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Meet the Team
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Ellie E. Ortiz
Ellie is the owner and founder of Laguna Legal. Ellie and her team have been helping clients prepare their legal documents since 1998. Read the About Ellie tab for more information about Ellie and her background. Ellie is very proud of her team. They are professional, hardworking, detail oriented and take great care of Laguna Legal’s clients.
Layla Ortiz is a graduate from Pepperdine University with a degree in Advertising and Marketing and a notary public. Following her graduation, Layla has utilized her skills in marketing and content creation to help Laguna Legal grow to the next level. Layla has worked at Laguna Legal since she was 16 years old and has taken on many different roles within the company. Layla’s current position includes customer billing and handling Monthly Memberships. In her free time, she loves to crochet and is a pet mom to her cat Luna and her snake Monty.
Israel Guevara is our recording specialist. His previous work experience included recording documents for title companies. This has allowed him to gain a wide array of knowledge involving real estate transactions including, but not limited to deeds, deeds of trust, and affidavits. He also has his secure license, which allows him to submit documents directly to the county for recording. Israel also just passed the notary public exam. While away from the office he loves to read and spend time with family and friends.
Sarah Olson is an experienced Junior Title Officer, who comes with over 15 years of real estate and title knowledge. She is the title expert when it comes to assisting with all your deed preparation needs. She is also a notary public. After working in title for over 15 years, she decided that it was time for her to focus on family and raising her two beautiful daughters. Now that her daughters are in school she decided to join the work force again and couldn’t be happier about joining the Laguna Legal Team and to share the knowledge that she gained through her previous employment. Sarah is an avid baker and home cook, who loves coming up with new recipes for her friends and family to try.
Atefeh Elyas moved to the United States at 18 years old and started her career at Laguna Legal as a marketing rep. Throughout her time in the company, she has blossomed into a confident and charismatic face for Laguna Legal; you may recognize her from the Orange County Association of Realtors Marketing Meetings. Atefeh continues to further her education and is pursuing a career in Interior Design and Event Coordination. Atefeh’s positive attitude and smiling face can be seen at all of Laguna Legal’s marketing events.
William B. Daniels, II
Attorney at Law
Billy Daniels is the licensed attorney who assists Laguna Legal’s clients when they have an issue that requires an attorney to be involved. Billy Daniels has over 50 years of experience practicing law, specializing in personal injury. Billy Daniels is an excellent trial attorney and has argued cases twice in the Supreme Court. In Billy’s own words, “Every person I have represented; as well as every trip I have taken; and every trial I have been in has been a learning experience. That is what life is about. However, we tend to use a methodology that isolates a problem into compartments and segments, and we address each one according to the agreed strategy to move forward. We simply make decisions and solve the problems one at a time.”
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We’ve been providing Southern California with Excellent Legal Document and Divorce Mediation services since 1998.
We service the following counties: Orange, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Kern, Santa Barbara, Ventura and Imperial.
Laguna Legal Headquarters
24800 Chrisanta Drive, Suite 200
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Bonded and Certified Legal Document Assistant, LDA #267. We are not attorneys and cannot give legal advice. A Legal Document Assistant provides only self help service to a member of the public who is representing him/her self in a legal matter. We are, however, very experienced and knowledgeable in preparation of living trusts, deeds and other legal documents including divorce mediation. We work closely with several attorneys who can give you the legal advice you need.