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Bradley R. Kirk, Esq.

Lead Litigation Counsel
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Bradley R. Kirk is the lead litigation attorney at the firm. He is a certified specialist in trust and probate law, and over his 29-year career, Mr. Kirk has tried 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 from law school and starting working in corporate and business law at the international law firm of Morrison and Foerster - which at the time 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. 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.

Clients Share Their Stories

Testimonials
    Thank you for your hard work and great service.

    “If I hear of anyone in the OC that needs a good attorney, I will definitely recommend you and Brad.”

    - S.B.
    It has been a pleasure to work with Mr. Kirk.

    “Mr. Kirk recently completed the probate of my late mother's estate. Mr. Kirk gave his attention to this process and accomplished each step in a timely manner.”

    - L.A.
    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
    We won the case quickly.

    “Bradley Kirk handled my case in arbitration. Bradley and his team were knowledgeable about my case and the law. I would highly recommend him and have already to other people that I know.”

    - Brian
    Great attorney.

    “Despite already having several legal actions on trust and elder issues brought against me in other venues, and one still pending, Brad was quickly able to master the complicated history, get to the heart of the legal matters, and provide invaluable guidanc”

    - Former Client
    Thank you.

    “My life has changed from night to day since you agreed to take this case for me.”

    - C.D.
    Represented me professionally and aggressively.

    “By your skill and dedication to my case, you allowed me to move on with my life and move past this bizarre chapter. As I mentioned to you when last we met, you are very good at your job. I can’t thank you enough.”

    - C.B.
    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.
    Professionalism, knowledge, and diligence.

    “The team approached the case objectively, for a win for all parties involved. Jacob, Christian, and the entire team were patient and knowledgeable, putting us at ease. We trusted we were in the best possible hands given this unfamiliar territory.”

    - Anne-Marie
    Had it not been for Brad I would have lost everything.

    “I am grateful he was my attorney. He is straight forward, honest, and knows how to put a case together! We went to arbitration to settle and Brad was fantastic, organized, had EVERYTHING documented, and right at his fingertips.”

    - Steph
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