Grace A. Lou

The Law Office of Grace A. Lou


I consider it the highest honor to guide a client through the milestones and obstacles of life. I provide sound legal advice to the start-up venture that needs contracts drafted, as well to the family with young children that needs wills and trusts in place. I tackle business and trust and estate disputes with an eye toward avoiding the costs of litigation in court. Finally, I prepare clients for business succession or the establishment of their personal legacy through proper estate planning.


  • Principal, The Law Office of Grace A. Lou, Torrance, California
  • Partner, Guzman & Lou, LLP, Manhattan Beach, CA
  • Associate, Artiano, Guzman & Toomey, LLP, Torrance, CA
  • Associate, Holland & Knight, LLP, Los Angeles, CA
  • Admitted member of California (2005), New York (2001), and New Jersey (2000) Bars
    • Member, Trusts & Estates Section, State Bar of California
    • Member, Business Law Section, State Bar of California


  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 2000
    • Honors, research & writing
    • Editor, American Criminal Law Review
    • Intern, Honorable Stanley Sporkin, Federal District Court for the District of Columbia
  • Northwestern University, B.S, magna cum laude, 1996
    • Selected by the Daily Northwestern as Top Ten People to Know at Northwestern
    • Member, Homecoming Court 1995


I became a lawyer to be an advocate for those who cannot speak for themselves. In keeping with my intent, I have provided pro-bono legal services for and volunteered with many institutions including, the Smithsonian Institute, and Project by Project – Los Angeles. I am a past member of the Board of Directors of the Asian Pacific Community Fund, a 501(c)(3) organization which raises money for grass-root organizations serving the Asian Pacific American community. In 2006, the Joint Affinity Group of Southern California recognized me as a leader in philanthropy.