Frances H. Bennett

Top rated Estate Planning & Probate attorney in Austin, Texas

Brink Bennett Pargaman Atkins & Sanchez PLLC
Frances H. Bennett
Brink Bennett Pargaman Atkins & Sanchez PLLC

Practice Areas: Estate Planning & Probate, Aviation & Aerospace, Business & Corporate; view more

Licensed in Texas since: 1992

Education: St. Mary's University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2023

Brink Bennett Pargaman Atkins & Sanchez PLLC

7800 North Mopac Expy
Suite 200
Austin, TX 78759 Visit website


Frances H. Bennett, the principal at Brink Bennett Pargaman Atkins & Sanchez PLLC in Austin, Texas, holds board certification in estate planning and probate granted by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. She serves clients throughout the state, offering legal guidance and support on matters such as:

  • Estate planning
  • Tax planning
  • Probate administration
  • Wills and trusts
  • Fiduciary litigation
  • Marital property planning
  • Private business
  • Private jets and aircraft services

Upon obtaining her bachelor’s degree in English and history from The University of Texas at Austin in 1983, Ms. Bennett enrolled in St. Mary's School of Law, where she received her J.D. in 1992. At the law school, she honed her skills as an intern at the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. Additionally, before pursuing her legal career, she had already achieved success as an entrepreneur.

Ms. Bennett’s journey has been adorned with remarkable experiences, having served as a law clerk to renowned judicial figures of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit and in the Southern District of Texas, as well as for the Supreme Court of Texas. Additionally, she chairs the Estate and Inheritance Tax Committee of the State Bar of Texas. She is also an active member of the Austin Bar Association – Estate Planning and Probate Section and the Austin Tax Study Group, reflecting her strong commitment to the legal community.

Beyond her legal accomplishments, Ms. Bennett is equally passionate about arts and philanthropy. She uses her skill in charitable giving and fundraising to support local nonprofit organizations, including those dedicated to breast cancer awareness, AIDS research and youth development. Moreover, she holds leadership positions in the Austin Theatre Alliance and Zachary Scott Theatre, demonstrating her dedication to the cultural enrichment of her community.

Ms. Bennett has left an enduring impact on the individuals she has served, as evidenced by numerous five-star reviews on Avvo. Her "Superb" rating on the platform and recognition by the Best Lawyers in 2012 further solidify her standing as a professional. In addition, she is highly regarded as a proficient orator and author.

Practice areas

Estate Planning & Probate, Aviation and Aerospace, Business/Corporate, Family Law, General Litigation, Tax: Business

Focus areas

Aviation, Business Formation and Planning, Business Organizations, Estate Planning, Litigation, Marital Property, Probate & Estate Administration, Tax Law, Trusts, Wills

  • 50% Estate Planning & Probate
  • 10% Aviation and Aerospace
  • 10% Business/Corporate
  • 10% Family Law
  • 10% General Litigation
  • 10% Tax: Business

First Admitted: 1992, Texas

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Educational Background:
  • The University of Texas at Austin, B.S., 1983 
  • Louisiana State University at Shreveport, Master of History, 1985 - 1987
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Estate and Inheritance Tax Committee of the State Bar of Texas, Chair
  • Austin Tax Study Group, Member
  • Austin Bar Association, Member
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Estate Planning and Probate, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Mamma Jamma Ride for Breast Cancer
  • Board of Austin Theatre alliance, President
  • Austin Symphony League, Member
  • Board Member of Zachary Scott Theater
  • iACT
  • Crayon Club
  • Boys and Girls Club
  • Hill Country Ride for AIDS

Office location for Frances H. Bennett

7800 North Mopac Expy
Suite 200
Austin, TX 78759

Phone: 512-643-3338


9 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2023

Certificates and credentials

Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Estate Planning and Probate Law

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