Working in the legal profession is one of the greatest joys of my life, as it's offered me the opportunity to provide legal counsel and support to people when they're going through extremely difficult times. As an estate planning attorney, many of my clients come to me for help when they've lost a family member or loved one. Having to juggle the responsibilities of an estate, trust distribution, or the probate process can be unbelievably stressful when you're also grieving the loss of someone you love. That's why I decided to focus on estate planning law, because I was able to witness first hand how many people are in need of trusted legal counsel and guidance during these difficult times — and I felt like I could use my knowledge and experience to help make the process a little easier.
My journey into the legal profession began back when I was in college at California State University, Stanislaus. At the time, I was majoring in English Literature, but was unsure of what I really wanted to do with my life beyond college. I ended up taking a criminal justice class during my senior year and I instantly became fascinated with the idea of studying law. After some careful consideration, I decided to apply for law school and, shortly after graduating with my B.A. in 1990, I was accepted into Humphreys College School of Law in Stockton, California.
For four years, I worked all day and attended classes in the evening. Through hard work and dedication, I was able to earn my Juris Doctor from Humphreys in 1995 and pass the California state bar that same year. Armed with my degree and license to practice, I knew that I wanted to begin helping people. I worked for a firm in Modesto for a few years to gain experience. In 1999, I formed a partnership with a seasoned local attorney to continue to learn and grow professionally. I decided to start my own practice so that I could personally manage my casework and devote as much of my time and energy as I could to my clients. In 2015, I opened the doors to the Edington Law Firm, Inc., a firm that would focus on estate planning services for clients across the Modesto area.
I love what I do because it gives me the opportunity to help people in need. Whether it’s planning for the future or providing guidance through a difficult time, I want to help.