John R. Ott

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Austin, TX

Barnes Lipscomb Stewart & Ott PLLC
 | 2500 Bee Caves Road, Building Two, Suite 150
Austin, TX 78746
Phone: 512-593-7692
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2017
Selected to Rising Stars: 2005, 2007 - 2009
Licensed Since: 1994
Practice Areas:
  • Estate Planning & Probate (90%),
  • Real Estate: Consumer (10%)
Attorney Profile

As a partner at the law firm of Barnes Lipscomb Stewart & Ott PLLC located in Austin, Texas, John R. Ott focuses his practice on estate planning, probate and estate administration. With over 20 years of experience practicing law, he has helped countless individuals and their families throughout the Austin area protect their important assets and property for the future.

After receiving his Bachelor of Business Administration from The University of Mississippi in 1990, Mr. Ott earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Houston Law Center in 1994. That same year, the State Bar of Texas admitted him to practice, and The Mississippi Bar admitted him in 1995. The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi also issued its approval for him to practice in its courtrooms. In addition, he is board certified in estate planning and probate law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Focusing solely on estate-related matters, Mr. Ott has the knowledge and skills necessary to help his clients achieve their goals no matter how complex. He also serves clients who need representation for contested estate matters and litigation. Additionally, Mr. Ott has a wealth of experience using family limited partnerships, trusts and other entity formations to help business owners and other professionals protect and integrate their family-owned commercial enterprises.

Along with his dedication to his legal practice, Mr. Ott is also devoted to his community. He regularly volunteers his services to assist clients with probate and guardianship cases, and he serves as an appointed attorney ad litem and estate administrator for the probate court.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Estate Planning & Probate (90%): Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Real Estate (10%)

Focus Areas

Estate Planning & Probate: Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 2 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 4 years

Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2017 Rising Stars: 2005, 2007 - 2009

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About John Ott

Admitted: 1994, Texas

Professional Webpage: http://blsolaw.com/lawyer.html

Honors and Awards:

  • Listed in Top Rated Lawyer in Trusts & Estates in The American Lawyer & Corporate Counsel
  • Texas Rising Star, Texas Super Lawyers – Rising Stars Edition and Texas Monthly 2005, 2007, 2008 & 2009 (Estate Planning and Trusts)

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified, Estate Planning and Probate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1999

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Texas Guardianship Association, Member
  • The Mississippi Bar Estate and Trust Section, Member
  • State Bar of Texas Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section, Member
  • Estate Planning Council of Central Texas, current Member
  • Estate Planning Council of Central Texas, Director, 2004 – 2006
  • Estate Planning and Probate Law Advisory Commission to the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Commissioner, 2005 – present
  • Estate Planning and Probate Law Advisory Commission to the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Chair, 2008 and 2009
  • Estate Planning and Probate Law Advisory Commission to the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, current Member
  • Austin Bar Association, Estate Planning & Probate Section, Director, 2000-2007
  • Austin Bar Association, Estate Planning & Probate Section, President, 2006-2007
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Mississippi, Member, 1995 – present
  • State Bar of Mississippi, Member, 1995 - present
  • State Bar of Texas, Member, 1994 – present

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Co-Author - "Modifying and Terminating Irrevocable Trusts" - Advanced Estate Planning and Probate Course , 1999
  • Author/Presenter: “What Every Estate Planner Should Know About Water” - 34th Annual Advanced Estate Planning & Probate Course
  • Panelist – 23rd Annual Estate Planning and Probate Drafting Course 2012
  • Panelist – 24th Annual Estate Planning and Probate Drafting Course 2013
  • Annual Revisions Author 2005-2009 - Texas Probate, Estate & Trust Administration, Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender
  • Annual Revisions Author 2005-2009 - Texas Estate Planning, Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender

Educational Background:

  • University of Mississippi, BBA, 1990
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Website - www.blsolaw.com
Office Location for John R. Ott

2500 Bee Caves Road
Building Two, Suite 150
Austin, TX 78746

Phone: 512-593-7692

 

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Last Updated: 1/23/2017

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