Erica K. Chretien
Erica is a trust and estates paralegal preparing the firm’s estate plan packages as well as handling probate and trust administration cases. Along with her estate plan drafting experience, Erica also has extensive civil litigation and general business experience. Erica began her career at a large firm in Sacramento and worked on several high profile civil and federal cases before relocating to the East Bay. Throughout her tenure, Erica assisted many small business owners with formation and governance, including the annual winners of the Downtown Sacramento Foundation’s Calling All Dreamers competition. Since joining Avedikian Law, Erica has focused on creating personal, custom estate plans for the firm’s clients and assisting in all aspects of trust administration and probate cases.
· Paralegal Certificate, University of California, Davis
· B.A. English and Creative Writing, University of California, Davis
Yishra was born and raised in the Bay Area and currently resides in Concord with her husband and two children. Prior to joining Avedikian Law, Yishra worked as a legal assistant and paralegal in a personal injury law firm for nearly 12 years. She received her undergraduate degree from California State University, East Bay and hopes to one day go to law school. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling, reading and volunteering at her children’s school.
· B.A. Criminal Justice, California State University, East Bay, 2012
Mardi Foye Veiluva
Mardi is a trust and estates paralegal and is happy to be back working close to home after a long career working with San Francisco and East Bay law firms. Mardi has extensive experience preparing estate tax returns and assisting with trust and probate administration matters for both large and small estates. Mardi enjoys working with clients and taking on the challenge of learning new things. She returned to school after raising her family to receive her Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science and previously worked as a Children’s Librarian. When not at work Mardi is looking forward to returning to Children’s Fairyland in Oakland as a volunteer storyteller on the Emerald City Stage.
· Paralegal Certificate, St. Mary’s College, Moraga
· B.A. Human Development, California State University East Bay, 2008
· Master’s Degree Library and Information Science, San Jose State University, 2012