It is an unfortunate reality following the death of a loved one heirs and descendants often find themselves in the middle of a legal controversy. It may take the form of a contest regarding the validity of a will. There may be accusations that a trustee has breached their fiduciary duty toward the beneficiaries, or there may be questions of tax liability. Whatever the situation, the right legal counsel can make all the difference in the outcome.

The trust attorneys at Thorn Law Group offer significant experience in litigating on behalf of trust beneficiaries, as well as defending trust fiduciaries. We represent clients in trust actions, including:

  • Federal and State tax audits and disputes
  • Trust contests
  • Actions for trust reformation
  • Accounting of trust finances
  • Breach of a fiduciary duty
  • Claims by beneficiaries
  • Trust asset misappropriation and mismanagement
  • Challenges to the validity of trusts, including allegations of fraud, duress, undue influence, coercion, lack of capacity, and diverting from the grantor’s intent.

Thorn Law Group’s Washington, D.C.-based trust and estate litigation attorneys represent individual beneficiaries, charitable organizations, fiduciaries, and trust and estate professionals in a diverse range of actions related to trust litigation. We also represent individual and corporate trustees in complex trust-related disputes, including matters involving accounting and claims of trust mismanagement, and breach of fiduciary duty.


Experience, skill and compassion are all qualities of Thorn Law Group’s trust and estate attorneys. At Thorn Law Group, our Washington, D.C. based attorneys bring together their knowledge of tax, estate planning and trial practice to offer you the highest standard of representation in trust and estate matters. We will gather and analyze the necessary documents, identify the legal issues involved, and work each case to a satisfactory result. Whether it is a call for an accounting on the assets of a trust, resolving disputes among heirs, or investigating the actions of a trust officer at a financial institution, Thorn Law Group is ready and able to assist our clients in securing the inheritance to which they are entitled.

To learn more about how a Washington, D.C. trust and estate attorney from the Thorn Law Group can help you with your tax and legal issues, contact Kevin E. Thorn, Managing Partner, at, or (202) 349-4033.





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