Scott P. Schomer has been certified as a specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law by the State Bar of California. He is a graduate of Boston University School of Law with 25 years of experience. He has appeared on local and national television discussing the importance of estate planning. His firm, Schomer Law Group, is a professional law corporation that specializes in elder law, probate, wills, trusts & conservatorships. He has served as a member of the Los Angeles Superior Court Probate Volunteer Panel (PVP Attorney), Probate Settlement Panel and a Judge Pro Tempore. Scott’s expertise has been recognized by his peers with such accolades as a life-time membership in the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, the Five Star Wealth Manager designation, and repeated nominations as California Super Lawyer. He is a member of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys, which has been recognized as a top legal source by Money Magazine and Suze Orman. He is currently a Fellow of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys.
Melissa Padilla Lemus, Esq.
Attorney Melissa Padilla Lemus received her Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Loyola Law School and her Bachelor’s Degree (B.A.) from University of California, Los Angeles. During law school, she was a mentor for high school students who were aspiring attorneys. She was a member of La Raza de Loyola and is currently a member of MABA. She externed for the Honorable Vincent Zurzolo in Bankruptcy court. She participated in the JIFS Clinic, in which her client was found suitable for parole. Melissa is admitted to practice in the State of California.
Cesar Gil has the primary responsibility of ensuring that the business has the best working environment and processes. He manages the implementation of business guidelines and strategies to ensure everything runs smoothly and in accordance with any guidelines. He joined Schomer Law Group in 2014 as an Estate Planning Paralegal and Marketing Coordinator and quickly rose to several supervisory and management positions. Mr. Gil previously worked at another estate planning law firm for eight years.
Cesar has received his Masters of Science in Integrated Design, Business and Technology at University of Southern California and a Bachelors of Science in Marketing Management, from Western Governors University.
Client Services Coordinator
Colleen Schomer has been with the Schomer Law Group for 4 years. She is a native Southern Californian, and has a Bachelor’s degree from Boston University. She spent 6 years in the financial management field assisting with client relations and development and worked with Sidley & Austin Law firm doing research and analysis on large civil litigation cases. She is the mother of two teenage girls and understands how fast life can move and the importance of creating and preserving your legacy!
Nancy L. Berg
Probate and Estates Paralegal
Nancy Berg joined our team October of 2020. She has been working in the fields of probate, trust administration and estate planning paralegal for over 27 years. She has worked for both sole practitioners and large law firms. Nancy has received Bachelor’s Degrees in Criminal Justice and Political Science from California State University, Fullerton, her paralegal certificate from University of Riverside and has attended two years of law school.
Gina Bentley has Dual Bachelor’s Degrees in International Studies and Political Science from California State University, Long Beach. Gina was an Academic Mentor for Long Beach Blast and is currently an Intern for the Office of Councilwoman Suzie Price, 3rd District. She has returned to Schomer Law as an Administrative Assistant and Paralegal Trainee. She assists with Trust Administration, Estate Planning, Probate, and process serving.