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  • Location:
    San Diego, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Ridgeland, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Coral Gables, Florida Palm Beach, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Trusts and Estates Tax Law
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  • Location:
    Red Bank, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation - Bankruptcy Litigation - Real Estate Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Litigation - Banking and Finance Commercial Litigation Litigation - Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Richmond, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Commercial Litigation Litigation - Trusts and Estates Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Banking and Finance Trademark Law Government Relations Practice Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Intellectual Property
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  • Location:
    Buffalo, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Corporate Law Litigation - Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Saginaw, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Antitrust Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Richmond, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Elder Law
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  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates Elder Law
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  • Location:
    Iselin, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Bethesda, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Uniondale, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Encino, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Boca Raton, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Clearwater, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation and Controversy - Tax Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Tax Law Litigation - Trusts and Estates Trusts and Estates Nonprofit / Charities Law
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  • Location:
    San Antonio, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Securities Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions
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Brandon D. Bellew was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Brandon D. Bellew

Johnson, Pope, Bokor, Ruppel & Burns LLP
  • Location:
    Clearwater, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Novi, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Real Estate Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities
Lawyer
  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Criminal Defense: White-Collar Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charleston, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Employment Law - Individuals
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Pittsford, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Florham Park, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Fort Washington, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Tax Law Litigation - Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Sarasota, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Tax Law Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Amherst, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Trusts and Estates Commercial Litigation Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Litigation - Trusts and Estates Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law Corporate Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities Litigation - Real Estate Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Southport, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Naples, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Elder Law Litigation - Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Wilmington, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Trusts and Estates Litigation - Securities Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
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  • Location:
    Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Troy, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Wichita, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Lawrence, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Appellate Practice Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    El Segundo, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Burlington, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Trusts and Estates Tax Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Mobile, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Tax Law Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Troy, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Diego, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Labor and Employment Litigation - Construction Litigation - Trusts and Estates Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Coral Gables, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation - Trusts and Estates Litigation - Real Estate Commercial Litigation Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Philadelphia, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Elder Law Litigation - Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Uniondale, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Litigation - Banking and Finance Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Red Bank, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Real Estate Law Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Tax Law Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Trusts and Estates Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Litigation - Insurance Litigation - Real Estate Legal Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation and Controversy - Tax Trusts and Estates Tax Law Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates Health Care Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Woburn, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Litigation - Trusts and Estates Tax Law Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Tax Law Litigation - Trusts and Estates Trusts and Estates Corporate Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Greenwich, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Diego, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Tax Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Antonio, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Martinsburg, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Trusts and Estates Nonprofit / Charities Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax Corporate Law Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Red Bank, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Red Bank, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Litigation and Controversy - Tax Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Pittsford, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Trusts and Estates Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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T. Aaron Dobbs was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

T. Aaron Dobbs

Gray Reed & McGraw LLP
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Nonprofit / Charities Law Tax Law Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Litigation - Trusts and Estates Nonprofit / Charities Law Real Estate Law Trusts and Estates Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Iowa City, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Corporate Law Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Bristol, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Family Law Litigation - Trusts and Estates Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Banking and Finance Commercial Litigation Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Uniondale, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation and Controversy - Tax Tax Law Corporate Law Litigation - Trusts and Estates Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Elder Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Salem, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Coral Gables, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Bellevue, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Great Neck, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Elder Law Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Jose, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Trusts and Estates Litigation - Real Estate Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Trusts and Estates Nonprofit / Charities Law Tax Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax Corporate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation Litigation - Trusts and Estates Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Bet-the-Company Litigation Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Arbitration Litigation - Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Boca Raton, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Boca Raton, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Litigation - Trusts and Estates Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Wichita, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation Litigation - Municipal Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Annapolis, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Wichita, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Tax Law Litigation - Trusts and Estates Litigation and Controversy - Tax
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Naples, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Trusts and Estates Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Mobile, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Tax Law Trusts and Estates Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Nonprofit / Charities Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Wichita, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    San Diego, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Litigation - Securities Employment Law - Management Litigation - Trusts and Estates Commercial Litigation Litigation - Banking and Finance Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Reno, Nevada
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Litigation - Trusts and Estates Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Bethesda, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Litigation - Trusts and Estates Nonprofit / Charities Law Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Dayton, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Criminal Defense: White-Collar Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Trusts and Estates Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Patent Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Newark, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Securities Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Litigation - Bankruptcy Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Trusts and Estates Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Litigation - Trusts and Estates Tax Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Elder Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Trusts and Estates Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Columbus, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates

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Practice Area Definition

Litigation - Trusts and Estates Definition

Trusts and Estates Litigation is the specialized practice of law involving the resolution and, if necessary, litigation of trust, estate, and protective proceedings.

Trusts and Estates Litigation proceedings encompass a variety of matters including conservatorships, guardianships, will contests, claims or defense of claims of breaches of fiduciary duties by trustees and other fiduciaries (e.g., self-dealing, conflicts of interest, breach of trust), accountings, petitions for court instructions, issues of trust modification and reformation, allegations or protection from allegations of undue influence or fraudulent conveyances, and interpretation, advocacy, or defense of testamentary capacity and decedent’s intent.

The practice of Trusts and Estates also includes litigation prevention matters including review and consultation of the policies, practices, and proposed actions of corporate, charitable, and individual fiduciaries against national or state standards for acceptable fiduciary conduct, such as the Uniform Prudent Investor Act, Uniform Principal and Income Act, and malpractice standards.

All of these proceedings take place under the auspices of state Probate Codes and the nuanced procedures of the probate and surrogate courts – the statutory authority and venue under which nearly all trust, probate, guardianship, and conservatorship matters are adjudicated.

Clients vary widely by case and include corporate or individual fiduciaries, such as trustees, executors, administrators, guardians, and conservators, and also include corporate and individual beneficiaries, conservatees, and wards.

Lawyers practicing in this area combine substantive expertise in their states' laws governing the administration of decedents’ estates, wills and intestate succession, trusts, conservatorships, guardianships, and other fiduciary issues with years of experience trying cases before both judges and juries. Lawyers also must take a collaborative and cross-disciplinary analytical approach with other disciplines such as estate planning, real estate, bankruptcy, corporate, and securities law, as well as complex civil and appellate law.

Beyond the difficult legal proficiencies demanded of lawyers in this practice area, cases involving Trusts and Estates issues also require special skills and experience in dealing with the psychology of difficult family relationships, shattering emotional experiences, such as death and incapacity, and often ill-thought-out estate plans.

In selecting counsel in a Trusts and Estates Litigation matter, it is critical to select experienced counsel as these types of cases are fraught with procedural, ethical, and state and federal tax minefields. The best of the best in this field not only bring substantial litigation and probate court experience, but also have additional skills as mediators, arbitrators, and negotiators in the non-litigated resolution of trust, estate, and protective proceedings controversies, helping resolve extremely difficult cases without costly litigation.
Trusts and Estates Litigation is the specialized practice of law involving the resolution and, if necessary, litigation of trust, estate, and protective proceedings.

Trusts and Estates Litigation proceedings encompass a variety of matters including conservatorships, guardianships, will contests, claims or defense of claims of breaches of fiduciary duties by trustees and other fiduciaries (e.g., self-dealing, conflicts of interest, breach of trust), accountings, petitions for court instructions, issues of trust modification and reformation, allegations or protection from allegations of undue influence or fraudulent conveyances, and interpretation, advocacy, or defense of testamentary capacity and decedent’s intent.

The practice of Trusts and Estates also includes litigation prevention matters including review and consultation of the policies, practices, and proposed actions of corporate, charitable, and individual fiduciaries against national or state standards for acceptable fiduciary conduct, such as the Uniform Prudent Investor Act, Uniform Principal and Income Act, and malpractice standards.

All of these proceedings take place under the auspices of state Probate Codes and the nuanced procedures of the probate and surrogate courts – the statutory authority and venue under which nearly all trust, probate, guardianship, and conservatorship matters are adjudicated.

Clients vary widely by case and include corporate or individual fiduciaries, such as trustees, executors, administrators, guardians, and conservators, and also include corporate and individual beneficiaries, conservatees, and wards.

Lawyers practicing in this area combine substantive expertise in their states' laws governing the administration of decedents’ estates, wills and intestate succession, trusts, conservatorships, guardianships, and other fiduciary issues with years of experience trying cases before both judges and juries. Lawyers also must take a collaborative and cross-disciplinary analytical approach with other disciplines such as estate planning, real estate, bankruptcy, corporate, and securities law, as well as complex civil and appellate law.

Beyond the difficult legal proficiencies demanded of lawyers in this practice area, cases involving Trusts and Estates issues also require special skills and experience in dealing with the psychology of difficult family relationships, shattering emotional experiences, such as death and incapacity, and often ill-thought-out estate plans.

In selecting counsel in a Trusts and Estates Litigation matter, it is critical to select experienced counsel as these types of cases are fraught with procedural, ethical, and state and federal tax minefields. The best of the best in this field not only bring substantial litigation and probate court experience, but also have additional skills as mediators, arbitrators, and negotiators in the non-litigated resolution of trust, estate, and protective proceedings controversies, helping resolve extremely difficult cases without costly litigation.