Biography

Monica C. Yun is a Senior Associate at Keystone Law Group, P.C., practicing primarily in trust and estate litigation matters. She has years of experience counseling trustees, personal representatives, beneficiaries, and heirs. Monica has litigated matters concerning trust contests, will contests, creditor’s claims, inheritance rights, fiduciary appointments and removals, financial elder abuse claims, heirship claims, 850 petitions, and contested conservatorship issues. Monica has appeared before courts in Los Angeles County, Orange County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, and Kern County. In 2018, Monica was selected by Super Lawyers Magazine as a Rising Star. She was also included in “Top Women Attorneys of Southern California,” a special section in the September 2018 issue of Los Angeles magazine.

While in law school, Monica externed for the United States District Court for the Northern District of California and the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California. She was also a certified law clerk for the United States Attorney’s Office and the Los Angeles County Office of the County Counsel. Additionally, Monica served as a board member of the UC Hastings Moot Court team and the Executive Managing Editor of the Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal.


Monica started her legal career with Keystone in March 2015 straight out of law school, and immediately began to impress her colleagues and clients. Monica has demonstrated an innate ability to quickly master complex legal issues, and her colleagues have utilized her skills and abilities to contribute to many of the firm’s most challenging probate litigation matters over the past few years. As Monica’s skill set has developed, she is serving as the primary handling attorney for many of the firm’s cases. We are excited to continue to have Monica as an integral part of the team.

Publications / Speaking Engagements

  • Strategic Considerations in Requesting Beneficiary Approval of Trustee's Proposed Action (forthcoming), CEB, Practitioner.
  • Attorney Fee Agreement for a Probate Administration (forthcoming), CEB, Practitioner.
  • Attorney-Client Fee Agreement, Representing the Trustee (forthcoming), CEB, Practitioner.
  • How to Identify and Classify the Heirs and Beneficiaries (forthcoming), CEB, Practitioner.
  • Estate Planning and Administration, National Business Institute (NBI), Topic: “Probate Process Overview” September 15, 2017.
Monica C. Yun
Senior Associate
Education:

Monica received her undergraduate degree from the University of California Los Angeles, graduating magna cum laude, and her law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.

Memberships

  • California Lawyers Association, Trusts & Estates and Litigation Sections
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Trusts & Estates and Litigation Sections
Representative Matters
  • Successfully settled numerous probate litigation matters, to achieve favorable results for trustees, executors, heirs and beneficiaries.
  • Advised trustees and personal representatives in trust and estate administration matters valued from several hundred thousand dollars to millions of dollars.
  • Litigated from inception to settlement, myriad trust and estate matters surrounding the validity of a decedent’s estate planning documents.
  • Represented heirs and beneficiaries in cases involving claims of financial and physical elder abuse, undue influence, and lack of testamentary capacity.
  • Represented trustees and beneficiaries in trust accounting disputes, including requests to compel trustees to provide a trust accounting, make distributions, and sell trust real property.
  • Represented family members and loved ones in initiating conservatorship proceedings in order to allow the conservator to make important legal, medical, and financial decisions for the incapacitated individual.

Interests

Outside of the office, Monica is a cinephile and enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, and dog.