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Attorney Eric F. Becker has been practicing law in California for over 30 years. He is licensed to practice law in two states and has over 15 years in managerial experience. This includes running his own law offices, providing guidance and wisdom to associate attorneys, and leading a staff with multitudes of people working relentlessly to fulfill your legal demands. Mr. Becker has received a plethora of awards in the legal field, but his true passion never changes: to provide his clients with successful results. 

The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, J.D., 1988
B.A. Government and Politics, University of Maryland College Park, 1983


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Attorney Samantha J. Jones graduated in 2015 from Chapman University, Dale E. Fowler School of Law where she was on the board of the Chapman Women Lawyers Association. She has worked in Probate since 2014, when she began as a Certified Student Summer Associate and had the honor of contributing to briefing and developing argument adopted by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in a dissent for a matter litigated before the Supreme Court of the United States. Samantha began her time with the Law Offices of Eric Becker in June of 2017, and since then has continued honing her litigation, advocacy and negotiation skills. She has a stellar trial success rate, has made multiple appearances at the appellate court, and has been named as one of Super Lawyers' Rising Stars for the past three consecutive years. Samantha serves on the board of the Conservatorship, Guardianship, & Protective Proceedings Section of the Orange County Bar Association and most of all, looks forward to continuing to assist those in the community in need.

Chapman University School of Law, J.D.
B.A. Political Science, University of California, Santa Barbara




Attorney Linda A. Nelte graduated from University of San Diego School of Law in 2020. During law school, she had the opportunity to work as a judicial extern at both the Superior Court of San Diego and the U.S. District Court, Southern District of California. In 2021, Linda began her legal career working at a boutique estate planning law firm, where she focused her practice on estate planning and trust administrations. Linda began her time with the Law Offices of Eric Becker in November of 2023, where she focuses her practice on trust and probate administrations, probate litigation, conservatorships, and estate planning. Linda is passionate about providing her clients with excellent results. 


University of San Diego School of Law, J.D., 2020
B.A. English Literature, cum laude, University of California, Los Angeles, 2015

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Second place in both the 2020 Mary Moers Wenig National Student Writing Competition (judged by members of ACTEC’s Legal Education Committee) and the 2020 ABA Trust & Estate Law Student Writing Contest.

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Hahle Keller

Senior Paralegal


  • B.S. Legal Studies, State University of New York College of Technology at Canton - 2020

  • A.A.S. Paralegal Studies, State University of New York Jefferson - 2018

Kristen Pengelly

Legal Assistant - Notary Public


  • Notary Public Certification 

  • DA Certification - 2014

Madelynn Po



  • Paralegal Certification, University of California, Irvine

  • B.A. Criminology and Psychological Sciences, University of California, Irvine

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