Joseph McHugh

Contact: 818.241.4238
Law School: Whittier Law School - Whittier College


About Joseph McHugh

Joseph McHugh is the managing partner of the Southern California based LA LAW CENTER, LLP. LA LAW CENTER, LLP is an Elder Law and Estate Planning law firm specializing in Asset Protection; Estate Planning; Wills, Trusts, Probate, Conservatorships and Guardianships, including the establishment of Private Foundations and Charitable Planning. LA LAW also practices business law and represents small business owners in business and family asset protection.

Joe has a significant background in the areas of project development, business entity formations, and legal (corporate, contract, construction consultation). He has over 20 years of experience in strategic planning for business as well as projects; project planning, development, administration and controls; resource compliance; and organizational development.

Joe has an undergraduate degree from California State University at Fullerton in Business Administration, with an emphasis on Finance and Accounting. Joe started his first career at Disneyland as a popcorn vendor and eventually was working in the project finance division of Walt Disney's design group, Walt Disney Imagineering, Joe spent 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.

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 Law, 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.

Joe is an active member of the State Bar of California, as well as the Bar's Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law Section, the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys, California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform and the Los Angeles County Bar, the Beverly Hills Bar, The Irish American Bar, the Glendale Bar.

A frequent seminar speaker, Joe resides in Southern California with his wife, Kathy and his children Shannon and Trevor. He is a Civilian Volunteer with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Mounted Posse and rides his Palomino Quarter Horse, Cali.

Directory Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Elder Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Health Care Law
  • Probate
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California State University - FullertonB.A.Accounting
Whittier Law School - Whittier CollegeLaw
Professional Associations
member, Wealth Counsel
member, Elder Counsel
member, National Assocaition Elder Law Attorneys
Volunteer, Los Angeles Sheriffs Posse
Activities: Volunteer with Quarter Horse, Kali in posse patrols and search & rescue.


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300 W Glenoaks Blvd
Suite 300
Glendale, CA 91202
Telephone: 818.241.4238