There are several popular television commercials featuring "Captain Obvious" - a character who states self-evident facts. Even Captain Obvious might find it difficult to easily identify California litigators for complex trust, estate and elder financial abuse matters. While The State Bar of California's Board of Legal Specialization certifies specialists in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law, the certification does not extend to trust and estate litigation. In fact California has no legal specialization in estate and elder financial abuse litigation.
So if you're in Los Angeles and believe that you need an estate & trust litigation lawyer, there are several places to turn. SuperLawyers has a Lawyer Directory listing "Estate and trust litigation attorneys (who) primarily represent clients in lawsuits over estate and trust assets or distributions." So if you go to the directory you can do searches by "top cities" or "states and regions." Los Angeles is one of the top cities, and there are over 150 lawyers identified as a "Top Rated Estate & Trust Litigation Lawyer." The listed Los Angeles area Super Lawyers have offices throughout the area, including in Hermosa Beach, El Segundo, Pasadena, Glendale, Woodland Hills, Torrance, Encino, Alhambra, Rolling Hills Estates, Beverly Hills, Valencia, Santa Monica, Long Beach, Manhattan Beach and several other Los Angeles County cities.
While we're based out of Sacramento, Hackard Law is a California-wide law firm that focuses its practice on estate, trust and elder financial abuse litigation. As the founder and owner of Hackard Law, I'm listed in the "Top Rated Estate & Trust Litigation Lawyers in Sacramento, CA" SuperLawyers directory. But Hackard Law's practice is not simply focused on Sacramento. The Los Angeles area has five major airports with direct flights from Sacramento. I find it easier to fly to Los Angeles and meet with clients than drive to areas like San Jose or Santa Clara. I get on the airplane, and little more than an hour later, I'm in the Los Angeles area. We litigate in a number of the Los Angeles area courts - including the Probate Division of The Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles.
The ease and utility of CourtCall provides a simple and cost effective way for Hackard Law attorneys to make routine Civil and Probate appearances in Los Angeles. As CourtCall puts it, its benefits include: "Avoid travel, traffic and weather conditions; Achieve cost savings for your clients; (and) handle more work for more clients with less wasted travel time." Earlier this week - on a Wednesday - two Hackard Law attorneys appeared by CourtCall in Santa Clara and Los Angeles counties at the same time while two others made physical appearances in Sacramento and Placer Counties. Hackard Law would be very challenged to carry on a statewide estate, trust and elder financial abuse litigation practice without the practical benefits of CourtCall.
Hackard Law enjoys a strong presence in Los Angeles probate and trust litigation because our number one mission is to be there for our clients. If you're a beneficiary whose rights have been violated, you can call us today at 213-357-5200. We're only a phone call away.