Cloyd Havens, Esq.

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HAVENS MALCZYNSKI GRIGOLLA, LLP was started in 1987 by Citrus College Professor of Psychology Jerry Newell, who began practicing law as a solo practitioner. He continued solo until 1998 when Cloyd Havens II joined him as a clerk while awaiting his bar results. The two hit it off, and Jerry mentored Cloyd in family dynamics and the labyrinthine processes of probate and estate law in Los Angeles County. Cloyd brought an undergraduate degree in Business Administration and Management from the University of Redlands, and his Juris Doctorate (cum laude) from Western State University College of Law, where Jerry had also earned his J.D. Cloyd had also been a businessman in Glendora for 16 years prior to returning to college, so his experience in the world of business added a new dimension to the practice.

They officially became partners in 1999. Jerry retired in 2002 and is now “of counsel” at the firm.

Cloyd discovered a love and talent for teaching while tutoring students in law school. He has been an adjunct professor, teaching classes in Business Law, Human Resources, and Negotiation, at Azusa Pacific University for more than fifteen years. He uses his ability to teach to translate the complex jargon of the legal profession into plain English for his clients so that they have a clear understanding of their situations.

Cloyd is admitted to practice before all state courts in California as well as the United States District in the Central District of California.

Cloyd has been married for 31 years and has two sons. He sings in his church choir and a gospel quartet, and enjoys woodworking and riding his motorcycle.

Years of Experience:

  • Over 20 Years

Areas of Practice:

  • Probate
  • Trust Administration
  • Estate Planning
  • Special Needs Trust
  • Small Business Planning

Bar Admissions:

  • California, 1998
  • United States, Central District of California, 1998

Work Experience:

  • Adjunct Professor – Azusa Pacific University, 2000
  • Managing Partner – HAVENS MALCZYNSKI GRIGOLLA, LLP, 1998 – Present


  • Western State University College of Law – J.D. cum laude, 1997
  • University of Redlands – B.S., 1996



“Mr. Havens took the time to explain to my wife I every step in the process of preparing our family trust. He answered all of our questions and even furnished answers to several questions that we had not thought of. He was patient and thorough. The documents were prepared accurately the first time so we did not have to return for corrections or changes. We consider Mr. Havens the most honest Attorney at Law that we know of in California. We would recommend him to anyone needing his services...."


“I felt Mr. Havens was thorough, timely and competent in his evaluation of my living trust. Would recommend him without a second thought....”


"I have been a client of Cloyd Havens for several years and I am completely satisfied with his handling of my estate trust. I have attended his workshop regarding estate planning and found it extremely informative....”


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"You won't find an attorney more dedicated to his clients than Cloyd. I highly recommend him."

Jerry Lowe Bankruptcy Attorney

"I endorse this lawyer. Cloyd Havens is a first-rate estate planning attorney who brings great experience and skill to the protection of his clients and their families."

Jeffrey Sydney Estate planning Attorney

"A well qualified estate planning attorney for California Residents. I endorse this lawyer."

Robert Mannor Elder law Attorney

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