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Alyse M. Frederick

ALYSE M. FREDERICK is an Associate in the Estate Planning and Trust Administration Practice Group at Ferruzzo & Ferruzzo, LLP. She graduated cum lade from Chapman University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and received her Juris Doctor degree from Chapman University, Fowler School of Law. Alyse is published by Thomson Reuters in the growing and delicate area of working with clients with diminished capacity (Alzheimer’s dementia). Alyse’s practice focuses on estate planning, trust administration, probate administration and conservatorships. She enjoys using her expertise to create solid estate plans that preserve wealth and provide security for future generations. Alyse is experienced in drafting wills, health care directives, powers of attorney, revocable trusts and complex trusts including ILITs, IDGTs, SLATs, CRUTs, and QPRTs. She also has experience in tax planning, corporate formation, and business-succession planning. Alyse works closely with families experiencing life changes and trauma. She counsels clients and helps families navigate the trust administration and probate processes with sensitivity and discretion. Alyse’s inherent passion for working with families also extends to protecting society’s most vulnerable members through conservatorships. Alyse is an Orange County native and can often be found at the beach with her daughter and their rescue dog Rusty.

Areas of Practice

Estate Planning, Trusts & Wills
Estate, Probate & Trust Administration

Bar Admissions

State Bar of California
U.S. District Court Central District of California


Chapman University, Fowler School of Law
Juris Doctor

Chapman University
B.A. Degree in Political Science
Cali Awards: Elder Law, Commercial Contracts

Published Works

Explore Best Practices for Clients with Diminished Capacity, Estate Planning:
Thomson Reuters July 2019

Classes / Seminars Taught

Financial & Estate Literacy, “It’s Your Estate” Planning for Incapacity
Financial & Estate Literacy, “It’s Your Estate” Wills & Trusts
Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law, Guest Lecturer for Estate and Gift Tax
Orange County Bar Association, Prop 19’s Tax Exemptions and SALT Limitations

Professional Associations and Memberships

Orange County Bar Association:
Trust & Estates Section and Conservatorship Guardianship
Protective Proceeding Section

Pi Sigma Alpha [National Political Science Honors Society]