About Our Firm

The firm now known as Calloway Norris Burdette Weber & Baxter-Thompson, PLLC was founded in 1926 by Charles D. Turner and J. Woodall Rodgers, both of whom served as President of the Dallas Bar Association. Mr. Rodgers, for whom the Woodall Rogers Freeway in Dallas was named, also served as the Mayor of Dallas. The firm has also had two Texas Attorney Generals: Grover Sellers and Will Wilson.

In the early days the firm was known for its general civil practice, with a heavy involvement in oil and gas and related litigation. R.W. Calloway joined the firm in 1960 to practice probate, estate, and tax law. Mr. Norris, Ms. Burdette, and Mr. Weber, along with non-equity member, Brandy Baxter-Thompson, practice exclusively in the trust, probate, and estate areas.

The firm is the only one in Dallas to have had three members serve as chairperson of the Probate, Estates and Trust Law Section - one of the largest sections of the Dallas Bar Association. In addition, in the 1970s Mr. Calloway, who served as a Special Judge for the Dallas Probate Courts, and Mr. Norris developed many of the accounting and other forms still used today by the three Probate Courts in Dallas County.