What they specialize in.

A probate attorney who handles estate planning and estate affairs—such as drafting wills and administering trusts—is an attorney who is dedicated to their discipline. Someone who primarily practices criminal law or mediates business disputes is probably not the best option to manage an estate.

What other people say.

Testimonials and reviews can speak volumes. If you know someone who has experience with a given attorney, ask them what they thought. If you do not know anyone who has hired a probate attorney before, go through the testimonials they should have available on their website.  


Philip J. Kavesh
Nationally recognized attorney helping clients with customized estate planning guidance for over 40 years.