Experienced Help From Probate Litigation Lawyers In Columbus

What would you do if you thought you were going to inherit money and it never got to you, or it actually went to someone else? At the Law Office of Mike Gertner, we have significant experience helping widows, orphans and other beneficiaries with inheritance disputes and other probate litigation matters. With a proven track record of success in probate litigation, attorney Mike Gertner is fully prepared to take your claim to state or federal court if it means protecting your inheritance rights.

“Mike Gertner did better than I would have thought possible. He has changed my view on lawyers in general (for the better, of course). He is very communicative, and extremely hardworking. His attention to detail can be astounding at times.” —Michael R., a probate dispute client

Mike has seen too many cases over the years where the assets of a decedent do not end up with the right person. He passionately seeks justice for those with valid claims regarding:

  • The validity of a will, trust, guardianship or other estate document or changes made to these instruments under suspicious circumstances, as in a case that we settled where evidence existed of improper changes made to the will after the it had been signed by the decedent (Hartman v. Hartman, Pickaway County Probate Court)
  • Breach of fiduciary duty, as in a case we won at both the trial and appellate level that involved a $600,000 estate in which $200,000 of assets were moved to another county by the conservator after the ward died, thereby depriving our client (the beneficiary) of his rightful inheritance (Elliott v. Thompson, U.S. District Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit, Case No. 37313).
  • Mishandled administration of life insurance policies, as we achieved in a recent case for a widow who was cheated out of life insurance benefits left by her late husband (Bokemper v. Farmers New World Life Insurance, 10 CV 08 11569, Sept. 11, 2012)

For more than 35 years, our firm has sought justice for clients in Columbus and throughout Central Ohio. We have built a reputation for providing aggressive trial representation combined with individualized client service.

We Can Help You Protect Your Inheritance Rights in Columbus

If you believe you have been subject to wrongdoing in the process of settling a loved one’s estate, contact us at 614-463-9393 or 877-772-1011 toll free to schedule a free initial consultation.