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Danielle R. Guerrero

DANIELLE R. GUERRERO is a senior associate attorney with Ferruzzo & Ferruzzo, LLP.  Born and raised in Southern California, Danielle earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Romance Languages from Point Loma Nazarene University in 2008 and went on to earn her Juris Doctorate from Pepperdine University, School of Law in 2011.  During law school, she was involved in the Geoffrey H. Palmer Center for Entrepreneurship and the Law with a focus in sports and entertainment, serving as a member of the Palmer Center's first Student Advisory Board.  Danielle began her career supporting the General Counsel of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Danielle’s chosen area of law is probate and trust administration and began this practice with a law firm in Fresno, California.  When she and her husband returned home to Southern California, she joined a law firm in Newport Beach where she counseled clients on trust administration and probate as well as special needs planning and litigation settlement planning.  In February 2017, Danielle joined Ferruzzo’s probate, trust administration and estate planning practice areas where she prepares trust planning documents and works with clients as they navigate all stages of probate and trust administration as well as resolving disputes that arise.

Outside of the firm, Danielle and her husband enjoy time with friends and family and attend as many Angels and Dodgers games as they are able every summer.  Danielle volunteered with the Angels Fan Fest in 2010, served as a leader for a college student ministry group with the Salvation Army, and participated in her church's Sunday School class for children and adults with special needs.  She also volunteered in the 2016 OCBA 1L Kickstart Mentor program, mentored recently graduated law students as they prepared for the bar exam, and made herself available to college students looking to attend law school after graduation.  Her passion for helping people navigate difficult decisions and circumstances is what attracted her to a career in law and specifically to the estate planning, probate, and trust administration practice areas.

Areas of Practice

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

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of California, 2011
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 2011


Point Loma Nazarene University, 2008
BA, Romance Languages, Magna Cum Laude

Pepperdine University School of Law, 2011
Juris Doctor

The Geoffrey H. Palmer Center for Entrepreneurship and the Law

Member of Student Advisory Board 2010 – 2011

Certificate in Entrepreneurship and the Law, 2011

Published Works

"Creating a Common Enemy: Naming a Neutral Trustee to Continue Your Family Business," Orange County Business Journal, November 18, 2019 (co-author)

Classes / Seminars Taught

Speaker, Mock Trustee Deposition, Whittier Trust Company, March 2018
Speaker, It's Your Estate Workshop Series - Living Trust Seminar, April 2018
Speaker, It's Your Estate Workshop Series - Living Trust Seminar, April 2019

Professional Associations and Memberships

California Bar Association: Trusts & Estates Section and Taxation Law Section, Member

Orange County Bar Association: Trust & Estates Section, Member

Orange County Women Lawyer’s Association, Member

William P. Gray Legion Lex Inn of Court, Member

Board Member, Grandma's House of Hope (2018 to present)

Board Member, Pepperdine University School of Law, Alumni Network, Orange County Chapter (2018 to present)