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Bradley R. Kirk, Esq.

Lead Litigation Counsel
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Experienced Trust and Probate Litigation Attorney

Bradley R. Kirk is the lead litigation attorney at the firm. He is a certified specialist in trust and probate law, and during his 29-year career, Mr. Kirk has tried to judgment over 100 trust/probate cases in the Southern California Courts. Mr. Kirk manages a team of skilled trust and probate litigators and handles all manner of complex trust/probate cases.

In 1992, Mr. Kirk graduated magna cum laude from Pepperdine Law School. At Pepperdine, Mr. Kirk was in the top of his class, was an editor of the school’s law review, and was proud to have several of his legal articles published. During law school, Mr. Kirk also earned a prestigious position as an extern for Judge Pamela Rymer, United States Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit.

Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Kirk was hired by the international law firm of Morrison & Foerster where he started his career as a corporate and business attorney. At the time, Morrison and Foerster was one of California’s largest law firms. The Firm had 600 attorneys in seven California offices and thirteen offices worldwide.

In 1994, Mr. Kirk left Morrison & Foerster and started his own law firm. He had one client. From 1994 through 2020, Mr. Kirk grew the office to become one of Orange County’s elite trust/probate litigation firms. The firm now has four attorneys, two paralegals, two document specialists, an administrative assistant, and a bookkeeper.

Early in his solo career, Mr. Kirk became a certified specialist in Trust and Probate Law. This process involved (a) taking a mini-bar exam testing proficiency in trust/probate law, (b) obtaining references from peers in the trust/probate community, and (c) completing additional classes and training in trust/probate law. Only ½ of 1% of all California attorneys are certified specialists in Trust and Probate Law. Only ½ of 1% of all California attorneys are certified specialists in Trust and Probate Law.

Mr. Kirk has maintained his State Bar specialist certification over the years through annual trust/probate classes and a rigorous litigation practice. Mr. Kirk has become a regular in probate courtrooms across Southern California, where he appears weekly at hearings and trials.

Mr. Kirk personally manages all of the Firm’s cases and he is supported by a talented team of litigators, paralegals, and support staff. The Firm handles all manner of complex trust/probate litigation from simple disputes to multi-faceted and multi-county cases.

Interestingly, most of the Firm’s cases are referred by other trust/probate lawyers whose clients need specialized assistance in dealing with complex trust/probate litigation matters.

Contact our experienced trust and probate litigation attorneys online and learn how we can put our experience to work for you. 

Clients Share Their Stories

Testimonials
    Excellent Attorney! Very satisfied!

    “Brad assisted me in helping settle part of my late father's estate. I was having problems dealing with one of my father's banks, who were extremely unhelpful and basically just giving me bad ...”

    - Tracey
    I can't say enough positive things about my experience with Brad Kirk as my attorney.

    “I was involved in a very emotional legal dispute and Brad was not only knowledgeable about the law and how to handle my situation but was always able to remain calm and reassuring when I needed clarification of any issue.”

    - D.H.
    Mr. Kirk is an outstanding trial lawyer.

    “Brad is exceptionally bright, intuitive, and compelled to constantly think out of the box, thus ultimately saving the clients huge sums of money in the long run! I cannot say enough good things about Mr. Kirk, and glad he represented me in an ugly family t”

    - Former Client
    Thank you.

    “Brad and Jacob, thank you for all you have done to get me through these tough times. It means more than words can say.”

    - C.D.
    Winning spirit.

    In addition to being a stellar attorney, he was always sensitive to my needs during a very difficult three-year period. With great confidence, I highly recommend his firm.

    - Diane
    Trust Estate Lawsuit

    “Bradley Kirk & Associates is a finely tuned, well-oiled machine that represented me brilliantly. They are very knowledgeable, professional, and thorough in every aspect of dealing with Trusts and Estates. Mr. Kirk is dedicated to his clients and goes t”

    - Rin
    Great representation.

    “You and the team were great! I would recommend Brad Kirk for any litigation needs. Brad and Christian were very helpful and understanding”

    - Former Client
    Help in a very difficult situation

    “What a blessing you have been to my husband and me! At a time of great need and awful insecurity due to the impending unknown, you provided the help, trust and peace we needed to believe in ourselves ...”

    - Elizabeth
    Diligent, Thorough and Knowledgeable - Highly Recommend

    “I have worked with Mr. Kirk and his firm a number of times over the past several years. I have been consistently impressed with the quality of the representation he has provided. He has demonstrated ...”

    - anonymous
    Highly recommended!

    “I used Mr. Kirk for a trust issue that had been ongoing for years. He was able to settle what 2 other attorney's were not able to do in a relatively rapid and cost effective manner. The entire ...”

    - Kelly
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