Edward A. Pernal, Jr., Of Counsel,  graduated from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1994, and has been Of Counsel with Toni DeGasperin, Attorney at Law, formerly the Estes & Estes law firm, since 2002. While enrolled as a law student Ed was acknowledged for excellence in various Moot Court competitions and was Executive Editor of the San Diego Law Review. Ed completed his undergraduate studies at The Ohio State University, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration majoring in Marketing and also received a Master of Arts in Management and Human Relations from Webster University.

Before entering law school Ed was a Marine aviator and retired from the United States Marine Corps Reserves as a LtCol. Ed was also a commercial airline pilot with both Trans World Airlines and its successor, American Airlines.

As an attorney, Ed has created thousands of estate plans, administered hundreds of trusts, settled numerous probate estates, and has assisted conservators in fulfilling responsibilities. Ed concentrates his practice in the area of trust administration, estate planning, probate administration, and conservatorships. He is an active member of both the California and Orange County Bar Associations. Ed has also been designated by the California Bar to provide Continuing Legal Education in the area of Trusts and Estates to California licensed attorneys.