Jim Thomson and successfully defended an attorney who served as an appointed personal representative in a probate matter. One of the heirs sued the attorney for alleged fraud and generally claimed she did not receive the amounts she was entitled to in the probate matter. The attorney claimed the heir’s claims were barred pursuant to res judicata. The court agreed and dismissed the suit against the attorney because the claims could and should have been brought in the probate matter and, thus, were barred in a subsequent suit.
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