Meet The Attorneys

Estate Planning Moms

Crista Hermance

As both a mother and an attorney, I understand the unique legal needs of families. I know that all parents, regardless of their net worth, need comprehensive estate planning to ensure their wishes are followed and their families are protected. In speaking with several parents, most of them did not have an estate plan in place or anything to protect their children in case of incapacity or death. It’s scary to think that if a plan isn’t in place, the state would have a plan for you. Odds are, it’s not the plan you would want.

A little about me, I was born and raised in Ventura, California and lived here a majority of my life. I majored in business management at San Diego State University and soon there after started working for Citigroup in Jacksonville, Florida. I worked as a project manager for Citigroup and traveled extensively throughout the world. I even ended up relocating to the Philippines for a year which was an opportunity of a lifetime. After living in the Philippines, I moved back to Ventura and began my legal career.

I started by volunteering at the Ventura County District Attorney’s office and the Coalition to End Family Violence as a Victim Advocate. Next I started law school at the Southern California Institute of Law and really enjoyed it. I was able to find a position as a law clerk with a firm in Westlake Village where the flexible schedule allowed me to finish law school and take the California bar exam. After passing the bar, I received a promotion to associate attorney and focused on estate planning, personal injury and bankruptcy cases. I really enjoyed helping families with their estate planning and decided to start my own practice where I could focus solely on estate planning and ensuring that young families know how to protect their family. I find great personal and professional satisfaction in helping parents create estate plans that provide them with that peace of mind. Family dynamics are always evolving and I built this practice with growing families in mind. My goal is to create lasting relationships with my clients and to always be available to answer any questions that may arise in the future.

  • Crista has two daughters, Sara (four) and Sophia (two).
  • Her Favorite Mom Activity: Taking the girls to the Zoo and mom play dates.
  • Hobbies: Crafting and photography.
  • Dream Vacation: Fiji

Jennifer Romero

Jennifer achieved a Bachelors Degree in Philosophy from the University of California, Los Angeles. Worked at the Children’s Law Center of California, representing children who have been abused, neglected or abandoned that come under the protection of the Los Angeles Juvenile Dependency Court systems. Jennifer passed the California BAR Exam in July of 2016 and joined the Hermance Law team in August of 2018.

  • Jennifer has one daughter, Penny that is 18 months old.
  • Her Favorite Mom Activity: FitMom classes with Penny. Taking Penny for ice cream and watching her try new flavors! 
  • Hobbies: Long-Distance Running. Piano.  
  • Dream Vacation: Paris with Penny!

Estate Planning Dad

Jun Shim

Jun received his Bachelors Degree from the University of California, Riverside. During law school, he served as a judicial extern to Honorable Steven J. Kleifield at the Los Angeles Superior Court, Stanley Mosk Courthouse. In addition, Jun served at Loyola Law School Center for Conflict Resolution, conducting reconciliations, arranging mediations and helping the economically disadvantaged clients resolve complex disputes through mediation. Upon graduation and admittance to the State Bar, Jun served as an in-house counsel at an Energy Service Company handling various types of legal matters ranging from business, corporate to employment. Jun joined Hermance Law in July of 2019 with the desire to help more families with minor children create a safe, lasting plan and protect their important assets. Jun will be serving clients in the Santa Clarita Valley region while also assisting clients in both English and Korean.

  • Jun has one son, Benjamin who is almost 3 years old.
  • Favorite Dad Activity: Visiting museums and riding rollercoasters (big and small) with Benjamin
  • Hobbies: Traveling and Playing video games
  • Dream Vacation: Ultimate World Cruise



4476 Market Street, Suite 602
Ventura, CA 93003

5655 Lindero Canyon Road, Suite 521-18
Westlake Village, CA 91362

28338 Constellation Road, Suite 900
Santa Clarita, CA 91355

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