Aspire to Better | Fight for Beneficiaries
- June 8, 2021 - Estate Litigation, Trust Litigation,
I’m Mike Hackard of Hackard Law. Hackard Law is working to become the leading estate, trust, and financial elder abuse litigation law firm in California. This is not a small order.
It means that we work with high internal expectations. With commitments to overcome adversity. To take the long view. To deal in performance. To understand that we’re a work in progress.
We most often represent people who’ve sought out lawyers not so much by choice, but by necessity. They might feel coerced, pressured, and intimidated by an overreaching heir, beneficiary, or trustee.
Their elderly parents may have been cheated out of real or personal property. Maybe a caregiver unduly influenced the maker of a trust to leave everything to the caregiver. Or a trustee, challenged for bad conduct, is using trust assets as a piggy bank for defense of their own wrongdoing.
We’ve opposed some of the strongest, most aggressive, and dominating litigators in this field. We’ve done well. Sometimes on cases where the prospects at the beginning seemed slim to none.
We don’t win every fight. If we did, we’d only be taking the easy cases. Cases with lower risks and likely lower rewards. We don’t take every case offered to us. Far more cases are offered than accepted. This is a reality of law practice.
There are only so many hours in the day. So many cases that can be effectively handled. And only so much time available to meet the pace required in litigated estate, trust, and financial elder abuse cases.
As lawyers, we ethically must advise our clients, when looking at past results, that past performance provides no guarantee of future results. Facts are different. Courts are different. Case development is different.
Still, it is important for us to think about what role we play in the legal profession. I’ve written two books that address financial elder abuse and estate and trust wrongdoing. We’ve written and produced nearly 700 YouTube videos that regularly cover issues that are of interest to our clients and anyone else looking for legal answers.
We truly want to be more than an estate litigation law firm. Our aspirations are reflected in our actions and attitudes.
We want to get better. We want to move upward in the complexity and size of the cases that we handle. We want to take the steps necessary to reach our goals, and in doing so accomplish our clients’ goals.
If you have an estate, trust, or financial elder abuse case that you’d like to discuss with us, call us at Hackard Law (916) 313-3030. We’ll be happy to speak with you.
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Attorney Michael Hackard
Michael Hackard is a top rated “AV” for over 20 years (“AV Preeminent is a significant rating accomplishment- a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.”). Avvo also ranks him with their highest rating – “ 10.0 Rating – ‘Superb.’” Michael is also a “SuperLawyer” – an honor reserved for no more than five percent of attorneys in each state. [ Attorney Bio ]
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