Tyson E. Hubbard

Tyson E. Hubbard


Tyson E. Hubbard


Tyson Hubbard is an experienced litigator who focuses on trust and estate disputes.  Tyson’s clients rely upon him to steer an efficient and effective path.  He draws on his seven years of litigation experience across a wide range of matters, as well as his personal experience as a trustee of a family trust. 

Many of the trust and estate disputes in which Tyson has been involved raise questions of fairness and emotions run high.  Tyson is a zealous advocate who helps clients navigate the unfamiliar and sometimes rough waters of trust and estate litigation.

Before joining Downey Brand, Tyson practiced for six years in Boston, Massachusetts, where he advised individuals, small-to-midsized businesses, and multinational corporations in a variety of matters including guardianship, breach of contract, business litigation, products liability, and toxic tort cases.


  • Prevailed in three day trial in San Joaquin County Superior Court on behalf of trustees in matter involving modification of trust over objection of several beneficiaries.
  • Represented siblings in Stanislaus County Superior Court against their stepmother who had attempted to claim their deceased father’s interest in approximately $1.2 million worth of stocks. Obtained settlement in which clients received vast majority of stock.
  • Represented client in Contra Costa County Superior Court action against deceased sister’s estate after discovering that sister had taken thousands of dollars from parent’s trust to further her gambling addiction. Met client’s goals through settlement.
  • Defended trustee in Placer County Superior Court action filed by sibling-beneficiaires of parents’ trust. Resovled action involving alleged fiduciary abuse with no out of pocket payment by trustee.
  • Represented university in successfully claiming surplus proceeds of foreclosure sale against disinherited heirs where university was beneficiary under decedent’s trust agreement.
  • Represented shopping mall where contracted security guard suffered severe and permanent injuries after falling from a Segway over the mall’s second-story railing.  Resolved case for nuisance value based on waiver defense.
  • Represented life insurance company in suit filed by consumer alleging wrongful termination of life insurance policy.  Resolved matter with no payment by client.
  • Represented brother in contract dispute with his other siblings and nephews related to inheritance of an apple orchard.  Negotiated resolution in client’s favor whereby client received free and clear deed to land.

Professional, Community And Pro Bono Involvement

  • Treasurer, Sacramento County Bar Association Probate and Estate Planning Section, 2016
  • Member, Sacramento Estate Planning Council
  • Member, Trusts and Estates Section of the State Bar of California
  • Partner and Fast Pitch Committee Member, Social Venture Partners of Sacramento
  • Member, Sacramento Metro EDGE
  • Board of Directors, Syracuse University Law Alumni Association, 2013- Present
  • Member, Harvard Club of Sacramento

Honors And Rankings

  • Super Lawyers, Northern California Rising Star, Estate & Trust Litigation, 2015-2016
  • Sacramento Magazine, Top Lawyer, General Litigation, 2016
  • Massachusetts Rising Star, 2013-2014
  • Order of the Coif
  • Justinian Law Honor Society

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