Mahvesh “Marissa” Garcia currently serves as the Managing Attorney at Gold Law. Her practice involves all areas of trust and estate planning, including probate and trust administration, conservatorships, and trust and probate litigation. She represents trustees, executors, administrators, heirs and beneficiaries in estate and trust litigation. She also represents individuals and Private Professional Fiduciaries appointed by the Court in conservatorships and court-supervised trust administrations.
Outside of work, Ms. Garcia loves to travel, read and spend time with her family, especially her three children.
Ms. Garcia received her B.A from California State University Northridge in 2005 and went on to obtain her Juris Doctor and graduate in the top 20 percent of her class at Southwestern Law School in May 2009.
While attending Southwestern, she was the recipient of the Harvey L. and Lillian Silbert Public Interest Fellowship (2007) and the Cali “Excellence for the Future” Award for Constitutional Law (Fall 2007).
In 2019, Ms. Garcia was honored to be named a Southern California Super Lawyers “Rising Star”.
In December 2009, she was admitted to the California State Bar and the United States District Court, Central District.
Judicial Extern for the Honorable Patrick J. Walsh, Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court.
Ms. Garcia is a Certified Specialist by the State Bar of California in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law.
Areas of Practice
- Estate Planning
- Trust Administration
- Ventura County Bar Association – Board Member of the Estate Planning and Probate Section
- Women Lawyers of Ventura County – Board Member (since 2020) and Treasurer (since 2021)
- Los Angeles County Bar Association
Co-Curricula Law Experience
Since 2016, Ms. Garcia has served on the Los Angeles Superior Court’s Court Appointed Counsel panel and is appointed to represent proposed conservatees in Conservatorship matters. In 2020, Ms. Garcia began serving on the newly established Conservatee Private Counsel Panel for the Ventura Superior Court.
Ms. Garcia has previously volunteered as a “Big Sister” with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County and every year since 2012, Ms. Garcia volunteers as an attorney scorer for the Ventura County Mock Trial Program.