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Law Office of Michael E. Pitts


California Probate & Trust Litigation Attorney

California Probate and Trust Trial Attorney Michael E. Pitts

Protecting and Advancing San Mateo County Clients’ Interests for More Than 25 Years

At the Law Office of Michael E. Pitts, we understand how difficult probate and trust disputes can be. Many of these cases involve conflicts between family members or with trusted advisors.

With more than 25 years of experience, attorney Michael E. Pitts has handled virtually every type of conflict during probate or involving a trust. His focus on these cases has allowed him to develop a great deal of insight into conflict resolution in these emotional cases.

He works closely with clients to help them minimize ongoing conflict while coming to resolution as efficiently as possible. Meticulous and prepared, he is an effective trial lawyer well versed in the complex procedures of probate courts.

If you are involved in a dispute involving probate, the administration of a trust, or a guardianship or conservatorship, contact our firm to schedule an appointment. We handle cases throughout the Peninsula counties of San Mateo, San Francisco and Santa Clara from offices in Redwood City, California.

California Probate and Trust Litigation

The Law Office of Michael E. Pitts represents both plaintiffs and defendants in probate and trust litigation:

  • Beneficiaries seeking to assert their rights in a trust or estate dispute
  • Will contests, allegations of undue influence by a beneficiary or questions of the will’s validity
  • Fiduciaries such as trustees, executors, administrators, guardians or conservators accused of breach of fiduciary duty
  • Allegations of mismanagement or fraud
  • Family members seeking a conservatorship over a loved one who may be legally incompetent
  • Potential conservatees who do not believe a conservatorship should be granted

Contact the Law Office of Michael E. Pitts for a Free Half-Hour Consultation

To schedule an appointment with a lawyer experienced in probate and trust litigation, please contact us online or call (650) 517-6141. We offer a free half-hour consultation with attorney Pitts to determine how we can help you.

Disputes Between Trust Beneficiaries and Trustees

By the time we are contacted by a trustee or a beneficiary about a trust administration dispute, typically the issues are already quite emotional.

Beneficiaries often come to us in order to bring claims against trustees when they feel ignored, slighted or abused.

Trustees contact us for defense when they are accused of breach of fiduciary duty, mismanagement or even fraud.

Communication is key to successful trust administration.

We cannot emphasize enough the importance of regular contact and communication between trustees and beneficiaries to prevent disputes in the first place.

If you are involved in a trust dispute, it is essential to keep good records of every contact and build a record. Then, contact us for a free half-hour consultation to discuss how we can help.