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 - Trusts and Estates | Tier One | Los Angeles 2022
Top Listed In Best Lawyers | The World's Premier Guide
Chambers and Partners 2022 High Net Worth Private Wealth Disputes
Daily Journal | Top Boutiques in California 2020
ACTEC | 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

We Represent Clients Throughout California

Addison H. DiSesa

Addison H. DiSesa

Terrence M. Franklin

Terrence M. Franklin

Kenneth M. Glazier

Kenneth M. Glazier

Antonieta "Tonie" Pimienta Lefebvre

Antonieta (Tonie) Pimienta Lefebvre

Joshua M. LeVasseur Headshot

Joshua M. LeVasseur

Mary C Lipscomb

Mary C. Lipscomb

Margaret G Lodise

Margaret G. Lodise

Matthew W. McMurtrey

Matthew W. McMurtrey

Robert N. Sacks

Robert N. Sacks

John Scheerer

John Scheerer

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.

Articles

  • 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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Announcements

  • Sacks Glazier Franklin & Lodise Welcomes Three New AssociatesRead More
  • Protecting Civil Liberties in America: Korematsu v. United States – Terrence Franklin Hosts ACTEC Diversity, Equity & Inclusivity VideoRead More
  • Planning for Probate Contests – Meg Lodise Presents for 4th Consecutive Year at ABA RPTE Skills Training for Estate PlannersRead 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