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California Trust & Estate LitigationAt Hackard Law, we understand the importance of earning our clients’ trust. We do this by providing experienced legal counsel that is tailored to suit each client’s unique needs. Our commitment to every client is evident in our accessibility, as well as our clear and constant communication from the initial consultation through the resolution of each case. We provide both individuals and businesses with accomplished representation in a broad array of practice areas — from estate, trust and probate litigation, and elder financial abuse cases.
Serving California And Beyond For Nearly Four DecadesFounding attorney Michael Hackard, a Sacramento native, has practiced law since 1976 and led his own law firm since 1983. Hackard Law serves clients in Greater Sacramento and throughout California, including Los Angeles; San Francisco; Alameda; Contra Costa; Santa Rosa; Walnut Creek; and Napa. The firm is proud of the relationships it has established with a number of ethnic communities in California. We have lawyers and support staff who speak Spanish and Russian. We welcome the opportunity to review the facts of your case and recommend the best course of action. Use this contact form to schedule a free consultation.
Recognized By Clients And Peers AlikeOur commitment to our clients is reflected in the recognition that our attorneys have received. For more than 20 years, Michael has received an AV* Preeminent rating, Martindale-Hubbell’s highest peer review rating. He has also received an AVVO rating of 10 out of 10. The firm’s attorneys have been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers list, and are members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Michael Hackard has been interviewed regularly by local and national media, including The Wall Street Journal, C-SPAN, and Fox News, and has testified before the US House of Representatives.
building relationships one client at a time.What we have discovered over the past three decades is that when you build a business the right way, you end up building relationships that mean so much more. Led by 40-Year legal veteran Michael Hackard, we exercise a firm-wide commitment to every client that makes it evident we are engaged in our work, empathetic with the client’s situation and intent on producing the best possible outcome. If you are just meeting us, there are a few telltale signs that we live up to the high standards that we set for ourselves — for starters, our 30-plus years as a firm serving individuals and businesses in Greater Sacramento and surrounding counties. That kind of staying power doesn’t come to those who settle for mediocre performance. We believe in better.
PROFESSIONAL ATHLETES. FORTUNE 400 MEMBERS. SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS OWNERS.
Top Performance for Top Performers.We hold ourselves to the highest standards and deliver top performance for our clients. Hackard Law has worked with professional athletes, members of the Fortune 400, successful business owners and other top performers. When you work with professionals accustomed to top performance, we expect nothing less from our own work. The Internet era supports the simple truth that the voice of the customer is one of the most effective and trusted marketing tools available to a business. We proudly share a handful of our clients’ comments on this site.
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Challenging a Will | California Estate LitigationFebruary 24, 2023 Estate Litigation
I’m Mike Hackard with Hackard Law. I handled my first will challenge over 45 years ago. Much has changed in the world of law. That said, will cha[...] Continue Reading
Contentious Trusts & Probate | Mediation for BeneficiariesJanuary 16, 2023 Abused Beneficiaries Trust Litigation
I’m Mike Hackard of Hackard Law. Our law firm represents domestic and foreign trust beneficiaries facing California contentious trusts and probate m[...] Continue Reading
Safes & Safe Deposit Boxes in Estates | What’s the Risk?December 29, 2022 Estate Litigation Trust Litigation
I’m Mike Hackard with Hackard Law. We litigate contingency fee trust and estate disputes. Hundreds of things can go wrong in trust formation and [...] Continue Reading
Trust Distribution for Beneficiaries | Contingency Fee AttorneyOctober 6, 2022 Abused Beneficiaries Trust Litigation
I’m Mike Hackard with Hackard Law. Our California law firm uniquely focuses on contingency fee trust and estate litigation. These cases are ultim[...] Continue Reading
Trust Beneficiary Consent | Trustee LiabilitySeptember 16, 2022 Abused Beneficiaries Trust Litigation
I'm Mike Hackard with Hackard Law. We regularly represent wronged trust beneficiaries. There are many ways that beneficiaries are wronged.[...] Continue Reading
Our BooksWIDELY REGARDED AS AN ESTATE
LITIGATION LEGAL EXPERT.
Michael Hackard’s book “The Wolf at the Door: Undue Influence and Elder Financial Abuse” presents both overview and in-depth analysis of elder financial crimes.
“Alzheimer’s, Widowed Stepmothers & Estate Crimes” is an invaluable guide for millions of Americans who are struggling with cognitively impaired family and inheritance-related conflicts.