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Lois Ann Stanton

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Austin, TX

Osborne, Helman, Knebel & Scott, LLP
301 Congress Avenue, Suite 1910
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: 512-542-2043
Fax: 512-542-2011
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006, 2020 - 2021
Licensed in Texas Since: 1981
Practice Areas: Estate Planning & Probate (90%), Nonprofit Organizations (10%)
Attorney Profile

Mrs. Stanton is a partner of Osborne, Helman, Knebel & Scott, LLP.  Mrs. Stanton specializes in probate and estate planning law and she is board certified in these practice areas.  She is a Fellow with the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC).   Her practice includes the representation of individuals  with respect to their estate planning needs and the representation of fiduciaries and beneficiaries with regard to the administration of trusts and estates.  She advises with regard to testamentary and lifetime gift and generation–skipping planning in addition to the use of family business entities, life insurance and life insurance trusts.  She also provides advice concerning post-mortem tax planning, prepares federal estate tax returns and handles state probate proceedings for fiduciaries of estates and guardianships.  In addition, Mrs. Stanton is a Certified Financial Planner® and has more than 14 years’ experience as a Director of Trust Services for a regional bank.

About Lois Ann Stanton

First Admitted: 1981, Texas

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Pro bono/Community Service

  • Jefferson County Bar Foundation
  • Lamar University Foundation Planned Giving Council
  • Lamar Institute of Technology Foundation President 2006-2010

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Leadership Texas, Class of 1990

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Member, Estate Planning Council of Central Texas
  • University of Texas Planned Giving Council  2006-present
  • Member, Austin Bar Association
  • Guardianship Advisory Board for State of Texas 2004-2007
  • Member, State Bar of Texas

Educational Background

  • J.D. University of Texas School of Law, 1980
  • BBA with Honors, University of Texas at Austin  , 1978


  • Selected by Bar Association as outstanding young lawyer based on professional achievements and service to the Bar and the community, Outstanding Young Lawyer Jefferson County, Texas, Jefferson County Bar Association, 1989
  • Martindale-Hubbel® AV Peer Review Rating, 1986

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Fellow, American College of Trust & Estate Counsel Elected 1995  , 1995
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2019
  • Board Certified, Estate Planning and Probate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Certified Wealth Strategist 2012-present
  • Certified Financial Planner 2003 - present

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • "It's a Matter of Discretion - How Trustees Make Discretionary Decisions in Preparation of Court Review", American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Fiduciary Litigation Committee, Author/Presenter, 2014
  • "Adding Value to Relationships - Always a Hot Topic", Texas Bankers Association Trust and Estate Administration Seminar, Author/Presenter, 2014
  • "What Every Planning Giving Professional Needs to Know About the Estate Planning Process", Planned Giving Council of Central Texas, Presenter, 2014
  • "Hot Topics for Trust Administration", Texas Bankers Association Trust and Estate Administration, Author/Presenter, 2013
  • "Hot Topics in Trust and Estate Administration", Texas Bankers Association Seminar, Presenter, 2016
  • "Administration Pitfalls", Texas Graduate Trust School, Presenter, 2016
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Office Location for Lois Ann Stanton

301 Congress Avenue
Suite 1910
Austin, TX 78701

Last Updated: 6/22/2021

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