Beti Tsai 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 as a business litigator and then joined the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office in 2003 where she was civil litigator handling nuisance abatement matters. 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. Beti started her own private practice in probate, trusts, and estates. She began applying her legal skills to help families preserve their assets and values and make important legal decisions for themselves and those they love. She founded Peninsula Law, an award-winning law firm that focuses exclusively on probate, trust, estate administration, and conservatorships. Beti is a zealous litigator and handles cases concerning trust and will contests, contested conservatorships, financial elder abuse, and beneficiary rights. Beti is extremely passionate in these areas of law. 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 a member of 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.

Beti is certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization in estate planning, trust and probate law and has earned a Master Advocate Designation from the National Institute of Trial Advocacy, where she returns as a faculty instructor for their annual Building Trial Skills Program at Loyola Law School. Ms. Bergman is also named as a Southern California Super Lawyer, a Super Lawyers Top Women in Southern California, a Top Attorney by Los Angeles Magazine, a 10 Best Estate Planning Attorney by the American Institute of Legal Counsel, a Top 3 estate planning lawyer in Torrance by ThreeBestRated, and a Best Probate Attorney in Torrance by Expertise.com. She has been awarded the Best of Torrance Award in the Local Business Category, inducted in Marquis Who’s Who, in the Torrance Business Hall of Fame, and Premier Lawyers of America, and has been featured in Forbes, Fortune 500, Angeleno, and Los Angeles Magazine.

Professional Activities & Community Service
  • Volunteer Settlement Officer for Los Angeles Superior Court, Probate Court

  • Bench-Bar Coalition Member-at-Large, Southern Region                         

  • NITA Faculty Instructor for Building Trial Skills Program                         

  • Asian Pacific Women Lawyers’ Alliance

    • Past-President,

    • MCLE Chair

    • Past Secretary

    • Board of Governors                        

  • LACBA Trust & Estates Executive Committee, Chair of Advisory Committee for Motion to Expand LPS & Probate Conservatorships

  • Los Angeles Superior Court Probate Court Panel of Court-Appointed Counsel and Guardian Ad Litem

  • Torrance Memorial Hospital Professional Advisory Council                    

  • South Bay Inn of Court, Member                                                             

  • South Bay Bar Association, Probate Co-Chair                                              

  • Los Angeles County Bar, LRS Advisory Committee                                     

  • Probate Court Guardianship Clinic volunteer                                               

  • LASC volunteer mediator                                                                             

  • Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association

    • Past President

    • Past Vice President

    • Past Secretary

    • Past Treasurer

    • Chair of Trial Skills Workshop, Board of Governors

  • UCLA Asian Pacific Alumni, Board of Directors                                         

  • LACBA iTAP and TAP (Trial Advocacy Project)            

  • Education:

    • J.D., UC Davis School of Law | Honors & Activities: Member of UC Davis Law Review; Dean’s List; Legal Research and Writing Teaching Assistant; The Advocate, Associate Editor; Pro Bono Volunteer, Asian Legal Services Clinic; Elected Vice President of Community Affairs, Asian Law School Association.

    • M.S. Applied Mathematics with Concentrations in Probability and Statistics and Partial Differential Equations, California State University Long Beach | Honors & Activities: Graduated with Departmental Distinction; Member, Math Students Association; Member, Law Students Association.

    • B.S. Applied Mathematics, UCLA | Activities: Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.

Beti Tsai Bergman is Certified in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law by the California Board of Legal Specialization and designated as a NITA Advocate

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310.694.8703

​3220 Sepulveda Blvd., Ste. 203

Torrance, CA 90505

 

 

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