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Michael A. Hackard


Michael  A. Hackard

Address:
Mather, California 95655
United States

Telephone: 916-313-3030
Firm: Hackard Law
Practice Overview:
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.

You may have an estate plan in place, but are you certain that it serves your current needs? We work with a number of clients who recognize that their life situation has changed dramatically since their estate plan was originally created and they need to address new challenges in real time. These may include deaths in the family, marriage, divorce, remarriage, business succession concerns or any number of issues.

Our firm has assisted individuals and families in Sacramento and throughout Northern California with estate planning needs since 1983. Founding attorney Michael A. Hackard has represented members of the Forbes 400, as well as professional athletes and a number of families with complex asset protection issues. Michael is AV Preeminent* peer review rated by Martindale-Hubbell, a testament to the fact that his peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence.

Jurisdiction(s):
California

Professional Profile:
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.

Education:
LevelSchoolDegreeYear
UndergraduateCalifornia State University, SacramentoBA - Bachelor of Arts1972
LawMcGeorge School of Law, University of the PacificJD - Juris Doctor1976
OtherThe Wharton School of the Univ of PennsylvaniaExecutive Education2000

Affiliations & Memberships:
State Bar of California, Member, 1976 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member, 2012 - Present
Americans Against Abusive Probate Guardianship, Advisory Board Member, 2017 - Present

Interests:
Sacramento, Attorneys, Lawyers, Law Firm, Legal, Probate and Estate Litigation Lawyers, Estate Planning Lawyers, Elder Law Lawyers, Business Law Lawyers, Civil Litigation Attorneys, Real Estate Law

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