Nicole B. Davis

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Houston, TX

Davis & Lyssy PLLC
6200 Savoy Drive, Suite 132
Houston, TX 77036
Phone: 713-335-9585
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021
Selected to Rising Stars: 2005 - 2009, 2011
Licensed Since: 2001
Practice Areas: Estate Planning & Probate (40%), Estate & Trust Litigation (40%), Elder Law (20%)
Attorney Profile

Nicole B. Davis is a probate and estate administration attorney in Houston, Texas. She is a partner at the law firm of Davis & Lyssy, LLP, and serves clients in Houston and throughout the surrounding area.

For more than a decade, Ms. Davis has focused her practice on probate and estate law, handling complex issues in guardianship, trust disputes and estate litigation. Her clients include individuals, beneficiaries, fiduciaries and mentally ill individuals and their families. She provides compassionate service to her clients while aggressively fighting for their rights in the courtroom.

Outside of the office, Ms. Davis regularly lectures at conferences and seminars and stays actively involved in her legal community through membership in various organizations. She belongs to the Houston Bar Association’s Elder Law Committee and the American Bar Association’s Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section.

Additionally, Ms. Davis is a member of the Houston Trial Lawyers Association, the State Bar of Texas, the Texas Guardianship Association, Attorneys in Tax and Probate and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.

Ms. Davis earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Sam Houston State University and received her law degree from South Texas College of Law Houston. While pursuing her law degree, she clerked for a court in Harris County, Texas. She holds a certification from the State Bar of Texas to serve as an ad litem in heirship and guardianship matters and is qualified to appear before all Texas state courts.






Practice Areas
  • 40%Estate Planning & Probate
  • 40%Estate & Trust Litigation
  • 20%Elder Law
Focus Areas

Guardianships & Conservatorships, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills, Will Contests


2 Years Super Lawyers
6 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021
  • Rising Stars: 2005 - 2009, 2011

About Nicole B. Davis

Admitted: 2001, Texas

Professional Webpage:


  • Selected to the 2020 Texas Super Lawyers list (Thomson Reuters)
  • Selected to the 2005-2009 and 2011 Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars lists (Thomson Reuters)

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Role of Guardian Ad Litem & Attorney Ad Litem. 2015 HBA Guardianship Ad Litem in Probate Court Institute
  • Alternatives to Guardianship. Docket Call in Probate Court 2014
  • The Client Interview: Probate and Estate Administration and the Engagement Agreement: One Knee and a Diamond Ring—Lawyer Style. San Antonio Estate Planners Council. Feb, 2007
  • Anatomy of a Will. South Texas College of Law Wills and Probate Institute. Sept, 2012
  • The Client Interview: Probate and Estate Administration and the Engagement Agreement: One Knee and a Diamond Ring—Lawyer Style. San Antonio Estate Planners Council. Feb. 2007
  • Guardianships: Guardian of the Estate, Guardian of the Person, and Ad Litem Appointments. State Bar of Texas 28th Annual Advanced Estate Planning and Probate. June 2003

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Attorneys in Tax and Probate, member 
  • Houston Bar Association, Elder Law Committee 
  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association 
  • Disabilities & Elder Law Attorneys, member 
  • Texas Guardianship Association 
  • American Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section 
  • State Bar of Texas, member 
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys 

Educational Background

  • Sam Houston State University, B.A. in English

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Certified as Ad Litem by the State Bar of Texas, 2019

Industry Groups

  • Fiduciary Litigation
  • Guardianship
  • Mental Health Law
  • Trust
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Office Location for Nicole B. Davis

6200 Savoy Drive
Suite 132
Houston, TX 77036

Phone: 713-335-9585

Last Updated: 3/2/2021

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