About Us

The Law Office of Matthew C. Yu is committed to excellence in all aspects of Estate Planning. An attorney meets with each and every client to evaluate their needs, wishes and desires. Our goal is to ensure every client gets the personal attention they deserve.

We work with clients who require a basic will, as well as, clients with larger estates who need Living Trusts, Irrevocable Trusts, Advanced Trusts and Private Foundations to minimize and, in some cases, eliminate Estate and Inheritance Tax. Most clients we have worked with have found that our personal approach is second to none. They understand that not only have they created an Estate Plan, but gained a consultant and resource for life.


Matthew Yu is efficient and professional, yet friendly and accessible. He handled my trust and other business.  Matthew patiently explained to me all the legal jargon and options, and made the process easy for me. If you need help with estate planning, trust and probate, I highly recommend the Law Office of Matthew C. Yu.
– DLS, Torrance

Matthew Yu

Attorney, Principal

Matthew C. Yu is an Attorney and the founder of the Law Office. He is a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law as certified by the State Bar of California’s Board of Legal Specialization and has extensive experience in all aspects of Estate Planning and Probate. He has assisted many clients in creating their Estate Plan, including revocable trusts, irrevocable trusts, advance planning, and more. He also has experience administering Probate and Trust Estates.

Matthew obtained his Juris Doctor from Whittier Law School in Costa Mesa, CA and his Undergraduate degree from the University of California at Irvine. He is a licensed member of the California State Bar and a member of the State Bar’s Section on Probate, Taxation, and Estate Planning.

Marisa Cuevas-Koch


Marisa is an Associate Attorney who handles Trusts, Estates, and Probate litigation matters and has been with the firm since 2015. Prior to joining the Law Office of Matthew Yu, Marisa worked at various civil litigation firms. She received her JD from Michigan State University College of Law and her BA in Sociology from UC Berkeley.

Marisa grew up in Downey then moved to Berkeley for college and East Lansing for law school. She also studied in Rome and Washington, DC. When not at work, Marisa enjoys traveling, going to the theater, and staying home playing with her dog.


Brandi E. Neville


Brandi E. Neville is the firm’s paralegal for all probate and guardianship matters and and has been with The Law Office of Matthew C. Yu since January 2019. She is a graduate of El Camino College’s ABA approved Paralegal Studies Program, holds an A.A. in Paralegal Studies and an A.S. in Business Management. Brandi carefully manages our probate cases and follows them from beginning to end, assisting both client and attorney in moving efficiently through the probate process.

Brandi was born and raised here in the South Bay and currently lives in Redondo Beach with her husband and two teenage daughters. In her free time she enjoys relaxing on the beach, skating on the strand, and spending time with her family. Brandi thrives in creative pursuits such as painting, songwriting, and singing, which help her stay centered and grounded in this crazy world.

Michelle Vasquez

Trust Administration Paralegal

Michelle Vasquez has been with The Law Office of Matthew C. Yu since February 2022. She holds an A.A. from Marymount California University in Rancho Palos Verdes and an A.S. in Court Reporting from South Coast College of Court Reporting. Michelle has 19 years of experience assisting attorneys in probate and estate planning.

Michelle was raised in San Pedro and lives there with her husband and three children. She stays busy attending her children’s activities and serving at her church. Michelle enjoys watching movies, listening to music and shopping.

Maria G Espejel

Administrative Assistant

Maria G Espejel is one of the new additions to our team. Prior to joining us Maria worked at another law firm for over 2 years. Maria graduated from Narbonne High School as Class of 2014 and later on went to study at El Camino College. She currently lives in the small town of Harbor City where she enjoys to spend quality time with friends and family. Now working at The Law Office of Matthew C Yu, she hopes to continue growing in her career while helping her community

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