Mark R. Caldwell

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate & Trust Litigation Attorney in Dallas, TX

Burdette & Rice, PLLC
 | 4851 LBJ Freeway, Suite 601
Dallas, TX 75244
Phone: 972-991-7700
Selected to Rising Stars: 2014 - 2017
Licensed Since: 2005
Practice Areas:
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (50%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (50%)
Attorney Profile

Mark R. Caldwell is an attorney at the Dallas, Texas, firm Burdette & Rice, PLLC. Board-certified in estate planning and probate law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Mr. Caldwell focuses his practice on estate and trust litigation, and estate planning and probate, representing clients in various matters, including contested wills and guardianships. Most of his clients are located in North Dallas, Plano, Frisco and other towns in the counties of Dallas, Denton and Collin.

Mr. Caldwell attended Southern Methodist University for his undergraduate studies, graduating magna cum laude in 2002. While an undergraduate, he spent one year as a general course student at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Mr. Caldwell then pursued his legal studies at New England Law | Boston and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 2005. Admitted to practice in Texas, he is a member of the Dallas Bar Association Trial Skills Section as well as its Probate, Trusts & Estates Section. Mr. Caldwell is also a member of the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Elder Law Committee. In addition, he serves on the board of directors of the St. Thomas More Society and is a former member of the City of Sachse Charter Review Commission.

Mr. Caldwell is an active speaker and author of numerous professional papers. He has delivered speeches during activities sponsored by the State Bar of Texas and the Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services on topics such as elder exploitation, guardianships and injunctive relief as it relates to guardianship, trust and probate litigation. Highly regarded by his fellow professionals, Mr. Caldwell has received a "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo. 

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Estate & Trust Litigation (50%)

Estate Planning & Probate (50%): Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Focus Areas

Estate Planning & Probate: Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 4 years

Rising Stars: 2014 - 2017

Certificates and Credentials

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About Mark Caldwell

Admitted: 2005, Texas

Professional Webpage: http://www.dallasprobateattorneys.com/mark-r-caldwell/

Honors and Awards:

  • Rising Star by the Texas Super Lawyers, Thompson Reuters, 2014-2015

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified Estate Planning and Probate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, Charter Review Commission, City of Sachse, 2012-2013
  • Board of Directors and Vice President, City of Sachse Economic Development Corporation, 2010-2014
  • Board of Directors, St. Thomas More Society
  • Elder Law Section Member, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • Probate and Trust Section Member, Dallas Bar Association
  • Trial Skills Section Member, Dallas Bar Association

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Co-Author/Speaker, Winning the Battle & the War: A Remedies-Centered Approach to Litigation Involving Durable Powers of Attorney, Travis County Bar Association, 2015
  • Co-Author/Speaker, Elder Exploitation, State Bar of Texas, , Advanced Guardianship Law, 2015
  • Author/Speaker, Injunctive Relief – The Lethal Preemptive Strike in Probate, Trust, and Guardianship Litigation, State Bar of Texas, 39th Annual Advanced Estate Planning and Probate Course, 2015
  • Co-author, Properly Performing Annual Accounts in Guardianships and Management Trusts Where One or Both Spouses are Incompetent, Real Estate, Probate, & Trust Law Reporter, Volume 52, No. 4, 2014
  • Winning the Battle and the War; A Remedies—Centered Approach to Litigation Involving Durable Powers of Attorney, 64 Bay. L. Rev. 435, 2012
  • Author/Speaker, An Introduction to Guardianships, Texas Department of Assistive & Rehabilitative Services (DARS), Dallas, Texas, 2011
  • Co-author and Presenter, Proof of Facts and Common Evidentiary Problems Encountered in Contested Probate Proceedings, Seventh Probate Litigation Seminar, sponsored by the Tarrant County Probate Bar Association, 2010
  • Author/Speaker, An Introduction to Guardianships, Texas Department of Assistive & Rehabilitative Services (DARS), Dallas, Texas, 2010
  • A Good Deed Repaid: Awarding Attorney’s Fees in Contested Guardianship Proceedings, 51 S. Tex. L. Rev. 439, 2009

Educational Background:

  • Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, B.A., magna cum laude, 2002
  • The London School of Economics, London, England, General Course, 2001-2002
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Office Location for Mark R. Caldwell

4851 LBJ Freeway
Suite 601
Dallas, TX 75244

Phone: 972-991-7700

 

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Last Updated: 10/14/2016

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