Estate Planning, Trusts, Probate

Ramon Lamelas

Ramon Lamelas
State Bar of California
University of La Verne College of Law, J.D.
University of Southern California, B.A., Political Science and Spanish
Estate Planning, Incapacity Planning, Trust Administration, Probate, Legal Entities, Guardianships



Ramón habla español.

Ramon Lamelas is a skilled Spanish-speaking attorney with the firm where he practices in the areas of estate planning, trust administration, trust settlement, legal entities, probate, and conservatorships. He has been recognized as a 2023 Southern California Rising Star by Super Lawyers®, an honor awarded to only 2.5% of attorneys.

He is committed to the legal community in Santa Monica and helps to foster attorney networking and professional growth through his work on the Board of Trustees of the Santa Monica Bar Association and as Co-Chair of its Probate & Trust Law Section, providing regular formal and informal social events and continuing legal education throughout the year. He is also a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association (Trusts & Estates Law Section), State Bar of California (Trusts & Estates Law Section), and the American Bar Association (Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section).

Ramon graduated cum laude from the University of La Verne College of Law and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Southern California in Political Science and Spanish. He is also a graduate of Loyola High School of Los Angeles.

Ramon is an active member of the ProVisors Professional Network Group and the University of Southern California Latino Alumni Association (Scholarship Review Committee).

He has authored the modules listed below for CEB Practitioner. Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB) provides practice books and other written resources for California attorneys. It was founded in 1947 and continues to set the standard for the finest research, writing, and presentation by the top lawyers in the state.

Lamelas, Qualified Personal Residence Trust (2023), CEB, Practitioner.

Lamelas, Strategic Considerations for Digital Assets (Advanced Estate Planning) (2023), CEB, Practitioner.

Lamelas, Gun Subtrust (2023), CEB, Practitioner.

Lamelas, Checklist of Initial Estate Planning Interview Questions: Married-RDP Clients (2023), CEB, Practitioner.

Lamelas, How to Use the Optional Notice of Proposed Action Procedure (NOPA) in a Trust Administration (2022), CEB, Practitioner.

Lamelas, How to Use an Small Estate Affidavit (Prob C 13100-13117) (2022), CEB, Practitioner.

Lamelas, Estate Representatives Final Report and Accounting and Request for Its Settlement, Request for Final Distribution, and Payment of Ordinary and Extraordinary Fees (2022), CEB, Practitioner.

Lamelas, Proposed Order Approving Estate Representative’s Final Report and Accounting (2022), CEB, Practitioner.

Lamelas, Client Intake Questionnaire for Initial Post-Death Steps (2022), CEB, Practitioner.