Elana D. Cuzzo
Elana Cuzzo practices in Ferguson Case Orr Paterson’s trusts & estates group. She is an experienced estate planning attorney whose premier focus is to help clients navigate the inheritance process and plan for incapacity. Additionally, she is experienced in probate matters and trust administration.
Elana also has a strong litigation background. She began her legal career at an international law firm representing leading financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies in a broad array of business litigation matters involving issues of financial fraud, banking, securitization, real property, and foreclosure.
Elana is a southern California native. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Southern California with a degree in English. She went on to earn her law degree from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Elana wrote for the Women’s Law Journal while studying at UCLA.
Following law school, Elana completed a legal clerkship for the Honorable Thomas B. Donovan of the United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District, where she previously worked as an extern. During her tenure at the court, she drafted the opinion for Judge Donovan’s groundbreaking decision declaring the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional.
Elana is an active member of the Ventura County Bar Association, the Conejo Valley Estate Planning Council, Women Lawyers of Ventura County and the Meadowlark Service League.
Outside of work, Elana enjoys spending time with her husband, two daughters, and their dog (Winnie the Pooch).