T. Aaron Dobbs - Shareholder

Sugar Land Town Square
2277 Plaza Drive, Suite 290
Sugar Land, TX 77479
281.207.7697
adobbs@rmwbhlaw.com

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Mr. Dobbs focuses his practice on estate planning, trust and estate administration, fiduciary litigation, probate litigation, and uncontested and contested guardianships.  Mr. Dobbs is board certified in estate planning and probate law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Mr. Dobbs routinely advises clients on the preparation of estate planning documents and the coordination of retirement benefits, non-testamentary transfers, and lifetime gifts to achieve their post-mortem objectives and to mitigate income and transfer taxes.  Mr. Dobbs assists individual, corporate, and nonprofit clients in all aspects of estate and trust administration, probate, will contests, trust and fiduciary litigation, creditor claims, and guardianship disputes before trial and appellate courts across the state of Texas, and he is admitted to practice before the United States District Court, Southern District of Texas.

Mr. Dobbs previously worked as a Legislative Counsel for the Texas Legislative Council. During his tenure with the Texas Legislature, Mr. Dobbs was a member of the team of lawyers responsible for drafting the first installment of the new Estates Code, which replaced the Texas Probate Code on January 1, 2014.

Mr. Dobbs was recognized as a “Rising Stars” for in Estate & Trust Litigation in the 2014 issue of Texas Monthly Magazine by Thomson Reuters and was listed by Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers "Texas Rising Star" edition 2015.  H Texas Magazine named Mr. Dobbs as a “Top Lawyer” for Wills, Trusts & Estates in its Summer 2014 publication.

Practice Areas 
Estate Planning
Trust and Estate Administration
Fiduciary Litigation
Probate Litigation
Uncontested and Contested Guardianships

Education
South Texas College of Law – Houston, TX
Juris Doctorate, Estate Planning and Probate emphasis, 2005
Associate Editor, Corporate Counsel Review

Texas A&M University – College Station, TX
Bachelor of Science, Journalism and Political Science, 2001

Honors and Awards
Listed, Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers "Rising Stars" (Edition 2014-2015)
Listed, H Texas Magazine “Top Lawyer” for Wills, Trusts & Estates (Edition Summer 2014)

Affiliations
Member, Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section, State Bar of Texas
Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
Member, Houston Estate and Financial Forum
Member, Probate, Trusts and Estates Section, Houston Bar Association
Board member, Attorneys in Tax and Probate (2014-2015)
Board member, Disability and Elder Law Attorneys Association (2014-2015)
Board member, South Texas College of Law Alumni Association
Member, Greater Houston Rowing Club

Bar Admissions
State Bar of Texas
United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Publications and Presentations
"How to Get Away with Murder Breaching Your Fiduciary Duties" author and presenter, Disability & Elder Law Attorneys Associations (2014)

"Navigating the Estates Code" presenter, 29th Annual Wills and Probate Institute, South Texas College of Law (2014)

"It’s Going to Be OK: Transition to the New Estates Code" author and presenter, 28th Annual Wills and Probate Institute, South Texas College of Law (2013)

 “Powers of Attorney: Licenses to Steal” author and presenter, RIA Trust Education Session, BOKF, NA (2013)

Powers of Attorney: Licenses to Steal” author and presenter, 27th Annual Wills and Probate Institute, South Texas College of Law (2012)