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Estate planning can feel overwhelming. It involves more than just drafting a will; it encompasses a comprehensive strategy to protect your assets, honor your wishes, and ensure the well-being of your loved ones after you’re gone. With so many estate planning lawyers in Texas, finding someone with the skills, sensitivity, and understanding to handle these profoundly personal matters is crucial. 

In this spirit, Robbins Estate Law is proud to present ourselves and five of Texas’s best estate planning lawyers. These professionals stand out for their depth of knowledge, ethical standards, and commitment to personalized service. This roundup offers genuine insight into the Texas estate planning landscape, beyond the often misleading search results of online rankings and reviews.

Why Highlight Competitors Alongside Our Firm?

At Robbins Estate Law, we understand estate planning is a personal journey. Our experience and extensive understanding of Texas estate law position us well to guide you through this complex process. However, we believe in the importance of choice and the value of finding an attorney who resonates with you personally.

Our interactions with these esteemed colleagues have given us a unique perspective on the caliber of their practices. While we are confident in our ability to handle your estate planning needs, we aim to ensure you find the right legal representation to secure your legacy and peace of mind.

With that goal in mind, here are six of Texas’s best estate planning lawyers. Whether it’s crafting a detailed will, navigating probate, or establishing robust trusts, these professionals are equipped to provide the guidance and advocacy you need.

1. Kyle Robbins – Robbins Estate Law 

At Robbins Estate Law, we take pride in the exceptional legal services provided by our founder, Kyle Robbins. We believe he deserves a place on the list of Texas’s best trusts and estates planning attorneys.

Kyle’s upbringing in a hardworking farming community instilled in him the values of diligence and fairness, as well as the paramount importance of family care. His decision to focus on estate planning was driven by a personal milestone—preparing his family’s estate plan. This process highlighted for him the profound impact of securing a family’s future.

Under Kyle’s leadership, Robbins Estate Law has garnered recognition for its commitment to excellence and client care, including being named among the Best Probate Attorneys in Austin by Expertise in 2020. If you’re looking for the best trusts and estates attorney in Texas, don’t hesitate to contact us to schedule a consultation. 

2. Shann M. Chaudhry – Shann M. Chaudhry, Esq. 

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Shann M. Chaudhry, Esq., exemplifies legal excellence and a deep commitment to the estate planning, business planning, and asset protection needs of his clients. His practice emphasizes business planning, estate and gift tax planning, asset protection, and the preservation and transfer of multigenerational wealth, underscoring his holistic approach to legal services.

Chaudhry was selected to appear on the Super Lawyers’ 2022 Texas Rising Stars Top List, a testament to his skill, ethics, and professionalism. Beyond his legal achievements, Chaudhry is actively involved in multiple professional and community organizations, highlighting his commitment to his San Antonio roots and the wider community.

3. Leslie Thomas – Thomas-Walters, PLLC

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Leslie Thomas stands out as a preeminent estate planning attorney in Texas. While her practice is firmly rooted in Fort Worth, Granbury, and Weatherford, she offers virtual appointments to accommodate clients statewide. Her dedication and expertise in estate planning have earned her the distinction of being a top ten estate planning attorney in Texas by the American Institute of Legal Counsel, alongside recognition in “Who’s Who in America.” 

Clients seeking Leslie Thomas’s services find solace in her ability to craft personalized estate plans to protect their assets for future generations. Her approach to estate planning offers peace of mind to families, knowing they have taken the necessary steps to secure their loved ones’ futures.

4. Kristi Hyatt Brumfield – Cotton Bledsoe Tighe & Dawson, PC 

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Kristi is a shareholder at Cotton Bledsoe Tighe & Dawson, PC. She brings a comprehensive approach to her practice with her Board Certification in Estate Planning and Probate Law from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. 

Her practice areas cover a spectrum of estate planning services, from preparing wills and trusts to sophisticated strategies for minimizing estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer taxes. Kristi’s work in family wealth transfers is particularly noteworthy, where she assists in the seamless transition of assets, ensuring the longevity and prosperity of family businesses across generations.

A significant portion of her practice is also devoted to incapacity planning, where she guides clients through preparing for potential periods of incapacity with thoughtful directives and powers of attorney.

5. Joel Norris – Norris Golubovic 

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Joel Norris is the co-founder and managing member of Norris & Golubovic, PLLC, and has board certification in Estate Planning and Probate Law from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Norris’s expertise extends to business law, probate litigation, estate and trust administration, and tax controversy, where he employs customized strategies to address each client’s unique needs.

As the author of the Norris Modern Probate System, he provides an invaluable resource of Texas-specific probate forms, reflecting his commitment to practical and insightful legal solutions. His approach focuses on minimizing taxes, facilitating business succession planning, and ensuring effective wealth transfer among families.

6. John K. Ross, IV – Ross & Shaolmire 

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John K. Ross IV’s journey from a United States Marine to a top estate planning attorney in Texas and Arkansas exemplifies his dedication and excellence. His work includes designing sophisticated estate plans for high-net-worth clients, handling complex probate matters, and developing plans for disabled individuals, showcasing his commitment to protecting client assets and ensuring their well-being.

Active in professional associations and deeply involved in community service, John’s leadership in the Tri-State Alzheimer’s Alliance and contributions to elder law have earned him widespread recognition, including features in national publications and numerous awards.

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Kyle Robbins

Kyle Robbins is the founder and sole owner of The Law
Offices of Kyle Robbins. He received his J.D. with honors from the University of Texas School of Law and his B.S. in Food Chemistry and Microbiology from Oklahoma State University.

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