Probate, Trusts & Estates


Section Focus

A crowd of attendees watching a presentation on probateThe purpose of the Probate, Trusts & Estates Section is to promote the objectives and standards of professionalism of the Houston Bar Association within the field of probate, trusts & estates.

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The Probate, Trusts & Estates Section meets on the last Tuesday of every month at 5:30 p.m. at the Greenway Plaza Conference Center located between 8 Greenway and 12 Greenway, on Richmond Ave. between Timmons and Edloe (parking to the north, off of Colquitt). Click here for directions.

  • March 31, 2020: "Hot Topics in Subchapter J" with Arielle Pranger
  • April 28, 2020: Panel with Harris County Probate Court Judges
  • May 26, 2020: Case Law Update with Dr. Gerry Beyer



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Section Officers

Molly Dear Abshire, Wright Abshire, Attorneys, PC

Immediate Past Chair
Bridget O’Toole, Schlanger, Silver, Barg & Paine, LLP

Chair Elect
Paul Strug, Weycer Kaplan Pulaski & Zuber, P.C.

Vice Chair
Leslie Amann, Sentinel Trust Company

Gus Tamborello, Gus G. Tamborello, P.C.

Fatima Breland, The Breland Law Firm

Section Council Members

Wesley Bowers
Fizer Beck Webster Bentley & Scroggins

Keri D. Brown
Baker Botts L.L.P.

Brian Cororve
Gray Reed & McGraw LLP

Aaron Dobbs
Gray Reed & McGraw LLP

Tama Klosek
Klosek & Associates PLLC

Mary Mason
Gray Reed & McGraw LLP

History of Probate, Trusts & Estate Section Chairs

Bylaws of the Probate, Trusts & Estates Section



Member Details

Section Members: 586
Section Dues: $25


Section Notes

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Law Student Policies

$1000 to one student from each local law school. Offered in the Spring semester. Each school selects a winning student based upon enrollment in classes related to probate, trusts and estate, exemplary success in a related subject area, and plans to work in a related field. Contact Tama Klosek (Klosek and Associates) at (713) 255-0495.

No charge for students.