Brandy Baxter-Thompson

Brandy Baxter-Thompson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate & Trust Litigation Attorney in Dallas, TX

Lan Smith Sosolik PLLC
 | 12221 Merit Drive, Suite 825
Dallas, TX 75251
Phone: 972-386-8500
Fax: 972-701-0307
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2019
Selected To Rising Stars: 2014 - 2015
Licensed Since: 2005
Practice Areas:
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (50%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (50%)
Attorney Profile

Brandy Baxter-Thompson dedicates her practice to fiduciary litigaton and estate, trust and guardianship litigation. Her litigation experience includes will contests, common-law spouse claims, declaratory judgment actions, fraud on the community claims, and breach of fiduciary duty claims.  She also prepares wills, trusts, powers of attorney, medical powers of attorney, and other estate planning documents. 

The Texas Board of Legal Specialization certified Ms. Baxter-Thompson in the area of estate planning and probate law in 2013, and the State Bar of Texas certified her to serve as a guardian ad litem in guardianship proceedings when people need someone to represent their interests in court. She is a current member of the Dallas Probate, Trusts & Estates council as well as the Guardianship section of the Real Estate, Probate, and Trust Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, the largest section of the State Bar.  The Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program honored her as an outstanding clinic attorney volunteer in 2007.

Ms. Baxter-Thompson has authored or co-authored several articles and presentations at legal education programs, including “To Probate or Not to Probate,” a thorough practice guide she presented as part of a 2013 course on estate planning and probate hosted by the State Bar of Texas. Most recently, she was a speaker at the Advanced Guardianship seminar in 2017 on the topic of The Interaction of Powers of Attorney in Guardianships.  

Ms. Baxter-Thompson received a Bachelor of Arts from Austin College in 1999 and earned a Juris Doctor from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, which is now known as Texas A&M University School of Law. Before joining Calloway, Norris, Burdette, Weber & Baxter-Thompson, PLLC, she owned her own law practice for several years.

About Brandy Baxter-Thompson

Admitted: 2005, Texas

Professional Webpage: http://www.ssrlawoffice.com/about-us-ssr-law-office/benjamin...

Honors/Awards:

  • Ken Fuller Outstanding Mentor Attorney Award, Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program (DVAP), 2018
  • Recipient, Outstanding Clinic Attorney Volunteer for East Dallas Clinic, Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program (DVAP), 2007

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • State Bar of Texas, Probate Code Section 646 to serve as an Ad Litem in Guardianship Proceedings
  • Estate Planning and Probate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, DBA Probate Section Council
  • Member, State Bar of Texas (Real Estate, Probate & Trust Law Section)
  • Member, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (DAYL)
  • United States District Court Northern District of Texas
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association (Probate, Trusts & Estates Section)
  • State Bar of Texas, November 2005
  • Co-chair, DAYL Aid to the Homeless Committee, 2006 - 2010

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Wills Clinic for Indigent Elderly, Chair, 2018
  • Member, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (DAYL), Co-chair of the DAYL Aid to the Homeless Committee from 2006-2010

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Presented estate administration basics to the Texas Trust School attendees., Speaker, Estate Administration, Texas Bankers Association, Texas Trust School, 2018
  • Presented the topic of Fiduciary Compensation to colleagues attending the Advanced Estate Planning and Probate Seminar., Speaker, Fiduciary Compensation, Texas Bar Association, Advanced Estate Planning and Probate, 2018
  • Co-Author, Entitled “Preservation of Error in Offering and Excluding Evidence,” 2006
  • Author, To Probate or Not to Probate - Presented at Intermediate Estate Planning and Probate Seminar in Houston, Texas
  • Nuts & Bolts of Estate Planning and Probate Seminar at Tarrant County Probate Bar Association in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Considerations When Choosing a Power of Attorney or Guardianship, Dallas Bar Association, Headnotes, April 2013
  • Speaker, The Interaction of Powers of Attorney in Guardianships, State Bar Of Texas, 2017
  • Speaker, Fiduciary Compensation, Advanced Estate Planning and Probate Seminar, State Bar Of Texas, 2018

Educational Background:

  • B.A., Austin College, Sherman, TX, 1999
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Office Location for Brandy Baxter-Thompson

12221 Merit Drive
Suite 825
Dallas, TX 75251

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Last Updated: 12/19/2019

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