The Colony Estate Planning Lawyers

Gretchen Benolken
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Frisco, TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 34 years experience
(940) 483-9400 6160 Warren Parkway
Frisco, TX 75034
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Probate
The University of Texas School of Law
Entering her fourth decade as a practicing attorney, Gretchen Benolken has chosen to divide her professional time into a small handful of areas. First, she spends some time in the service of long time, loyal, existing clients with various needs. Second, the majority of her time is spent with new clients, providing legal services in two specific areas: a) the drafting of wills and trusts for the purpose of protection of assets, and b) representing clients in the probating of the estates of their deceased loved ones and guiding them step-by-step through this judicial process during what is a most...
Laura Starr
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Plano, TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 6 years experience
(972) 633-2588 3108 Midway Road, Suite 101
Plano, TX 75093
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Real Estate
DePaul College of Law
Laura Starr joined the firm in 2014. Laura received her undergraduate degree from Texas Christian University, graduating with a B.S. in political science. Laura attended law school in Chicago, Illinois at DePaul University College of Law where she received a certificate in business law. During law school, Laura externed for the Honorable Michael F. Otto at the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois and was a member of the International Commercial Arbitration Moot Team. She was also a member of the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity. As a member of Starr Law Firm, P.C. Laura focuses in the areas of...
Curtis Harrison II
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Plano, TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 26 years experience
(214) 473-9696 7160 N. Dallas Parkway
Suite 650
Plano, TX 75024
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
Baylor Law School
Bert Starr
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Plano, TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 40 years experience
(972) 633-2588 3108 Midway Road, Suite 101
Plano, TX 75093
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Tax
New York University School of Law and University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Jake Estes
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Frisco, TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 15 years experience
(972) 418-2919 6160 Warren Parkway
Suite 100
Frisco, TX 75034
Estate Planning and Probate
Texas A&M University School of Law
Jake is an estate planning attorney and the owner of Estes Law Office, P.L.L.C., with offices in Frisco, Texas (principal office) and McKinney, Texas. His practice is specifically limited to estate planning (i.e. Wills and trusts), probate administration, probate litigation, guardianship (contested and uncontested guardianship matters), and business entity formation. Previous to opening Estes Law Office, P.L.L.C. in 2014, Jake was an estate planning/probate associate attorney at The Law Office of M. Todd Estes, P.C. in Sherman, Texas. In addition to this experience, Jake had the pleasure of serving as an Assistant District Attorney at the Grayson County...
Hastings Lyle Hanshaw
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Frisco, TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 21 years experience
(972) 731-6500 1415 Legacy Drive
Suite 350
Frisco, TX 75034
Estate Planning and Business
University of Arkansas School of Law
William L. Manchee
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Plano, TX Estate Planning Attorney with 45 years experience
(972) 960-2240 2745 Dallas Parkway
Suite 420
Plano, TX 75093
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy and Consumer
Collin Dean Kennedy
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Frisco, TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 21 years experience
(972) 731-6500 1415 Legacy Drive
Suite 350
Frisco, TX 75034
Estate Planning, Business, Construction and Criminal Defense
University of Arkansas School of Law
William C. Dvorak
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Frisco, TX Estate Planning Attorney with 36 years experience
(972) 562-0102 6344 Mobile Bay Court
Frisco, TX 75034
Estate Planning, Family, Personal Injury and Probate
South Texas College Of Law
Stephen Christopher DePaul
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Frisco , TX Estate Planning Attorney with 15 years experience
(214) 469-3100 2500 Legacy Drive
Suite 250
Frisco , TX 75034
Estate Planning, Divorce, Education and Family
Ms. Dawn Marie Grams Horak
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Plano, TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 17 years experience
(469) 644-7442 5851 Legacy Circle, 6th Floor
Plano, TX 75024
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
Jeffrey Albert Yates
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Plano, TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 22 years experience
(214) 423-5100 5601 Granite Parkway Suite 400
Plano, TX 75024
Estate Planning, Business, Construction and Probate
Albin Yates Balius Roach believes in aggressively preserving the truth for our clients while advancing the integrity of the profession. We also recognize that we cannot successfully cast a positive vision for our clients’ futures without possessing one for ourselves. The attorneys, paralegals and support staff of Albin Yates Balius Roach have chosen to commit their time and talent to the firm because we believe in the firm’s priorities and its future.
Darryl V. Pratt
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FRISCO, TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 22 years experience
(972) 712-1515 2591 DALLAS PARKWAY, STE. 505
FRISCO, TX 75034
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder, Probate and Tax
Oklahoma City University School of Law
With almost twenty-five (25) years 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...
Taylor M Mohr
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Frisco , TX Estate Planning Attorney with 8 years experience
(214) 741-2662 One Cowboys Way
Suite 175
Frisco , TX 75034
Estate Planning, Elder, Family and Probate
Baylor Law School
Taylor Mohr distinguishes herself by offering effective, affordable, and compassionate legal services. Her practice focuses on family law in Williamson and Travis counties. She is a member of the Williamson County Bar Association, Texas Bar Association, Texas Trial Lawyers Association and the Baylor Law Alumni Association.

Taylor graduated from the Baylor Law School. She attended this prestigious university with a full-tuition scholarship. As a law student, she balanced her studies with a variety of extracurricular work, serving as Secretary and Executive Vice-President for the Student Bar Association and working as an editing assistant for professor Gerald Powell, director of...
Kelly Michelle Davis
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Lewisville, TX Estate Planning Attorney with 21 years experience
(972) 434-8009 550 S Edmonds Ln
Lewisville, TX 75067
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Construction
Although Ms. Davis specializes in construction litigation, she has a general practice which includes handling all problems from corporate inception to dissolution, partnership formation and disputes, real estate law, consumer litigation, contract disputes, and appeals.
Charles E. Beachley III
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Lewisville, TX Estate Planning Attorney with 37 years experience
(972) 538-0358 396 West Main St.
Lewisville, TX 75057
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Elder and Probate
Southern Methodist University
Born New York, N.Y., April 14, 1951 admitted to Bar: 1982, Texas; 1983, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas; 1984, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; 1986, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas; 1989, U.S. Supreme Court. Education: Paris Junior College, Paris, Texas (A.A. 1971); Trinity University (B.A., cum laude, 1973; M.F.A., 1976); Southern Methodist University (J.D., 1982). Adjunct Professor, Business Law, University of North Texas, 1992-1993. Lecturer, Lewisville Library Law Lectures, 1984-1986. Member, College of the State Bar of Texas, 1989-1998. Diplomate, National Institute for Trial Advocacy. Associate, Durand & Associates, P.C., 1990-2015. Sole Practitioner, 1986-1990....
Marco Sanchez
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Plano, TX Estate Planning Lawyer
(972) 784-2502 1400 Preston Rd. Ste 400
Plano, TX 75093
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
University of Akron School of Law
Mr. Sanchez is licensed in Texas and Nevada and practices law in both states. He began his legal career working for a mid-sized law firm in Las Vegas, Nevada practicing in corporate law, business structuring, and estate planning. Mr. Sanchez taught seminars on Asset Protection, Tax and Estate Planning, and business strategies for companies around the country.

After several years he decided to go on his own, opening his own practice that handles personal injury law, family law and civil litigation. After years of practice, he decided to move back to his hometown of New Braunfels, Texas and open...
David Wayne Chowins
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Lewisville, TX Estate Planning Attorney with 22 years experience
(469) 630-2550 405 State Highway 121 Bypass
Suite A250
Lewisville, TX 75067
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
New York University School of Law and University of Tulsa College of Law
James Duncan Webb IV
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Plano, TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 39 years experience
(972) 881-8808 6301 Preston Rd
Plano, TX 75024
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Tax
Duncan is the sole shareholder of the firm whose practice primarily focuses on estate planning, trusts, business matters, and construction law. He graduated from Southern Methodist University in 1977 with a business administration degree in accounting and finance and earned his law degree from SMU in 1980.

Duncan has more than thirty-five years of legal experience and has been admitted to practice in the United States Tax Court, United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, and Fifth Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals.

During the three years Inside Collin County Business conducted its annual awards,...
Maria Ahmed
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Addison, TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 8 years experience
(972) 322-3844 15851 Dallas Parkway
#600
Addison, TX 75001
Estate Planning, Family, Immigration and Personal Injury
Texas Wesleyan University School of Law - Texas Wesleyan University
Tom O'Connell
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Plano, TX Estate Planning Attorney
(972) 423-0331 2500 Dallas Pkwy
#108
Plano, TX 75093
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Criminal Defense and White Collar Crime
St. Mary's University School of Law and St. Mary's University
Matthew Gilpin
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Frisco, TX Estate Planning Attorney with 10 years experience
(214) 741-2662 One Cowboys Way
Suite 175
Frisco, TX 75034
Estate Planning and Probate
Texas Wesleyan University School of Law - Texas Wesleyan University
Matthew Gilpin began working for McCathern as a partner in 2018 and his practice primarily focuses on probate matters, estate administrations, and inheritance issues in the North Texas region.

Mr. Gilpin’s probate experience involves managing all aspects of cases – legal and administrative – from start to finish. This includes helping his clients find the most efficient and cost-effective solutions to settling estate matters. Additionally, he advises clients regarding estate planning and asset protection and he drafts trusts, wills, directives, releases, and other estate planning documents.

Mr. Gilpin firmly believes that to create the most effective estate plan, it must be...
Arthur Harold Geffen
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Addison, TX Estate Planning Attorney with 47 years experience
(972) 752-1965 5080 Spectrum Drive
Suite 1000 East
Addison, TX 75001
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Probate and Tax
Bates College of Law, University of Houston
AV Rated
40 plus years of experience
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Daniel Dower
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Highland Village, TX Estate Planning Attorney
(972) 304-6000 2900 Village Parkway, Suite 330
Highland Village, TX 75077
Estate Planning, Business and Family
SMU Dedman School of Law
Daniel Dower was born in Dallas, Texas in 1972. He graduated from the Texas Academy of Math & Science at University of North Texas before moving on to complete a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at University of Texas at Dallas, a Master’s degree in Business Administration from South Methodist University, and Juris Doctor from Southern Methodist University School of Law.

Daniel has a long career as a financial executive, including a long tenure as CFO for CHI Investment Corporation, a local real estate investment company. He also served as President of Boo Koo Beverages, Inc. and engaged in...
William F. 'Bill' Bronson III
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Addison, TX Estate Planning Attorney with 41 years experience
(972) 770-2660 16475 Dallas Pkwy Ste 345
Addison, TX 75001
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Tax
Bill Bronson is a former judge. He enjoys going to battle for each client, making the most of the relief available under the IRS Code, IRS Manual, and other laws. He puts his 39 years of experience to work for each client, to present a case to the clients’ best advantage and achieve the best deal possible with the IRS. Mr. Bronson uses the Taxpayer Bill of Rights and 15 other programs to put the IRS on the defensive, with you in control and the IRS responding to your proposals, instead of the other-way-around.
The Bronson Law Firm isn’t...
Makenna  Powell
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Addison, TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 6 years experience
(214) 438-0428 5080 Spectrum Drive
Suite 1000 East
Addison, TX 75001
Estate Planning and Probate
University of Oklahoma College of Law
John Gregory Haugen
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Lewisville, TX Estate Planning Attorney with 13 years experience
(972) 436-8750 101 West Main Street
Lewisville, TX 75057
Estate Planning, Business, Criminal Defense and Divorce
Attorney John Haugen has been serving the needs of his community and nation for his entire life. He graduated from West Point and then went on to spend five years as an U.S. Army Captain. After he was honorably discharged, he continued his higher education at USC, then received his Juris Doctor as Texas Wesleyan School of Law. Currently, he is a member of the Dallas County Bar Association, Denton County Bar Association, and the Tarrant County Bar Association. He is licensed to practice in all Texas courts, and advocates for clients who are facing family law matters, criminal defense...
Leonid Murashkovskiy
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Addison, TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 9 years experience
(972) 380-5630 16801 Addison Rd #124
Addison, TX 75001
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Probate and Tax
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Nyla Neyaz Kazi
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Frisco, TX Estate Planning Attorney with 13 years experience
(888) 883-7789 6735 Salt Cedar Way
Bldg 1, Suite 300-1019
Frisco, TX 75034
Estate Planning, Business, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
St. Mary's University School of Law
Cynthia Dennis Hurley
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Frisco, TX Estate Planning Attorney with 26 years experience
(972) 668-6810 2591 N Dallas Pkwy suite 408
Frisco, TX 75034
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
Hastings College of Law (U. of Calif.)
Earl Austen Hargrave
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Carrollton, TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 21 years experience
(866) 444-4606 2340 E. Trinity Mills
Carrollton, TX 75006
Estate Planning, Elder, Family and Probate
Buffie Drennan Campbell
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Dallas, TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 15 years experience
(972) 361-8485 15950 N. Dallas Parkway
Suite 400
Dallas, TX 75248
Estate Planning, Energy and Real Estate
Buffie Campbell is a highly skilled attorney practicing in the areas of oil and gas, real estate and estate planning/probate. Through her firm Campbell & Castillo, she provides title opinions and abstracts to oil and gas companies all throughout Texas. She is experienced in understanding and researching title chains and has performed title research in Tarrant, Dallas, Nacogdoches, Gregg & Upshur counties. Her knowledge of Texas title law has provided Buffie with greater resources as she aides clients in the acquisition and negotiation of real estate transactions and when preparing estate plans. Whether it be a...
Robert Morris
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Lewisville, TX Estate Planning Attorney with 43 years experience
(972) 436-9300 2871 Lake Vista Dr.
150
Lewisville, TX 75067
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Probate
I have more than 30 years of experience practicing Elder Law, Business and Real Estate Litigation, and Appeals among other areas of the law. I've represented business and the government in both state and federal court.
Aimee Manriquez
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Carrollton, TX Estate Planning Attorney with 11 years experience
(972) 533-4255 2340 E. Trinity Mills
Suite 300
Carrollton, TX 75006
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Probate
Texas Wesleyan University School of Law - Texas Wesleyan University
Matthew Carl Aycock
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Dallas, TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 13 years experience
(214) 473-5551 18101 Preston Rd.
Suite 201
Dallas, TX 75252
Estate Planning, Business, Energy and Real Estate
Lori Ashmore Peters
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Dallas, TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 23 years experience
(214) 559-7202 3636 Maple Ave
Dallas, TX 75219
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Probate
Mrs. Lori Ashmore Peters was admitted to practice in Texas in 1996. Her background is in Probate, Business Planning, Ancillary Probate, Estate Planning, Guardianships and Mental Health Law.

She has been certified to serve as Attorney Ad Litem and Guardian Ad Litem in the Probate Courts in Texas. She has served as Court appointed Attorney Ad Litem on numerous cases, as well as Guardian and Guardian Ad Litem. She works with litigation law firms as a probate consultant and speaks with litigation attorneys regarding the necessity for probate, ancillary probate and possible estate planning as it relates to lawsuits. She...
Camille Milner
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Denton, TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 35 years experience
(940) 383-2674 620 W Hickory St
Denton, TX 76201
Estate Planning, Divorce, Elder and Probate
The University of Texas School of Law
I tried over 50 jury trials and, as a trial lawyer, I loved every minute of it, but as a human being, I came to realize that a trial in a courtroom is no place to restructure a family who is having to go through a divorce. The courtroom will finalize a divorce, but the collateral damage done to a family, especially the children, in a trial, is something from which they (and future generations) many never recover. Even though over 95% of all cases are settled before trial, few people consider the difference in a case that is settled...
Robert Joseph Blankenship
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Carrollton, TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 25 years experience
(214) 438-0150 1000 Belt Line Rd.
Ste 210
Carrollton, TX 75006
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Family
Texas Wesleyan University School of Law - Texas Wesleyan University
Robert Blankenship has been licensed to practice law by the State Bar of Texas since receiving his degree in law from Texas Wesleyan University in 1995. A Big Spring native, Robert’s family moved to Weatherford after his father died. Robert is licensed to practice law in the Federal Northern District of Texas, and the Eastern District of Texas. Before joining the Bailey & Galyen Robert worked at the Office of the Attorney General of Texas where he was recognized as the Assistant Attorney General of the Year for 2010. While law school he was Order of the...
Robert A. Kraft
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Dallas, TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 49 years experience
(214) 999-9999 2777 N Stemmons Fwy
Suite 1300
Dallas, TX 75207
Estate Planning, Immigration, Personal Injury and Social Security Disability
Baylor Law School
Personal Injury and Social Security Disability Claims. Are you looking for solutions to your legal problems without having to resort to calling a law firm running tasteless television commercials or big Yellow Page ads? If you want an established and professional law firm with friendly lawyers and staff who are easy to talk to, you've come to the right place. Please, call us now. Contact us at Kraft & Associates for a consultation if you have questions about any legal situation. Whatever legal problem you have, our Dallas, Texas attorneys want to help.
Jeffery Butler
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Plano, TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 7 years experience
(469) 402-3030 5055 W. Park Blvd
Suite 400 (inside Executive Workspace offices)
Plano, TX 75074
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Elder and Probate
University of Idaho College of Law
I am an easy going but thorough attorney that is dedicated to helping clients get what they need at a fair and reasonable cost.
My main focus areas are Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, along with Probate court and Business Law as needed.
As a Texas Will Lawyer, I draft Wills specifically tailored for each client, not a one-size-fits-all Will that is that same for every client.
As a Texas Trust Lawyer, I draft a Trust for any client that truly needs a Trust based on their unique characteristics.
As a Texas Power of Attorney Lawyer, I draft a Medical...
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