My practice is exclusively in the complex and unique area of probate litigation. Probate Litigation includes will contests (challenges to the validity of a last will), trust contests, inheritance disputes, claims against estates, guardianship matters, elder financial abuse, and misuse of power of attorney cases. I have been handling these types of cases for 15 years and I do not handle any other kind of legal matters.
My Probate Litigation experience encompasses all phases of the case includng filing the lawsuit, discovery of evidence, taking depositions, reviewing and using medical records, reviewing and using financial records, and taking the case to a trial in front of a jury, obtaining verdicts in favor of our clients. I have also successfully mediated and settled these kinds of cases.
I have spoken at seminars in Ohio on various probate litigation topics. I have also been a regular monthly speaker at the Toledo Bar Association Probate Committee Meetings, speaking on current Probate Litigation Law topics, since 2002.
I have been licensed to practice law in Ohio since 1991. Early in my career I handled various types of legal matters including real estate, probate, family law, and estate planning. I was also a prosecutor in the Perrysburg Municipal Court where I gained experience in trial practice, taking many cases to trial during my tenure there.
I endorse this lawyer's work. Dan specializes in probate and elder financial abuse litigation. He is very knowledgeable, thorough and well prepared for his cases. He has successfully handled difficult cases throughout Ohio. I have referred several clients to him.
Philip Schmidt Probate Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
|principal attorney||The Zigray Law Office, LLC||2010 - Present|
|Partner||Kolb & Zigray||1991 - 2010|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Toledo Bar Associations, Probate Committee||Regular speaker (2002-2010)||2002 - Present|
|Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers||Member||1994 - 2008|
|Association of Trial Lawyers of America||Member||1994 - 2006|
|Ohio State Bar Association, Litigation Section||Member||1994 - Present|
|Lucas County Bar Association||Member||1991 - Present|
|Ohio State Bar Association||Member||1991 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||1991 - Present|
|Ohio State Bar Association, Probate Committee||Member||1991 - Present|
|Will Contest Case||Obtained a 90% settlment in favor of my clients|
|Will/Trust Contest Case||Obtained a settlement for Plaintiffs|
|Estate Litigation case||Settled after mediation|
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|OSBA CLE||Probate Litigation - Case Law Update||2007|
|Will Contests||Will Contests in Ohio - CLE Seminar||2007|
|University of Toledo College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1991|
|University of Toledo||Finance||B.B.A.||1986|
|Probate Committee Meeting - Monthly||Probate Litigation - Law Update (since 2002)||2010|
|Will Contests - District 5 Annual Meeting||Will Contests and Other Probate Litigation Topics||2007|
|Probate Litigation in Ohio - Course Planner||Will Contests, Trust Contests, Estate Disputes||2007|