The California Trust, Estate & Probate Litigation blog is provided as a resource for the public regarding Trust, Estate and Probate litigation issues in California. Additionally, it provides a forum for current news, information and insights pertaining specifically to issues in the area of Trust, Estate & Probate litigation.

Stewart AlbertsonStewart R. Albertson is a founding partner of Albertson & Davison, and represents clients throughout California in Trust, Estate, and Probate matters. Mr. Albertson works in the Firm’s three California offices located in Bay Area / Silicon Valley, Ontario, and San Diego.

Mr. Albertson received his Juris Doctor from Loyola University New Orleans School of Law before obtaining an LL.M. degree in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington D.C.  Prior to attending law school, he served as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division of the United States Army for over two years, and was stationed along the DMZ border of North and South Korea for one year with the Second Infantry Division.

With a focus on energetic and dynamic representation committed to achieving just and fair results for his clients, Mr. Albertson has helped the Firm obtain over $21 million in verdicts and settlements, including a jury verdict in one San Bernardino wrongful death case for $5.7 million (Sloan v. Redmond). He is also active in the legal community, teaching Will and Trust Litigation at Chapman University School of Law, and contributing to Advocate Magazine, the Firm’s Trust, Will, and Estate Litigation blog, the Albertson & Davidson Post blog, and his own Pharma Law Post.

In 2013 the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles nominated Mr. Albertson for Trial Lawyer of the Year, and in 2014 he was selected to the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers.

Outside of work, Mr. Albertson is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys exercising, running triathlons, and mountain biking.

Practice Areas:

  • Trust, Estate & Probate Litigation
  • Contested Wills & Estates
  • Contested Trusts
  • Probate Litigation
  • Trustee Breach of Duty Litigation
  • Abused Beneficiary’ Rights Litigation
  • Trust, Estate & Probate Appeals
  • Living Trusts, Wills, and Durable Powers of Attorney
  • Estate Planning

Awards:

  • Selected to the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Nominated for Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Los Angles Magazine’s Super Lawyer Rising Star Section, Top Young Lawyers in Southern California (2010)
  • Professional Associations:
  • California State Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Consumer Attorneys of California

Education:

  • The Georgetown University Law Center (2003)
  • Loyola University New Orleans School of Law (2002)
  • Southwestern Adventist University (1999)

Bar Admissions:

  • California
  • Louisiana

 

Keith_Davidson.jpgKeith A. Davidson is managing partner of Albertson & Davidson, LLP.

Originally from Denver, Colorado, Mr. Davidson attended Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, where he served as the Note and Comment Editor for the Loyola International and Comparative Law Review before graduating in the top ten percent of his class.

In 2008, Mr. Davidson joined forces with Stewart Albertson to form a firm focused on integrity, enthusiasm, and creativity—values that he continues to foster in both his own practice and that of the firm.  As a result, he has obtained over $21 million in verdicts and settlements over the past six years, and has guided the growth and expansion of the firm from two lawyers to ten lawyers, four paralegals, and three full-time offices in Ontario, Carlsbad, and the Bay Area.

With over a decade of experience in California Trust, Will, Estate, and Probate litigation, Mr. Davidson has passionately sought to help clients throughout California resolve their legal problems, and enjoys thinking creatively to position cases for success at trial. He also enjoys exploring legal topics through his monthly articles in the firm’s Trust, Estate, and Probate Litigation blog, and as a Will and Trust Litigation professor at Chapman University School of Law.

In his free time, Mr. Davidson is active in his community, is a proponent of solar energy and alternative-fuel vehicles, and maintains a personal blog on electric cars, ActiveE in the I.E.

Practice Areas:

  • Trust, Estate & Probate Litigation
  • Contested Wills & Estates
  • Contested Trusts
  • Probate Litigation
  • Trustee Breach of Duty Litigation
  • Abused Beneficiary’ Rights Litigation
  • Trust, Estate & Probate Appeals
  • Living Trusts, Wills, and Durable Powers of Attorney
  • Estate Planning
  • Business Law

Awards:

  • Los Angles Magazine’s Super Lawyer Rising Star Section, Top Young Lawyers in Southern California (2009 & 2010)

Professional Associations:

  • California State Bar Association
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Consumer Attorneys of California

Publications:

  • Contributing Author of 21st Century Estate Planning: Practical Applications, by Roy M. Adams, published by Canon Financial Institute
  • The Advantages of Creating Out-of State Trusts, Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine (Sept. 2005)
  • Death Tax Still Not O.K., Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs (Jan. 2006)
  • Business Continuity Planning; How a Business Can Survive When It’s Not Business as Usual, Corona Business Monthly (Oct. 2010)

Education:

  • J.D., Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, CA (2000)
  • B.A., California State University, San Bernardino, CA (1996)

Bar Admissions:

  • California