What we do?
Who we are?
Trust Disputes


Our California Trust litigation attorneys have spent years acquiring extensive experience in trial preparation, strategy, and trial presentation to help you with your specific case.

We welcome the opportunity to discuss your needs, our qualifications, staffing approaches, and rate structures with a view toward the successful resolution of EstateTrust, and probate-related matters


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TRUST ADMINISTRATION Executors, trustees

We help Executors, Trustees, Personal Representatives, and other Fiduciaries in trust administration.

Are you the Trustee of a Trust?

If so, there are many steps to ensure you stay within your fiduciary duties. We have made this page to assist you throughout the process and feel free to call us and speak with one of our expert trust administration lawyers.

With that said, let's get started.


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CORPORATE FORMATION: Our Business Transactions and Planning practice provides clients with some of the most important legal services involved in organizing, operating, and expanding their businesses.

BUSINESS LITIGATION: Corporate and shareholder litigation, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, and more.


Meet our Managing Partner, Mrs. Jillyn Verdon which founded the firm in 1990. A noted speaker, admissions to the United States Supreme Court – 1996. Appeared on CNN, ABC, CBS, Court TV as a legal expert on Trust, Estate and Probate cases.

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“Absolutely top notch firm for handling all your estate planning matters.”

Dean Williams

Client Since 1995

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“Definitely a firm that will “fight to the finish.”

Frances Gruben

Client Since 2010

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“I have been working with this firm since 1994; you can’t beat a firm like this, that is so ethical and competent.”

Dixie Fisher

Client Since 1994

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“Outstanding expertise and client support”

Suzanne Casey

Client Since 2018

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“We’ve always felt comfortable sharing our concerns with Hess-Verdon & Associates and have felt confident that the job was well done and the concerns answered.”

Malou Cole

Client Since 2006

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“Hess-Verdon is very professional and knowledgeable on corporate law, that can help with estate planning matters.”

Roy Trachsel

Client Since 1995


Three Reasons To Choose


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Putting Our Clients First

Our mission is to provide professional and aggressive representation on behalf of our clients, while developing winning strategies that are cost-effective without compromising quality. Our single dedication is to bring the highest level of advocacy to those we represent.

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    Honest, Expert Lawyers

    Clients choose us because we have successfully put our business philosophy into practice. We have earned an excellent reputation throughout California through hard work, dedication, and a track record of success.

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    Cost-Effective legal services delivered in a timely manner

    Our reputation and success ride exclusively on our ability to recover the best results for our clients, as seen in our Hess-Verdon & Associates reviews.

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    Who we are

    Hess-Verdon is one of the strongest and most sophisticated Trust and Estates Law Firms. Learn how to Find the Right Trust & Estate Attorney. Contact Us Today.


    A Leader in Trust & Estates, Business and Real Estate Litigation

    Our legal team of Trust Attorneys in Orange County, are well versed in estate planning, trust administration, and trust litigation. Our motto is this: Create, train, and manage an aggressive legal team of experts that protect you, our preferred client, with current tax and estate planning strategies.

    This is our firms guarantee of Client satisfaction with our legal services. We make every effort to take care of our clients concerns better than anyone in our industry. You will always be treated courteously, professionally and promptly. If you’ve hired lawyers in the past, you will see and feel the difference immediately.

    Business Law – Litigation

    No matter the size of your business, its formation, whether it is a partnership or a corporation, joint venture, LLC., etc., requires experienced representation. It requires an experienced and knowledgeable business lawyer to ensure your rights protected during each step of any dispute process.  

    Orange County Probate Attorney

    We welcome the opportunity to discuss your needs, our qualifications, staffing approaches, and rate structures with a view toward the successful resolution of Estate, Trust, and Probate-related matters. As a probate attorney in Orange County, we understand the probate legal and administrative headaches you might face during such a difficult time. We also know it’s often difficult to find an orange county probate lawyer experienced in Trust and estates with proven litigation skills. So let’s go over a few crucial facts and best practices to ensure you get experienced legal counsel and avoid legal complications.

    Real Estate Law – Corporate Formation & Litigation

    Should you find yourself in need of counsel, Hess-Verdon & Associates are well versed in all aspects of the real estate litigation process. Our clients range from individuals, brokers, family-owned corporations, and partnerships to nationally recognized private companies. Each real estate client, large or small, is given personal attention and the benefit of our collective knowledge and experience.

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    Areas of Service



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    Hess-Verdon & Associates PLC
    620 Newport Center Drive
    Suite 1400
    Newport Beach, CA 92660

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