Here is the story of attorney who was retained by decedent’s girl friend to prepare a will in her favor. He does so, and other persons arrange for signature. Its returned to attorney all signed an finished. Now the kin sue for legal malpractice. Two problems: privity and proximity. This situation comes up frequently. When its the kin v. estate attorney, usually the attorney wins because the kin had nothing to do with retention. Change the fact pattern slightly, and have the administrator be unhappy with the estate attorney [if the same attorney who prepared the will] and you have a different result. Detalis of this case.