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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: 31%



Contingent (33-40%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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    I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Dan on several cases over the past few years. He has extensive knowledge of probate matters and the law, and his litigation skills are remarkable. I have observed him expertly pick apart defendants while taking their deposition. I took many mental notes on how to illicit the evidence needed to win a probate litigation case during the depositions he led. He is professional and aggressive, and he secures the results his clients seek and deserve.


    Braden Blumenstiel Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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    I wholeheartedly endorse Mr. Zigray. I have faced Mr. Zigray as opposing counsel on many difficult cases over nearly two decades and I am never disappointed by his professionalism and ability to apply the law to difficult situations. He is unwavering in his loyalty to his clients and yet serves to facilitate settlements in appropraite situations for the benefit of the parties who are often related to one another.


    Douglas King Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

The Zigray Law Office, LLC

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


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Distinguished RatingMartindale-Hubbell2016
Top Attorneys in AmericaWho's Who Legal2016
Very High Rating in both Legal Ability & Ethical StandardsMartindale-Hubbell1997
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 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
Ohio Academy of Trial LawyersMember1994 - 2008
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMember1994 - 2006
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 Toledo College of LawFinanceB.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