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Maureen McCutchen

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate & Trust Litigation Attorney in Galveston, TX

Mills Shirley LLP
2228 Mechanic Street, Suite 400
Galveston, TX 77550
Phone: 409-763-2341
Fax: 409-763-2879
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2021
Licensed in Texas Since: 1992
Practice Areas: Estate & Trust Litigation (40%), Estate Planning & Probate (40%), Business/Corporate (10%), Real Estate: Consumer (10%)
Attorney Profile

Ms. McCutchen is Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law.  She focuses on representing fiduciaries, beneficiaries, proponents and contestants in probate and trust administration and litigation, will contests, will and trust interpretation, accounting and administration of estates, prosecution and defense of fiduciary claims, guardianship proceedings and other contested probate matters.  Additionally, she focuses on the preparation of estate planning documents and is a certified mediator.  She is a partner in Mills Shirley L.L.P., a past President of the Galveston County Bar Association, past President of the Galveston Island Humane Society and a current member of the Board of Directors, a past member of the Board of Directors of Special Olympics Texas and a past member of the executive committee, a past President of the Rotary Club of Galveston Island and current member, and a past director of several other non-profit associations.

About Maureen McCutchen

First Admitted: 1992, Texas

Professional Webpage: http://www.millsshirley.com/professionals/Maureen_McCutchen/

Representative Clients

  • Frost Bank, Bank of America, Merrill Lynch Trust Company, Moody National Bank, executors,  administrators and guardians of estates, trustees

Verdicts/Settlements

  • 2004- $18 million verdict in Cause No. 60,943 – A; Melissa Lyons Gardner and Mark A. Lyons, as Independent Co-Executors of the Estate of Moran McDaniel, Deceased, Lola H. McDaniel, Dale Hoffman, John L. Muraglia and Conover Hartin, III vs. Cox Communications, Inc. and Cox Cable, Inc.; In the Probate Court of Galveston County, Texas; 2013 - $1 million plus gross settlement in will contest

Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Science, Petroleum Engineering, Texas A&M University, 1984; Master of Business Administration, University of Texas, 1986; Juris Doctorate, University of Houston Law Center, 1992

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • The Role of Ad-Litems in Guardianship Proceedings, Fall Judicial Educational Session, Speaker, 2012
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Office Location for Maureen McCutchen

2228 Mechanic Street
Suite 400
Galveston, TX 77550

Last Updated: 3/17/2021

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