Beti Tsai Bergman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate & Trust Litigation Attorney in Torrance, CA

Peninsula Law, A Professional Law Corporation
 | 3655 Torrance Blvd., 3rd Floor
Torrance, CA 90503
Phone: 310-694-8703
Fax: 866-449-6181
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1997
Practice Areas:
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (80%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (20%)
Attorney Profile

Ms. Bergman is the founder and principal shareholder of the law firm, Peninsula Law, A Professional Law Corporation. Her firm specializes in probate, trusts, estates, conservatorships, and financial elder abuse. Ms. Bergman has extensive experience in representing conservators, trustees, and executors, as well as, heirs and beneficiaries in uncontested and contested trust and estate matters. Before specializing in probate, Ms. Bergman was a Deputy City Attorney for City of Los Angeles and was a business litigator in private practice.

Ms. Bergman 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 attended UCLA where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Mathematics. She went on to earn a Master of Science degree in Applied Mathematics from California State University, Long Beach, where she graduated with distinction with concentrations in probability and statistics and partial differential equations. Ms. Bergman pursued her legal studies at the University of California, Davis, School of Law where she was a member of the UC Davis Law Review, and was awarded a Juris Doctor in 1997.

   Ms. Bergman is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. She is highly regarded by her fellow attorneys, as evidenced by her 10.0 "Superb" peer-review rating through Avvo, Lead Counsel, and award as a Top Attorney in Southern California by Los Angeles magazine. 

   Ms. Bergman is active in the community as a member of the Executive Committee of the Trusts and Estates Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the current president of Asian Pacific American Women Lawyers Alliance, the Probate Co-Chair of the South Bay Bar Association, and a member of the Los Angeles Superior Court Probate Court Volunteer Panel. She is also a member of the South Bay Inn of Court and a past president of the Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association. 

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Estate & Trust Litigation (80%): Will Contests

Estate Planning & Probate (20%): Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Focus Areas

Will Contests, Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 2 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2019

Certificates and Credentials

California Board of Legal Specialization

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White Papers

  • Amending a Revocable Living Trust (2016) - CEB webcast focusing on How to Amend a Revocable Living Trust. If you have a revocable living trust that needs to be modified, if can easily be amended. But, you can't simply cross out an outdated provision and scribble in a new one. In order for the changes to be effective, the amendment must comply with the mechanical terms specified in the original trust instrument. The webcast that I presented for CEB discussed how to amend a revocable living trust and other best practices that apply to this technique.

  • About Beti Bergman

    Admitted: 1997, California

    Professional Webpage: https://www.peninsula.law/beti-tsai-bergman

    Honors and Awards:

    • Advocate Designation, National Institute of Trial Advocacy, 2015
    • Southern California Chinese Lawyers' Association, President's Award, 2007
    • Member of UC Davis Law Review. , UC Davis Law Review, member, 1996
    • Graduated with distinction, Cal State University at Long Beach, 1994

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Designated as a Master Advocate by the National Institute of Trial Advocacy, 2018
    • Certified in estate planning, trust, and probate law by the California Board of Legal Specialization, 2014
    • LACBA TAP (Trial Advocacy Project), 2003
    • LACBA iTAP (Trial Advocacy Project), 2002

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Los Angeles County Bar Association ("LACBA"), Trust & Estates Executive Committee member, 2017
    • Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association, Chair, Trial Skills Workshop, 2001-2003
    • Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association, Board of Governors, 2000-2008
    • Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association, President, 2007-2008
    • Asian Pacific Women Lawyers’ Alliance, President-Elect, 2017
    • Los Angeles County Bar, LRS Advisory Committee, 2016-present
    • South Bay Inn of Court, Member, 2016-present
    • Los Angeles Superior Court Probate Court Volunteer Panel (PVP Counsel), 2008-present
    • South Bay Bar Association, Probate Co-Chair, 2016-present

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Torrance Memorial Hospital Professional Advisory Council, 2017
    • UCLA Asian Pacific Alumni Board of Directors, 2001
    • Asian Pacific Women Lawyers' Alliance, 2018 President; Board of Governors 2000 to present.
    • Los Angeles Superior Court, Southwest District, Volunteer Mediator, 2012-2013
    • Probate Court Guardianship Clinic volunteer, 2011-2013

    Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

    Representative Clients:

    • Defending trustees, their accountings and their acts as trustee. , 2016
    • Co-trustee of a trust where there is dissension between the co-trustees. , 2016

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Earned Advocate Designation from National Institute of Trial Advocacy ("NITA")., 2015

    Educational Background:

    • Master of Science in Applied Mathematics from California State University at Long Beach, 1994
    • Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics from UCLA, 1988

    Industry Groups

    • Law
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    Office Location for Beti Tsai Bergman

    3655 Torrance Blvd.
    3rd Floor
    Torrance, CA 90503

    Phone: 310-694-8703

    Fax: 866-449-6181

     

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    Last Updated: 8/6/2018

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