Jason S. Scott

Top rated Estate & Trust Litigation attorney in Austin, Texas

Osborne, Helman, Scott, Knisely & Stanton, LLP
Jason S. Scott
Osborne, Helman, Scott, Knisely & Stanton, LLP

Practice Areas: Estate & Trust Litigation, Civil Litigation

Licensed in Texas since: 2005

Education: The University of Texas School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2014 - 2017

Osborne, Helman, Scott, Knisely & Stanton, LLP

3800 N Lamar Blvd
Suite 350
Austin, TX 78756 Phone: 512-542-2000 Email: Jason S. Scott Visit website

Details

Jason Scott is a partner at Osborne, Helman, Scott, Knisely & Stanton, LLP in Austin. He focuses his practice on fiduciary litigation, including trust, estate, and guardianship disputes, representing parties on both sides of the docket in courts across Texas. Mr. Scott also advises stakeholders in high-value disputes related to international trusts and asset protection structures. He is a co-author of O'Connor's Estates Code Plus and regularly speaks on fiduciary litigation matters. Mr. Scott graduated from Southwestern University with a B.A. in 1999. He earned his J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law and an LL.M from the University of Edinburgh School of Law in Scotland.

First Admitted: 2005, Texas

Professional Webpage: https://www.ohsks.com/attorneys/jason-s-scott

Educational Background:
  • University of Edinburgh School of Law, Scotland (LL.M.), 2005
  • niversity of Texas at Austin (J.D.), 2004
  • Southwestern University (B.A., History and Psychology), 1999
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Certified as Attorney ad Litem for Guardianships, 2022
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Member, Planning Committee for Texas Bar Association Fiduciary Litigation CLE, 2022
  • Member, Planning Committee for Texas Bar Association Advanced Guardianship Law CLE, 2022
  • Society Of Trust And Estate Practitioners (STEP)
  • American Bar Association
  • Austin Young Lawyers Association
  • International Bar Association
  • State Bar Of Texas
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Austin Bar Association
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Co-authored and presented a paper on guardianship during divorce to estate planning attorneys., Co-Author/Co-Presenter, Guardianships During Divorce, UT CLE 25th Annual Estate Planning, Guardianship and Elder Law Conference, 2023
  • I co-authored and co-edited the definitive Texas Estates Code resource for trust and estate practitioners., Co-Author/Co-Editor, O'Connor's Estates Code Plus, 2023-2024 Edition, Thompson Reuters Publishing, 2023
  • Co-authored and presented a paper on guardianship during divorce to estate planning attorneys., Co-Author/Co-Presenter, Guardianships During Divorce, Texas College of Probate Judges Regional Workshop, 2023
  • Co-Author and Presenter of The Expert Witness Handbook for Fiduciary Litigators, Co-Author/Presenter, The Expert Witness Handbook for Fiduciary Litigators, State Bar of Texas Advanced Estate Planning & Probate Course, 2023
  • I co-authored and co-edited the definitive Texas Estates Code resource for trust and estate practitioners., Co-Author/Co-Editor, O'Connor's Estates Code Plus, 2022-2023 Edition, Thompson Reuters Publishing, 2022
  • Co-authored and presented a paper on fiduciary duties during divorce to trust and estate litigation attorneys., Co-Author-Co-Presenter, Fiduciary Relationships at the End of a Marriage, State Bar of Texas, Fiduciary Litigation Course, San Antonio, Texas, Legal, 2022
  • My chapter deals with seeking to enforce creditor's rights associated with international asset protection structures, including a discussion of multi-jurisdiction litigation and discovery., Author, Chapter 25: Creditors’ Remedies, Asset Protection: Domestic and International Law and Tactics, Legal, 2022
  • Co-authored and presented a paper on guardianship during divorce to estate planning attorneys., Co-Author-Co-Presenter, Guardianships During Divorce, State Bar of Texas Advanced Guardianship Law Conference, Houston, Texas, Legal, 2022
  • Paper about the Role of the Guardian. , Co-Author, The Role of the Guardian, UT Law CLE Estate Planning, Guardianship and Elder Law Conference, 2022
  • I co-authored and co-edited the definitive Texas Estates Code resource for trust and estate practitioners., Co-Author/Co-Editor, O'Connor's Estates Code Plus, 2021-2022 Edition, Thompson Reuters Publishing, 2021
  • Paper and presentation about Voiding Transactions in Guardianships, Co-Author/Presenter, Voiding Transactions in Guardianships, Stater Bar of Texas Advanced Guardianship Law Course, 2021
  • Presentation on Trust and Estate Issues Arising During Divorce , Co-Presenter, Trust and Estate Issues Arising During Divorce, State Bar of Texas Advanced Estate Planning & Probate Course, Legal, 2021
  • Paper and presentation on Recent Trends in Trust and Estate Litigation: Insights for Estate Planners, Co-Presenter/Co-Author, Recent Trends in Trust and Estate Litigation: Insights for Estate Planners, Austin Bar Association Estate Planning & Probate All-Day CLE, Legal, 2021
  • Paper and presentation on Trusts, Entities, and Third Parties in Divorce Suits, Co-Presenter/Co-Author, Trusts, Entities, and Third Parties in Divorce Suits, State Bar of Texas New Frontiers in Marital Property Law, Legal, 2021
  • Paper and presentation on Navigating Cross-Border Issues in Fiduciary Litigation, Co-Author/Presenter, Navigating Cross-Border Issues in Fiduciary Litigation, State Bar of Texas Fiduciary Litigation Course, 2020
  • Paper and presentation on Transfer Restrictions in Business Entities, Presenter/Co-Author, Transfer Restrictions in Business Entities, State Bar of Texas Advanced Estate Planning & Probate Course, Legal, 2020
  • Presentation regarding Capacity Issues in Trust & Estates Litigation, Co-Presenter, Capacity Issues in Trust & Estates Litigation, Legal Week Private Client Forum Americas, 2020
  • I co-authored and co-edited the definitive Texas Estates Code resource for trust and estate practitioners., Co-Author/Co-Editor, O'Connor's Estate Code Plus, 2020-2021 Edition, Thompson Reuters Publishing, 2020
  • Co-authored and presented paper on disclosure requirements arising from facts and circumstances outside fiduciary relationships., Presenter/Co-Author, Disclosure Issues Arising Outside of Fiduciary Relationships, State Bar of Texas Fiduciary Litigation Conference, Continuing Legal Education Attorneys, 2019
  • Co-Presenter on litigation strategies related to foreign trusts at the 2019 Legal Week Trust & Estates Litigation Forum in Girona, Spain., Co-Presenter, USA Trusts v. Offshore Trusts: The Litigator's Perspective, Legal Week Trust & Estates Litigation Forum, Girona, Spain, Legal, 2019
  • I co-authored and co-edited the definitive Texas Estates Code resource for trust and estate practitioners., Co-Author/Co-Editor, O'Connor's Estates Code Plus, 2019-2020 Edition, Thompson Reuters Publishing, 2019
  • The paper and presentation covered suggestions and advice for practicioners drafting settlement agreements in trust and estate disputes., Co-Presenter and Co-Author, Drafting Settlement Agreements to Resolve Trust & Estate Disputes,, State Bar of Texas Estate Planning & Probate Drafting Course, Dallas, Texas, Legal, Fiduciaries, 2018
  • Co-authored and presented paper on avoiding conflicts and mistakes in an estate planning practice from the perspective of a fiduciary litigator., Presenter and Co-Author, Borrowed Trouble: Common Conflicts and Mistakes to Avoid in Your Estate Planning Practice, University of Texas School of Law Special Needs Trusts Conference, Austin, Texas, Legal, Fiduciaries, 2018
  • I co-authored and co-edited the definitive Texas Estates Code resource for trust and estate practitioners., Co-Author/Co-Editor, O'Connor's Estate Code Plus, 2018-2019, Thompson Reuters Publishing, 2018
  • The paper and presentation covered trust modifications and how to deal with potential conflicts and other complications that often arise in such proceedings., Co-Presenter and Co-Author, Trust Modifications: Balancing Competing Interests, University of Texas School of Law Estate Planning, Guardianship, and Elder Law Conference, Galveston, Texas, Legal, Fiduciary, 2017
  • Overview of guardianship law in Texas., Co-Author, The Role of the Guardian Under Texas Law, Legislative Update, Guardianship Certification and Guardianship Workshop Seminar, San Antonio, Texas, Legal, 2017
  • The paper and presentation covered the fiduciary duty of full disclosure and how attorneys can navigate the complex issues arising from this duty., Co-Presenter and Co-Author, Complete Truth: Fiduciary Relationships and the Duty of Full Disclosure, State Bar of Texas Intermediate Estate Planning and Probate Course, Houston, Texas, Legal, Fiduciary, 2017
  • Co-presented a deep discussion of recent US case law on challenging trusts and other asset protection structures., Co-Presenter, Trust Busting, Legal Week Trust & Estates Litigation Forum, Provence, France, Legal, 2017
  • I co-authored and co-edited the definitive Texas Estates Code resource for trust and estate practitioners., Co-Author/Co-Editor, O'Connor's Estate Code Plus, 2017-2018 Edition, Thompson Reuters Publishing, 2017
  • I co-authored and co-edited the definitive Texas Estates Code resource for trust and estate practitioners., Co-Author/Co-Editor, O'Connor's Estate Code Plus, 2016-2017 Edition, Thompson Reuters Publishing, 2016
  • Presenter and Co-Author of paper about Avoiding Will Contests: Practical Advice For Your Estate Planning Clients, Co-Author/Presenter, Avoiding Will Contests: Practical Advice For Your Estate Planning Clients, State Bar of Texas Intermediate Estate Planning and Probate Course, 2015
  • Co-Presenter of paper regarding Grants of Representation, Co-Presenter, Grants of Representation, Legal Week Trust & Estates Litigation Forum, 2015
  • I co-authored and co-edited the definitive Texas Estates Code resource for trust and estate practitioners., Co-Author/Co-Editor, O'Connor's Estate Code Plus, 2015-2016 Edition, Thompson Reuters Publishing, 2015
  • I co-authored and co-edited the definitive Texas Estates Code resource for trust and estate practitioners., Co-Author/Co-Editor, O'Connor's Estates Code Plus, 2014-2015 Edition, Thompson Reuters Publishing, 2014
  • I co-authored and co-edited the definitive Texas Estates Code resource for trust and estate practitioners., Co-Author/Co-Editor, O'Connor's Estate Code Plus, 2013-2014 Edition, Thompson Reuters Publishing, 2013
  • Co-Author of paper about The Fiduciary Duty of Full Disclosure: Knowing When and What to Disclose, Co-Author, The Fiduciary Duty of Full Disclosure: Knowing When and What to Disclose, State Bar of Texas Advanced Estate Planning & Probate Course, 2012
  • Co-Author of paper about The Fiduciary Duty of Full Disclosure: Knowing When and What to Disclose, Co-Author, The Fiduciary Duty of Full Disclosure: Knowing When and What to Disclose, State Bar of Texas Fiduciary Litigation: Beyond the Basics Course, 2011
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Attorney Coordinator of the Arc of the Capital Area Pro Bono Guardianship Program from 2008-Present, 2023
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Planning Committee Member, Texas Bar Advanced Guardianship Law Course, 2023
  • Planning Committee Member, Texas Bar Fiduciary Litigation Course, 2022
  • Planning Committee Member, Texas Bar Advanced Guardianship Law Course, 2022
  • Board Member, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) – Texas Chapter, 2022
  • Advisory Board Member, Legal Week Trust & Estates Litigation Forum, Girona, Spain, 2019
  • Member, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) – Texas Chapter, 2018
  • Advisory Board Member, Legal Week Trust & Estates Litigation Forum, Provence, France, 2015
Honors/Awards:
  • Named 2024 Trusts and Estates Litigation "Lawyer of the Year" in Austin by The Best Lawyers in America©, Lawyer of the Year - Trusts and Estates Litigation, Best Lawyers in America, 2024
  • Selected for inclusion in the 31st Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© in the practice area of Trusts and Estates Litigation, Selected for inclusion in 31st Edition of the Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers in America, 2024
  • Selected for inclusion in the 30th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© in the practice area of Trusts and Estates Litigation, Selected for inclusion in 30th Edition of the Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers in America, 2023
  • Selected to the 2023 Top 50 List in Central/West Texas by Texas SuperLawyers, Selected to the 2023 Top 50 List, SuperLawyers, 2023
  • Selected to the Texas Super Lawyers list, sponsored by Thomson Reuters and published in Texas Monthly, Selected to the Texas Super Lawyers List, SuperLawyers, 2023
  • Selected for inclusion in the 29th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© in the practice area of Trusts and Estates Litigation, Selected for inclusion in 29th Edition of the Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers in America, 2022
  • Selected to the Texas Super Lawyers list, sponsored by Thomson Reuters and published in Texas Monthly, Selected to the Texas Super Lawyers List, SuperLawyers, 2022
  • Selected for inclusion in the 28th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© in the practice area of Trusts and Estates Litigation, Selected for inclusion in 28th Edition of the Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers in America, 2021
  • Selected to the Texas Super Lawyers list, sponsored by Thomson Reuters and published in Texas Monthly, Selected to the Texas Super Lawyers List, SuperLawyers, 2021
  • Selected for inclusion in the 27th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© in the practice area of Trusts and Estates Litigation, Selected for inclusion in 27th Edition of the Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers in America, 2020
  • Selected to the Texas Super Lawyers list, sponsored by Thomson Reuters and published in Texas Monthly, Selected to the Texas Super Lawyers List, SuperLawyers, 2020
  • Selected for inclusion in the 26th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© in the practice area of Trusts and Estates Litigation, Selected for inclusion in 26th Edition of the Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers in America, 2019
  • Selected to the Texas Super Lawyers list, sponsored by Thomson Reuters and published in Texas Monthly, Selected to the Texas Super Lawyers List, SuperLawyers, 2019
  • Selected for inclusion in the 25th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© in the practice area of Trusts and Estates Litigation, Selected for inclusion in 25th Edition of the Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers In America, 2018
  • Selected to the 2017 "Up-And-Coming 100" list sponsored by Thomson Reuters and published in SuperLawyers Magazine, Selected to the 2017 "Up-And-Coming 100" list, SuperLawyers, 2017
  • Selected to the Texas Rising Stars list, sponsored by Thomson Reuters and published in Texas Monthly., Selected to the Texas Rising Stars List, SuperLawyers, 2017
  • Selected for inclusion in the 24th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© in the practice area of Trusts and Estates Litigation, Selected for inclusion in 24th Edition of the Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers In America, 2017
  • Recognized in Sentate Resolution No. 915 on May 27, 2017 for pro bono work, Recognized in Resolution No. 915 by Texas State Senate for Pro Bono Work, The Senate of the State of Texas, 2017
  • Selected to the Texas Rising Stars list, sponsored by Thomson Reuters and published in Texas Monthly., Selected to the Texas Rising Stars List, SuperLawyers, 2016
  • Award for 10 years of service to the Arc of the Capital Area's Pro Bono Guardianship Program, John Traber Memorial Award for Outstanding Philanthropy, Arc of the Capital Area, Austin, Texas, 2016
  • Selected to the Texas Rising Stars list, sponsored by Thomson Reuters and published in Texas Monthly., Selected to the Texas Rising Stars List, SuperLawyers, 2015
  • Selected to the Texas Rising Stars list, sponsored by Thomson Reuters and published in Texas Monthly., Selected to the Texas Rising Stars List, SuperLawyers, 2014
Industry Groups:
  • Banks
  • Corporate Fiduciaries
  • Trust Companies

Office location for Jason S. Scott

3800 N Lamar Blvd
Suite 350
Austin, TX 78756

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  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2024
  • Rising Stars: 2014 - 2017

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Top 50: Central/West Texas Super Lawyers: 2023 - 2024 Up-and-Coming 100: Texas Rising Stars: 2017

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