About Us

Choosing the right attorney can be intimidating.  When you choose us to represent you, you can be confident that we will offer every client

Experience and Dedication – We are solely dedicated to estate planning.  It’s all we do so we have done a lot of it.  We have prepared countless estate plans, from simple to complex, and stay up to date on new legal developments.  We are poised with years of experience and dedication to prepare your estate plan with the utmost attention and professionalism.

Focused Services – Since we are solely dedicated to estate planning, we can provide comprehensive and focused services to address each client’s specific estate planning needs and concerns.

Personal Attention – Estate planning can be complex and, for many clients, difficult to discuss.  Dealing with the loss of a loved one can be devastating and trying to figure out what to do next can be overwhelming.  We try to make the process as easy as possible.  We listen to each client’s specific needs with care and compassion and explain concepts simply and concisely so it is easily understandable.  Many of our clients finish their estate plan and say “that wasn’t so bad.”

Our office is conveniently located in downtown Bellflower, a block and a half north of the 91 Freeway, on Bellflower Blvd.   We serve clients in various communities, including Bellflower, Lakewood, Long Beach, Seal Beach, Los Alamitos, Carson, Torrance, San Pedro, Cerritos, Norwalk, & Downey.

Attorney Biography

Helen Paik Austin earned her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 2003, graduating cum laude and her Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Social Welfare from the University of California, Berkeley.

While in law school, Mrs. Austin interned for various public interest agencies helping poor children and families, including Law Center for Families, National Center for Youth Law, and the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office, Juvenile Division.  She interned for the Honorable Edward Chen of the United States District Court, Northern District, where she gained insight into the inner workings of the courtroom.  She attended the United Nations Commission on Human Rights in Geneva, Switzerland, where she lobbied nations to abolish the juvenile death penalty and gained invaluable advocacy skills.  She served on the law school’s Law Review and published an article in The Journal of Juvenile Law and Policy of the UC Davis School of Law.

Mrs. Austin began her legal career in the public interest sector, providing free legal services to low-income clients.  She assisted clients with guardianship matters and domestic violence survivors with restraining orders, child custody and dissolution of marriage.  In 2006, she branched out into the private sector and formed Paik Law Group where she began practicing solely in estate planning.   Mrs. Paik now assists clients prepare comprehensive estate plans, including living trusts, wills, and powers of attorneys.  She also helps family members who have lost a loved one with the administration of trusts and also provides legal representation with probate.  Her background in public interest law has given her the compassion and patience to help clients facing difficult life circumstances such as a terminal illness and the death of a loved one.

Education

University of San Francisco, School of Law

Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude

University of California, Berkeley

Bachelor of Arts, Social Welfare

 Professional Associations

California State Bar, Admitted December 2003

Los Angeles County Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Section