William L. Dismuke

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Arlington, TX

Dismuke & Waters, P.C.
 | 2000 East Lamar Boulevard, Suite 500
Arlington, TX 76006
Phone: 817-412-7434
Fax: 817-265-7264
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1982
Education: Baylor Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Estate Planning & Probate (50%),
  • Closely Held Business (30%),
  • Tax: Business (20%)
Attorney Profile

William L. Dismuke, the founding shareholder in Dismuke & Waters, P.C., provides outstanding representation in a variety of practice areas to individuals and businesses in the greater Dallas/Fort Worth area. Mr. Dismuke specializes in designing estate plans specifically tailored to clients' unique family circumstances and desires.  Clients have trusted him for over thirty years to assist with preserving their wealth and assuring their goals are achieved with as little taxation as possible for generations to come.  His achievements in these areas have earned him the respect of fellow attorneys, as evidenced by his receipt of an AV Preeminent* peer-review rating through Martindale-Hubbell, for three decades.

Mr. Dismuke's practice extends counsel to clients regarding mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs, divestitures and joint ventures. His firm has experience with real estate ventures including purchases, sales, leases, as well as development and construction of residential and commercial properties. 

Mr. Dismuke has been certified as a specialist in both tax law and estate planning and probate law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Admitted to practice before all Texas state courts, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, and the United States Tax Court. Mr. Dismuke's professional memberships include the Tarrant County and Dallas Bar Associations and the American Bar Association. He obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting from Texas Tech University in 1977 and was awarded his Juris Doctor by Baylor University School of Law in 1982. Mr. Dismuke is also a certified public accountant.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Estate Planning & Probate (50%): Estate Planning, Probate & Estate Administration

Closely Held Business (30%)

Tax (20%): Tax Law

Focus Areas

Estate Planning, Probate & Estate Administration, Tax Law


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Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2019

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About William Dismuke

Admitted: 1982, Texas

Professional Webpage: http://dw-law.com/attorneys/william-dismuke/


  • Selected as a Texas Super Lawyer in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019
  • Professional of the Year by the Community Foundation of North Texas

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified in both Tax Law and Estate Planning and Probate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Supreme Court of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • State Bar of Texas, Wills – Trusts-Probate, Real Estate, Taxation and Business Law Sections
  • United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Dallas Bar Association, Business, Probate, Taxation and Estates Section, Member
  • United States Tax Court
  • Tarrant County Bar Association, Trusts and Estate Planning Section, Member
  • American Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Board of Women’s Haven of Tarrant County
  • Board of Directors of the North Texas Community Foundation, 2010 to 2017
  • Board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Arlington

Educational Background:

  • Texas Tech University, B.B.A. in accounting with cum laude, 1977
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Office Location for William L. Dismuke

2000 East Lamar Boulevard
Suite 500
Arlington, TX 76006

Phone: 817-412-7434

Fax: 817-265-7264

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Last Updated: 5/5/2019

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