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Burbank, CA 91505

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Joseph B. McHugh, Esq.
Burbank Estate Planning / Elder Law Attorney
Burbank Asset Protection Attorney

“Failing to plan is planning to FAIL.” - Ben Franklin

Joseph (Joe) McHugh is the Founding Principal and Managing Attorney for LA Law Center, PC.

Joe is very proud of our firm's experience, ability and passion to help our clients with many legal issues in Asset Protection, Probate, Wills, Living Trusts, Medi-CAL Planning, Veterans Benefits Special Needs Trusts, Irrevocable Trusts, Charitable Remainder Trusts, Land Trusts, Conservatorships, Guardianships, Disability Planning, Business Formations.

Joe has established a law firm that is based on being educating the community and providing legal information in an easy to understand style for our clients. We want our clients to feel comfortable about calling or visiting our office at any time. However, behind this family friendly environment, Joe and his team are always quite prepared to protect our clients viciously in a legal battle when necessary! You never want to go into a courtroom without an experienced attorney ready and armed to win every legal battle.

Joseph Mc Hugh, ESQ.
Founding Principal oF LA Law Center, PC

Joseph (Joe) McHugh is a highly experienced and caring attorney that has earned an excellent reputation for representing clients in the areas of Asset Protection, Business Law, Estate Planning, Wills & Trusts, Elder Law, Conservatorships, Trust and Probate Administration, Contracts and Business Organization Formations. He is the founder and principal of the LA LAWCENTER, LLP, located in Burbank, California (

Joe has an undergraduate degree from California State University at Fullerton in Business Administration, with an emphasis on Finance and Accounting. He worked in the project finance division of Walt Disney's design group, Walt Disney Imagineering and spent many years with the Disney organization in the areas of project development and contract administration.

In 1986, Joe graduated from Whittier College School of Law, and became a member of the California State Bar. Joe spent several years helping clients plan businesses and projects, and has acted as in-house counsel raising equity funding, creating joint ventures and subsidiary companies, and various international business transactions.

Starting with the birth of his first child in 1987, Joe developed a special interest in Estate Planning and Elder Law. Personal knowledge of problems suffered by family and friends related to probate, elder and disability issues, estate taxes, family discord, and other situations that could have been planned for and avoided, focused Joe on the course of Estate Planning and Elder Law as his primary legal practice. In recent years, as many baby boomers are now experiencing, Joe has found that he is supporting his and his wife, Kathy’s parents with asset protection and estate issues as they start to need more care in later life, as well as making sure his young adult children have all legal documents needed as adults.

Joe is an active member of the State Bar of California, as well as the Bar's Business, Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law Sections; the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys; California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform; Academy of Special Needs Planners and several bar associations such as the Los Angeles County Bar, the Burbank Bar, the Beverly Hills Bar, and the Irish-American Bar (with a name like McHugh, he just has to be a member).

Joe is a sought after attorney to speak at seminars and local gatherings to educate the community on asset protection and legal issues for the family and small businesses. He makes complex legal topics easy to understand in his informative educational speaking sessions.

Joe resides in Southern California with his wife, Kathy and their children, Shannon and Trevor, several dogs, a cat and a wild peacock named Big Bird. He recently retired after 20 years of service from the Civilian Volunteer with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Mounted Posse, riding his Palomino Quarter Horse, Kali (Miss Kalifornia).

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We are highly experienced and caring law firm that has earned an excellent reputation as trusted California Estate Planning Attorneys, California Elder Law Lawyers, & California Assets Protection Attorneys - serving clients throughout California and specifically in Los Angeles County in Asset Protection, Probate, Wills, Living Trusts, Special Needs Trusts, Medi-Cal Asset Protection Irrevocable Trusts, Irrevocable Trusts, Charitable Remainder Trusts, Conservatorships, Guardianships, Medi-CAL Qualifications for clients with assets, protecting from Medi-Cal Estate Recovery, elderly care legal issues, Disability Planning. Our staff is trained to communicate with you making you comfortable about our progress and while we expedite your legal matters. Our clients are individuals and families generally located in Burbank-Los Angeles or Southern California area. We have successfully represented and assisted clients in Central and Northern California, as well as helping individuals in cities throughout the United States that have family members living in the state of California, with their legal concerns. We have a 100% success rate of helping families with assets qualify or keep Medi-Cal benefits in California. We occasionally love a road trip to help clients out of the immediate Los Angeles area.



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