Edward Younger


I didn’t grow up aspiring to be a lawyer. My background is in business, music and technology. It wasn’t until I was in my mid-thirties that I decided to enroll in law school. I was a married father of two, enjoying a successful career in the high tech sector, when I saw the far reaches of the law surrounding me in my personal and professional life. We live in a legalistic society where mistakes can be costly. By studying the law, I could help my family avoid the everyday legal pitfalls that we have to navigate. I carry that same approach into my practice as I try to protect my clients.

My goal is to provide professional legal services with compassion, integrity, and value. I believe prevention and planning before legal problems arise is the best way to operate. Too often people put off addressing their legal matters until it is too late. At that point there is conflict and unnecessary expense. I’d like to change that paradigm. I believe my clients appreciate access to professional legal counsel at reasonable rates.

Christina Evangelista, J.D.

Christina was born in the Bay Area, grew up in Central Florida, and now lives in her hometown of Daly City, California. She received her B.S. in Psychology from Palo Alto University. In 2020, she graduated from Golden Gate University, School of Law, where she was an active member in the Litigation Society and the Honors Trial and Evidence program.

Christina got into estate planning because she loves the idea of giving people peace of mind for their future and for the security of their loved ones. She also believes that estate planning should be easily accessible to all individuals regardless of their backgrounds. In her free time, Christina loves spending time with her friends and family, trying new restaurants, traveling, and catching up on her favorite shows. 

Kiran Sahota, J.D.

Kiran was born and raised in Woodland, California, and now lives in Brentwood, California with her husband and goldendoodle, Gibson. She attended the University of California, Davis where she received her B.A. in English with a minor in Human Rights. In 2020, she graduated from Golden Gate University, School of Law where she received the Witkin Award for professional responsibility.

Prior to joining our law office, Kiran worked at a non-profit organization for many years in the area of estate planning, representing people with complex legal problems in marginalized communities who typically did not have access to attorneys.

Kiran is passionate about providing accessible legal services and communicating with cultural sensitivities. In her free time, Kiran enjoys watching Desperate Housewives and going to Home Goods. 

Veronica Rinehart

Office Manager

Veronica was born and raised in Livermore, California. She has over 20 years of experience in office management and has worked with the Law Office of Edward Younger as the office manager since Mr. Younger established the firm. Veronica and her husband of 33 years now live in Penn Valley, California where they enjoy gardening all types of vegetables.

As the mother of two beautiful daughters, Veronica loves baking during the holiday season for her family and friends. In her free time, Veronica enjoys running, working out, water sports, and vacationing in Maui. 

Taylor Pacini

Administrative Assistant

Taylor has lived in the Brentwood, Discovery Bay, and Oakley area for 22 years. Prior to joining our estate planning firm, she worked in marketing and real estate.

In January of 2023, Taylor and her husband welcomed their beautiful baby girl, Leighton Marie.

In her free time, she loves going to the farmer’s market, ending her evenings off with a good show, and making memories with her family, friends, her mini-Aussie, Maya, and her cat, PusPus.