About US


I am the principal and founder of the Law Office of Erica Diaz Bechtold.  Having practiced corporate and real estate law for 8 years, certain life milestones led me to a slightly different path.  Over time I purchased a home, started a family, and endured the loss of a loved one.  Having my estate plan in place gave me peace of mind in knowing that my family would be provided for, my business and personal assets protected, and my wishes would be followed during my lifetime and after.  I started my practice because I want to help individuals, couples, families, and business owners achieve that same peace of mind by developing and implementing creative and effective plans tailored to their specific needs.  


As part of the estate planning process, I meet with clients to discuss their planning goals, and, together, we develop an effective strategy to meet them.  I am there for clients every step of the way and am always available to discuss their concerns and make adjustments to their plan when life changes require it.  My goal is to make the process accessible, efficient, and as streamlined as possible so that clients are motivated to develop and complete their plan.  I strive to ensure that their wishes are met and their loved ones do not have to deal with the fallout from lack of planning.


I received my undergraduate degree from California State University, Long Beach, in 2003 and my juris doctorate from Chapman University School of Law in 2008.  I was admitted to the California Bar in 2008, and I served on the Board of Directors of the Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County from 2010 – 2015.

Our Mission

At the Law Office of Erica Diaz Bechtold, our mission is to provide individuals, couples, families, and business owners of Southern California with high quality and comprehensive legal services to meet their familial, personal wealth, and business interest needs.  


Whether you are buying a new home, changing your marital status, starting a family, or preparing for the later years, our practice offers clients customized estate planning advice to address the many stages of life.  We understand the importance of protecting your assets, providing for your loved ones, and having your wishes followed during your lifetime and after – we’ve been there ourselves.  We know firsthand that having an effective estate plan in place brings peace of mind, and we strive to give our clients just that and to make a positive difference in their lives. 


Whether you are starting a new business or your company is expanding, our practice offers business clients a full-service attorney experience without the hefty retainer requirements and high billing rates of larger firms.  Our attorneys have an extensive background in commercial transactions and corporate and real estate law.  We aim to provide our clients with confidence in knowing their own “general counsel” is looking out for their best interests and can meet the demanding needs of their growing businesses.