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Probate & Trust Litigation
Our probate and trust litigators represent individuals, charitable organizations, and family businesses. Litigation can often be handled by settlement, mediation or arbitration. However, litigation may be necessary when the legitimacy of a will is challenged.

Foley & Mansfield attorneys are highly experienced litigators who are as comfortable in the courtroom as they are working with potentially volatile intra-family dynamics that often surround a will or trust contest. We balance compassion for family relationships with an aggressive approach to litigation as dictated by your particular situation. Our attorneys also represent trustees and executors, whether they are accused of breaching fiduciary duties or failure to follow the terms of a will.

We will work with you to resolve your case in a cost-effective manner. We often sit down with both parties to work toward a favorable solution. Bob Brummond, the firm’s partner overseeing our probate and trust litigation cases, has earned an outstanding national reputation in probate litigation and often lectures at the prestigious Fratcher Symposium on trusts and estates.

Our probate and trust attorneys are regularly involved in the following areas of litigation:


  • Will contests
  • Trust contests
  • Claims for breach of fiduciary duty
  • Discovery of asset claims
  • Conservatorship
  • Power of attorney abuse claims
  • Determination of heirship
  • Accounting suits


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 Robert J. Brummond Robert J. Brummond
Managing Partner, Chicago
Chicago / St. Louis
312-254-3800
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