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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 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 Escondido, California with her husband and son.

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Tasha Murphy


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.

Melissa Banting

Paralegal

Melissa Banting is a paralegal with years of experience working with corporations and business owners. Melissa specializes in business law and assists with corporate formations and business contracts. Prior to joining Shoup Legal, Melissa worked as a corporate paralegal for a global software company. She also has experience working in the banking and real estate industries.

Melissa graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of San Diego with a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Political Science and is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. She enjoys reading and listening to podcasts about entrepreneurs and leadership. She believes that small businesses are the backbone of the country’s economy and takes pride in helping entrepreneurs live and build their dreams.

Melissa lives in Murrieta with her husband and three children.

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 19 years.

Sylvia has a degree in Business with an emphasis in Legal Studies (Paralegal) and is finishing her double major degree in Social / Behavior Sciences and Art History. Given our region’s bourgeoning wine industry, she has also attended wine school.

Ms. Misiewicz is a member of the 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. Her and her husband are passionate about traveling the world. A couple of their favorite locations is 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

Office Assistant

Nini Devera

Office 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.

Melissa Jenks

Estate Planning & Trust Administration Assistant

Melissa Jenks

Estate Planning & Trust Administration Assistant

Dora Corby

Director of Operations

Dora Corby

Director of Operations

Dora Corby grew up in the small town of Saline, Michigan. In 1991, she earned a Bachelors of Science in Aviation Management from Eastern Michigan University; and in 1999 she earned a Juris Doctorate with Distinction from the University of the Pacific – McGeorge School of Law.

Throughout her career, Dora has worked at both large multi-national law firms and small boutique firms in California, Connecticut and New York. Thus, Dora brings to Shoup Legal her extensive knowledge of firm operations and case management.

Dora lives in Winchester California with her husband Adam and their two small dogs. She enjoys reading a wide variety of both non-fiction and fiction books and knitting.

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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
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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
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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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