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Oakland Probate Litigation Attorney Charles Triay

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San Francisco Probate Litigation Attorney Charles Triay

Probate litigation attorney Charles Triay has been in private civil practice since 1977. He then developed a specialty in probate litigation. Finding the interplay of detailed probate law and messy family dynamics fascinating, he then found his niche in helping individuals and families find justice in probate court. Since then, he has prided himself on providing unsurpassed personal service to all of his clients. He then gained a reputation as one of the top probate litigators in Northern California. In addition to probate litigation practice, Attorney Triay regularly represents estate administrators and trustees.

In 1992, Attorney Triay was certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization as a specialist in probate, estate planning and trust law.

  • Undergraduate Education: University of California at Berkeley, B.A. 1972 in Computer Science
  • Graduate Education: University of San Diego School of Law, J.D. 1977
  • Admitted to the California Bar: December 21, 1977

San Francisco Probate Litigation Lawyer Paul Epstein

Probate litigation attorney Paul Epstein is an associate at the Triay Law Office. He has been building his probate litigation practice since 2007. Attorney Epstein appreciates the complexity of probate and trust litigation cases. He works closely with his clients to bring them some measure of comfort during an emotionally charged time. He feels fortunate that he is then able to use his knowledge of the law and his skills as a litigator to provide solutions for his clients.

Paul is a member of the Alameda County Bar Association and the East Bay Trust and Estates Lawyers. He has served as a court-appointed Personal Representative of estates in the Alameda County Superior Court.

  • Undergraduate Education: San Francisco State University, B.A. 1993
  • Graduate Education: University of San Francisco School of Law, J.D. 1999; San Francisco State University, M.A. 1996

Representation by the Triay Law Office

The Triay Law Office specializes in all areas of probate litigation, including but not limited to undue influence, lack of capacity, contested accountings, spousal rights, defective trusts and wills, breach of trustbreach of fiduciary duty, elder financial abuse and creditors’ claims.

Unlike other law firms, the Triay Law Office allows clients to pay probate litigation attorney fees on either an hourly or a contingency basis, depending on the case and the client’s desires. The law firm gets most clients and business by referrals from other attorneys. Consultations with attorneys about potential cases are free of charge. The Triay Law Office pays referral fees as permitted by the Rules of Professional Conduct. We are willing to take over a case, to work as co-counsel with another attorney or to work as a consultant. Contact our San Francisco probate litigation attorneys for further information regarding representation in all matters of California contested wills and trusts.