Experienced Trust + Probate Litigator
Attorney Daniel J. Leahy specializes in trust and probate litigation. Dan’s practice includes counseling trustees, administering trusts, and resolving disputes among beneficiaries and fiduciaries. Dan regularly appears in Bay Area probate courts and handles matters through trial.
Dan’s past experience includes representing trustees in trust contests and claims of forgery, resolving disputes between siblings regarding their parents’ assets, and obtaining a bench verdict against a trustee for failing to follow the terms of a trust.
Dan is a Bay Area native and UC-Berkeley School of Law graduate where he was a member of the Law Review. Prior to forming his own firm, Dan worked at a large international firm where he represented financial institutions in business litigation.
Dan is a member of the California Bar Association Trusts & Estates section, East Bay Trusts and Estates Lawyers, and the Contra Costa County and Alameda Bar Associations.
Dan is certified by the California State Bar as a specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate law and assisted in the publication of Sunrise, Sunset: What to Do About a Trustee with Diminishing Capacity which appeared in the California Trusts and Estates Quarterly.
|Award name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Certified Specialist - Estate Planning, Probate, and Trust Law||State Bar of California||2019|
|Law Review||Boalt Hall||N/A|
|Principal||Law Offices of Daniel Leahy||2010 - Present|
|Associate||Simpson Thacher & Bartlett||2008 - 2010|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar of California||Certified Specialist - Estate Planning, Probate, and Trust Law||2015 - Present|
|Alameda County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Contra Costa Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|San Francisco Bar Association||Volunteer Attorney||N/A|
|Issues Regarding the Fading Trustee||California Trusts and Estates Quarterly||2015|
|University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2008|
|University of California - Santa Barbara||B.A.||2001|
|Contra Costa Estate Planning||Financial Elder Abuse Standing||2016|
|Financial Elder Abuse||Client prevailed on all claims|
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