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Trusted Representation In Litigation And Appeals

Civil litigation isn’t always so civil, especially when it involves large sums of money or other high stakes. You need to know where you stand so you can make informed decisions. You need to know that your legal counsel will not be outworked or outflanked.

Darling & Wilson, PC, is an established law firm with a solid track record in litigation and appellate law. Based in Bakersfield, our trial lawyers have tried cases across the Central Valley, throughout California and beyond. If you are involved in a legal dispute – or anticipate a lawsuit – you can depend on our team to skillfully press your case or vigorously defend your interests.

Trial Lawyers With Wide Experience

Our attorneys have litigated the full spectrum from simple contract disputes to complex business litigation cases involving multiple parties or millions of dollars. We are equipped to handle a range of matters, including:

  • Breach of contract
  • Business partner disputes
  • Minority shareholder lawsuits
  • International Trade Commission (ITC) disputes
  • Probate disputes
  • Real estate litigation
  • Other civil litigation

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Nuanced Handling Of Probate And Estate Litigation

While mourning a loved one’s death, there may be disputes among heirs over the person’s wishes and the distribution of the their estate. Our attorneys can help you deal with these delicate situations, protecting your rights while trying to keep the family peace. We have experience with:

  • Will contests alleging fraud, undue influence or lack of testamentary capacity
  • Trust and estate litigation, representing the estate or beneficiaries
  • Allegations of breach of fiduciary duty by executors or trustees
  • Other probate disputes, such as misappropriation of assets

Our lawyers are well versed in the unique rules and procedures of California probate court from drafting wills and trusts for clients and our practice in probate and estate administration. We aim for efficient resolution of conflicts to avoid further delays in settling the estate.

Savvy Counsel For Real Estate Disputes

Real estate law is another area where you want a lawyer who knows “the lay of the land.” We have handled real estate matters throughout Northern California, representing buyers, sellers, developers and landlords:

  • Fraud or breach of contract in residential real estate deals
  • Negotiation and litigation of commercial property transactions
  • Property disputes and land use litigation
  • Commercial lease disputes and remedies for property owners

Our Own Appeals Specialist

In appeals, it is imperative to have an attorney who is knowledgeable and experienced in crafting high-quality legal briefs and presenting winning oral arguments. Joshua Wilson has been board-certified as an appellate specialist since 2008, handling more than 100 cases in various courts of appeal in California and other jurisdictions.

Appellate law involves re-examining cases before federal and state appellate courts that have already been heard in a trial-level or lower court. Mr. Wilson is one of the few attorneys in the Central Valley who has been certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization in the area of appellate law. He has handled civil appeals, probate appeals and criminal appeals for clients statewide.

Appeals have a brief window yet must be carefully researched and crafted. If you believe you were denied due process and a fair result at trial, contact us immediately to discuss your potential appeal and get it filed on time.

Work Closely With Proven Trial Lawyers

We are a boutique law firm, so you can expect to work directly with an accomplished civil litigation attorney from start to finish. We aim to build long-term relationships with our clients, who also rely on us for business law counsel and advanced estate planning and asset protection services.

To discuss your legal dispute, arrange a consultation at our offices in Bakersfield or Visalia by calling 661-325-5075 or filling out our online form.