About Us

Your San Diego Attorney Office – GQ Law

Meet GQ Law, your Estate and financial solutions team.


Gary A. Quackenbush, Attorney

San Diego Attorney- Gary QuackenbushGary Quackenbush is a San Diego attorney, member of the California and Colorado State Bar Associations and is the President of the California Society of Tax Consultants. He is admitted to practice in all courts in the State of California, Federal District Court for the Southern and Central Districts of California, all courts in the State of Colorado, Federal District Court for the District of Colorado, and the United States Tax Court.

Gary is the host of his own podcast radio show “GQ on the Law” available on iTunes, Podbean, and Stitcher Radio. He is a weekly guest on the “Word on Wealth” radio program with Marty Schneider on KCBQ 1170 AM & www.KCBQ.com – 2pm Tuesdays and KPRZ 1210 AM & www.KPRZ.com – 5pm Tuesdays.

He has been invited to speak at engagements for accountants, attorneys, tax professionals, financial planners, and civic and church groups.

Gary received his B.S. from Brigham Young University in 1984 and his J.D. from California Western School of Law in 1988. Gary and his wife Cheryl’s growing family consists of four children, their spouses, and ten grandchildren. Outside of the office you will find Gary spending time with his family, water skiing, boating, rock climbing, mountain biking, and camping.

Travis C. Deane, Associate Attorney 

San Diego Attorney- Travis Deane
Travis was born and raised in Florida and received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from University of South Florida. He studied law at the Florida State University College of Law Tallahassee, Florida.
In 2014, Travis decided to fulfill a life-long dream and move to San Diego, California, an become a California attorney. Having done so, he joined GQ Law in 2015. He leads the GQ Law Tax Legal team handling tax and Bankruptcy cases and tax problem solving matters. He also works with the Estate Planning and Trust and Estates teams.
Travis and wife Dana like to discover new places to go in San Diego and to enjoy the city’s diverse dining opportunities.


Lizette Hickey, Office Manager

Lizette Hickey - Office Manager
Lizette has been with GQ Law since 2016 serving clients as a legal secretary. A US Navy veteran, is one of the first people you meet when you visit our offices in San Diego. She manages the office and leads the GQ Law Estate Planning & Living Trust team.  She enjoys meeting new people, learning about them, and helping them take care of their families.
Out of the office, Lizette enjoys spending time with her daughter and their dog Sailor.


Kristina McIlroy, Secretary

Kristina Mcilroy - Secretary

Kristina joined GQ Law in August 2018 and is a joy to work with! She is the “voice of GQ Law” and we are sure you will enjoy talking with her ever time you call us. Kristina came to GQ Law after living in Italy for 2 years and has amazing stories to tell about culture, relationships, and rich experiences. She started as our receptionist and now serves our clients as secretary and as Gary’s program coordinator.