About us

The Law Offices of Suzanne Graves has a strong commitment to our customers and to the community. Often businesses will talk about being like a family but our employees have an average of 10 years with the firm. That is real dedication, the kind of solid foundation that you want to handle your important legal needs.

Meet some of our staff members who will be able to provide you with excellent service.
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Suzanne M. Graves - Owner, Attorney at Law

Suzanne M. Graves received her law degree from Whittier College School of Law in 1986 and is a recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award for Estate Planning and Legal Research and Writing. A member of The National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys, Suzanne is certified as a specialist in estate planning, probates and estate with the State Bar of California.

Suzanne is a lifetime resident of the Inland Empire and believes strongly in investing in local communities, which is why she chose to open her practice in Upland, CA in 1995. It was at that time that she began focusing her practice solely on estate and business planning. She advises business owners and individuals in the areas of estate, tax, charitable, elder law and business planning. She can help clients qualify for medi-cal and can help veterans receive the Aid and Attendance benefit. She is a contributing author of Strictly Business: Planning Strategies for Privately Owned Businesses; Love, Money & Control: The Complete Guide to Estate and Financial Planning in Turbulent Times; and her latest book just released: Being in Business is a Funny Thing - Getting Out is Not!
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Gary E. Mastin - Attorney at Law, Probates, Conservatorships and Trust Administration

Not only is he an excellent attorney, Gary also has degrees in Psychology and Business Administration. These additional skills and references aid Gary in his daily practice. A graduate of the prestigious Western New England College School of Law, Gary has been practicing for over 20 years with vast experience in every aspect of the law; however he specializes in Probates, Trust Administrations and Conservatorships. Due to his vast knowledge of the law, Mr. Mastin has also taught at a collegiate level.

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Office Manager/Client Relations Director

ENunez@SuzanneGraves.comElly has a vast knowledge in office management, funding, trust creation, trust administration, probates, conservatorships, and business entities; Elly brings leadership to the team and has a true knack for getting to know our clients personally. Elly has experience in every area of the practice and builds great relationships with many local advisors and business professionals in our community. Relationships are important to Elly, both with her family and within the community. Elly understands the importance of building true family legacies.
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Maria Soto - Paralegal

Msoto@Suzannegraves.com Maria is Knowledgeable in almost every aspect of our office. She manages the case files from the conception through closure of the probates, conservatorships and trust administrations matters. Maria works closely with the legal team to make sure the business owner clients' corporations and entities are updated and as current to meet the state standards. Maria works very well with all the local courts to keep the matters on calendar and progressing in our office.

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Kristian Koltunczyk - Billing Clerk/Legal Secretary

kkoltunczyk@suzannegraves.com Kristian assists the office with daily operations, such as assisting attorney with clerical duties, back-up receptionist, and mailing out invitations to upcoming workshops. Kristian's main function is in bookkeeping and helping maintain the data base.
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Francesca Fuertez - Receptionist

Ffuertez@SuzanneGraves.com Francesca is usually the first person you will meet in the law firm, either by phone or in the office. She truly has a wonderful demeanor about herself, and takes pride in her customer service skills. Customers often say how much they enjoy talking with her, as well as her willingness to help with anything that she can do to make their experience better. If she doesn't know the answer, Francesca knows who does and will connect you to the right person to help you