The Triay Law Office was founded in 1978 after Charles Triay took on his first contested will case. He then used his experiences to develop a specialty niche practice in probate litigation matters. Combining his acute attention to detailed legal issues with a compassion for grieving families, Mr. Triay has built a solid reputation as a top probate litigation attorney. He represents clients in highly contested cases throughout Northern California.
The Triay Law Office specializes in probate litigation matters, including but not limited to:
Contesting and defending wills and trusts where an interested party is asserting the will or trust is defective or the result of undue influence.
Elder financial abuse cases, which can include issues such as lack of capacity and undue influence.
Contesting and defending fiduciary accountings of probate administrators, executors and trustees, including breach of fiduciary duty.
Asserting claims for spousal rights against an estate or trust, including cases involving an omitted spouse
Bringing creditors’ claims against a probate estate or trust, or defending against claims.
This list is not exhaustive of the claims and objections an interested party can make against an estate under California probate law. Beneficiaries and other interested individuals must bring their claims and objections as soon as possible, as their rights may be lost forever if not timely asserted.
In addition to litigation, attorneys Charles Triay regularly represent estate administrators and trustees in non-contested estate and trust administrations.
Our principal office is in Oakland in the San Francisco Bay area. We handle cases throughout Northern California, including the Counties of San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Napa, Sonoma as well as Mendocino. Our law firm receives most of its clients by attorney referral. Consultations with attorneys regarding referral cases are free of charge. The Triay Law Office then pays referral fees as permitted by the Rules of Professional Conduct. We are willing to take over a case, work as co-counsel with a referring attorney or work as a consultant. Unlike many other firms, the Triay Law Office receives probate litigation attorney fees on either a contingency or an hourly basis, depending on the case and the client’s desires. Please contact our Bay Area probate litigation lawyers to review your case and explore legal options available to you.
Probate litigation attorney Charles Triay has been in private civil practice since 1977. He then developed a specialty in probate litigation. Finding the interplay of detailed probate law and messy family dynamics fascinating, he then found his niche in helping individuals and families find justice in probate court. Since then, he has prided himself on providing unsurpassed personal service to all of his clients. He then gained a reputation as one of the top probate litigators in Northern California. In addition to probate litigation practice, Attorney Triay regularly represents estate administrators and trustees.
In 1992, Attorney Triay was certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization as a specialist in probate, estate planning and trust law.
Undergraduate Education: University of California at Berkeley, B.A. 1972 in Computer Science
Graduate Education: University of San Diego School of Law, J.D. 1977
Admitted to the California Bar: December 21, 1977
Representation by the Triay Law Office
The Triay Law Office specializes in all areas of probate litigation, including but not limited to undue influence, lack of capacity, contested accountings, spousal rights, defective trusts and wills, breach of trust, breach of fiduciary duty, elder financial abuse and creditors’ claims.
Unlike other law firms, the Triay Law Office allows clients to pay probate litigation attorney fees on either an hourly or a contingency basis, depending on the case and the client’s desires. The law firm gets most clients and business by referrals from other attorneys. Consultations with attorneys about potential cases are free of charge. The Triay Law Office pays referral fees as permitted by the Rules of Professional Conduct. We are willing to take over a case, to work as co-counsel with another attorney or to work as a consultant. Contact our San Francisco probate litigation attorneys for further information regarding representation in all matters of California contested wills and trusts.