Rebekah E. Swan practices in the areas of fiduciary, estate, trust and conservatorship litigation and administration. She handles matters involving claims of breach of fiduciary duty, undue influence, surcharge and financial elder abuse.
Complex trust and estate litigation matters
Ms. Swan has extensive experience in handling a wide variety of complex trust and estate litigation matters, including trust and will contests, disputes between trustees or executors and beneficiaries, disputes concerning fiduciary and conservator appointments, fiduciary accountings and surcharge issues, contested conservatorship matters, and trust and will interpretation matters. She often resolves and settles disputes through mediation. Additionally, she has broad experience in handling estate, trust and conservatorship administration matters.
Ms. Swan has been involved in numerous disputes over accounting irregularities and significant surcharge disputes that were successfully litigated. She also has been involved in many trust, estate and conservatorship disputes that resulted in the successful resolution of years of litigation between feuding siblings, other family members, trustees and beneficiaries.
She practices before the Probate Court, as well as the civil courts and the California Court of Appeals. Ms. Swan is frequently appointed by the Probate Court of the Los Angeles Superior Court to represent individuals in conservatorship proceedings.
Ms. Swan was recognized in both the 2020 and 2021 editions of the Best Lawyers in America® in the field of Litigation-Trust and Estates.
In 2021, she was named to the Southern California Super Lawyers list, a designation bestowed on only the top 5% of lawyers in this region.