Providing Comprehensive Estate & Trust Litigation Services throughout California

For over 29+ years, our experience in estate and trust litigation allows us to gear up more quickly and handle your case more efficiently. You receive answers to substantive law questions and recommendations for settlement or litigation strategy sooner and with less research time.  Our firm can make the difference in your case.

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Proven Skills of Trust Litigators

It is often difficult to find attorneys experienced in trust and estates with proven litigation skills, or a talented litigator with substantial knowledge in estate, trust and related taxation matters. Hess-Verdon & Associates is one of the strongest and most sophisticated trust, estate and probate litigation practice groups in the State of California, at both the trial and appellate levels.

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Our Experience Saves You Money and Provides You with Results

Our unique experience allows us to gear up more quickly and handle your case more efficiently.

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Representing Institutional Trustees and Individuals

Success in litigation requires extensive experience in trial preparation, strategy and trial presentation. 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 problems.

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Second Opinion

There are times when you really need a second opinion from another attorney. We can confidentially evaluate what the problems and solutions are for your case and tell you the truth about what the source is of your delays, problems or increased expense if you are currently in litigation. Second opinions on how your case is being handled can be rendered on favorable terms, in some cases at no charge.

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Our litigation group has extensive trust, estate and probate litigation experience

Success in litigation requires extensive experience in trial preparation, strategy and trial presentation.  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 problems.

620 Newport Center Drive Suite 1400, Newport Beach , CA. 92660

1-800-923-6400

contact@HessVerdon.com

Experienced Trust Attorney & Probate Litigation Representation in

Orange County, CA.

Examples of Trust and

Probate Litigation Cases

  • Will contests
  • Defending Trustees
  • Actions to remove trustees who fail to fullfill their obligations or breach their fiduciary duties to the beneficiaries
  • Disputes over distribution of Inheritance
  • Trustee Accountings
  • Spousal property characterization proceedings
  • Proceedings to interpret ambiguous provisions
  • Elder financial abuse claims
  • Appeals and Appellate Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • Business Torts
  • Complex Commerical Litigation
  • Contract Disputes and Breach of Contract
  • Directors’ and Officers’ Liability
  • Shareholder Litigation
  • Partnership Disputes
  • Fraud and Misrepresentation
  • Fiduciary Fraud and others
  • Unfair Competition and Unfair Business Practices

Years Litigating Trust & Estate Cases Nationwide

Confident and Appreciative Clients

Hess-Verdon & Associates PLC, the premiere Orange County Trust & Estates Law firm, is headquartered in Newport Beach, California. Over the past 29 years, our firm has advised thousands of clients.

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Keith Van Dyke - Partner

Mr. Van Dyke is a Partner with the firm and has extensive trial experience having practiced in litigation for over 33 years. He also has extensive experience in handling arbitrations, mediations, law and motion, discovery and all areas of trial preparation. He practices Probate and civil litigation in both State and Federal Courts. He has tried numerous high value cases to successful conclusions by tenaciously representing his client interests. He is highly proficient at achieving positive results for his clients through the litigation process.

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Jillyn Hess-Verdon - Managing Partner

Mrs. Verdon founded the firm in 1990, and has successfully advised high net-worth individuals and corporate executives with their estate tax and corporate matters. She is a noted speaker on the subjects of Advanced Estate Planning, Estate Tax Planning, Special Needs Trusts for Disabled Family Members, Charitable Planning and Strategies For Wealthy Families Who Own Businesses. Whether the matter was planning their estate for their family or dealing with unexpected problems as a business owner her dedication to achieve results for her clients has earned her a reputation of excellence and a track record of success. Ms. Verdon’s commitment to the highest level of legal expertise and knowledge while providing personal service to her clients has caused the firm to grow into one of Southern California’s leading law firms.

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James R. Cunningham

Mr. Cunningham has extensive experience in the areas of estate planning, tax, business planning, probate, and trust administration. He received his Juris Doctor (J.D.) Degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law with a concentration in Tax.  Mr. Cunningham works closely with his clients designing and implementing a variety of tax, business and estate planning strategies. He has worked extensively with the estate and gift tax laws and is well versed in the techniques which are available to minimize the harsh impact of those taxes.

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Jillyn Hess-Verdon - Managing Partner

Mrs. Verdon founded the firm in 1990, and has successfully advised high net-worth individuals and corporate executives with their estate tax and corporate matters. She is a noted speaker on the subjects of Advanced Estate Planning, Estate Tax Planning, Special Needs Trusts for Disabled Family Members, Charitable Planning and Strategies For Wealthy Families Who Own Businesses. Whether the matter was planning their estate for their family or dealing with unexpected problems as a business owner her dedication to achieve results for her clients has earned her a reputation of excellence and a track record of success. Ms. Verdon’s commitment to the highest level of legal expertise and knowledge while providing personal service to her clients has caused the firm to grow into one of Southern California’s leading law firms.

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Keith Van Dyke - Partner

Mr. Van Dyke is a Partner with the firm and has extensive trial experience having practiced in litigation for over 33 years. He also has extensive experience in handling arbitrations, mediations, law and motion, discovery and all areas of trial preparation. He practices Probate and civil litigation in both State and Federal Courts. He has tried numerous high value cases to successful conclusions by tenaciously representing his client interests. He is highly proficient at achieving positive results for his clients through the litigation process.

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James R. Cunningham

Mr. Cunningham has extensive experience in the areas of estate planning, tax, business planning, probate, and trust administration. He received his Juris Doctor (J.D.) Degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law with a concentration in Tax.  Mr. Cunningham works closely with his clients designing and implementing a variety of tax, business and estate planning strategies. He has worked extensively with the estate and gift tax laws and is well versed in the techniques which are available to minimize the harsh impact of those taxes.

Our Guarantee

We guarantee that as a client of our firm you will receive cost-effective legal services delivered in a timely manner. We promise to involve you in strategic decisions and to communicate with you regularly. We cannot guarantee outcomes, but we do guarantee your satisfaction with our service. If at any time our firm does not perform to your satisfaction, we ask that you inform us promptly. We will then resolve the issue to your satisfaction, even if it means reducing our legal fees.

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1-800-923-6400

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Client Testimonials

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

Frances Gruben

Client since 2010

“Outstanding expertise and client rapport.”

Suzanne Casey

Client Since 2018

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

Roy Trachsel

Client Since 1995

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620 Newport Center Drive Suite 1400, Newport Beach , CA. 92660

1-800-923-6400

contact@HessVerdon.com