Meet Our Team

Marc Garlett

Attorney & Counselor at Law

Marc practices law with one very specific goal in mind: to help other parents, like himself, protect and provide for their children, no matter what. To accomplish this, he designs estate plans that not only pass on financial assets, but that also preserve family legacies (including intangible assets such as wisdom, values, and stories) which empowers his clients and their families to build and transfer real wealth from generation to generation.

Nina Tantraphol

Attorney & Counselor at Law

Nina grew up in the Bay Area and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley. After college, she spent a year in Chicago’s Northwest Side working in a neighborhood legal clinic with AmeriCorps VISTA which inspired her to obtain a law degree and Master of Public Administration from the University of Washington in Seattle. As a member of the California State Bar, she is grateful for the opportunity to help clients solve complex problems and achieve important goals.

Demi Castrejon

Client Service Director

Demi, a lifelong resident of the San Gabriel Valley, attended California State University Los Angeles and ultimately graduated from Azusa Pacific University with a degree in Political Science. She has always had a passion for law and politics and her professional experiences ranges from campaign management to public works and construction within Los Angeles. Her goal with Cali Law is to ensure every client is heard, understood, and valued.

Laney Lyons

Plan Drafting Coordinator

Laney has over 20 years experience in the estate planning industry. After managing an estate planning law firm for 12 years, she continued on to train law firm teams across the country in estate planning processes, hiring and team building, all while starting two successful businesses of her own. She has provided drafting services as part of the CaliLaw team for over 5 years.

Bari Vallas

Trust Funding Coordinator

Since 2005 (and after 20 years as a practicing attorney and civil litigator), Bari has been developing expertise in trust funding by working with estate planning attorneys and their clients across the United States. Now, as Funding Coordinator for the firm, Bari helps review and organize clients’ asset information, and she works closely with Marc and his clients to ensure that their trusts are properly funded so their estate plans will work as intended when the time comes.