Probate, Trusts & Estates
The purpose of the Probate, Trusts & Estates Section is to promote the objectives and standards of professionalism of the Houston Bar Association within the field of probate, trusts & estates.
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Pictured: Jeffrey Watters presenting "Handling Common Law Marriage Claims in Estates" at the February 25, 20120 meeting.
Bill Pargaman, a past chair of the Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, has prepared a preliminary guide to alternative methods of execution of estate planning documents under existing law, which our members may find helpful. The guide is posted under "COVID-19 Resources" on this page.
The Probate, Trusts & Estates Section meets virtually on the last Tuesday of every month at 5:30 p.m.
- March 30: Robert Luther – "Trouble with Casual Use of Email and Communications"
- April 27: Harris County Probate Judges’ Panel
- May 25: Professor Gerry W. Beyer – "Case Law Update"
- Harris County Probate Court Information
- Probate Courts in Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston and Montgomery Counties
- Case Law Updates from Texas Tech University School of Law Professor Gerry W. Beyer
- Attorney Fee Guidelines
- Legislative Update
2020-21 Section Officers
Paul Strug, Weycer Kaplan Pulaski & Zuber, P.C.
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Immediate Past Chair
Molly Dear Abshire, Wright Abshire, Attorneys, PC
Leslie Kiefer Amann, Sentinel Trust Company
Gus Tamborello, Gus G. Tamborello, P.C.
Brian Cororve, Gray Reed
Mary Mason, Gray Reed
Section Council Members
The Bentley Law Firm
Fizer Beck Webster Bentley & Scroggins
Keri D. Brown
Baker Botts L.L.P.
Klosek & Associates
Davis & Willms, PLLC
Section Members: 586
Section Dues: $30
Law Student Policies
$1000 to one student from each local law school. Offered in the Spring semester. Each school selects a winning student based upon enrollment in classes related to probate, trusts and estate, exemplary success in a related subject area, and plans to work in a related field. Contact Tama Klosek (Klosek and Associates) at (713) 255-0495.
No charge for students.