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Prior to our Initial visit , we were “stalled” as to how to proceed with our living Trust. After working with Sophia Sakamoto , we were motivated (and relived) to have completed our trust


Sakamoto and Ruelas is what I liked the most and the way the Attorney explained everything and answered our questions so we can understand it better. You don’t need to improve as the firm has met our expectations.


The service’s from Sakomoto & Ruelas were professional , thorough complete and affordable. Everything was completed within one month’s time only 2 visits. We now have peace of mind that our child will be cared for and will inherit all that we have worked hard for if something were to happen to us.

– Liz.R

Sophia is very friendly and helpful. I was very pleased working ,with your team. I really learned a lot working with Sophia and I feel so much more at peace with all my arrangement’s made and my loved ones taken car of.

– Sam R.

Both Sophia and Stephanie were very professional and easy to work with. Thank you both. The service was very efficient. There are no improvements to be needed.

– Negahban

I couldn’t have made a better choice in selecting Sakamoto & Ruelas to update my existing Trust. I had the pleasure of working with both Sophia and Stephanie and was impressed with their in -depth knowledge of the law – which was very helpful in coming up with workable solutions to the special needs of my beneficiary.
Overall, I found them to be very friendly and caring in helping me achieve a restatement of my Living Trust which was much more suited to my unique situation than the original.
Finally, I was very impressed ( especially when compared with my original Trust ) with the quality of the final product. The binder of documents was very thoughtfully organized and presented in an easy to understand professional manner. At last I can now say that I fully understand the details of my Trust!
Thank you Sophia and Stephanie! Its comforting to know that you are there for me should the need rise for further consultations regarding my Estate Plan.

– Russell W.

It has been a pleasure to work with this firm- personnel are knowledgeable and personable. Since my previous Attorney passed away, I was delighted to be Introduced to Sakamoto & Ruelas. I’d recommend the firm most highly!

– Anonymous

After putting it off for too long, I recently decided to update my Trust, Will, etc. I feel very blessed at finding local trust lawyers who were professional, friendly, and advised me according to the current laws. The Law Firm of Sakamoto & Ruelas, APC, scheduled an appointment with me quickly, listened to my needs, and walked me through the revamping process with little or no confusion and a lot of sound advice. I met with both Stephanie Ruelas and Sophia Sakamoto who were patient, intelligent, and interested in giving me the Trust/Will I requested, with attention to detail. I highly recommend this firm if you want to create a new Trust/Will or update an existing one. Having a Trust/Will is one of the most important things you can do to protect your loved ones, so don’t wait to do the right thing. Thanks to Sakamoto & Ruelas I finally have peace of mind knowing my affairs are in order.

– Reba N.

Sophia made a complex issue easy to understand; materials were top quality; wonderful, friendly service.

– Greg G.

I gained insight and knowledge regarding estate planning. I felt security and satisfaction after working with the firm. Before, I felt insecure and stressed over the future and now I am able to sleep better at night and worry less.

– Arnold G.

I liked the extent of Stephanie’s knowledge and the good advice regarding updating my Trust. I also appreciated her listening to me and my daughters on the changes we requested. There was nothing to dislike. Most important to me is that I now have peace of mind knowing that my Trust is now up-to-date and all my heirs are in my inheritance for them.

– Mary P.

I’m so fortunate to have found “Sakamoto & Ruelas”. Sophia and Stephanie made the process of creating a “Trust” easy to understand, and easy to do. They promptly follow through with each step of the way. I highly recommend this Firm.

– Sally K.

We had talked about getting an Estate Plan for several years and finally selected Sakamoto & Ruelas to help us through the process. We only visited the office twice, once for the introduction and initial discussion and once for the signing. We had a couple of phone calls to answer a few questions. We never felt rushed and got all our questions answered in detail. Each step in the process was explained to us and we reviewed all the final documents with Sophia. It is such a relief to have this finished. We have already recommended them to friends and family.

– Keith and Sherry F.

Every step of the process was very positive. Sophia is very knowledgeable, friendly, professional and very thorough. Before meeting with Sophia, I knew nothing about a Living Trust. But now I can talk to my friends of the importance of having a Living Trust and have referred them to Sophia. Thank you!!!

– Anonymous

We liked how prepared, organized, reliable Sophia exhibited. She explained everything easily; followed through on every change requested by us. [We] feel relieved that our wishes have been thoroughly addressed and documented in our newly created trust so that our wishes will be fulfilled in the future.

– William Q.

[I liked] to be able to meet in person, express my concerns and wishes, which were well taken care of. I was able to complete my will. I enjoyed working with Sakamoto & Ruelas. Phone calls and email were returned promptly. All questions were answered. Professional and caring. Thanks again for the help I received.

– Anonymous

My first time engaging with this firm, and very impressed. Very professional yet comfortable, knowledgeable and great communication. My questions answered promptly. Would work with them again in a heartbeat. [I liked] the ease of the transaction, knowledge, and the excellent communication. Painless! I see nothing needed to improve upon. Sincere thanks for your time and expertise.

– Wilson O.

This was my first time dealing with a will & living trust. The items needed and the process was more than I expected. Sophia helped me through the process. She explained every document and why it was needed. She answered all my questions.

– S. Gutierrez

What we liked the most was that the attorney listened to us carefully and came back diligently with options and solutions. Progressing with each step, I started learning and felt more comfortable. Thanks for genius ideas and follow up with revisions.

– Kyung M.

I made many calls looking for the right trust lawyer. When I called Sakamoto & Ruelas, Sophia called me back herself, explained the process and we set up an appointment. She was so detailed in her explanations and I felt I got more knowledge and service than I expected, which translates to Trust! Thank you.

– Maria V.

Sophia was on top of things, kept us well informed of the process. [She] explained everything about our trust very thoroughly, and answered all our questions to our satisfaction. Would highly recommend their services.

-Ruben P.

The initial meeting was very informative and [the attorney] explained things clearly. Everything was great.

– Miguel V.

I had tried to set up a trust with a different attorney, but did not feel comfortable until I found the law office of Sakamoto & Ruelas. Stephanie answered all my questions and gave me plenty of time to review the documents. She clarified everything, including cost, and addressed my concern. Professional, respectful, friendly, and very affordable service.

– Douglas A.

I had wanted to establish a living trust but I had no idea how to start or where to go. Sakamoto & Ruelas answered all my questions and set up a living trust that ensures my assets are distributed to my family in an efficient manner when the time comes. I have no complaints. Every step of this process was smooth.

– Rick G.

Setting up a trust is a daunting endeavor. Sophia was great in explaining and guiding us with advice on difficult choices. She is very approachable and helpful. Highly Recommend.

– Miguel C.

Ease of communication through email was most helpful.

– Diane M

I really appreciate that Sophia took so much time in listening to my wishes to the family trust.

– Yvonne C

The difference between the will and living trust were well explained. Sophia was very patient explaining the benefits of the living trust vs. will.

– Manuel H

We had a great experience working directly with the attorneys, Sophia and Stephanie. We were hesitant to start the estate planning process but they made it so simple and easy. We were interested by what we read on their website and decided to visit their seminar at the senior center. They were very knowledgeable and when we sat down with them for an individual consultation, they explained everything very clearly. They answered all of our questions and responded to our emails quickly. Even after all our documents were signed, the great service continued. Thank you for a wonderful experience.

– Bill and Pat L