Morgan Hezlep

Senior Associate

Your Civil Litigation Attorney in Southern California

Morgan Hezlep is a Senior Estate Planning and Probate Trial Attorney at Hoffman & Forde. She specializes in probate and trust litigation, general civil and complex business litigation, and personal injury. With a focus on representing clients in a variety of legal matters related to asset acquisition, protection, and distribution, Morgan brings extensive experience and a commitment to achieving favorable outcomes for her clients.

Education and Experience

Ms. Hezlep earned her Juris Doctorate (J.D.), cum laude, from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in 2005. Additionally, she holds a B.S. in Computer Information Systems from Saint Leo University and an A.S. in Healthcare Information Technology, all earned with honors. Her legal career commenced with a prestigious role as a prosecutor at the San Diego City Attorney’s Office in the criminal division. During her tenure, she successfully conducted over 40 jury trials, honing her trial advocacy skills, and gaining invaluable courtroom experience.

Transitioning to civil litigation, Ms. Hezlep has handled a multitude of cases, ranging from general civil disputes to complex business litigation. Notable achievements include securing settlements and verdicts in favor of her clients, including a significant recovery of over $2 million for an agricultural co-op in a dispute against a self-dealing board member. Additionally, she obtained a complete jury verdict for a California franchisor in a complex case, showcasing her proficiency in navigating intricate legal matters.

In the realm of probate law, Ms. Hezlep has distinguished herself by representing clients in litigations related to probate, intestate, and trust contests. Her approach emphasizes close collaboration with clients to understand their objectives fully, with a focus on achieving favorable resolutions. With nearly 20 years of comprehensive litigation experience, Ms. Hezlep is well-equipped to handle a wide range of legal matters, including probate and trust administration, personal injury cases, and complex civil litigation.

Bar Admissons

• California
• US District Court – Southern and Central District of California
• US Bankruptcy Court – Southern and Central District of California

Professional Memberships

• San Diego Bar Association
• American Bar Association
• California Bar
• Probate Attorneys of San Diego

Additional Information

Outside her legal pursuits, Ms. Hezlep enjoys attending live music events, practicing yoga, and loves traveling. She also finds relaxation in exploring foreign films and entertainment and spending quality time with friends and family.


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