Layne T. Rushforth has been an expert consultant and an expert witness in cases involving trusts and estates, including issues related to estate planning and to the administration of trusts and estates. Mr. Rushforth assists clients in trust- or estate related disputes in which either (1) the client is an attorney or fiduciary who is being accused of wrongful conduct, or (2) the client is a beneficiary of a trust or estate who believes the attorney or fiduciary is guilty of wrongful conduct.
Mr. Rushforth was first admitted as an expert witness with respect to estate planning in the early 1980s in a criminal proceeding in the U. S. District Court in the District of Nevada. Since then, he has testified as an expert witnesses in the Eighth Judicial District Court in Clark County, Nevada and in the Second Judicial District Court in Washoe County, Nevada. Mr. Rushforth has been qualified as an expert regarding the fiduciary duties of personal representatives and trustees, the legal preparation of estate planning documents, and attorneys’ duties with respect to estate and trust administration.