Mary C. Burdette

Email:‚Äč MBurdette@cnbwlaw.com

Member

Practice Areas:

  • Will Contests
  • Probate Litigation
  • Contested Estate Matters
    • Claims against Executors/Administrators, Guardians, Trustees
    • Defending Executors/Administrators, Guardians, Trustees
    • Assisting Beneficiaries With Estate and Trust Issues
    • Common law spouse claims
    • Disputed Heirship
    • Community Property Issues
  • Trust Litigation
  • Fiduciary Litigation
  • Probate Wills
  • Estate Administration
    • Testate
    • Intestate
    • Independent
    • Dependent
    • Insolvent
    • Heirships
    • Creditor Claims
    • Preparation of Estate Tax Returns
  • Guardianships
    • Seeking a Guardianship
    • Defending against a Guardianship
    • Contested Guardianships
    • Guardianship Administration
  • Wills and Trusts

BIOGRAPHY

  • Born in Nashville, Tennessee on October 10, 1952
  • Juris Doctor Degree, Southern Methodist University School of Law 1982, cum laude
  • B.S., Accounting, University of Texas at Dallas, 1978, summa cum laude
  • Admitted to the State Bar of Texas, November 1982
  • 1982-1994 Thompson & Knight, Tax and Estate Section (Shareholder from 1987)
  • 1994 - present, Partner with Calloway, Norris, Burdette & Weber
  • Board Certified Estate Planning and Probate Law - Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Board Certified Tax Law - Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Chair of Probate, Trusts & Estates Section, Dallas Bar Association 2003-2004
  • Council Member, Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section, State Bar of Texas, 2004-2008
  • Certified by the State Bar of Texas Under Probate Code Section 646 to serve as an Ad Litem in Guardianship Proceedings
  • Named “Texas Super Lawyer” by Texas Monthly magazine - 2003 through 2015.
  • Listed in “The Best Lawyers in America” from 2001 through 2007.
  • Member, Advanced Estate Planning & Probate Seminar Planning Committee, State Bar of Texas - 2003 through 2005
  • Member, Texas Board of Legal Specialization Estate Planning and Probate Law Legal Assistant Exam Commission (1999-2004)
  • Speaker on matters involving probate, trusts, guardianships and probate litigation
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association, Probate, Trusts & Estates Section
  • Member, State Bar of Texas, Real Estate, Probate & Trust Law Section
  • Member, American Bar Association.