About Us

Your Southern California Attorney Office – GQ LAW


Meet GQ LAW, your Estate Planning, Tax, and Small Business law firm.


Gary A. Quackenbush, Attorney

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Gary Quackenbush is a San Diego attorney, member of the California and Colorado State Bar Associations, the Past-President of the California Society of Tax Consultants, and President and founder of GQ LAW. 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, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, 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 twelve grandchildren. Outside of the office you will find Gary spending time with Cheryl and their family, traveling, water skiing, boating, rock climbing, mountain biking, hiking, and camping.


Richard Mathurin II, Attorney


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GQ LAW is pleased to have Richard A. Mathurin II as a member of its professional team. Since graduating cum Laude from The University of Notre Dame and UCLA School of Law, Rich has enjoyed an exciting and diversified career in the practice of law. In his early career, he assisted several energy companies all over the world in the development and funding of major wind energy and other green technology projects. Following an assignment by his firm to their Far East offices in Tokyo and Singapore, Rich represented global corporations such as Hitachi, UPS, and Fuji-Xerox in major commercial transactions. More recently, Rich returned to his native San Diego to care for an ill family member and work in the local community.

Rich leads the GQ LAW Tax Legal department helping clients get in compliance with complex tax laws and manage their personal and business finances.

When he is not working servicing his valued clients, Rich is an ardent golfer and enjoys rooting for his favorite Boston sports teams.


Cindy Myers, Attorney


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GQ LAW is pleased to welcome Cindy as the newest member of its professional team.

Cindy Myers earned her J.D. from Trinity Law School where she served as Student Body Vice President for two consecutive terms as well as on the board of the Trinity Law School Federalist Society. While in law school, she was selected to serve as a Student Attorney for the Trinity Law Clinic at the Orange County Rescue Mission and was an American Jurisprudence Award recipient.

Cindy understands first hand the importance of proper estate planning. Her passion for helping families plan for the unexpected stems from losing her own father at a very young age. While this is the sort of situation she hopes her clients never experience, Cindy is committed to understanding her clients’ specific estate planning goals and working with them collaboratively to ensure a custom tailored estate plan that will provide maximum protection for their loved ones.

Cindy leads the Estate Planning, Probate, and Trust Administration departments for the GQ LAW South Orange County office located in San Juan Capistrano, CA.

Cindy lives in South Orange County with her husband, their twins, and two mischievous canines. When not busy serving her clients, she enjoys traveling, photography, party planning, reading, and spending lazy days at the beach with her family.


Lorena LeRoy Ortega, Paralegal


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Lorena joined the GQ LAW team after acquiring intense training and experience in all aspects of Estate Planning and Trust and Estate Administration. Her Business degree comes in handy as she help clients navigate the complexities of the Trust Administration and estate distribution process.

She serves our clients as the lead on our Estate Services Team. The Estate Services team provides Estate Planning, Trust Administration, and Probate representation.

When she is not at the office, Lorena enjoys spending time with her husband George, their 2 dogs Elaine and Bentley, and exploring all there is to do in San Diego.


Edgar Hernandez, Paralegal


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GQ LAW is happy to be joined by our newest Paralegal, Edgar Hernandez. As an alumnus of CSU, Chico he earned his B.A. in Legal Studies, B.A. in Communication studies, and a Paralegal Certificate. With his passion for serving others coupled with his high energy, Edgar was able to fit right in with the GQ LAW team.

Edgar is new to San Diego as he moved here a couple weeks after graduating in May of 2021. When he is not at work, he spends his time watching sunsets on the beach, developing his photography skills, playing cards games, and exploring new restaurants and cool hole-in-the-wall places in San Diego.

His enthusiasum and good attitude are contagious. You will enjoy working with him.


Cheryl Quackenbush, Client Services Director


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Cheryl is our marketing, promotions, and client services guru. Her positivity and organizational skills are an essential asset to the team.

Outside of the office Cheryl is known as “the traveling Grandma” spending much of her time traveling to visit or preparing for visits from her 4 adult children and 12 grandchildren who live in various parts of the country. She also enjoys walking on the beach with Gary, music, reading, and gardening.


Charlotte Pond, Secretary


Charlotte is the face of GQ Law. When you call, she is typically the one to greet you and help out. She loves helping clients and customers take care of their essential legal needs.

The GQ LAW team is thrilled to have Charlotte, with her many years of estate planning experience, on the team.

Her energy level and cheerfulness is contagious and you will surely enjoy working with her.


Bree Christensen, Office Support


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Bree is our behind the scenes team member. She manages our staffing and hiring needs and also designs our marketing materials. Her diverse professional background and pride in GQ Law make her an essential part of our team.

Bree enjoys going to the beach, reading, and exploring local attractions with her husband Clint and their 3 wonderful children.

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