Mr. Ask grew up on a small 35-acre farm in Northeast Iowa. At only ten years old, he started gaining experience in operating heavy mechanized equipment on his father's farm. He held his first job at a service station when he was thirteen years old. He then became a brick mason tender at 16 years of age. All the while he continued to help his father with the farm. Mr. Ask joined the Marine Corps at age 18. He was later assigned to a tracked vehicle mechanics school at Camp Pendleton in California, where he graduated in second place in a class of 52 students. He was retained as an instructor and finished out his career as a teacher.
Upon release from the service in 1956, Mr. Ask had a job as an automobile salesman, while attending school part time at Long Beach Community College. Beginning in 1957, he worked for different Aerospace companies until he was hired by International Harvester Co. In 1959, he was promoted to assistant manager of a heavy-duty truck facility in Downtown Los Angeles. After his graduation from Long Beach State University, he was transferred to Riverside County where he represented the company with about a dozen automobile dealers in Riverside and San Bernardino County.
In 1967, he took over management of a new truck dealership in Riverside, California. In 1979, he was then promoted to key market manager for all of Southern California, Arizona and southern Nevada. After obtaining his Juris Doctorate from Western State College of Law in Fullerton, California in 1981, Mr. Ask opened his first law firm in Ontario, California. He later moved his practice to Riverside, California in 1984. In 2002, he formed Elder Law Center, where he currently practices law.
In or about 1993, Mr. Ask began preparing Wills and Trusts and, in or about 2002, he began to take on and provide services to his clients in all areas of estate planning, including Living Trusts, Asset Protection Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Advanced Health Care Directives, Last Wills and Testaments, and HIPAA releases. He has now assembled a highly experienced staff, providing services in Probate, Probate litigation, Trust litigation, Conservatorships, Elder Abuse Restraining Orders. Financial Elder Abuse and Undue Influence Elder Abuse litigation, as well as assistance with applying for public benefits such as Medi-Cal, IHSS, and VA Benefits.
Mr. Ask is a member of:
- The State Bar of California
- NACBA: National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
- San Bernardino County Bar Association
- NAELA: National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
- Riverside County Bar Association