Many lawyers involved in trust and estate litigation are
fundamentally estate planners with limited or no experience
handling a major contested matter in the probate courts.
Other attorneys are civil litigators with little or no
experience in the field of trusts and estates.
This firm is different and comes with years of experience
and seasoning in the probate courts. Our lawyers possess
in-depth knowledge of the substantive law and unique
procedures applicable to probate, conservatorship, and
The firm is known in the Bay Area as an expert in the
highly specialized field of trust and estate litigation. The
many accomplishments are due in part to the credibility
the firm brings to court. The firm is comfortable in crossexamining
a witness, arguing an arcane point of trust law,
and deposing hostile witnesses. Equally important the firm
understands how to build consensus with beneficiaries and
The firm has had enormous success in the trial courts
in probate matters of all types. Because of the successes
in court, the firm has the credibility to obtain the most
favorable settlements of disputes for our clients in mediation
or even before there is litigation. The firm counsels clients
about litigation avoidance and can provide advice that only
comes from years of experience in the courtroom.