Blanket, Texas Probate Lawyers

Heath E. Allen
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Stephenville, TX Probate Attorney with 14 years experience
(254) 968-5400 www.heathallenlawyer.com
321 S. Graham
Stephenville, TX 76401
Probate, Criminal, Divorce and Personal Injury
Texas Wesleyan University School of Law - Texas Wesleyan University
I have worked extensively in office practice dealing with most all areas of the law. From jury trials to drafting wills, I am comfortable with a broad spectrum of client needs. I have also worked for major Oil & Gas producers and have served as counsel for many smaller producers.
Robert Joe Glasgow JR
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Stephenville, TX Probate Lawyer with 18 years experience
(254) 965-5069 505 N. Graham
Stephenville, TX 76401
Free ConsultationProbate, Criminal, Divorce and Family
Robert J. “Jody” Glasgow, Jr. is a litigator also with extensive experience in preparing and trying jury and bench trials in multiple areas of the law. As a Sustaining Life Member of the Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation, and State Bar of Texas, his primary focus lies in family law and child custody cases, but he has abundant experience in business and general civil litigation, personal injury, criminal law, and estate and probate matters. Mr. Glasgow attended The University of Texas at Austin and Tarleton State University in his hometown of Stephenville, Texas where he graduated as a...
Derrick Elliott
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Eastland, TX Probate Attorney with 11 years experience
(254) 433-2930 P.O. Box 549
Eastland, TX 76448
Probate, Criminal, Family and Personal Injury
Texas A&M University School of Law
Richard 'Rick' Rousseau
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Harker Heights, TX Probate Lawyer with 30 years experience
(254) 699-9999 100 W. Central Texas Expressway
Suite 106
Harker Heights, TX 76548
Probate, Criminal, Estate Planning and Military
The Judge Advocate General's Legal Center and School and South Texas College of Law
Colonel (Retired) Rick Rousseau has experience in every aspect of military law following 27 years on active duty as a Judge Advocate (JAG). He served in various positions, including twice as the Staff Judge Advocate (Senior Legal Advisor) for Fort Hood, Regional Defense Counsel, defense counsel, prosecutor, Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, medical claims attorney, administrative law attorney, and legal assistance attorney. Rick Rousseau served as a full-time law professor at The Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) School in Charlottesville, Virginia, where he taught estate planning, federal income taxation, estate & gift taxation, and veterans & survivor benefits. He...
Savannah Stroud
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Temple, TX Probate Attorney with 10 years experience
(800) 359-5690 2010 SW HK Dodgen Loop
Suite 201
Temple, TX 76504
Free ConsultationProbate, Criminal and Family
Texas Tech University School of Law
Savannah Stroud knows that people seek legal advice and guidance during the most difficult times in their lives. Because of this, she prides herself on being a compassionate and understanding family law and criminal law attorney that her clients can turn to.

Based out of The Carlson Law Firm’s Temple office, Savannah is a native Kansan but has called Texas home since 2005. Both of Savannah’s parents were civil servants and active in their respective professional organizations. Her father was a police officer and her mother was a county clerk. She credits time spent as a child around lawyers, police officers...
Jon R. Boyd
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Granbury, TX Probate Attorney with 39 years experience
(817) 338-4500 Granbury, TX 76048
Probate, Divorce and Family
University of Houston - Main Campus and Southern Methodist University
Hi, I'm Jon R. Boyd.

I have practiced Family Law/Divorce for over 40 years in the DFW metroplex and have been a fierce advocate for fair and equal treatment for fathers and men in divorce and family law matters for the last 25 of those years. After many years of practicing in W. Plano/Addison, I have taken a position as a Partner at CottenSchmidt, LLP, in Ft. Worth.

Let my experience, knowledge, loyalty and aggressiveness work for you.

Here are some of the reasons you should hire me:

1. We excel at client service and communication. We promptly return calls, answer...
Kim Neighbors
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Aledo, TX Probate Attorney with 5 years experience
(817) 900-2868 P. O. Box 1184
Aledo, TX 76008
Probate, Elder, Estate Planning and Family
Baylor Law School
Kim was raised in Fort Worth, Texas. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study. She graduated with Honors in January, 2011. During her time in New York, Kim interned with the District Attorney’s Offi­ce in Brooklyn New York. Kim received her Juris Doctor from Baylor University School of Law in Waco, Texas in February, 2014. While in law school, Kim served as a Research Assistant to two professors and volunteered with the Baylor Law Veteran's Clinic.

She was admitted to practice law in Texas in May of 2014. Since passing the...
Neal A. Kennedy
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Marble Falls, TX Probate Lawyer with 31 years experience
(830) 693-9911 404 Main Street
Marble Falls, TX 78654
Probate, Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Southern Methodist University
Law practice concentrating on financial and business law in Texas with particular emphasis on Business Entity Formation and Administration, Business, Commercial and Real Estate Transactions, Litigation, Mediation, Arbitration and Dispute Resolution, Wills, Trusts and Estates, Probate and Guardianship, Serious Injury and Wrongful Death. Protecting and serving businesses, families and estates throughout Central Texas and the Highland Lakes (including the Burnet, Blanco, Llano and Western Travis County areas).
James Gregory Coontz
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Burleson, TX Probate Lawyer with 34 years experience
(817) 295-1195 217 Market St
Burleson, TX 76028
Probate, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
If you are thinking about filing for divorce, have a family law related case or need help with visitation or a child custody matter, contact our firm today, our experienced attorneys will be able to guide you through the process and will be able to handle your case. Call our firm today!
Todd Alan Marquardt
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Georgetown, TX Probate Lawyer with 12 years experience
(512) 766-3782 4909 Williams Drive
Georgetown, TX 78633
Probate, Business, Elder and Estate Planning
I perform legal service the way I would want to receive it - in an honest and straight forward manner. I'm married with children, am active in my church and community, and enjoy playing golf and hunting when I'm not coaching youth athletics. Feel free to call me if you have a question. You and I might discover that your question is easier to answer than you thought or we might find that your question is just the tip of an iceberg. Schedule a meeting with me and you'll find that I'm fair and honest just like a friend or...
Ronda S Haynes
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Weatherford, TX Probate Attorney with 1 year experience
(817) 406-8391 112 Hogle St.
Weatherford, TX 76086
Probate, Criminal, Estate Planning and Family
Ronda Haynes is a solo practitioner who opened her own law firm in December 2017. She received her J.D. from Texas A&M School of Law in 2015. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Business and an Associate Degree in Paralegal Studies.

Ronda was born and raised in Azle, having graduated from Azle High School in 1990. After moving away for many years, she returned home to open her law practice. She is involved in her local community and in the Fort Worth Community. She volunteers with the VITA program and sits on the Board of Directors of Guardianship Services, Inc.

Ronda held...
Barbara Weaver
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Killeen, TX Probate Attorney with 27 years experience
(254) 634-4455 202 West Central Texas Expressway
Killeen, TX 76541
Probate, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Attorney Weaver earned her law degree from Texas Tech Law School in 1991. As a long-time resident of Killeen, she has many roots in the community and has earned a reputation for being a relentless advocate for her clients. Inside and outside of the courtroom, she works hard to protect the best interests of her clients in a variety of cases such as personal injury, family law, military family law, and estate planning. Attorney Weaver is also a certified mediator. She remains up-to-date on the latest legal strategies in order to better serve her clients.
Whitney Young Zwieg
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Weatherford, TX Probate Attorney with 21 years experience
(817) 675-9630 201 East Lee Avenue
Weatherford, TX 76086
Probate, Business, Elder and Estate Planning
Oklahoma City University
Whitney has been in the practice of law for 20 years. She specializes in Estate Planning, Probate and Business Incorporation.
Richard H Fair
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Waco, TX Probate Lawyer
(254) 230-9865 7215 Bosque Blvd.
Ste. 153
Waco, TX 76710
Probate, Business, Estate Planning and Trademarks
Texas A&M University School of Law
David M. White
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Abilene, TX Probate Lawyer with 12 years experience
(325) 437-3311 1500 Industrial Blvd. Ste. 303
Abilene, TX 79602
Probate, Criminal, DWI and Personal Injury
Texas Tech University School of Law
We are dedicated to obtaining superior results for our clients while providing the best possible customer service. We understand the importance of your case and the impact it will have on your future. That is why we strive to make sure that all your concerns are addressed and that you are satisfied throughout the course of your representation. Contact our firm today for prompt, professional legal service.
William Wilson
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Temple, TX Probate Lawyer with 49 years experience
(254) 771-5885 100 W Adams Ave
Suite 301
Temple, TX 76501
Probate, Estate Planning, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Tabatha Sheree Hende
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Waco, TX Probate Lawyer with 17 years experience
(254) 772-5653 1105 Wooded Acres Dr
Waco, TX 76710
Probate, Consumer, Criminal and Personal Injury
John Timothy Cowart
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Llano, TX Probate Attorney with 21 years experience
(325) 247-5486 1003 Berry Street
Llano, TX 78643
Probate, Criminal, Divorce and Family
Mr. Gary F. Westenhover
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Weatherford, TX Probate Lawyer with 37 years experience
(817) 599-9451 101 South Main Street
Weatherford, TX 76086
Free ConsultationProbate, Business, Collections and Estate Planning
The University of Texas School of Law
Gary F. Westenhover is a Board Certified Estate Planning and Probate lawyer located in Weatherford Texas with over 25 years of experience in the court systems of North Texas. The firm engages in a general civil practice, with concentrations in many areas including: Probate Litigation Wills and Trusts Estate Administration Business Organization Commercial Transactions This firm maintains an active probate litigation practice throughout North Texas, particularly in the following cities and counties: Weatherford (Parker County) Mineral Wells (Palo Pinto...
Reed Ryan Wainwright
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Weatherford, TX Probate Lawyer with 18 years experience
(817) 550-6085 200 Palo Pinto St.
Suite 101
Weatherford, TX 76086
Free ConsultationProbate, Criminal, DWI and Estate Planning
The Law Office of Reed Wainwright was established in April of 2004 in Weatherford, Texas. Reed is licensed to practice law in both Texas and Alabama. The practice has focused primarily on criminal defense and driver's license suspensions. Since its inception, more that 1,000 different clients have been represented with some clients having multiple cases. The philosophy of the legal practice is to provide excellent customer service and to handle each legal matter in a way that we would want our own case treated. It is the belief of the Law Office of Reed Wainwright that the most rewarding aspect...
Tami Ratliff Sims
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Abilene, TX Probate Lawyer with 20 years experience
(325) 864-2688 7242 Buffalo Gap Road
Abilene, TX 79606
Probate and Family
Ron Butler
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Leander, TX Probate Lawyer with 35 years experience
(512) 986-4901 121 High Gabriel Dr.
Suite 100
Leander, TX 78641
Probate, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Family
Natalie Turner
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Granbury, TX Probate Lawyer with 18 years experience
(817) 578-8700 1401 West Pearl Street
Granbury, TX 76048
Probate, Criminal, Divorce and Family
I am the senior paralegal, and office manager at the law firm of Glasgow, Isham & Glasgow. I have been with the firm since November 2002. I have been Board Certified since 2010 to present, by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, in Family Law. I am a member of the Paralegal Division, State Bar of Texas, the College of the State Bar of Texas, and a Mediator for civil and family cases. In addition to Family Law, our firm also handles, Criminal Law, Civil Litigation, Wills and Estate Planning, and Personal Injury. ...
Sue Allen
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Fort Worth, TX Probate Lawyer with 25 years experience
(817) 926-5005 4701 Altamesa
Suite 2R
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Probate and Employment
Maurice Walton
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Granbury, TX Probate Lawyer with 44 years experience
(817) 573-8872 107 E Pearl St
Granbury, TX 76048
Probate and Estate Planning
Clifton, TX Probate Lawyer with 29 years experience
(254) 675-8663 815 W 5th St
Clifton, TX 76634
Probate, Business, Estate Planning and Family
South Texas College of Law
Cheryl Ann Wulf
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(903) 525-9869 11702 Hwy 64 E
Tyler, TX 75707
Tyler, TX Probate Attorney with 15 years experience
Probate, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
South Texas College Of Law
I am located in Tyler, Texas. I serve Smith, Gregg, and Rusk Counties. My practice areas consist of Family Law, Divorce, Child Custody, Child support, Personal Injury, Auto Accidents. I have been practicing law since 2003. My office address is 11702 Hwy 64 E Tyler, Texas 75707. My phone number is (903) 525-9869
Brett Christiansen
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Dallas, TX Probate Attorney with 20 years experience
(214) 838-3501 1021 N. Bishop Ave.
Dallas, TX 75208
Free ConsultationProbate, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
For your Family Law, Probate and Business Legal Needs call Brett at (214) 838-3501.

Representative Experience

Successful representation of clients in divorce, complex property division and post-divorce modifications
Drafting and negotiation of premarital and post-marital agreements
Representation of clients in child custody disputes and enforcements of existing orders relating to custody and possession
Representing clients in probate of wills and intestate estates
Design and implementation of complex estate plans for all sizes of estates
Acting as attorney ad litem in heirship determination and guardianship proceedings
Conceptualization, implementation, and management of comprehensive legal strategy contributing to company growth from a $300K single-location organization to $100M international value-added reseller...
Robert W. Leonard Jr.
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Fort Worth, TX Probate Attorney with 44 years experience
(817) 336-8500 101 Summit Avenue, Suite 300
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Free ConsultationProbate, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
St. Mary's University School of Law
Board Certified Experience. It matters when it comes to hiring your attorney. Bob Leonard brings more than 30 years of legal experience to the table. He is an expert family law attorney representing adoption, divorce and custody clients in agreed matters and in highly contentions legal battles. Each year he spends hundreds of hours in court hearings and litigation. For one hour in court, he spends at least ten more preparing the case. In addition, every year the entire team earns more than triple the number of credits required by the State Bar of Texas....
Tammy Lyn Wincott
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San Antonio, TX Probate Lawyer with 12 years experience
(210) 474-6221 900 NE Loop 410
Suite D-410
San Antonio, TX 78209
Free ConsultationProbate, Elder, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Originally from the Thousand Islands region of New York. I relocated to Texas via the U.S. Air Force in 1988. I spent the first 15 years in Austin, prior to attending law school at St. Mary's school of law. Once licensed, I relocated to San Antonio.
John B Henry III
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Houston, TX Probate Lawyer with 8 years experience
(832) 464-5767 6300 West Loop South, Suite 610
Houston, TX 77401
Probate, Elder and Estate Planning
Washington University in St. Louis
Texas Attorney John B. Henry, III, practices throughout Texas, including Harris County, Jefferson County, Galveston County, Fort Bend County and the surrounding counties. Mr. Henry is a native of Texas, and he brings his perspective and experience to represent his client with the knowledge and care their matters deserve. His practice focuses on guardianship, special needs trusts, probate and estate administration, estate planning, and elder law. Mr. Henry's experience with these areas of law began with his work in the non-profit arena where he continues to devote his volunteer time to increasing access to justice for low-income Texans. Providing...
Jennifer Hastedt
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Austin, TX Probate Lawyer with 5 years experience
(210) 380-2686 3300 N Interstate 35
Suite 700
Austin, TX 78705
Probate, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
St. Mary's University School of Law
I am a long-time Texas resident and law is not my first career, but it is my passion. I served on active duty as an Engineer Officer. After separating from the Army, I worked in the civilian sector, but wanted to serve again. I now serve people as an attorney.

I have life experience to supplement my knowledge of the law. I am ready to assist you with estate planning, probate, financial analysis, wills, guardianship, divorce, and child custody.
Kate Broussard
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Houston, TX Probate Attorney with 1 year experience
(713) 655-1200 One Allen Center
500 Dallas, Ste. 1200
Houston, TX 77002
Probate, Elder, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Baylor Law School
Kate Broussard is an associate at MehaffyWeber, P.C. in the firm’s business practice group. Kate focuses her practice on estate planning, probate law, elder law, corporate law, real estate transactions, and oil and gas work. While at Baylor Law School, Kate was active in Baylor’s Public Service Program, receiving the distinction of Public Interest Scholar. She was especially involved in the Baylor Veteran’s Clinic and with the Baylor Pro Bono Transactional Team, which gave Kate a unique opportunity to speak with Veterans about their legal problems and gain valuable experience drafting estate planning and business organization documents. She practices primarily...
James Norman Willi
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Austin, TX Probate Lawyer with 23 years experience
(512) 288-3200 5920 W. William Cannon Drive
Building 6, Suite 100
Austin, TX 78749
Free ConsultationProbate, Elder and Estate Planning
University of Houston - Main Campus, South Texas College of Law and University of Houston - Main Campus
I focus my law practice on estate planning, wills, living trusts, firearms trusts, powers of attorney, living wills, probate and estate administration, trust administration, special needs trusts, disability planning, Medicaid applications and qualification, long-term care planning, elder law, Medicaid crisis planning, charitable planning, estate tax planning, business and corporate planning, business succession and sales, and asset protection. Willi Law Firm proudly serves Central Texas individuals and families in the following counties: Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Hays, Lampasas, Lee, Travis, and Williamson, and in the following communities: Austin, Bastrop, Brushy Creek, Buda, Burnet, Cedar Park, Driftwood, Dripping Springs, Elgin, Georgetown,...
Angelica Lucinda Farinacci
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Dallas, TX Probate Attorney with 8 years experience
(214) 559-7202 3636 Maple Ave
Dallas, TX 75219
Free ConsultationProbate, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
SMU Dedman School of Law
Angelica’s primary goal is to assist clients in navigating the complex legal system so that you and your family come through your transition on solid footing, while minimizing the associated emotional toll that family law and probate matters can generate. Angelica's experience in family law, estate planning, and probate help her effectively represent her client's interests.

Angelica has experience in helping clients draft their wills, drafting powers of attorney, and probate administration. In addition, Angelica has experience in assisting clients with divorce, suits affecting the parent-child relationship, paternity, modification of custody and visitation, and termination and relinquishment of...
Kyle Robbins
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(512) 270-5224 2100 Camino Alemeda
Cedar Park, TX 78641
Free ConsultationCedar Park, TX Probate Attorney
Probate and Estate Planning
The University of Texas School of Law
My immediate family farms throughout New Mexico, West Texas and Oklahoma. In fact, my grandfather drove a tractor until the day that he passed at the ripe old age of 89. As they say where I’m from: "He died with his cowboy boots on."

I was in my first semester of law school at that time, and the probate process was so traumatizing to my family that I was sure the attorney had committed malpractice. As it turned out, he did exactly what most probate attorneys do. I knew then that I could do much better, and I've been doing it...
Darryl V. Pratt
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FRISCO, TX Probate Lawyer with 21 years experience
(972) 712-1515 2591 DALLAS PKWY STE 505
FRISCO, TX 75034-8564
Free ConsultationProbate, Business, Estate Planning and Tax
Oklahoma City University School of Law
With over twenty (20) of experience as a dual-licensed attorney and Certified Public Accountant, Darryl V. Pratt has practiced law in all areas of corporate and business law, non profit law, estate planning, probate, guardianship, asset protection planning, bankruptcy (Chapters 7, 13 and 11), real estate, and taxation. Mr. Pratt focuses his practice on business representation and estate planning-probate and is a regular speaker on a variety of business law, non profit law, estate planning, asset protection, tax, bankruptcy, real estate and taxation topics. Mr. Pratt is a member of the Collin County, Denton County and Dallas County...
Ruby K Bolton
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Tomball, TX Probate Attorney with 24 years experience
(281) 351-7897 724
West Main Street
Tomball, TX 77375
Probate, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
University of Texas - Austin
Ruby Bolton brings 24 years of experience to your side. She is board certified as a family law specialist by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. The Bolton Law Firm handles complex family law issues, such as high net worth divorces, child custody battles, paternity disputes, and the characterization of separate and community property. The Bolton Law Firm, PC can also assist you with a collaborative divorce and represent you in reaching a peaceful settlement through the mediation process. Ruby Bolton has five children and has been through her own divorce and is happily remarried. She is a regular...
Brian Maverick
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San Antonio, TX Probate Lawyer with 15 years experience
(210) 828-5151 6515 Broadway
San Antonio, TX 78209
Free ConsultationProbate, Business, Elder and Estate Planning
University of Houston Law Center
Allecia Pottinger
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Bellaire, TX Probate Attorney with 23 years experience
(832) 930-0997 6300 West Loop South, Suite 610
Bellaire, TX 77401
Probate, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Texas Southern University
Allecia Lindsey Pottinger, J.D., attended Texas Southern University where she received her Bachelor degree in Sociology, and Juris Doctorate. She became licensed to practice law in the State of Texas in 1995 and started her solo-practice. In 1997, Allecia started working for the NAACP as the staff attorney and later became their legal program director. She is currently working as a hearing examiner for the Texas Education Agency and an independent practitioner who founded the Allecia Lindsey Pottinger Law Firm, PLLC. She was the recipient of the Houston Lawyers Associations’ Outstanding Service Award and the NAACP’s...
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