Tresi M. Weeks

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Plano, TX

The Weeks Law Firm, PLLC
 | 5600 Tennyson Parkway, Suite 105
Plano, TX 75024
Phone: 214-269-4290
Fax: 972-403-1850
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2019
Licensed Since: 1987
Education: Baylor Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Estate Planning & Probate
Attorney Profile

Tresi M. Weeks is an attorney and the founder of Weeks Law Firm in Plano, Texas. Ms. Weeks devotes her practice to estate planning, handling matters involving guardianship, living trusts, living wills, power of attorney, probate and special needs trusts. She serves clients throughout Plano.

Ms. Weeks has more than 30 years of experience. Prior to founding her estate planning law firm, she spent over a decade as a litigator. She is dedicated to helping individuals who have loved ones with special needs.

Over the course of her career, Ms. Weeks has served in leadership roles for organizations, including the Collin County Bar Association, the Dallas Women Lawyers Association and The State Bar of Texas. She is a board member of the Association for Independent Living in Dallas, Disability Rights Texas and the Dallas Chapter of the Society of Financial Service Professionals.

Providing pro bono services is important to Ms. Weeks. She is a volunteer attorney for the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program, and Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas. She maintains active membership in the Dallas Estate Planning Council, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and the Texas Bar College.

Ms. Weeks received a bachelor’s degree in Foreign Service from Baylor University. She earned her law degree from Baylor Law. She acquired her license to practice law in 1987. In addition to all Texas state courts, she is qualified to appear before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit and the Supreme Court of Texas.

 
Practice Areas
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Estate Planning & Probate (100%)

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Super Lawyers: 2019

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About Tresi Weeks

Admitted: 1987, Texas

Professional Webpage: https://weekslawfirm.com/meet-the-team/

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth District
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • Texas Attorney Ad Litem and Guardian Ad Litem  

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • State Bar of Texas, Mentor Program for Lawyers Committee 1994-98, Local Bar Services Committee, 1994-96
  • Elder Counsel
  • Wealth Counsel
  • State Bar of Texas, Member of the Real Estate, Probate and Trust Section
  • Collin County Bar Association, Board Member
  • Dallas Women Lawyers Association, President 1993, Vice President 1992, Board of Directors, 1989-94, member, 1988-95
  • Dallas Society of Financial Service Professionals, Board Member
  • President Elect of the Estate Planning and Probate Section of the Collin County Bar Association, 2015
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • Supreme Court of Texas, 1987
  • Dallas Estate Planning Council
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)
  • State Bar College of Texas, member
  • Probate, Trust and Estates Section of the Dallas Bar Association 
  • Estate Planning Council of North Texas

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Board of Directors, Disability Rights Texas
  • Mental Illness Advisory Council for Disability Rights Texas, Chair
  • Watermark Community Church in Dallas, Active member
  • Advisory Council of the Communities Foundation of Texas, 2018
  • Texas GPS, Founder
  • Legal Services of North Texas, volunteer, Pro Bono Service Award 1989-91
  • My Possibilities: Advisory Council Member
  • Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program-volunteer attorney ad litem
  • Chair of PAIMI Council of Disability Rights Texas (Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness)
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors, Disability Rights Texas
  • Legal Aid of Northwest Texas--volunteer attorney
  • Board Member, Association for Independent Living in Dallas

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • "Special Needs Trusts:  What Every Practitioner Should Know", Author, Dallas Bar Headnotes, Dallas Bar Association, 2013
  • 46th Annual NDSC Convention host over 5 thousand people from across the world. 48 State, 17 Countries and 4 Continents of the World. Tresi presented to over 300 caregivers, parents, professionals and individuals with special needs., Presenter , Protecting Your Adult Child with Alternatives to Guardianship and Conservatorships, National Down Syndrome Congress , 2018
  • Texas became the first state in the nation to recognize supportive decision-making aggreements as a less restrictive alternative to guardianship. , Presenter, A New Tool for Clients with Disabilities: Supported Decision-Making Agreements , UT CLE, 2016
  • The federal ABLE Act allows states to establish a special savings program for persons with disabilities, which operate similar to 529 education accounts. The U.S. Department of the Treasury is currently developing regulations to guide the states in the administration of the program., Author, ABLE ACCOUNTS: A Better Life for Individuals with Disabilities, Dallas Bar Association, Legal, 2016
  • Tresi spoke infront of 200 CPA from the North Texas area on Special Needs Planning and Trust, Presenter, Special Needs Planning for Families, Dallas CPA Society Convergence , CPA, 2018
  • "Special Needs Planning:  Avoiding the Pitfalls", Presenter, Collin County Bar Association Estates And Probate Section, 2013
  • "The Arc's Center for Future Planning," a new resource to help aging parents plan for their adult children with intellectual and developmental disabilities., Presenter, UT CLE, Special Needs Trust Conference, 2015

Educational Background:

  • Baylor University, B.A. in Foreign Service, 1984

Industry Groups

  • Estate Planning
  • Guardianship
  • Probate
  • Special Needs Planning
  • Special Needs Trusts
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Office Location for Tresi M. Weeks

5600 Tennyson Parkway
Suite 105
Plano, TX 75024

Phone: 214-269-4290

Fax: 972-403-1850

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Last Updated: 10/8/2019

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