Lilian Walden Givens’ practice focuses on representing beneficiaries and fiduciaries in contested trust and probate matters. She has experience litigating trust contests, disputes over the interpretation of testamentary instruments, breach of trust cases, accounting disputes, as well as elder abuse actions. Lilian’s practice extends across all stages of litigation, from advising on pre-litigation matters, to discovery, law and motion and trial preparation. Her ability to carefully navigate sensitive matters within her trusts and estates litigation practice allows her to form personable connections with her clients.
In addition to her litigation practice, Lilian advises clients on a range of administrative matters. She is well versed in probate estate administration and takes special care in advising and assisting clients serving as personal representatives in decedent’s estates. Lilian also handles a variety of trust administration issues, including trust reformations, modifications, accountings and other non-contested matters.
Lilian takes pride in maintaining a strong pro bono practice and has provided guidance on a number of cases with the Alliance for Children’s Rights, including advocating for children with special education needs to ensure they are provided adequate support and resources in the classroom, as well as participating in adoption day programs. She has also worked on numerous immigration matters, including asylum cases and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status petitions.
- Loyola Law School, J.D., cum laude, Order of the Coif, Chief Note and Comment Editor, Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review
- University of Georgia, B.A., cum laude
- Named to Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch list in Trusts & Estates Litigation (2023)
- Officer, Beverly Hills Estate Planning Council
- Member, Beverly Hills Bar Association
- Member, Pasadena Bar Association
- Member, Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles
- Member, Trusts and Estates Section, Los Angeles County Bar Association