H. Christopher Heritage, Esq.
Chris is the Founder and Principal of Heritage Legal, PC, with offices in Palm Springs, and San Diego. Heritage Legal, PC offers legal services in the general areas of Estate Planning (Wills and Trusts), Trust Administration, Probate, Family Law, and Bankruptcy. Chris has focused an important part of his practice on the unique estate and relationship planning needs of the LGBT community and other non-traditional families. Chris earned his B.A. in Russian Area Studies from the University of Maryland, and his Juris Doctorate from The American University, Washington College of Law, in Washington, D.C.
Chris is a member of the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States; California Supreme Court; and all Federal Courts in California. Chris is also a member of the Family Law and Trust & Estates Sections of the California State Bar.
Chris is a frequent contributor of feature articles for publication and is oftentimes asked to speak on various legal topics. Chris is actively involved in local and national issues, and contributes his time and resources to supporting the community.
Lucy T. Friedman, Legal Assistant
Lucy has two grown children, a grandson. and two great granddaughters. With a B.A. and M.A. in Anthropology from Ohio State University, she was an educator and training specialist for social workers, then Deputy Director of the Ohio Department of Public Welfare for many years. A move to California resulted in a career shift into marketing and sales, most recently as a distributor and consultant to medical laboratories. Retirement from that position allowed her to learn new skills as a Commissioned Notary Public and in legal support services, and has been a valued member of Heritage Legal, PC, for nearly 10 years. Lucy is active in many organizations devoted to equality and civil liberties.