Abbas K. Gokal

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Top Rated Estate & Trust Litigation Attorney in Foothill Ranch, CA

Gokal Law Group, Inc.
 | 26080 Towne Centre Dr, Foothill Ranch, CA 92610
Phone: 949-674-0718
Fax: 866-610-9381
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021
Selected To Rising Stars: 2015 - 2017, 2019
Licensed Since: 2009
Practice Areas:
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (90%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Abbas K. Gokal is a partner with Gokal Law Group, Inc., which has offices located in Foothill Ranch and Newport Beach, California. A top-rated trial lawyer with more than 11 years of legal experience, Mr. Gokal focuses his practice primarily on trust litigation and probate matters, and he provides unmatched counsel and support to clients throughout Orange County and the surrounding areas.

    Over the course of his legal career, Mr. Gokal has gained a reputation for his fierce advocacy and aggressive approach to fighting for the rights and interests of his clients both inside and outside the courtroom. By meticulously preparing each case he handles as if it were going to trial, he delivers a strong and clear message to opposing counsel of his intent, and he often is able to obtain favorable settlements for his clients pretrial.

    From his efforts, Mr. Gokal has obtained millions of dollars in awards for his plaintiff clients, where through trial, settlements or arbitration. Honored for his outstanding professionalism and service, he has earned consistent top rankings and endorsements from his peers, and he is widely regarded as among the top attorneys in Orange County as well as Southern California.

    A 2001 graduate of the State University of New York, Albany, Mr. Gokal earned his Master of Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts in 2004. He then attended Suffolk University Law School in Boston, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 2007. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Central and Southern Districts of California as well as the California Supreme Court.

    Highly active in his legal community, Mr. Gokal is a member of the Orange County Bar Association and its Trusts and Estates and Solo Practitioner/Small Firm sections. He is also a member of the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, the Consumer Attorneys of California, the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, and WealthCounsel, among his other professional affiliations. He is also the former chair and current board member of the Orange County Child Abuse Prevention Center.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 90%Estate & Trust Litigation
    • 10%Estate Planning & Probate
    Focus Areas

    Will Contests, Estate Planning, Probate & Estate Administration

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    Selected to Super Lawyers for 2 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 4 years

    Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021 Rising Stars: 2015 - 2017, 2019

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    About Abbas Gokal

    Admitted: 2009, California

    Professional Webpage: https://www.gokallaw.com/our-team/abbas-gokal/

    Honors/Awards:

    • One of the "Top 25 attorneys in Orange County under 40" by Super Lawyers
    • One of the "Top 100 attorneys in Southern California under 40” by Super Lawyers

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • United States Southern District of California
    • California Supreme Court
    • United States Central District of California
    • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association (OCTLA)
    • Orange County Bar Association (OCBA)
    • Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC)
    • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA)

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Chairman of the Board of Directors, Orange County Child Abuse Prevention Center
    • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), five years as both a paid and volunteer first responder

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • National Business Institute (Institute for Paralegal Education), Probate Process from Start to Finish – Instructor

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • $850,000.00 recovered on behalf of estate beneficiary at mediation against a substantially younger second wife who committed financial elder abuse, 2018
    • The deceased husband's estranged half-siblings came out of the woodwork to lay claim to the husband's estate, alleging among other things the will did not contain the deceased's signature. Abbas hired a handwriting expert and convinced the court that it was the husband's intent to leave his estate to his wife and that the signature on the will was authentic. The widow was able to save her home, 2018
    • 2017 - 1.6 million settlement for trust beneficiaries 2017 - $100,000 settlement for injured accident victim 2017 - $245,000 settlement for drunk driving accident victim, 2017

    Representative Clients:

    • Husband's children from a prior marriage sought to claim an intestate interest in the trust despite the husband leaving a will demonstrating a testamentary intent to leave his entire estate to his wife of 20 years. The children argued the property at issue was the husband's separate property, which they were entitled to. Husband's children refused to settle at mediation. The matter proceeded to trial where the court determined the property was separate property. Gokal Law Group was able to protect the wife's rights to her husband's estate, 2019
    • Protected a daughter against claims by her emotionally unstable mother for financial elder abuse. Mom claimed her daughter forced her to take certain actions despite the fact that mom had hired her own attorney to advise her of her rights. The family dispute was settled amicably at mediation without the need for trial, 2018

    Educational Background:

    • State University of New York at Albany, Bachelor of Science in Biology
    • University of Massachusetts, Master in Business Administration

    Industry Groups

    • Estates
    • Fiduciaries
    • Financial Elder Abuse
    • Probate
    • Trustees
    • Trusts
    • Wills
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    Office Location for Abbas K. Gokal

    26080 Towne Centre Dr
    Foothill Ranch, CA 92610

    Phone: 949-674-0718

    Fax: 866-610-9381

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