Polsinelli’s Estate, Trust and Fiduciary Litigation practice delivers straightforward and responsive legal counsel based on a unique and substantial blend of experience in both the litigation and probate/trust areas. Our attorneys have decades of collective experience and can provide invaluable insight into litigation matters involving wills, trusts, guardianships and a host of other proceedings involving disputes over assets and related matters.

Our attorneys have handled a multitude of will contests, trust contests, discovery of assets actions, contested conservatorships, contested guardianships, proceedings to remove personal representatives (executors) and trustees, and actions involving amendment and termination of trusts and tortious interference with inheritance rights. Similarly, the group has significant depth of experience with a host of claims involving breach of fiduciary duties in the trust and estate context both on the plaintiff and defense side.

Since these types of cases often involve serious emotional disruption in the lives of litigants and their families, we take an approach that focuses heavily on minimizing, to the extent possible, the emotional impact on our clients. When possible and appropriate, we will often recommend alternative dispute resolution in lieu of heated court proceedings. However, when the facts support a swift and determined approach to the courts, the Estate, Trust and Fiduciary Litigation Practice has a long and distinguished track record of results in that regard.

The national reach of our firm has enabled attorneys to successfully resolve substantial litigation involving hundreds of millions of dollars in assets in a variety of jurisdictions, including most of the Midwestern states, Arizona, Colorado, Texas, Louisiana, and Delaware. We also maintain productive and practical relationships with supplemental resources such as estate planning attorneys and forensic accountants, which strengthens our ability to deliver comprehensive and business-savvy legal answers to each client.