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Don Duane Ford III

Don Duane Ford III

Practice areas:

Probate, Estate Planning, Guardianship

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1997

  1. Probate: 55%
    18 years, 1.2 thousand cases
  2. Estate Planning: 25%
    18 years, 600 cases
  3. Guardianship: 20%
    18 years, 400 cases

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Jo Bess Jackson

    I endorse this lawyer. Don Ford is knowledgeable, experienced and a great resource on probate law . Although we practice in similar areas of law, I am pleased to recommend him.


    Jo Jackson Trusts Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Christopher Lee Carlson

    I endorse this lawyer's work. I have known Don for several years and have referred a number of friends, family members, and clients to Don. He is a great lawyer and I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone needing estate planning or probate help.


    Christopher Carlson Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Ford + Bergner LLP

700 Louisiana Street.
48th Floor
Houston, TX, 77002

Ford + Bergner LLP

901 Main Street
Suite 6300
Dallas, TX, 75202




TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199708/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Who's Who of Emerging Leaders in AmericaMarquis2007
Fellow of the Houston Bar FoundationN/A2000


Association NamePosition NameDuration
N/AN/A2006 - Present
Houston Lawyer Referral ServiceChair Publicity Committee2005 - Present
Houston Bar AssociationProbate, Trust and Estate Section Member2001 - Present
The Houston Lawyer MagazineEditorial Board Member2000 - Present
The Joshua FoundationBoard Member2000 - Present
Disability and Elder Law Attorneys’ AssociationMember1999 - Present
American Bar AssociationReal Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section1999 - Present
Houston Young Lawyers’ AssociationMember1997 - Present


Publication NameTitleDate
Forbes MagazineTexas Estate Planning Law Firm Forges New Ground2007
Corporate Counsel Review, Journal Published by the South Texas College of LawNavigating Businesses through the Claims Procedure in Probate Court2005
Oddities and Challenges in Texas ProbateWho’s in Charge?2004
Oddities and Challenges in Texas ProbateMiscellaneous Odd Issues in Probate2004
The Houston Lawyer MagazineThe Continued Debate Over Family Limited Partnerships2002
The Houston ChronicleEstate Tax Repeal: Miracle of Myth?2001


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Baylor University School of LawBusiness Planning, Estate Planning & ProbateJD - Juris Doctor1997
Baylor UniversityAccountingB.B.A1994