Patricia L. Andel has thirty-one years of experience as an attorney. She is a
Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law with The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. She received her Juris Doctor degree and graduated summa cum laude
from Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu, California in 1986. She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, graduating magna cum laude
Ms. Andel was formerly a full-time professor of law at Western State University College of Law in Fullerton, California, and an adjunct professor of law at Whittier Law School in Costa Mesa, California. She also taught bar review courses for Fleming's Fundamentals of Law in Orange County and San Diego County, California for over 19 years.
Ms. Andel has published several articles and has authored numerous course teaching materials. She is an active member of the State Bar of California and is admitted to practice in the California state courts, the United States District Court for the Central District of California, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Ms. Andel is a member of the Trusts and Estates Section of the State Bar of California, served as co-chair of the Trusts and Estates Section of the Bar Association of Northern San Diego County, and is a selected member of the Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning panel of the Lawyer Referral Service of the Bar Association of Northern San Diego County.