Fiduciary and Probate Litigation

Buck Keenan’s Probate and Fiduciary Litigation team specializes in resolving disputes that arise in all aspects of estates, trusts, guardianships, family businesses, wealth transfers, charitable giving, and wealth planning. We are experienced and successful in handling all types of probate and fiduciary matters. We understand that disputes among family members, fiduciaries, and other parties present significant challenges, both emotionally and legally. We navigate the complexities of these disputes, both legal and personal, with expertise, common sense, and compassion.

Whether before probate courts or appellate courts across Texas, Buck Keenan has the capabilities and resources to effectively advocate for our clients’ interests. We are committed to providing full-service support, drawing on hundreds of years of experience across various practice areas. We will always prioritize your best interests and provide candid advice that aligns with your objectives.

Representative Cases

  • Mutimillion-dollar settlement for client in claims against estate relating to long-term relationship between client and decedent.
  • Multi-million dollar settlement for client in claims against estate for common law marriage to decedent.
  • Multimillion-dollar settlement within 30 days of notice for claim against decedent’s children in favor of decedent’s wife for continuing payments to wife pursuant to will.
  • Successful representation of putative ward’s wife in efforts by putative ward’s children to obtain guardianship of putative ward and control over his multi-million dollar estate.
  • Confidential settlement for client against law firm for failure to disclose adverse impacts of purchase of life insurance policy as part of estate plan.
  • $9.2 million arbitration award, including $2.9 million in punitive damages, against a trust company for mismanagement of client’s investment assets.
  • Multimillion-dollar settlement and buyout for minority shareholder of family company in claims against majority shareholder and company directors for shareholder oppression and breach of fiduciary duty.
  • Multimillion-dollar settlement for recovery of president’s 40 percent share of family company for remaining shareholders based on president’s breach of fiduciary duty and fraud.
  • Successful representation of multiple parents in disputes over guardianship, possession, access, and support for their adult disabled children.