Melissa Osorio Dibble Appointed Vice-Chair of ABA Committee

Melissa Osorio Dibble, an Associate and member of the firm’s Litigation Department, was recently appointed Vice-Chair of the Probate & Fiduciary Litigation Committee of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section. Her one-year term will start on September 1.

As Vice-Chair, Ms. Dibble will be part of a leadership team who will review and study recent developments related to estate and trust law, including, but not limited to, will contests, contested guardianships and conservatorships and alternative dispute resolution. Ms. Dibble will work with the Chair of the Committee to develop committee activities, produce continuing legal education (“CLE”) programming for the Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section meetings, eCLE, articles for Section publications, maintain the committee’s website, and host committee conference calls to discuss current legal issues and connect committee members with colleagues sharing similar interests.

The Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law, which includes around 22,000 members, is a leader in providing subject matter expertise on current regulatory and legal issues, trends and best practices. The Trust and Estate Division includes all aspects of trusts, estate planning, employee benefits, insurance, and probate and trust litigation.

Ms. Dibble handles all varieties of probate, general equity, and Orphans’ Court matters, including will contests, breach of fiduciary duty actions, trust modifications, and matters involving the Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act and the Slayer Statute. She has represented a variety of institutions and individuals, including banks, universities, executors, trustees, beneficiaries of estates and trusts, and intestate heirs. Ms. Dibble regularly speaks on recent developments in estate and trust litigation and has published articles on the doctrine of writings intended as wills and the Uniform Trust Code.

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