend you to my circle of family and friends, should they need excellent legal services such as you can provide.
Zev recently helped me put together my trust and associated documents. He was able to explain the process and answer all of my questions. He helped me with the choices that had to be made. He was very casual and easy to understand. Being able to do all of this in my home and over the phone made the process less stressful. He responded personally to phone calls and emails quickly. Zev's fees are very reasonable compared to other lawyers in Orange County, California.
Steven B. Fountain Valley, CA
"I want to thank you for all your work and professionalism in taking care of my mother and uncle's trusts We are happy to be a reference for you should the need ever arise. You always arrived on time, did what you said you would do in a timely manner, and the price was as quoted. These are winning qualities in our book. As a bonus, you even looked like one of the star attorneys on LA Law.
Thank you again, Zev. We all are very pleased with your handling of our legal needs."
"We want to acknowledge the professional way Zev Brooks helped us in planning our A/B trust. He was knowledgeable, thorough, and always accessible when questions arose. Zev is a lawyer in whom we have total confidence."
Ken and Nancy Levin, Anaheim
"I am a retired physician, who was referred to Zev Brooks over a year ago by one of my patients who is an attorney. I had a delicate legal problem, and my patient felt that I needed a "boutique" attorney, who could spend time and thought on my case, rather than an attorney who worked for a large legal corporation and was inundated with so many "billable-hours" cases that my interests might not be best served.
I was referred to the right attorney. Zev Brooks has the qualities essential in an attorney to give one the best chance of prevailing in a legal dispute. He is completely honest. He listens to everything you say, and will spend the time necessary with you to obtain details essential to winning a legal battle. He knows the law inside and out. He is indefatigable in preparing legal documents, and uses language that is unambiguous to his clients, as well as to opposing attorneys. His demeanor and academic approach to legal problems makes him highly respected by his peers."
Let me take this time to thank you for setting up the Zeigler Family Revocable Trust and for suggesting and implementing additional measures leading to our well being and peace of mind. Your work was carried out with a high degree of skill and compassion. We are fortunate we engaged your services, and we are grateful for all you have done for us.
Dear Zev, It is a pleasure for me to be able to write about your service. I take any opportunity to tell my family and friends about "my lawyer". When I needed legal help you were there and handled everything for me efficiently, competently with kindness and understanding of my situation. I can be at ease with the Trust that you drew up for me, and know that I can always call on you when I need legal help. Aside from that I consider you a friend.
Lillian Schwieger, Laguna Woods, Ca.
In my dealings with Mr. Zev Brooks: It is my pleasure to say he is honorable, trustworthy and dependable. He has tremendous patience. You can put problems in his hands and relax. When you find people with high values in the legal profession it is truly comforting.
Mr. Brooks, attorney, listened closely to my wishes, made recommendations based on his knowledge of the law and produces very satisfactory documents. I highly recommend Mr. Brooks for his personable and professional character in all legal matters.
Shortly after my husband's passing, I needed a lawyer for the preparation of my living trust. I was lucky to get the recommendation of a good friend, who had used the services of attorney Zev Brooks. I found him to be a very helpful person, since I had no experience whatsoever how to prepare such a document.
Attorney Brooks offered to come to my house and to discuss all the details required for the preparation of a living trust. I found him to be very helpful and accurate. We discussed his charges, and I found them to be reasonable.
Should I need his assistance in the future, I would not hesitate to ask for his help.
As a lawyer, Zev Brooks is very knowledgeable about the law and can explain procedures so that even I, as a non professional can understand it. Zev helped me and my family thru some major changes in our lives and recommend him highly for all legal matters.
I want to thank you for helping us,There is a lot of confusion when you are trying to make plans for you and your familys future and you always want to the right thing.Its time like this that you need some help and advice and I want to thank you for you efforts
In 1998, Mr. Zev S. Brooks established a revocable Family Trust for me and my wife. The cost of services was quite reasonable and the Trust has been kept up to date. I highly recommend Mr. Brooks because he makes the legal aspects easy to understand.
"Zev had done such a wonderful job updating our family trust that we of course went to him for the drafting of a prenuptial agreement. He was on-time, thorough, complete and professional in his approach to this important document and prepared something that appropriately protected our interests while providing for the future spouse in life (in the event of divorce) and after death, as both are totally different circumstances. I recommend Zev highly to anyone who has the need for either prenuptials or estate planning -- as they both really go hand in hand."