Stacy L. Olsen
Stacy handles both litigated and uncontested matters, including Trust proceedings, Probate Estate administrations, Conservatorship, and Guardianship matters. Stacy’s cases extend throughout Southern California to Counties, including Orange, Los Angeles, Ventura, San Diego, Riverside, and San Bernardino.
Before joining Hess-Verdon & Associates, Stacy spent approximately 13 years with a boutique law firm here in Southern California dedicated to Trusts and Estates Law.
Stacy is an experienced civil litigator and has considerable experience in handling arbitrations, mediations, law and motion, discovery, and all areas of trial preparation and trial advocacy. She has tried numerous contested probate and trust matters to a successful conclusion.
Successful 850 Petition for return of life insurance to the estate to pay community debts; Successful removal and disinheritance of co-trustees for financial elder abuse; Successful admission of a will which was not properly signed/witnessed; Probate of an estate worth 35 million dollars; Successful removal of a trustee for breach of fiduciary duty with an award for attorney’s fees.
- University of California Irvine (2003), B.A., Criminology, Law and Society
- Western State College of Law (2006), J.D., Cum Laude
- Bankruptcy Institute Medal of Excellence
- Witkin awards in Theories of Crime and Punishment, Criminal Justice Ethics & Bankruptcy
- California State Bar
- United States District Court, Central District of California
- United States District Court, Eastern District of California
Areas of Practice:
- Trust Administration
- Trust Litigation, including removal of trustee(s), successful defense of trustee(s), 850 Petitions to Return Property to Trust, Heggstad Petitions
- Estate Planning
- Conservatorships (Contested and Uncontested)
- Limited Conservatorships for Developmentally Disabled Adults
- Probate Litigation, including Will Contests, 850 Petitions for Return of Property to Estate
- Competing Claims for Life Insurance
- Spousal Property Petitions
- Special Needs Trust for Disabled Family Members
- Fiduciary Representation
- Civil Litigation