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Daniel Francis Zigray

Daniel Francis Zigray

also known as Daniel F. Zigray

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About Me

Daniel F. Zigray, Attorney at Law 


Ohio Probate Litigation Cases are the only type of cases I work on.  Most I take on a "contingency fee" basis - which means I don't get paid a fee unless I obtain a recovery for you through trial or settlement.   I handle Will Contests, Trust Contests and other Inheritance disputes.  Contact me at my email address to discuss your case.    


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.


Practice Areas


  1. Probate: 35%
  2. Litigation: 34%
  3. Wills & Living Wills: 31%



Contingent (33-40%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Philip L. Schmidt

    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

Contact Info

The Zigray Law Office, LLC

1715 Indian Wood Circle
Suite 200, Second Floor
Maumee, OH, 43537



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
principal attorneyThe Zigray Law Office, LLC2010 - Present
PartnerKolb & Zigray1991 - 2010
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Toledo Bar Associations, Probate CommitteeRegular speaker (2002-2010)2002 - Present
Ohio Academy of Trial LawyersMember1994 - 2008
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMember1994 - 2006
Ohio State Bar Association, Litigation SectionMember1994 - Present
Lucas County Bar AssociationMember1991 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationMember1991 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1991 - Present
Ohio State Bar Association, Probate CommitteeMember1991 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Will Contest CaseObtained a 90% settlment in favor of my clients
Will/Trust Contest CaseObtained a settlement for Plaintiffs
Estate Litigation caseSettled after mediation
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Publication NameTitleDate
OSBA CLEProbate Litigation - Case Law Update2007
Will ContestsWill Contests in Ohio - CLE Seminar2007
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Toledo College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
University of ToledoFinanceB.B.A.1986
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Probate Committee Meeting - MonthlyProbate Litigation - Law Update (since 2002)2010
Will Contests - District 5 Annual MeetingWill Contests and Other Probate Litigation Topics2007
Probate Litigation in Ohio - Course PlannerWill Contests, Trust Contests, Estate Disputes2007