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Daniel J. Leahy, Esq.

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Phone: (408) 371-6000
Fax: (408) 371-6005

Daniel J. Leahy specializes in trust and probate litigation. Dan's practice includes counseling trustees administering trusts and in 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.


J.D., University of California at Berkeley, School of Law

B.A., University of California at Santa Barbara

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