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Stewart R. Albertson

Litigation Attorney at El Segundo, CA

4.1   8 reviews
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  • State Years
    California - CA 20 years
    Louisiana - LA 21 years
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State LA
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Stewart

Learn Stewart’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    50%
    Product Liability, Medical Device Product Liability, Wrongful death; Serious Personal Injury; Employment Discrimination

    20 years, 150 cases

  2. Probate
    25%
    Trust, Estate & Probate Litigation, including Trust Contests and Will Contests, Probate Litigation and Administration

    20 years, 200 cases

  3. Trusts
    25%
    Trust, Estate & Probate Litigation, including Trust Contests and Will Contests, Probate Litigation and Administration

    20 years, 200 cases

HELPING PEOPLE HARMED IN CATASTROPHIC INJURY, WRONGFUL DEATH, AND TRUST & ESTATE MATTERS

Stewart R. Albertson is a named partner with the California firm of Albertson & Davidson, LLP, where he practices in the areas of trust, estate and probate litigation and general civil litigation. Mr. Albertson is a member of both the Louisiana State Bar and the California State Bar.

 

Mr. Albertson, the youngest of three children, grew up in Riverside, California. After high school Mr. Albertson joined the United States Army. After finishing basic training, advanced training, and airborne school, Mr. Albertson was assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division in South Korea, Camp Casey, where he spent one year soldiering near the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). After completing his tour in South Korea, Mr. Albertson was assigned to the U.S. Army’s elite 82nd Airborne Division where he served as a paratrooper for over two years.

 

After completing his commitment to the U.S. Army, Mr. Albertson attended law school and received his law degree from Loyola University New Orleans School of Law and his masters in tax law (LL.M.) from the Georgetown University Law Center. Prior to law school, Mr. Albertson earned his B.S. from Southwestern Adventist University.

 

Mr. Albertson is an adjunct professor of law at Chapman Law School, located in Orange County, where he teaches the Wills and Trusts course.

 

Mr. Albertson’s hobbies include exercising, P90X, competing in triathlons, playing chess, reading non-fiction, and watching sports of all types.

 

Mr. Albertson is an instrument-rated pilot. He owns and flies a Cirrus SR22. 

 

 

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Location

Albertson & Davidson, LLP
400 Continental Blvd., 6th Floor, El Segundo, CA
Suite 310
El Segundo, CA, 90245

Reviews

4.1 / 5.0
  8 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | February 28, 2011
Court case and sevaral documents
Four years ago I used him for a court case and was very happy with his expertise and the professional, intelligent way he presented himself. The outcome of the case was successful. A few months ago Mr. Albertson drew up several documents for me. He was very knowledgeable and gave great information to me.
Posted by anonymous | February 7, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyers with expertise in Litigation & Trusts
I contacted Albertson & Davidson, LLP because they specialized in Litigation and Trusts, and I had a personal family trust case. From the very beginning, all the attorneys, managers and paralegals were very attentive, empathetic and there for me through the whole process. I felt very comfortable talking with them and discussing my personal information with them. They were very fair and transparent with me every step of the way. I told them what I wanted to accomplish with my case, and we received exactly that. I highly recommend their firm.
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Posted by Patrick | October 4, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Stewart is an outstanding attorney, who goes above and beyond the call of duty. Highly recommended. A+
I had three Trustees who refused to communicate or work with me on any level. They were rude, hateful, dishonest, and they did not care about me or my interest in the Trust. My trust was losing money month after month. I went to several lawyers for help and they told me that nothing could be done, and that I didn't have a case! I then met with Stewart Albertson at Albertson & Davidson, LLP and he accepted my case. Stewart helped me when no one else wanted to! After several years of aggressive litigation by Stewart and his team, he was able to get the three Trustees removed, not an easy thing to do under California law. A new trustee, receptive to my needs, was appointed. I will soon be receiving an outright distribution from the Trust. I can't thank Stewart and his team enough for all they did for me. They take a personal interest in their clients, and genuinely care about them. They go above and beyond the call of duty. I highly recommend Stewart and Albertson & Davidson, LLP to anyone who is a beneficiary being abused or mistreated by Trustees.
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Posted by Jill | June 29, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience
For two weeks I searched and called many lawyers about my situation and no one wanted to take or even listen to my case. I called Albertson and Davidson and was greeted by an assistant. She took the time to listen and said she would have Stewart contact me. Within the hour I received a call from Stewart. I explained my case to him. He was patient and kind and explained everything and answered all my questions. Later that evening he accepted my case. Stewart Albertson and his team were professional and understanding all through the case. I highly recommend Albertson and Davidson.
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Posted by Michael | January 17, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
First Class Lawyer
Stewart is a first class lawyer. He has an extraordinary knowledge of the law. He is absolutely committed to clients and he has great respect in the California legal community. When I think of a lawyer who is highly committed to his clients, a fearless advocate and bright and creative thinker I think of Stewart.
Posted by Alicia | August 4, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Happy and satisfied client!
I am a current client of Mr. Stewart Albertson. My experience with Stewart and his staff has been superior. I was skeptical and reviewed many attorneys as my case was a class action matter. From the time that I was initially introduced, I knew he was the right attorney for me and my situation. He has been there for me when I was at my worst. He is ethical, patient, thorough, understanding and explained things thoroughly in terms that I could understand. I highly recommend Stewart Albertson and his team to assist you with your legal matter. The first of two cases has settled and I am happy to say that if it were not for Stewart and his legal team I don't think it would have happened as quickly as it did.
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Posted by anonymous | August 24, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bounced me around from Partner to Partner
I contacted this firm two years ago to represent me on a trust matter. I was impressed by their eagerness to help me and thankful no upfront cost had to be paid. Only a percentage, albeit a large one, of the estate. The first attorney that was assigned my case filed a petition on my behalf. Before that petition could be heard in court I was assigned a different attorney. And when questions arouse regarding information I was given by the filling attorney, which conflicted with the information I was receiving now from this new attorney, they refused to allow me to speak with the previous attorney. Sadly, after four months it became painfully clear they had no Intention of following through on the actions they promised during our consult. I believe they “represented “ me once or twice in court for a maximum of 30 minutes total. Yet I had four different attorneys throughout the four months they represented me. In a not at all unrelated matter... My children and I are going to be homeless unless a miracle happened by 9/16 but at least my attorneys got paid.
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Posted by CHRISTOPHER | June 7, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Avoid him unless you want the plague
Accepted and filed my case... within days of the response by the defendant,Albertson,without notice dropped my case. Needless to say, it was very near impossible to recoup after this blow. Highly unprofessional. This man personifies all of the negative things about lawyers.
Response from Stewart Albertson March 9, 2018
The attorneys at Albertson & Davidson zealously represent and fight for our clients. There are times when we intake difficult cases, but make sure to communicate with prospective clients that the case is more difficult for various reasons. Additionally, there are times when after we've taken in a case we find facts that make the case extremely difficult to take forward. In those cases we are honest with our clients and explain why we are unable to take the case forward, i.e., no real chance of proving liability or recovering damages. We understand this can be disappointing to some clients. Replying specifically to Christopher's review above, we did give notice. And, we refunded all attorneys' fees in the matter.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Vice President
  • The Albertson & Davidson Children's Foundation
  • 2011 - Present
  • Partner
  • Albertson & Davidson, LLP
  • 2008 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Chapman University School of Law
  • 2008 - 2015
  • Associate Attorney
  • Ziprick & Cramer, LLP
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Owner
  • Law Office of Stewart R. Albertson
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Professor
  • Loma Linda University School of Public Health
  • 2003 - 2007
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Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2003
  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • Southwestern Adventist University
  • B.S.
  • 1999

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Confidential Medical Device Litigation
  • High 8-Figure Confidential Settlement
  • Sloan v. Redmond
  • Jury Verdict $5,650,000
  • Estate of Robert Cheseborough
  • The appellate court agreed with us and affirmed the trial court's decision

Associations

  • The Albertson & Davidson Children's Foundation
  • Founding Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Riverside County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • California Consumer Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
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Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Southern California Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Southern California Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
  • Southern California Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2011
  • Southern California Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2010
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Publications

  • Advocate
  • Products Liability: Avoiding the "Land of the Lost"
  • 2013
  • Inland Empire Business Journal
  • Are Employer-Sponsored Tax-Deferred 401(k) Plans Still a Good Investment?
  • 2004
  • Inland Empire Business Journal
  • How the motion picture industry miscalculates box office receipts
  • 2004
  • Tax Regimes
  • The International Taxation of Dividend Income: A Closer Look at the Bush Administration’s Dividend Exclusion Proposal and Two Proposals Outside of the Classical and Integration
  • 2003
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Speaking Engagements

  • American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys
  • Ethics, Malpractice, and Litigation
  • 2018
  • Loma Linda University and Medical Center
  • Estate and Financial Planning Seminar
  • 2004
  • Redlands Yucaipa Guidance Counseling Association Board Meeting
  • Charitable Trusts and Taxation of appreciated property
  • 2003
  • Oak League Institute
  • Taxation of Financial Derivatives
  • 2003
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (5)
Endorse Stewart
Trusts Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is willing to go out of his way to help out and is a true professional. He is a credit to our legal community!"
Litigation Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Stewart Albertson as a trial attorney, with a focus on Trust, Estate, and Probate litigation. I first met Stewart as opposing counsel on a matter, and immediately found him to be very likeable, confident and well-prepared, with a mastery of the law and a high level of poise and experience in the courtroom. He fights hard for his clients, but is also professional in all of his interactions. I have since observed Stewart firsthand, representing related parties on a long-running case, where he has again shown an incredible range of insight and experience, in motion practice, depositions, and especially in the courtroom. He is always working to find new and innovative approaches to help his client, and I have great faith in his ideas and his ability to execute on those ideas. I have learned and benefited greatly from seeing Stewart in action over the past year, and will continue to do so. I am always confident referring clients to Stewart and his firm."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Stewart is a highly knowledgeable attorney, especially in the area of trust litigation. I often turn to him when I need help or need a referral for clients. Thank you Stewart!"
Litigation Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"Stewart is a brilliant and ruthless litigator. He believes in his clients and is dedicated to advocating on their behalf. It has been a pleasure to be able to watch and learn from him."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Attorney Albertson has an unparalleled passion for the law. He is a tenacious and meticulous litigator. He demonstrated these qualities every time I dealt with him."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the pleasure of knowing Stewart Albertson for going on 10 years now. He is an extremely intelligent and articulate lawyer who is focused his practice in the area of estate planning and litigation. I personally consulted with Stewart regarding several of my clients. He is on my short list of "Go To" attorneys when I have a challenging legal question. I would highly recommend him to handle any legal matter. I endorse this lawyer."
Trusts Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this lawyer. I have known Stewart for several years. We have worked together on estate and trust cases and have also opposed each other. I find Stewart to be highly intelligent and energetic in trust matters and have referred cases to him where I have a conflict."
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