Probate Lawyers Drained Estate

Florida Probate Under Fire

Oil Exec’s Son Wins $16M

Against 2 Attys Over Estate Work

Law360, New York (July 28, 2017, 11:10 PM EDT) — A Florida federal jury Friday awarded the son of a deceased Texas oil executive $16.4 million, ruling that two attorneys tasked with overseeing the estate breached their fiduciary duty, according to court records.

The jury believed the claims of Julian Bivins, whose father, Oliver Bivins, made his riches through oil and gas, that attorneys Brian O’Connell and Ashley Crispin, who were hired to oversee his father after he became a ward of the state of Florida in 2011, did not look after his best interests while running up “unnecessary…