Adult and Elder Protection Team
The Adult and Elder Protection team represents and advises the Public Administrator/Guardian in almost 1,000 conservatorship, decedent estate, and trust proceedings each year. As legal counsel for the Public Administrator/Guardian, the attorneys in this team handle trust, estate, and probate litigation and appeals, trust and estate administration, and probate and LPS conservatorship administration and assist in the drafting of legislation. The attorneys are also members of the County’s Financial Abuse Specialist Team (FAST), a multi-disciplinary Team that identifies, investigates and prevents financial abuse of elders and dependent adults. FAST has recovered or prevented the loss of almost $195 million in assets and received the 2009 Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers Award.
Gita C. Suraj
Assistant County Counsel
- Mark A. Gonzalez
Lead Deputy County Counsel