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.
Nathan Coppernoll, Esq.
Nathan Coppernoll is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Law with over a decade of legal experience. He is licensed to practice law in both California and Georgia. He has taken his general background in litigation and focused it to represent a range of clients in the areas of probate, trust administration, conservatorships, and disputes over estate plans.
Nathan is a member of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys and the Trusts and Estates section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association. He has appeared on behalf of his clients in Probate Courts throughout California, including Los Angeles, San Diego, and Orange County.
Anita V. Shah, Esq.
Anita V. Shah is a graduate of University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law and received her Bachelor’s Degree from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Anita has provided her clients, both individual and business, with legal services for over 20 years in diverse practice areas. Spending much of that time in litigation, Anita developed the skills necessary to successfully advocate and favorably resolve disputes on behalf of clients. Most recently, Anita has devoted her skills and experience to the area of probate, trusts and estates. Anita has been a member of the Aranda American Inn of Court, the Trusts and Estates section of the California state bar and is admitted to practice in state and federal courts throughout California.
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. He joined Schomer Law Group with almost a decade of estate planning experience.
Cesar has received his Masters of Science in Integrated Design, Business and Technology from the University of Southern California.
Chief Financial Officer
Colleen Schomer has been with the Schomer Law Group since 2011. 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.
Nancy L. Berg
Probate and Estates Paralegal
Nancy Berg joined our team October of 2020. She has been working as a paralegal in the fields of probate, trust administration and estate planning 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, an ABA Paralegal Certificate from University of California, Riverside and has attended two years of law school.
Probate and Estates Paralegal
Danijela Pribic has an ABA Paralegal Certificate. Danijela has been a Probate/Trust Administration paralegal for over 10 years. She also assists with Conservatorship and Guardianship matters. Danijela is passionate about probate law and teaches Introduction to Probate Administration and Estate Planning at Los Angeles Valley College.
Probate and Estates Paralegal
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.
Joining us in 2022, Javari Hamilton is our most recent team addition. Javari has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) with an Emphasis in Law, Politics and Policy. He also has an Associate’s Degree in Public Policy from Santa Monica College (SMC). Javari has over 5 years of client-facing experience and has chosen Schomer Law Group to commence his professional legal journey. He is an Administrative Assistant and Paralegal Trainee, and assists with Trust Administration, Estate Planning, Probate, and process serving.