Extensive Experience With Significant Estates

Since 2001, Sacks, Glazier, Franklin & Lodise has focused solely on trust and estate litigation and dispute resolution involving substantial estates. Our senior partners’ deep experience in this area allows us to deliver skillful, cost-effective representation to individuals, charitable organizations, educational institutions, large and small businesses, and corporate and individual fiduciaries.

Recognized as industry leaders, our attorneys are active in developing laws and policies in estate, trust, probate, conservatorship and mediation issues.

  • Super Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers | Best Law Firms | U.S. News & World Report | Litigation - Trust & Estates | Tier 1 | Los Angeles | 2021
  • Top Listed In | Best Lawyers | The Worlds Premier Guide
  • Top Ranked Chambers and Partners High Net Woth 2020 Private Wealth Disputes
  • Daily Journal | Top Boutiques In California 2020
  • AETEC | The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel

We Handle Pretrial, Trial, Appeals And Mediation Proceedings

Our lawyers are well-equipped to help you resolve issues that arise during trust, estate or conservatorship proceedings.

Estate Litigation
Trust Litigation
Conservatorship Litigation
Estate, Probate & Trust Appeals
Estate, Probate & Trust Mediation

Focused Estate Litigation Experience Means Cost-Effective Mediation and Litigation Services

At other firms, even within the Estate and Trust Department, you may be represented by an estate planning lawyer who occasionally handles litigation, or by a litigator with limited trial experience in the probate courts. However, because we exclusively represent clients in trust and estate litigation and dispute resolution, we put our appreciable experience to work to quickly identify the soundest solution to your case. In fact, the very firms that we go toe-to-toe with in litigation often refer clients to us when they have a conflict of interest.


  • The 1846 Last Will of John Sutton-What’s Not So New in Will Drafting and Contests – By: Terrence M. Franklin , Published: Wealth Strategies Journal, September 27, 2018 Read More
  • It’s Time to Exempt No-Contest Clause Enforcement Proceedings From the Reach of the Anti-SLAPP Statute – By: Douglas E. Lawson , Published: California Trust and Estates Quarterly – Volume 22, Issue 2, 2016
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  • Matt McMurtrey Appointed as Chair of California Lawyers Association’s Trusts and Estates Executive CommitteeRead More
  • Ryan Houck Named to Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2021 ListRead More
  • How to Increase Diversity in the Legal Profession – Terry Franklin Hosts ACTEC Diversity, Equity & Inclusivity VideoRead More
  • Terry Franklin Presents “Bending the Arc of History Towards Justice” to Probate Attorneys of San DiegoRead More

In the Media

  • Terry Franklin Profiled in ABA Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity NewsletterRead More
  • Terry Franklin Interviewed by Becker Group Business Strategy PodcastRead More
  • Terry Franklin Featured in Daily Journal “In Recess” ProfileRead More