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Areas of Practice


Estate Planning

Wills and Trusts

Revocable Living Trusts

Irrevocable Trusts

Intentionally Defective Grantor Trusts (IDGT)

Life Insurance Trusts (ILIT)

Special Needs Trusts (SNT)

Martial Property Agreements

(Prenuptial Agreements and Postnuptial Agreements)

Probate Wills

Estate Administration

Preparation of Estate Tax Returns

Trust Funding and Trust Administration

Post-Mortem Estate Tax Planning

Post-Mortem Dispute Resolution and Family Settlement Agreements

Contested Estate Matters

Claims against Executors/Administrators, Guardians, Trustees

Defending Executors/Administrators, Guardians, Trustees

Beneficiary claims

Common law spouse claims

Disputed Heirship

Community Property Issues



Douglas A. Edwards





University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas

Master of Laws in Taxation, December 2003


University of Akron School of Law, Akron, Ohio

Juris Doctor, Cum Laude,  May 1997


Staff member of the Akron Law Review


Anderson Book Award for the graduating student

who excelled in Business Planning,  Spring 1997


CALI Excellence for the Future Award

for excellent achievement in Business Planning,  Spring 1997


Top grade in Seminar in Business Planning (Fall 1996)

and Corporations (Summer 1996)


Dean’s List,  Spring 1996


Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

Bachelor of Science, May 1988




Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Estate Planning and Probate Law - 2010


Texas Bar Foundation


Attorneys in Tax and Probate

President 2009 - 2010


Houston Bar Association

Probate, Trusts and Estates Section


State Bar of Texas - Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section


American Bar Association


Houston Estate and Financial Forum




Speaker at the South Texas College of Law 2013

Wills and Probate Institute - "Anatomy of a Will"


Speaker at the Houston Bar Association 2010

Wills & Probate Institute - “Powers of Appointment”


Speaker at the South Texas College of Law 2008

Wills & Probate Institute - “Powers of Appointment”


Author - “Cleveland and Milwaukee’s Free Market Solution

for the “Pedantic Heap[s] of Sophistry and Nonsense”

That Plagues Public Education: Mistakes on Two Lakes?”

Akron Law Review, Volume 30:4


Author - “Commissioner of Internal Revenue v. Lundy:

Transforming “An Intended Benefit Into a Handicap?”

Akron Law Review, Volume 30:3




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