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Leading Trust & Estate Litigator Joins Hanson Bridgett in Sacramento

March 20, 2023 (Sacramento, CA) - Hanson Bridgett LLP is pleased to announce that Daniel Spector has joined the firm's Sacramento office as a partner in the Trust & Estate Litigation Practice. Also joining with Spector is associate Brie Hutton and paralegal Lisa Reimer Gaebe.

"We're thrilled that Dan and his team are joining us,” said Batya Forsyth, Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice Group Leader. "Dan is one of the top trust and estate lawyers in California and he is an outstanding addition to our busy – and growing – Sacramento office. His team's trial experience will augment the capabilities of our Family Wealth Planning Group and provide additional services for our clients across California."
Spector most recently had his own firm in Sacramento where, as a trial lawyer, he focused on trust, probate and complex civil cases involving families. He also serves as a mediator, arbitrator and expert witness of trust, probate and complex family civil disputes and is one of a handful of practitioners who is included in both the Sacramento Superior Court’s list of Pro-Tem Settlement Conference judges and its list of approved mediators qualified to mediate trust and estate disputes pending in Sacramento Superior Court. Spector was also named as a statewide mediation and private neutral panelist for Judicate West, a professional neutral company with offices throughout California, to handle their trust, estate, financial elder abuse and contested conservatorship matters throughout California. Spector received his B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of California, Davis and his J.D. from Santa Clara University Law School. In addition to legal practice, Spector has served on numerous non-profit boards throughout California as well as the Sacramento area, including serving as an appointed member of Executive Committee for the Trust and Estates Section of the California Lawyer’s Association, Chair of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Sacramento and as the Chairman of the Board of Del Paso Country Club. In addition, he has served as a board member of the following organizations: San Juan Unified School District Superintendent’s Advisory Board; the St. Ignatius School Advisory Board and the Anthony M. Kennedy Learning Center. He also served as General Chairman of the 2015 United States Senior Open Golf Championship, the single largest sporting event in Sacramento’s history.

About Hanson Bridgett

Hanson Bridgett LLP is a full service AmLaw 200 law firm with more than 200 attorneys across California. Creating a diverse workforce by fostering an atmosphere of belonging and intentional support has been a priority at Hanson Bridgett since its founding in 1958. We are dedicated to creating an environment that provides opportunities for people with varied backgrounds, both for attorneys and administrative professionals. As the first law firm recognized as a certified B Corp, we are committed to the communities where our employees live and work and consider it part of our professional obligation to serve justice by encouraging and supporting pro bono and social impact work.

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