Mary C. Burdette



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


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.