Richard W. Petty is a senior counsel in Holland & Knight's Los Angeles office. Mr. Petty focuses his practice on litigation involving trust, estate, conservatorship and guardianship matters, both at the trial court level and at the appellate court level. He is an experienced trial attorney and litigates numerous matters involving trusts and estates with interests in complex commercial businesses and substantial real estate holdings, both inside and outside of the United States. His practice has a particular emphasis on the overlap between trust litigation and real estate litigation, including disputes involving partnerships, limited liabilities companies, fraudulent conveyances, title insurance and various tort claims. He also represents charities, churches and nonprofit organizations in litigation. His work on behalf of trusts and estates has occurred in probate courts, civil courts, appellate courts and bankruptcy courts. He has also represented the families of individuals who have been murdered in probate litigation over appointment of the executor of the victim's estate and the disinheritance of their slayer.
Mr. Petty also has experience representing Indian tribes and their members in all aspects of litigation, with a particular emphasis on Indian Child Welfare Act proceedings and other child custody matters.
Please note that email communications to the firm through this website do not create an attorney-client relationship between you and the firm. Do not send any privileged or confidential information to the firm through this website. Click "accept" below to confirm that you have read and understand this notice.