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Probate & Business Litigation, Trials & Appeals -- Serving West Palm Beach and all of Florida

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Litigators & Appellate Attorneys
Serving Clients Throughout Florida

  • Probate litigation or business disputes in Florida?
  • High dollar, sophisticated or complex appellate issues?
  • Family guardianship lawsuits?
Our firm's lawyers go
to court and go to trial.
We are litigators.

We go to court. We try cases. We will negotiate if you want us to. But we prepare for trial and appeals. We are not for everyone.

What do we do? Probate litigation; business, contract and complex commercial litigation; high dollar appeals. Estate & Trust administration. Period.

If you need serious and exceptional advice, please consider our firm.
When disputes about wills, trusts and estates arise, it is imperative to have an experienced estate litigation attorney who understands the complexities of probate and trust litigation. Not every firm is equipped to successfully handle these matters, so choosing the right one is vital to the success of these claims. When you are involved in inheritance or property disputes, choose serious litigators with experience and confidence.

At Pankauski Hauser PLLC, our practice is limited to trials and appeals for business matters, Florida wills, trusts, estates and guardianships. Our attorneys’ objective is to offer to our clients a focused, goal-oriented effort, forceful advocacy, compassion, and sensible advice.

Experience & Reputation Count

John Pankauski and Robert Hauser are each rated AV PreeminentĀ® by independent legal authority Martindale Hubbell — a “significant rating accomplishment – a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.” This exceptional rating for Florida trial attorneys is based upon criteria which is independently evaluated by peers, lawyers and judges, including: Legal Knowledge – familiarity with the laws governing his/her specific area of practice(s); Analytical Capabilities – creativity in analyzing legal issues and applying technical knowledge; Judgment – demonstration of the salient factors that drive the outcome of a given case or issue; Communication Ability – capability to communicate persuasively and credibly; and Legal Experience – degree of experience in his/her specific area of practice(s). Robert has also been voted a Super Lawyer in Florida, and a Top Lawyer by South Florida Legal Guide. John has been named a Top Lawyer in Florida by the Legal Network.

Hire Lawyers Who Actually Try Cases

Some lawyers want to settle every case. That is not our firm. While we do resolve matters through negotiations and even mediation, our approach as litigators is to prepare for trial and get you your day in court. And if your case is going to settle through negotiation, the best opportunity to resolve it favorably is normally when everyone knows that you and your lawyer are prepared to go to court to make your case.

Florida Probate & Business Litigation
Attorneys & Appellate Lawyers

We spend much of our time in the courtroom, appearing in front of probate, appellate, and circuit civil judges to advocate on behalf of clients in estate, business and trust matters. All of our lawyers are litigators dedicated solely to litigation. Our goal is to keep a case moving forward to trial or, if possible, a satisfactory settlement. We always aim to give you hope that your disagreement or lawsuit will end. If a firm is not prepared for the complicated nature of estate and trust disputes, or a business or contract litigation, then a case can drag on for years. By implementing focused discovery and strategies, and uncovering the facts and applying the law to those facts, we strive to guide our clients through the various stages of litigation and the appellate possibilities as efficiently as possible.

Contact The Firm

You may have questions about your inheritance or a trust distribution, a possible appeal or business matter. You may wonder whether a will or trust was obtained by undue influence or whether someone lacked the mental capacity to sign the Florida will. If you have been given a will or trust that does not reflect someone’s true intent you will have to decide whether you want to question that. Or, you may have learned that an accounting is needed for a partnership or business or that a matter was just tried and appellate advice is needed. No matter what issues you face, we will be here to guide you through every step of the Florida litigation & appeals process.
To arrange a consultation with one of our accomplished West Palm Beach lawyers, contact Amanda Phillips at 1-561-514-0900 ext 101 or fill out our online form.

Our reputation as a leader in disputes involving issues such as beneficiary rights, inheritance conflicts, investment losses, guardianship litigation and many other areas of estate litigation allows us to be a trusted resource to our peers. We frequently receive referrals from fellow lawyers who recognize the experience and high degree of excellence that we provide clients in these complex cases.

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