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Andrea & David Shoup

Managing Directors

Andrea Shoup is an experienced attorney specializing in Trusts, Wills, Trust Administration, Probate and Business Succession Planning serving California. She is dedicated to providing the highest level of personalized service to her clients and understands this may be an unsure and difficult time. Andrea has been certified by the California State Bar as a specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law.

David Shoup spent eight years serving our country in the United States Marine Corps as an infantryman. He left active duty in 2012 to continue his education. After graduating with honors from the University of California, Riverside with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology, David earned his Juris Doctor, graduating magna cum laude from California Western School of Law in San Diego.

Andrea and David enjoy working with clients to serve their business and estate planning needs.  They live in Murrieta, California with their four children.

Andrea K. Shoup

Managing Attorney

Andrea K. Shoup

Managing Attorney

Andrea Shoup is an experienced attorney specializing in Trusts, Wills, Trust Administration, Probate and Business Succession Planning serving California. She is dedicated to providing the highest level of personalized service to her clients and understands this may be an unsure and difficult time. Andrea has been certified by the California State Bar as a specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law.

Andrea grew up on the California Central Coast, in San Luis Obispo County. In 2002, she earned her Bachelors of Science Degree in Business Administration from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Andrea decided to pursue a law degree and graduated Magna Cum Laude from California Western School of Law in 2006. While in law school, Andrea served as Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review and was an officer of the Pro-Bono Honors Society.

Following law school, Andrea worked as a Deputy District Attorney for the San Diego District Attorney’s Office. As a felony trial attorney, Andrea was dedicated to ensuring justice was served in every case.

After leaving the District Attorney’s Office in 2012, she opened her own law practice and pursued a new career. She now focuses exclusively on Estate Planning, Trust Administration, and Probate Administration. Andrea works diligently and attentively to ensure every case and situation is handled effectively and appropriately.

Andrea enjoys getting to know each client, their concerns, and their wishes in order to tailor a plan to best serve their needs. She takes pride in providing excellent and individualized attention to each client, helping them understand every step of the process. Andrea lives in Murrieta, California with her husband and their four children.

Contact Andrea today to discuss your unique situation.

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David A. Shoup

Managing Attorney

David A. Shoup

Managing Attorney

David Shoup spent eight years serving our country in the United States Marine Corps as an infantryman. He left active duty in 2012 to continue his education. After graduating with honors from the University of California, Riverside with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology, David earned his Juris Doctor, graduating magna cum laude from California Western School of Law in San Diego.

David enjoys working with clients to serve their business and estate planning needs. He lives in Murrieta, California with his wife, Andrea, and their four children.

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Jennifer E. Dean

Attorney

Jennifer Dean has years of experience in Estate Planning, Trust Administration, and Probate. She particularly has a passion for ensuring wishes for end-of-life decisions are respected and enforceable with the appropriate directive.

Jennifer grew up in Oklahoma and then moved to California in 2010, after earning her Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. While working with a family law attorney in Santa Barbara, California, Jennifer began attending the paralegal program at U.C. Santa Barbara, and fell in love with the estate planning field, and earned her Paralegal Certificate in 2012.

In the years following, Jennifer worked at estate planning firms in the San Diego area while attending California Western School of Law. In law school, Jennifer served as the President of the Estate Planning Society, and worked with the Legal Aid Society of San Diego in its conservatorship clinics and advanced directive and power of attorney workshops. Jennifer earned her Juris Doctor in 2016.

After law school, Jennifer worked in a San Diego law firm, assisting clients with their estate planning, and families dealing with the administration of their estates. She joined the Shoup Legal Team in June 2017.

Jennifer enjoys having conversations with clients that allow them to be comfortable with the estate planning process and addresses each of their concerns. Jennifer also provides compassionate service to help families through the probate process and during the trust administration after the passing of a loved one.

Jennifer lives in Murrieta, California with her husband and son.

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Catherine Luong

Attorney

Catherine Luong has experience in Estate Planning and Trust Administration. She enjoys cultivating meaningful and productive relationships with her clients to meet their estate plan goals.

Catherine graduated from University of California, Irvine with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology. She attended Whittier Law School where she was an Articles Editor for the Law Review. She had the high honor of having her article published in the Law Journal during her second year of law school. During law school, she also clerked for a civil and criminal judge in Orange County. She earned her Juris Doctor in 2013.

After law school, Catherine worked as a consumer debt attorney helping clients resolve their private student loans. She left that field in early 2019 to work in estate planning as that was always her true passion. She cares greatly about helping her clients protect themselves as well as their loved ones.

Catherine lives in Santa Ana, California with her husband and two cats.

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KC Bean

Attorney

KC Bean

Attorney

KC has been practicing as a corporate and intellectual property law attorney for nearly 20 years. He has held positions in large corporate legal departments and law firms. His practice areas include a broad range of simple and sophisticated business formation, from mom & pop to multi-national subsidiary structures. He handles many types of contracts matters, including leases, buy-sell transactions, supplier agreement, sale & distribution agreements and intellectual property licensing. KC also provides counsel to businesses on IP strategies designed to focus intellectual property resources to align with corporate objectives and monetize IP assets.

KC holds a BS and JD. He is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association, San Diego North County Bar Association, and he is admitted to practice in California and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

KC resides in Vista and has been married to his wife for 20 years. He is also the proud father of two boys.

Cierra Mesman

Paralegal Assistant

Cierra Mesman

Paralegal Assistant

Cierra was born and raised in Monterey, California. In 2020, she earned a Bachelor of Arts dual degree in Environmental Studies/Economics from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Cierra is an office assistant here at Shoup Legal. Cierra looks forward to assisting her colleagues in making sure we grant our clients with the highest of quality service.

Cierra wishes to pursue a legal career in public policy. She is passionate about sustainability, especially within the Fashion Industry.

Paula Mauhili

Office Assistant

Paula Mauhili

Office Assistant

Paula is a native San Diegan, born and raised. While working for a major telecommunications company, she transferred to Honolulu, Hawaii where she lived for 21 years. It was living in Hawaii where she truly learned to appreciate the diversity of customs and cultures. Paula spreads the feeling of aloha which is apparent in her years of providing exceptional customer service. Along with a long history in customer service, she also has extensive knowledge of accounts payable.

She and her family relocated to Murrieta, California 10 years ago. Her pride and joy is her daughter who is an only child. She enjoys traveling especially within California to share her love of the state where she grew up with her husband and daughter. The newest “apple of her eye” is a 3-year-old Yorkshire Terrier rescued from the local shelter.

Paula thrives in building relationships and serving others especially seniors in the community. This passion has led her to work and volunteer in two senior living facilities. Paula looks forward to assisting our clients and believes a positive attitude and laughter are truly the best medicine.

Alasia Tana

Office Assistant

Alasia Tana

Office Assistant

Alasia graduated MSJC with an associate degree in arts for social & behavioral sciences and an associate degree in arts for communications. Currently, Alasia is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in business administration. Alasia is inspired by the intricacies of communication and culture and this inspiration drives her towards creating a genuine connection with the people.

Alasia is an Office Assistant here at Shoup Legal and she enjoys assisting our clients with scheduling appointments and providing them the best experience with Shoup Legal.

Alasia was an active athlete who enjoys golfing. Alasia is also an avid lover of Greek mythology, poetry, music, and Nintendo games.

Kathlyn Moran

Estate Planning Assistant

Kathlyn Moran

Estate Planning Assistant

Eveliina Fallini

Business Paralegal

Eveliina Fallini

Business Paralegal

Eveliina graduated from the University of California, Riverside with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and holds a Paralegal Certificate.

In her free time, Eveliina likes to read Stephen King novels and spend time with her two Australian Shepherds.

Tasha Murphy

Estate Planning Assistant

Tasha Murphy

Estate Planning Assistant

Tasha, a DePaul University graduate, with a degree in Psychology, is an Estate Planning Assistant.

She moved to California in 2016 and is currently working towards her Master’s Degree in Family Therapy. Tasha also works part-time doing social work with the elderly.

When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, camping, hiking, kayaking, and traveling.

Sylvia Misiewicz

Paralegal

Sylvia Misiewicz has more than three decades of legal and business experience. As a paralegal who has built a successful, diverse career path, Sylvia assists the attorneys at Shoup Legal in probate and trust administration matters. Originally from San Diego, Sylvia has made her home in the Temecula / Murrieta Valley for the last 20 years.

Sylvia has degrees in Business with an emphasis in Legal Studies (Paralegal), Social / Behavior Sciences, Humanities, and Art History. Given our region’s burgeoning wine industry, she has also attended wine school.

Ms. Misiewicz is a member of the American Bar Association, National Association of Legal Assistants, and the Inland Empire Paralegal Association.

Known as a serious gourmand and art and wine collector, in her free time, Sylvia enjoys niche travel experiences, mentoring young ladies, and doing charitable fundraising for several organizations in the Southern California region and abroad.

Diane Luders

Client Care Specialist

Diane Luders

Client Care Specialist

Diane worked 30 years in the Human Resources Industry and lived most of her life in Minnesota, relocating to Southern California in 2012.

She has two grown sons, one married and one engaged. She and her husband are passionate about traveling the world. A couple of their favorite locations are Paris, France and Florence, Italy.

Not only does Diane love to travel, she enjoys eating out and catching a movie with her husband, reading a good book and going on long hikes.

Nini Devera

Estate Planning Assistant

Nini Devera

Estate Planning Assistant

Nini grew up in the Philippines, where she received her BSC in Economics from the University of Santo Tomas. She lived in New York City where she worked at Donovan Leisure Newton & Irvine Law Firm.

After enjoying the fast paced life of New York City, she got married and moved to the San Francisco Bay Area where she worked at Anderson & Anderson, APC, and then transitioned to Ross Hackett Dowling Valencia & Walti, A Professional Law Corporation.

She taught 1st graders at St. Augustine’s Church for over 10 years. Nini moved with her husband and son down to Southern California in early February of 2016. When she is out of the office Nini enjoys spending time with her family, going to Broadway shows and taking Charlie, her 2 year old Shih Tzu on walks.

Nini strives to maintain a high standard of loyalty, professionalism and amazing customer service that she has learned throughout her different life experiences. Nini enjoys helping the families we serve protect their loved ones and have peace of mind through estate planning.

Mikael Feeney

Client Intake Director

Mikael Feeney

Client Intake Director

Mikael Feeney has extensive experience in Client Services. She has held a broad range of positions in several different industries.

She started as a Hospitality Manager at a boutique hotel while studying at Boston University. Later, she went on to Hollywood to work in Television Production. Mikael was a Buyer for the C-17 Aerospace Team before being recruited as a Sales and Marketing Manager for a successful medical manufacturer.

Most recently, Ms. Feeney enjoyed her role as a teacher and was honored to receive the prestigious 2018-2019 Founder’s Day Award before joining our team at Shoup Legal.

Mikael is passionate about connecting with people and thrives on providing superior customer service. In her free time you can find her camping with her family.

Trent Pray

Executive and Marketing Assistant

Trent Pray

Executive and Marketing Assistant

Trent was born and raised in California and graduated from California State University San Marcos with a bachelor’s degree in Communications. After living and working in Los Angeles, he decided to fulfill a lifelong dream of living in Europe. Trent moved to Czech Republic in 2016 and worked for 3 years as an English teacher for business clients throughout the city of Prague.

Trent joined the Shoup Legal team in 2020 and loves being part of an amazing team that serves local families.

Trent ran cross country and track in high school and enjoys being active. He also loves traveling, trying new foods, hiking, and spending time with his family’s array of animals.

Teresa Fakalata

Bookkeeper

Teresa Fakalata

Bookkeeper

Teresa was born and raised in New Zealand. She has over 20 years of Accounting and Administrative experience.

Teresa handles Shoup Legal’s accounting functions. When wearing her Accounts Receivable Hat, she enjoys conversing with clients and listening to their daily events and plans.

Teresa loves any time she can get with her children. She enjoys outdoor activities, art & crafts, music and watching movies.

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          “The Shoup Legal team is super knowledgeable and have a pressure free environment.  They help you decide what is the best choice for your business incorporation and when is the best time.  David will not recommend to do it, if it’s not the right time. He also helps with partnership agreements and buy/sell agreements.    Andrea helps with trusts and estate planning.   They have helped hundreds of family’s set up their wishes and remove a lot of stress from family units in the event of a crisis!  I recommend to everyone I know! Do yourself a favor and make an appointment.”

          Ann Peterson
          ,
          Oceanside, CA

          “From the initial consultation to the final document signing, David with Shoup Legal was very thorough. You can tell he is experienced and extremely professional. I used him for multiple contracts, service agreements and also incorporating my business. All was done properly, with attention to detail, and very informative. I highly recommend their services.”

          Christopher Johnson
          ,
          Temecula, CA

          “Shoup Legal is the best of the best. Not only do I rely on them for their expertise in estate planning and business law for myself, but as a Family Law law firm owner in Southern California, we consistently refer our clients to Shoup Legal for their personal estate planning and business needs. The entire team at Shoup Legal is top notch for professionalism and attentiveness. You will not find more dedicated estate planning and business attorneys in Southern California.”

          Alison Tilton
          ,
          Temecula, CA

          “I believe I found the best business attorney in the valley!
          David Shoup has been working on service contracts for my business and in the middle of working on them I had a big client reach out for a proposal on a big job for my company and they needed the proposal that day! I was stressing about getting it done in time. I called my business attorney (David) and he got right on it and had it all typed up for me within a few hours and I was able to send the proposal on time and my client was happy to see a quick response for my business! Totally worth the money thanks David!!”

          Joshua Birdsell
          ,
          Pozitive Enterprises

          “I am new to the area and was looking for someone to take my existing (out-of-state) estate planning documents and to update them to meet California legal guidelines. I do not understand nor do I want to be bogged down with all of the legal jargon. Andrea simplified the process by explaining every step and by answering all of my questions in a way that was easy for me to understand. Andrea put my mind at ease and I can now feel comfortable knowing that my wishes will be carried out according to the plan she created.

          Andrea’s office is comfortable and inviting. Everyone in her office is extremely pleasant and very easy to work with. Her staff is attentive and I feel I got a great value for her time and expertise. I am always given her undivided attention during every appointment.

          I highly recommend Shoup Legal for all of your estate planning needs.”

          Danielle Slawsby
          ,
          Wildomar, CA

          “My wife and I have some legal matters in New York State and had several questions with regard to establishing trusts there.  She advised us for an hour regarding trusts in California and then followed up with connecting us to potential resources in New York.  Ms. Shoup was very generous with her time, thorough in her explanation of the intricacies of California law, and answered all our questions.  Very professional office.”

          John Snow
          ,
          Bonsall, CA

          “I’ve referred several clients to Shoup Legal and consistently hear great feedback about the professionalism, expertise and kindness of the staff.  If you need legal assistance in Murrieta and/or the Temecula Valley, Shoup Legal is the best choice!”

          Rebecca Prouty
          ,
          Always Best Care

          “David and his team are very professional and gave us peace of mind with all of our estate planning and other financial documents. Highly recommend.”

          Paul and Lyn Ruff
          ,
          Ruff & Ready Moving and Storage

          “I trust David and Andrea with all my legal issues related to my Living Trust, Will and my business questions.  Their advice is spot on and I feel secure knowing that I have them as a resource.”

          Jami McNees
          ,
          Temecula, CA



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