Lou A. Mezzullo

Of Counsel | San Diego

Secretary Melissa Burgos



  • State of Virginia, 1976

  • State of California, 2006


  • University of Maryland, M.A.

  • University of Maryland, with high honors, Phi Kappa Sigma, Phi Beta Kappa, B.A.

  • University of Richmond School of Law, Gold Medal Recipient for Best Student in Graduating Class, Phi Alpha Delta, Omicron Delta Kappa, J.D.


  • English


  • Bloomberg/BNA Estates, Gifts & Trusts Advisory Board

  • American Bar Association, Current Chair of the Chapter 14 Subcommittee of the Estate and Gift Taxes Committee of the ABA Section of Taxation

  • Emeritus member of the Board of Regents of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC)

  • Former President of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC)

  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) Fellow

  • Academician and Vice President of the International Academy of Estate and Trust Law

  • Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning, Advisory Committee

  • Rancho Santa Fe Foundation, Board of Directors & Professional Advisors Council Chair

  • American College of Employee Benefits Counsel, Charter Fellow

  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow

  • Virginia Law Foundation, Fellow

  • Virginia State Bar

Key dates

  • Year joined: 2014