Nisha Bhakta, Esq.

Associate Attorney



Nisha Bhakta’s areas of practice include estate planning, conservatorships, trust administration, probate administration, and business formation/succession planning. Bellator law firm handles both transactional and litigation cases. Ms. Bhakta works with her clients to achieve their estate planning goals as well as walking clients through the complex process of conservatorships and trust/probate administration with calm confidence.

Nisha Bhakta graduated in the top 10% of her class, Cum Laude, from California Western School of Law. She is a published member of the Law Review Journal for California Western School of Law and was inducted into the Pro Bono Honors Society for her many hours of community service. Further, during her time as President of the South Asian Law Student Association, Ms. Bhakta focused on mentoring and helping educate new law students.

Ms. Bhakta is the recipient of the 2024 Super Lawyers Rising Star award and is the 2024 President for the San Diego County Probate Bench-Bar Committee. She is also a member of the Estate Planning Counsel of San Diego , the Probate Attorneys of San Diego Bar Association, and the San Diego County Bar Association. 

In practice, Ms. Bhakta has translated her knowledge and skills towards providing guidance to her community and clients for all of their probate related matters in a clear, step-by-step manner.

Our Reviews

Nunya B.
Former Client
"Professional attorneys who are attentive and sympathetic to my issues and very knowledgeable about trust discrepancy and concerns."
Ray F.
Former Client
"Merrianne and her team helped me work through developing a solid estate plan and trust plan, providing me with knowledge to help with decision making and unravel the complexities."
Anji Taylor
Former Client
"Merrianne is knowledgeable, compassionate, communicative and was incredibly effective at driving the process to remove the former power-of-attorney holder from a position of abusive authority and control."