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H. Christopher Heritage, Esq.

Chris is the Founder and Principal of Heritage Legal, PC, with offices in Palm Springs.  Heritage Legal, PC offers legal services in the general areas of Estate Planning (Wills and Trusts), Trust Administration, Trustee and Executor services, 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. 

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Tara Hazher, Paralegal

Tara has been married for 25 years and has one daughter who is currently attending college.  In 1992 she moved to California from Long Island, New York.  She first worked in the desert as a legal assistant and then obtained her paralegal certificate in 2007.    Tara’s extensive work experience in legal support services covers various areas of the law such as Estate Planning, Trust Administration, Probate, Family Law and Real Estate.  Tara has been a Commissioned Notary Public since 2005.  She is a nature lover, an animal lover, and an avid reader.  She loves to spend her free time hiking in the Joshua Tree National Park. 

 

 

About The FirmLucy 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.

 

About The FirmPat Baughman, Administrative Assistant

Pat and her husband of 26 years moved to the Coachella Valley from Minneapolis in May, 2016 to live out their dream and retire in warm and sunny Palm Springs. Soon after they arrived, they found they were not quite ready for full retirement. Pat came to work at Heritage Legal in August of 2016.

Pat’s legal career began in 1989 when she worked as a Judge’s Clerk. After working in the Court system for over 5 years, Pat joined various law firms over the last 25 years where she worked as a Legal Assistant in corporate, business litigation, employment law, real estate and tax.

Pat has two grown children and loves tennis, running and hiking in her spare time.

 

About The FirmTassos

Tassos is Director of Public Relations at Heritage Legal, PC. He has been with the firm since early puppyhood, and is an experienced meeter and greeter who understands the importance of the legal services we provide to our clients. Tassos brings smiles of joy to the faces of everyone he meets.


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