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Sharon B. Gardner handles complex probate, estate and trust matters. She has represented creditors, beneficiaries, fiduciaries, heirs and family members in guardianship and other protective proceedings. She has served as a mediator in estate proceedings and as ad litem in trust and guardianship cases. She also teaches as an adjunct professor at South Texas College of Law the subjects of estate administration and guardianships.


Practice areas


  1. Trusts: 30%
    31 years
  2. Probate: 30%
    31 years
  3. Guardianship: 30%
    31 years
  4. Elder Law: 5%
  5. Mediation: 5%


Payment types:

Cash, Check

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Sharon B. Gardner Attorney at Law

2702 Tudor Mnr
Houston, TX, 77082


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198410/19/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Texas Monthly Top 100 Attorneys in Houston 2006Texas Monthly Magazine2007
The Best Lawyers in AmericaN/A2007
Texas Monthly Top 50 Female AttorneysN/A2006
Texas Monthly Top Elder Law AttorneyN/A2006
AV RatedMartindalel-Hubbell1997
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderCrain, Caton & James1998 - Present
ShareholderCenatiempo & Gardner1989 - 1997
AssociateWyckoff, Russell, Dunn and Frazier1984 - 1989
Association namePosition nameDuration
American College of Trust and Estate CounselN/A2007 - 2007
American College of Trust and Estate CounselFellow1997 - 2007
State Bar of TexasMember1984 - 2007
N/AN/A1980 - 2007
National College of Probate JudgesMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Texas Bar JournalExpert Testimony in Capacity and Commitment Proceedings 2006
State Bar of TexasContingency Planning: The Texas Practitioner’s Guide to Powers of Attorney and Other Alternatives to Guardianship2004
State Bar of TexasThe Texas Probate Practice Guide 2003
Texas LawyerYour Mission, Should You Choose to Accept It: How to Manage the Risks and Rewards as a Fiduciary2001
West Group publicationThe Texas Probate Practice Guide2000
Texas LawyerProbate Top 10 Changes1998
Texas LawyerRepresenting the Potentially Incapacitated1997
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
South Texas College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Texas Bankers AssociationFiduciary Liability of a Trustee2007
Advanced Elder Law and Advanced Guardianship Courses 2007Promoting the Proposed Ward’s Well-Being2007
Wills & Probate Institute 2006Fiduciary Risk Management2006
University of TexasRecognizing Various Fiduciary Relationships, Duties & Issues that Commonly Arise in Guardianship Proceedings and Related Litigation2006
The Center for American and International LawPlanning for Incapacity and Other Litigation Issues2006
Spring MeetingHow to Recognize and Represent Clients with Diminished Capacity2006
Litigation SeminarWill Your Notes Nail ‘Em?2006