Stephanie D. Lee

Stephanie D. Lee

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Midland, TX

Cotton Bledsoe Tighe & Dawson, PC
 | 500 West Illinois, Suite 300
Midland, TX 79701
Phone: 432-897-1440
Fax: 432-682-3672
Selected To Rising Stars: 2019 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2012
Practice Areas:
  • Estate Planning & Probate (60%),
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (30%),
  • Business Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

Stephanie is a shareholder practicing in Cotton Bledsoe's Estate Planning, Probate, and Trust Section. Licensed in Texas, she is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Western and Northern Districts of Texas and the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. She is an active member in the Midland community, volunteering for church and other charitable activities, serving on non-profit boards, and speaking at a variety of continuing legal education events. She is a current Board Member of Teen Court of Midland. She has also served as an adjunct professor at Midland College. She is also a member of the Texas Bar Foundation, the Midland County Bar Association, the Midland Odessa Business & Estate Council, and the Oil, Gas & Energy Resources Law Section of the State Bar of Texas.  

Stephanie devotes a significant portion of her practice to creating, implementing, and modifying estate plans that accomplish clients’ key objectives and goals regarding the disposition of estates and assets or to address changes in family or financial situations. She implements plans designed to reduce or avoid estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer taxes. She also advises clients concerning capacity planning, including Directives to Physicians (Living Wills), Medical Powers of Attorney, Statutory Durable Powers of Attorney, and Living Trusts.

Stephanie began her career with the Firm in the Litigation Section and retains a specialized docket of cases relating to fiduciary litigation. Stephanie relies heavily upon her past experience as an oil and gas litigator to represent both fiduciaries and beneficiaries in various estate, probate, and trust disputes. Stephanie has briefed both state and federal appeals regarding claims of breaches of fiduciary duty, fraud, and self-dealing in the context of Estates and Trusts litigation. She has also successfully argued before the Eleventh Court of Appeals of Texas.

Stephanie is an active member of the Midland County Bar Association. She is also an active member at Golf Course Road Church of Christ. She currently serves as a Board Member for Midland Teen Court. She is an avid supporter of Midland Christian School, where her husband, Jared, serves as Superintendent. She and Jared have two precious daughters, Avery and Payton, two precocious beagles, Piper and Lucy, and Emma, a pit bull/husky rescue.

 

About Stephanie Lee

Admitted: 2012, Texas

Professional Webpage: https://www.cottonbledsoe.com/Attorneys/Stephanie-D-Lee.shtm...

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Midland County Bar Association
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • Midland Odessa Business & Estate Council

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Teen Court of Midland - Board Member

Educational Background:

  • Abilene Christian University, 2003
  • The University of Texas School of Law, 2011
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Office Location for Stephanie D. Lee

500 West Illinois
Suite 300
Midland, TX 79701

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Last Updated: 10/28/2019

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