Hackard Law

Michael A. Hackard

Sacramento CA Trust Litigation Attorney

Hackard Law

Contact Information

916-313-3030, info@hackardlaw.com


Michael Hackard heads Hackard Law, an estate, trust and probate law firm in Sacramento, CA. A veteran of the legal field with 40 years' experience, Michael Hackard is devoted to protecting his clients.

Michael A. Hackard has practiced law for over 40 years. His practice includes Trust Litigation, Personal Injury – Plaintiff, Wrongful Death – Plaintiff, Estate Planning and Business and Commercial Matters. Michael regularly represents clients in California and federal courts and his experience has also included representing clients before federal, state and local legislative and administrative bodies.

Michael is a native of Sacramento, California. His practice includes the representation of out-of-state clients in California related legal matters. Michael is committed to lifelong learning and this learning has included executive-level courses at Dartmouth University’s Tuck School of Business, the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, Columbia Business School and Northwest University’s Kellogg School of Management.

Michael is dedicated to his clients. His experience teaches him that litigation clients first seek counsel that will listen and be committed to them. This commitment included an understanding that the client’s personal and/or financial safety is often paramount coupled with the need for real time efforts to prevent disputed matters from getting worse.

Michael’s general philosophy includes dedication to clients, legal excellence, a serious commitment to professional ethics, the finest ongoing professional training, and unashamedly applying important beliefs, ethics and values. He is proud to lead legal teams that reflect these values.

Michael Hackard is a top rated “AV” for over 20 years (“AV Preeminent is 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.”). Avvo also ranks him with their highest rating – “ 10.0 Rating – ‘Superb.’” Michael is also a “SuperLawyer” – an honor reserved for no more than five percent of attorneys in each state.

California, 1976
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1985
U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1976

Areas of Law and Practice

Areas of Law Areas of Practice
Business Law Business Arbitration, Business Associations Law, Business Cooperatives, Business Crimes, Business Development, Business Dissolutions, Business Enterprises, Business Estate Planning, Business Formation, Business Fraud, Business Litigation, Business Mediation, Business Organization, Business Planning, Business Regulation, Business Reorganization, Business Start-Ups, Business Succession Planning, Business Successions, Business Syndication, Business Taxation, Business Torts, Business Transactions, Business Transfers, Business Trusts, Business Valuation, Buy-Sell Agreements, Buying and Selling of Businesses, Closely Held Business Estate Planning, Closely Held Business Law, Closely Held Business Taxation, Complex Business Litigation, Cooperative Taxation, Emerging Business Law, Emerging Growth Companies, Entrepreneurial Business Law, Family Business Law, Family Business Mediation, Family Business Successions, International Business Law, International Joint Ventures, Joint Ventures, Limited Liability Company Law, Minority Business Law, Pass-Through Entities, Private Business Law, Privatization, Professional Practices, Small Business Law, Sole Proprietorships, Strategic Alliances, Trade and Professional Associations, Trade Association Law


  • California

Employment History

  • Sole Shareholder | Hackard Law

    2009 -

    At Hackard Law, we understand the importance of earning our clients' trust. We do this by providing experienced legal counsel that is tailored to suit each client's unique needs. Our commitment to every client is evident in our accessibility, as well as our clear and constant communication from the initial consultation through the resolution of each case.

    We provide both individuals and businesses with accomplished representation in a broad array of practice areas — from estate, trust and probate litigation, complex and comprehensive estate planning, and elder financial abuse cases to personal injury lawsuits, business, and civil litigation, and real estate issues.

    Hackard Law is one of California's leading contingency fee estate and trust litigation law firms. Hackard Law represents clients in estate and trust litigation cases where (1) we believe we can make a significant difference and (2) there is a defendant who can be made financially responsible for their wrongdoing.

    Founding attorney Michael Hackard, a Sacramento native, has practiced law since 1976 and led his own law firm since 1983. Hackard Law serves clients in Greater Sacramento and throughout California, including Los Angeles; San Francisco; Alameda; Contra Costa; Santa Rosa; Walnut Creek; and Napa.

    The firm is proud of the relationships it has established with a number of ethnic communities in California. We have lawyers and support staff who speak Spanish and Russian.

    Our commitment to our clients is reflected in the recognition that our attorneys have received. For more than 20 years, Michael has received an AV* Preeminent rating, Martindale-Hubbell's highest peer review rating. He has also received an AVVO rating of 10 out of 10. The firm's attorneys have been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers list, and are members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

  • Lawyer | Michael A. Hackard Private Law Firm Practice - Various Law Firms

    1976 - 2009


  • JD - Juris Doctor | McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific

    1973 - 1976

  • BA - Bachelor of Arts | California State University, Sacramento

    1968 - 1972

  • Executive Education | The Wharton School of the Univ of Pennsylvania


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  • Mather, California, Sacramento County

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