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Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    San Diego, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Palm Beach, Florida Coral Gables, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Litigation - Trusts and Estates Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Real Estate Commercial Litigation Litigation - Trusts and Estates Litigation - Bankruptcy Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Richmond, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Trusts and Estates Litigation - Patent Litigation - Intellectual Property Government Relations Practice Litigation - Environmental Trademark Law Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Banking and Finance
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Buffalo, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Litigation - Trusts and Estates Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Saginaw, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Banking and Finance Family Law Litigation - Antitrust Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Richmond, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Elder Law Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
Marlene Appel was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Marlene Appel

Marlene Appel PLLC
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1993
  • Location:
    Woodbridge, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Bethesda, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1999
  • Location:
    Uniondale, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Boca Raton, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Clearwater, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1983
  • Location:
    West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Clearwater, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    El Segundo, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Charleston, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Individuals Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Florham Park, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Denville, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Litigation - Trusts and Estates Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Fort Washington, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates Tax Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1987
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Tax Law Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Real Estate Law Litigation - Securities Litigation - Trusts and Estates Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Corporate Law Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law Commercial Litigation Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Litigation - Real Estate Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Southport, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Litigation - Antitrust Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Litigation - Trusts and Estates Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Montgomery, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Naples, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    West Chester, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates Elder Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Wilmington, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities Litigation - Trusts and Estates Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Construction Law Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Troy, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Wichita, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Tax Law Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Lawrence, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Appellate Practice Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    El Segundo, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Trademark Law Litigation - Trusts and Estates Copyright Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Burlington, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax Litigation - Trusts and Estates Trusts and Estates Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Mobile, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates Tax Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Troy, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    San Diego, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Trusts and Estates Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Labor and Employment Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Coral Gables, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Litigation - Trusts and Estates Commercial Litigation Litigation - Labor and Employment Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Real Estate
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Troy, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    New Philadelphia, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates Elder Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Uniondale, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Morristown, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Securities Litigation - Trusts and Estates Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Tax Law Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Banking and Finance Legal Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation - Real Estate Commercial Litigation Litigation - Insurance Bet-the-Company Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Litigation - Trusts and Estates Trusts and Estates Litigation and Controversy - Tax
Lawyer
John R. Cummins was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

John R. Cummins

Dentons Bingham Greenebaum
  • Recognized Since: 1989
  • Location:
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates Health Care Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1993
  • Location:
    Woburn, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Trusts and Estates Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Litigation - Trusts and Estates Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Greenwich, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1993
  • 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
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Rancho Santa Fe, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates Litigation and Controversy - Tax
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    San Antonio, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Martinsburg, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Nonprofit / Charities Law Litigation - Trusts and Estates Litigation and Controversy - Tax Tax Law Corporate Law Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Des Moines, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Red Bank, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Canton, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Individuals Insurance Law Employment Law - Management Litigation - Trusts and Estates Litigation - Labor and Employment Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Pittsford, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
Lawyer
T. Aaron Dobbs was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

T. Aaron Dobbs

Gray Reed & McGraw LLP
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Trusts and Estates Corporate Law Real Estate Law Nonprofit / Charities Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Iowa City, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
Erin Downs was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Erin Downs

Jones, King, Downs & Peel, P.C.
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Bristol, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
Greg J. Duncan was awarded 2021 "Lawyer of the Year" in Foundation.Models.Operations.Elasticsearch.BestLawyers.PracticeArea

Greg J. Duncan

Dentons Bingham Greenebaum
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1989
  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Corporate Law Family Law Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1991
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    San Jose, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax Litigation - Trusts and Estates Trusts and Estates Tax Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates Commercial Litigation Elder Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Coral Gables, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Bellevue, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Great Neck, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates Elder Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    San Jose, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Real Estate Commercial Litigation Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Nonprofit / Charities Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Tax Law Trusts and Estates Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Commercial Litigation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Boca Raton, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Naples, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Nonprofit / Charities Law Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Tax Law Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Boca Raton, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Wichita, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Trusts and Estates Litigation - Municipal Litigation - Intellectual Property Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Annapolis, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Wichita, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Litigation - Trusts and Estates Trusts and Estates Litigation and Controversy - Tax
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Naples, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Construction Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Alexandria, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1989
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1993
  • Location:
    Mobile, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Nonprofit / Charities Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Fort Myers, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Wichita, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    San Diego, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Bethesda, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Litigation - Real Estate
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Bethesda, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Tax Law Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Nonprofit / Charities Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1983
  • Location:
    Dayton, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Intellectual Property Commercial Litigation Litigation - Trusts and Estates Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Patent
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1993
  • Location:
    Newark, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Trusts and Estates Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Securities Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Litigation - Bankruptcy
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Trusts and Estates
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  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Family Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Elder Law Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates Commercial Litigation
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  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates
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  • Recognized Since: 1997
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Trusts and Estates
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  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Orinda, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Trusts and Estates
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  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Naples, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates
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  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - ERISA Commercial Litigation Litigation - Trusts and Estates
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  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates
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  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates Tax Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates
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  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Litigation - Trusts and Estates Commercial Litigation Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
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  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Morristown, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates
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  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates
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  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Elder Law Corporate Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax Trusts and Estates Mergers and Acquisitions Law Litigation - Trusts and Estates Tax Law Nonprofit / Charities Law Corporate Governance Law

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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.