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Scott Marshall Grossman

Litigation Attorney at Riverside, CA

5.0   20 reviews
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Scott

Learn Scott’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    51%
    Probate and trust litigation. We help beneficiaries get their rightful inheritance.

    29 years, 318 cases

  2. Probate
    49%
    Helping executors and administrators correctly administer probate estates.

    23 years, 305 cases

I never thought my job would be to speak for the dead.

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Location

Riverside Office
6370 Magnolia Avenue
Suite 320
Riverside, CA, 92506
San Diego Office
11440 West Bernardo Court
Suite 300
San Diego, CA, 92127
Temecula Office
43537 Ridge Park Drive
Suite 101
Temecula, CA, 92590
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Posted by Sonya | February 10, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The very best Trust Litigation attorney in Southern California
Mr. Scott Grossman, Attorney of The Grossman Law Firm, APC and I became acquainted in June of 2020 and hired to represent me on my later brothers estate. Mr. Scott Grossman, Attorney is highly formally educated in taxes and law, highly professional, highly thorough, highly personable, highly reasonable, and highly follows through with absolutely every detail to the very end. As such my late brothers estate was concluded in February of 2024. In conclusion, I highly recommend Mr. Scott Grossman, Attorney for all of your Trust Litigation needs ! Thank you for everything that you have performed and concluded for me ! Regards, Sonya M. von Moltke Milena, Client
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Posted by Randy | March 24, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Professional
Scott was extremely professional in a very complex and difficult case. He kept us abreast in all matters, helped us understand the process with a positive result.
Posted by David | September 28, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My Hero
This attorney was definitely a God-send to me. In my moment of facing a situation that I had no idea how to handle, I began reaching out to attorneys. One, then another, and another I believe it might have been 15 total. I learned of this attorney just as I was retaining another. When things seemed like representation from the one I retained were beginning to become difficult, I thought it best to excuse him. I thank heaven above for the opportunity to retain Attorney Grossman. The degree of professionalism I received from this attorney and his firm was on level I had not experienced before. This highly skilled attorney along with his excellent staff made every effort to keep me updated, to review strategies, and make it know that it was always about what I wanted. No one has to tell me; I know that I was very lucky they agreed to take my case. I came to this attorney with little to no documentation supporting my claim. A clam that should have made almost 2 decades ago. That did not matter. They truly empathized with me and told me not to worry and leave everything to them. These now friends of mine treated me like nobody has ever treated me. If you want to come out victorious then retain this man. RETAIN HIM. I practically guarantee you'll be more tha happy with the decision and eternally sorry if you dont.
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Posted by Charles | January 16, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Greatest Trust Attorney In Southern California
Scott Marshall Grossman is very knowledgeable and I consider myself lucky to have him represent me. Scott's rates are reasonable; he and his staff are attentive to my case. I am grateful to have found this experienced law firm and am impressed with Scott's expertise. If you haven't decided on an expert trust attorney please take the time to give him a call for a free consultation. You will be very happy to retain Scott to represent you.
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Posted by David | December 30, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
"Superlative Attorney w/1st class firm"
This Attorney far exceeded my expectations by truly empathizing with my situation and proving to me that he (they) do. My needs and wishes were always put first above everyone else's including the firms.
Posted by Jordan | November 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A True Champion
Mr. Grossman is a hero, plain and simple. The battle over my family estate has been a brutal, debilitating affair and Mr. Grossman has never once considered doing anything other than continue to stand by us, with us, and for us. I am forever grateful to him and his extraordinary staff.
Posted by Shannon | August 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent experience so far!
Knowledgeable, experienced and friendly staff. Feel very comfortable with my decision to engage The Grossman Law Firm!
Posted by Lafayette | July 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Probate Client
After consulting with Mr. Grossman and then hiring him and the help of himself and his staff has given me has far gone any and all expectations that I may have had. Which now gives me a piece of mind and I truly believe he will handle my case in a very expeditious manner furthering my belief that I made the right decision in hiring Mr. Grossman as my attorney and to represent me in my probate case.
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Posted by Deborah | May 25, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Review Attorney Grossman
From the beginning Attorney Grossman has been great at listening to my concerns and explaining the legal course my case would take. I appreciate the promptness of his replies to my questions. Through our conversations Attorney Grossman has built up a trust that makes me confident in his expertise as an attorney.
Posted by Khodr | September 10, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Grossman-law-firm is the right choice for your probate case. A professional and experienced team.
I have hired Mr. Grossman to handle a Probate case of my diseased wife estate. Mr. Grossman and his team provided me with the proper guidance throughout the process and explained what to expect and the time needed to reach a judgement on the matter. The team understand their client emotional ups and downs throughout the case and they are always their to address any concerns or questions. I am pleased that I have chosen a professional and knowledgeable team to handle my case.
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Posted by Randall | June 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Probate
Scott was an excellent lawyer in my probate case. The case started simple but turned complicated and Scott was there all the way. In the courtroom Scott is extremely confident and made me feel very comfortable during very difficult time. I would recommend Scott to anyone needing assistance in probate
Posted by Frank | December 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ethical, Honest, Smart, and Professional
I highly recommend Scott Grossman if you have any question regarding your inheritance, he really cares about his clients and wants the best possible outcome for them. Any time I had concerns or question regarding my case Scott did not hesitate to take the time to discuss any issues, you want Attorney Scott Grossman on your side. Attorney Scott Grossman has publishes books and web information that allows you as a client to be more knowledgeable about your rights and the legal process.
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Posted by Paul | September 7, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Knowledgeable probate attorney
I am a Los Angeles attorney handling a probate matter. I consulted Scott, because I had a question about the matter, and I do not usually handle probate matters. He replied promptly and was helpful. I enjoyed my experience with him.
Posted by Janet | July 20, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Spousal Property Petition
My husband died with almost as many debts as he had assets. I wanted my kids to get something from their father's estate, and was at a loss of where to begin. After being railroaded and shanghaied by 2 other probate attorneys, both of who failed to mention that a spousal property petition was an option for me, I ran across Scott Grossman's Law Firm. I had my doubts that he too would be just another "ambulance chaser" attorney only interested in the money they would make on a probate case, even if I ended up with nothing. On our first consultation, he recommended I do some research, obtain a few necessary documents and get back with him in a week. I did what he suggested and our second consultation proved to be even better news than the first. After running some numbers, Scott felt that the spousal property petition was the better way to go for us. He was the only attorney (and there were several) I spoke with that wasn't interested in the money. He truly showed interest and concern in the possibilities of having something in my hand for my kids rather than taking my money and knowing we would end up with nothing. Not only did he encourage me to continue my fight with the debtors, but offered the assistance I needed to proceed with the initial filing on my own, with the understanding that he would be available when I needed his assistance further down the road. Truthfully, I was so impressed with his manner, knowledge, and willingness to help. They don't teach that in Law School!!! And they don't teach us (the general public) that dying without a trust, even if there is a will... it is an invitation to Probate 101. It's a scary and expensive ordeal to go through after having lost a loved one. The process is long and you can basically lose more than you ever gain. (I'm not trying to put Scott out of a job) But if by chance you find yourself in a situation where you need a probate attorney, I would recommended giving Scott Grossman a call. You will be glad you did. Thank you Scott for renewing my faith in attorney's.... (some attorney's)!!!!
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Posted by anonymous | July 31, 2015
Grossman Law Firm
I worked with Attorney Scott Grossman and his firm for almost a year on a family probate matter. He was very knowledgeable, patient, and approachable with all my various questions and concerns. His staff are very efficient and caring. I had a favorable outcome in court. He and his staff were always easy to reach and he was very honest and upfront about fees, timelines, and possible outcomes. I would highly recommend his services to anyone needing assistance with probate matters.
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Posted by Shaynon | May 28, 2015
Dual Probate...no problem!
I lost my stepmother in San Diego county and my father passed away 6 months later in Riverside county out of heartbreak. Scott was able to help me in both cases, which was a huge benefit to not have to deal with 2 different lawyers plus directed me in the best approach in handling the dual probate situation that I had landed myself in due to neither having the proper will/trusts set-up before their passing. Scott was a huge help and made it very easy for me to be able to sit back and allow him to do what he knew best in his approach. I listened and everything worked out for the best. I would definitely recommend Scott to anyone that has any needs in the San Diego and Riverside county area. Thank you so much for all your help, Scott!
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Posted by Norman | November 12, 2010
I know its what my grandparents would have wanted
After my father passed away, I knew it was my grandmother’s intention for me to share her estate with my uncle (her only surviving child) in my father’s absence. However, after my grandmother’s death, my uncle would only provide bits and pieces of information about the estate. Suspicious that my uncle was taking advantage of me, I decided to hire an attorney. Initially, I was reluctant and cautious before entering into a relationship with The Grossman Law Firm, having had a bad experience in the past with attorneys. However, after repeated telephone calls I felt comfortable moving forward. Scott really made me feel at ease as far as the whole legal process. He basically gave me the rundown on what my uncle was doing, and it was almost exact! He didn’t even know the guy and he already knew what was going on. Through Scott’s diligence and perseverance, it was discovered that my grandmother suffered from dementia and that a new trust was created and signed while under my Uncle’s care. The case was further complicated after an existing trust was discovered, exposing the fact that most of my grandmother’s assets were hidden, including a piece of Texas farmland and a 5-Plex, leading to two separate trust litigation cases and one probate case. Eventually the case went to mediation. Evidence of Norm’s grandmother’s medical condition was provided during mediation after the defense made an initial settlement offer that was very low. As a result I received nearly 10 times the amount than was initially offered. Scott’s persistence lead to us coming to an agreement. An agreement which could not have been a result without my counsel. I don’t think I could have done it with any other lawyer. It was a very difficult case, but he was always in control. During the nearly two-year long ordeal, I was impressed with how Scott handled my case, especially in light of the fact that I lived in Texas while the case was being litigated in California. Scott kept me informed at all times and whatever he told me he followed through with. There were no surprises. He was very forthcoming with my thoughts, but he always left it up to me to make the ultimate decision on what I wanted to do. We built mutual trust, which at first I did not have because of my leeriness with what happened in the past. Every time I called, I got right through to me no problem. He always knew what was going on in the case and where we were at, up to the same day. It was really kind of amazing, actually. I felt like I was my only client. Scott Grossman was very professional at all times. I would work with me again and anyone he would recommend for that matter. I know it’s what my grandparents would have wanted. That’s the most important aspect of it. They wanted me to have something. And by the grace of God, I got Scott Grossman as my attorney and it worked out perfectly for me in my matter. I would highly recommend The Grossman Law Firm to anyone else going through the same circumstances. Scott’s an honest attorney. That goes a long way with people.
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Posted by Jack | November 3, 2010
Scott got me control and my attorney's fees
A poorly drafted trust with an unusual stipulation nearly resulted in me losing my inheritance. My three sisters and I were appointed co-trustees of our parent’s trust, with the understanding that each sibling would receive equal shares of the trust upon their their deaths. However, after both parents passed away, my sisters relied on an unusual provision that appeared to allow for a majority rule for control of what happened inside the trust, thus shutting me out of every step of the process as a result. Upon recommendations from other attorneys, I contracted Scott Grossman for help. When my sisters projected an unrealistic sales price for our parent’s primary residence in a declining market, Mr. Grossman filed a petition with the probate court to force the sale of the property at auction and allow for equal distribution of all of the estate’s property. The judge subsequently ordered mediation prior to scheduling a trial date. By the time mediation took place, comps on the home indicated an $86,000 difference between my sister’s projected sales price and the actual value of the home. Mediation took place and we successfully came to an agreement. The mediation agreement included the estate being responsible for paying my attorney fees and costs, as well as my parents' home being sold at auction providing me with my equal share of the estate. A change in the trust’s majority rule provision was also agreed upon, resulting in all of us receiving equal control of the trust. As a retired police officer, I have spent a great deal of time working with attorneys throughout my career. I found Scott Grossman to be a cut above the rest.
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Posted by Steve | October 21, 2010
Great help with a difficult probate
I had a very difficult probate case. 2 of my brothers and sisters made threats and were hard to deal with. Scott kept them in check, dealt with a number of creditors, and helped me to understand the probate process. He made a difficult situation much better.
Posted by Jay | March 31, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Providing hope where there was none.
Mr Grossman believed in me when I refused to believe that justice would prevail. Having only the word of a homeless stranger, no money to offer, he accepted my case and believes my story of a greedy brother wanting it all. Now gone the documents proving my claim stolden. Along with legal trickery and manipultion what is rightfully mine being sold and me being dismissed by my older brother, whom is already well off, I had all but given up after the death of my mother. We were very close and besides my brother the only family I had. I was a step away from ending my life. After a matter of days I found myself homeless, with out transportation, phone, even food. Overnight what my mom planned for years to make sure exactly this situation would never happen ,happened. All because we both trusted my older brother not to take advantage and split all belongings 50/50. He wanted 100. Had me kicked outta my moms home the next day. Told me the wrong funeral date, though I managed to make it anyway. Throws away everything he couldn't sell without even asking me anything. Ignore my multipul attempts to leave me a contact number, address, anyway of reaching him. Mr Grossmen gave me a reason to live when all I wanted to do was die. Now over 400 days have passed since my mom died. Finally my brother has been ordered to produce the trust documents, I once had, and an accounting of the accents. First time in a long time my brother contacted me on Facebook. He wants to make me a deal!! I want him to go to jail for what he has put me through. And my moms ashes. The money isn't my goal, though it would be nice not being cold, hungry and tired, I just want things to be as my mom wanted the to be. That and justice! I'll leave that to the expertise of Mr. Grossman! Oh yeah, I still haven't returned my brothers texted yet. See how he likes waiting for the empty ring of my phone. But I'm still cold.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 95-450 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-50%
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Attorney
  • The Grossman Law Firm, APC
  • 1999 - Present

Education

  • University of San Diego
  • LLM
  • 2005
  • California Western SOL
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • Tufts University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1987

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Brandt Family Trust
  • Settlement
  • Leona Doris Lusk Trust
  • Trust and will set aside

Associations

  • State Bar of California, Litigation Section
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • State Bar of California, Trusts and Estates Section
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Top Lawyers
  • Three Best Rated
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Certified Specialist - Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law
  • State Bar of California
  • 2015
  • Certified Specialist - Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law
  • State Bar of California
  • 2010
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
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Publications

  • Word Association
  • Winning The Inheritance Battle
  • 2013
  • Riverside Lawyer
  • Getting Your Client Their Rightful Inheritance
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • Probate Bootcamp
  • Probate
  • 2016
  • Security
  • Securing Your Estate
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (3)
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Litigation Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If you want an attorney with the knowledge and experience to competently represent you in regards to trust and probate litigation issues, Scott is your man. Scott has the ability to assess the relative strength or weakness of your case and to help you set realistic expectations on the outcome. Scott understands the balance between being reasonable and being an aggressive advocate to achieve the best results for his client."
Litigation Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If you are in an inheritance battle in California you are going to want to talk to Scott Grossman and get a copy of his terrific book, Winning the Inheritance Battle. There simply aren't that many lawyers with experience in what we call "probate litigation." Give Scott a call."
Probate Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Grossman provides a much needed service on Avvo. He donates his time to individuals who are in need of immediate legal answers."
Probate Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Probate Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Scott is an exceptional attorney, an aggressive litigator and a trusted adviser. I endorse him for his depth of knowledge in all probate matters and history of great service to his clients."
Probate Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Scott Grossman who has a wealth of information on complex legal matters. I would recommend that you review his website for more information. He has countless happy clients. This is evident by the amount of referrals he receives from satisfied clients."
Probate Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Scott is on the leading edge of legal issues and he really cares about providing helpful information to consumers so they can make better and informed decisions about their legal issues like estate planning. He has also authored books which he makes available free on his website."
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