J. Ellen Bennett

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate & Trust Litigation Attorney in Dallas, TX

Burdette & Rice, PLLC
 | 4851 LBJ Freeway, Suite 601
Dallas, TX 75244
Phone: 972-991-7700
Selected to Rising Stars: 2016 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2009
Practice Areas:
  • Estate & Trust Litigation
Attorney Profile

An attorney with Burdette & Rice, PLLC, J. Ellen Bennett is a diligent advocate for her clients. Ms. Bennett focuses her law practice in the areas of probate, wills, trust, and guardianship litigation.

Ms. Bennett completed her Juris Doctor at the University of Missouri School of Law in Columbia in 2009. Before that, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of North Texas in 2002. Following law school, she returned to Texas and was admitted to practice law by the Supreme Court of Texas.

Some of Ms. Bennett's representative matters include achieving favorable results in cases dealing with claims against estate administrators and executors, and guardians; successfully achieving the contested appointment of guardians of the person and estate for incapacitated persons; and defending of fiduciaries who accused of breaching fiduciary duties.


Practice Areas

Estate & Trust Litigation (100%)

Estate & Trust Litigation (100%)


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Rising Stars: 2016 - 2018

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About Ellen Bennett

Admitted: 2009, Texas

Professional Webpage: http://www.dallasprobateattorneys.com/j-ellen-bennett/

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • College of the State Bar of Texas, Member
  • Texas Bar Association
  • Dallas Bar Association, Pro Bono Activities Committee section member
  • Dallas Bar Association, Trial Skills section member
  • Dallas Bar Association, Probate and Trust section member

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program, co-chaired Pro Bono Week, 2011

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Co-authored Select ad Litem Issues in Probate Litigation, Tarrant County Probate Litigation Seminar, Fort Worth, Texas, September 2010
  • Mentoring and Pro Bono Experiences, Summer Associates Luncheon, Dallas Bar Association, June 2010
  • Co-authored Responsibilities of a Guardian, State Bar of Texas Guardianship Certification Course, DVAP, Dallas, Texas, May 2010
  • Co-authored When There's No Will, Is There a Way?, Dallas Bar Association Headnotes, January 2011 issue
  • Co-authored Attorney's Fees in Dallas County Probate Courts, Dallas Bar Association Headnotes, April 2012 issue
  • Ins and Outs of Attorney's Fees in Four Metropolitan Counties, presented to Collin County Probate Bar Association and Denton County Probate Bar Association, 2013
  • Co-authored and presented Planning to Avoid Power of Attorney Litigation, Texas Trust School, July 2013
  • Co-presented Planning to Avoid Power of Attorney Litigation, UT CLE, Galveston, Texas, August 2013

Educational Background:

  • Bachelors of Arts, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, 2002
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Office Location for J. Ellen Bennett

4851 LBJ Freeway
Suite 601
Dallas, TX 75244

Phone: 972-991-7700


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Last Updated: 10/17/2017

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