Probate & Estate Litigation

Hackard Law’s Probate, Trust and Estate Litigation Practice group is a team of attorneys recognized for their experience and success as litigators in the field of probate, trusts, and estates. We represent people and we remember it. Probate, trusts and estates issues involve people – people often stressed by the loss of a loved one and the pain of a family in dispute.

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Estate Planning, Wills & Trusts

Our firm has assisted individuals and families in Sacramento and throughout California-especially Los Angeles and Santa Clara-with estate planning needs since 1983. Founding attorney Michael A. Hackard has represented members of the Forbes 400, as well as professional athletes and a number of families with complex asset protection issues.

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Elder Financial Abuse

As life expectancy continues to rise, it is important to put plans in place that protect elderly family members and their assets while paving the way to receive public benefits.

Business Law

Hackard Law represents clients for matters ranging from business partnerships, LLCs, corporations, and sale of business to bankruptcy and debt, contract law, and more.

Civil Litigation

Our lawyers are highly skilled and experienced civil litigators who know the ins and outs of lawsuits in California.
Elder Financial Abuse Book Cover

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.

At 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, complex and comprehensive estate planning, and elder financial abuse cases to personal injury lawsuits, business and civil litigation, and real estate issues.

Hackard Law is one of California’s leading contingency fee estate and trust litigation law firms. Hackard Law represents clients in estate and trust litigation cases where (1) we believe we can make a significant difference and (2) there is a defendant who can be made financially responsible for their wrongdoing.

Serving California And Beyond For Nearly Four Decades

Founding 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.

Recognized By Clients And Peers Alike

Our 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.

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.


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