Board Certified, Estate Planning and Probate Law - Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Av Preeminent rated, Martindale Hubbell
Walter graduated from The University of Texas School of Law in Austin, Texas. His practice includes estate planning (including wills, trusts, estate and gift tax, generation skipping transfer tax, and dispositive planning), business planning (including ownership and operating entities, and acquisitions and sales of closely held businesses) and litigation, estate administration, probate and trust litigation, family law, copyright law and litigation, and mediation. He is qualified for court appointment as a mediator in civil and family cases. From 1991 through 1997, he served as Associate Professor of Law at Texas Wesleyan University School of Law. He has made over ninety presentations for professional and lay groups on estate planning, estate administration, and the effective use of computers and systems in law office management including programs sponsored by the State Bar of Texas Professional Development Program, South Texas College of Law, the University of Houston Law School, the Internal Revenue Service Estate and Gift Tax Section, and the Dallas Bar Association.
Tessa is licensed to practice in Texas courts. She graduated from SMU Dedman School of Law magna cum laude. She maintains a general civil practice, assisting clients with matters ranging from family law to consumer and employment issues. During law school, she focused on acquiring a wide range of civil law knowledge through her classes, including participation in the SMU Civil Legal Clinic where she gained practical real world experience. Tessa also mentored and tutored first-year students during her time at SMU. Currently, she is a member of the Dallas Bar Association and Dallas Area Young Lawyers. Prior to law school, Tessa attended The University of Texas at Austin, graduating in 2007 with a B.A. in Economics. She is a proud Life Member of the Texas Exes and can be seen at various Dallas Chapter events throughout the year.