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We are one of the leading probate litigation offices in the Southland with over a decade of experience successfully fighting for your interests in what may well be the most difficult thing you will ever go through in your lifetime.  We’ll get you through it, so you can move forward into  this new phase of your life.

James A. Hagan is a trial lawyer who has spent the majority of his professional career litigating a vast variety of complex disputes on behalf of individuals in state and federal courts throughout the Southland.  Mr. Hagan’s trial experience and, over a decade of representing probate and trust clients, provides his clients an insight into the winning arguments, principal issues, risks, factors important to the probate court, as well as the ability to evaluate less costly resolutions.  Mr. Hagan left the corporate law world to focus his practice on helping everyday individuals through difficult periods with sensitivity, determination, and the relentless pursuit of justice.

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A few Reasons To Choose Our Law Firm

Below you will find the key benefits we offer to our Clients

FREE Case Evalutions

We believe you should feel comfortable and confident in your choice of representation.  So, we offer free initial consultations.

High SUCCESS Rates

Through our experience and diligence, our offices have enjoyed a high success rate in obtaining favorable orders, judgments, divisions and defenses.

Will and Trust CONTESTS

We will give a voice to your right to challenge those questionable provisions, and those acting on behalf of the estate.  

WEEKEND Appointments

We understand that you have commitments and obligations to family and employment which often do not you much weekday availability.  Call our offices and we will do our best to accommodate your schedule.

Distinguished Reputation

We enjoy a reputation of integrity, professionalism, and diligent advocacy among probate law professionals and probate courts

LOCAL Representation

We have extensive experience with the judges, commissioners, local rules and procedures that will apply to your matter.

ELDER Protection

We have placed a premium of protecting our seniors and are versed on the special issues, remedies and protections afforded to our most vulnerable.

Extensive TRIAL Experience

We have extensive probate, wills, and trust law trial experience and will never shy away from litigation in order to obtain justice.

What Our Clients Say About Our Services

Our lawyers can also represent you in civil litigation cases such as divorce, child and spouse maintenance.

I was referred to Mr. Hagan by a friend. I have used other attorneys and they were never effective. Mr. Hagan has earned his money with my case and has made movement in my case where others refused to because it was too difficult and did not want the hassle of dealing with opposing counsel's game playing tactics that would drive anyone insane!! Mr. Hagan has stood his ground and after 4 years, I can finally see some light at the end of the tunnel. Mr. Hagan does not fight for the unreasonable and he will advise you as such. If you want an attorney that will not sugar coat you to take your money, then he is the one for you. His fees have also been reasonable. In court he is respected by the judge and by other attorneys. Every time we go to court other attorneys have said, "You have a good one." Something I never heard about my previous attorneys. I have a long 13 years to go and Mr. Hagan will be the only attorney I use for my case.

Sonia W. | Long Beach, CA

“It is very difficult to find the right words to express how wonderful Attorney James Hagan has been throughout my case. His utmost professionalism, his expertise, his guidance, his caring and his tough stance gave me the strength to see me through what can only be described as one of the worst and ugliest times of my life. I will recommend him to anyone and everyone that wants an attorney that cares about the outcome, that puts faith in his client's words and fights for what is right. He is amazing and my gratitude cannot be emphasized enough. If you are in litigation, James Hagan is THE attorney to have on your side.

Mary H. | Pasadena, CA

“Excellent attorney and incredibly versatile . . . the ‘Tao of Lawyering’ would be my moniker for him.

Dane T | West Hollywood, CA

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