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Isaac David Shutt

Probate Attorney at Richardson, TX

5.0   27 reviews

About Isaac

Learn Isaac’s areas of practice.

The lawyers at Shutt Law Firm, PLLC focus on a single area of law: Wills, estate planning, probate, and guardianship law.

This focus allows the lawyers to excel in this area of law, to provide exemplary legal service, and to charge more affordable legal fees.  Many other law firms’ attorneys have a broad, generalized practice.  From complex trusts to basic wills, our estate planners have a right-sized solution.

Isaac Shutt's law practice is in Richardson, TX, and he serves Dallas County, Collin County, and Denton County clients residing in Plano, Garland, Allen, McKinney and surrounding North Texas area.

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Licensed for 12 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 2010
Updated 10/23/2022

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

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Shutt Law Firm PLLC
522 Bishop Ave.
Richardson, TX, 75081

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Posted by Johnathen | March 18, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney and Staff
My wife and I hired Isaac to prepare our wills for us. Isaac and his staff were extremely knowledgable, always prompt in responding to emails, and were excellent in explaining the legal contents so that my wife and I felt comfortable throughout the entire process.
Posted by Jonathan | June 5, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Shutt law firm helped me pull through a difficult stage in my life
I contacted attorney Isaac Shutt about my wife that is mentally incapacitated and kidnapped by her family and taken out of Texas. Mr. Shutt was knowledgeable attorney on the issue of adult guardianship issues. Mrs. Pace and Mr. Shutt was able to file my case with the court within days although all other businesses were closed during the ice storm and blackouts. The case was difficult due to jurisdiction issues but Mr. Shutt and Mrs. Pace his co-council persevered through the complexities. Working with Mr. Shutt and Mrs. Pace was reassuring because they worked as a team to help me and my wife. They are a very reputable, knowledgeable and honest law firm and I will recommend them to my friends and families. Mr. Shutt and Mrs. Pace will be the first place I go for my legal needs and questions. I am very thankful to have found them.
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Posted by Jane | March 20, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Lawyer
We went to Issac because of the excellent review rating. I am glad that we did. Issac was very efficient and made the will/trust process effortless for us. He took his own notes during the initial meeting so we didn't have to fill out multiple pages of personal information. Issac did what he promised to do, no less and no more. He charged what he promised, no extra charges. In addition, he was very personable and enjoyable to talk to. We are very critical when it comes to customer service, but Issac exceeded our expectations. He deserves the highest review rating.
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Posted by Pam | December 20, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Number One Lawyer
Mr. Shutt and his staff were courteous, knowledgeable, helpful, friendly and timely. I am extremely pleased to have had him as my lawyer for my will.
Posted by Brian | May 8, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Estate Attorney
I met Attorney Shutt under the most trying of circumstances. When one is emotionally wrecked and unable to focus, it means the world for someone to say "I got this." And when that person follows through, there can be no greater gift. I practiced law for over 20 years at the highest levels. In my career, I have rarely met someone as capable (both professionally and personally) as Isaac. I intend to keep Isaac retained for my estate planning, and highly recommend him for any probate or estate planning needs.
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Posted by anonymous | November 1, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney! Give him a call!
Shutt Law Firm has been a major blessing to my family. Dealing with life’s most difficult issue, death, Mr. Shutt and his team were there every step of the way. One thing I really appreciated was his willingness to explain the process, answer my questions and never made me feel rushed or like I was asking a dumb question. I could tell that he really enjoys his job and has a love for the law therefore he made the process significantly less difficult than it would have normally been. Wills: He met with us in person and on the phone several times until our wills were exactly how we wanted them. He advised us the whole way through. His fees were very reasonable and it was worth every penny to know that our children and estate would be taken care of. Probate: He explained everything to me in my new role as executor. He told me that he could be as involved or uninvolved as I needed him to be. I appreciated that because there were some things that I could handle on my own but other things that I needed help with so I was able to contact him as needed and he was always super responsive. He gave advice on a whole host of issues and he was my advocate when I was dealing with various professionals and interested parties. Mediation: He was excellent in mediation. He was strong, sharp and firm however he knew when it was our turn to give a little in order to get the deal done. Estate: He also represented me as a beneficiary and was just as thorough and ethical. Estates can be lengthy processes and he never lost momentum. He was full of energy and drive and I always felt like he had my back. Truly grateful for Mr. Isaac Shutt and his team and I would highly recommend him! Give him a call and you will see what I’m talking about!
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Posted by Sharon | July 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest, Polite, Knowledgeable and Professional
It is so hard to find honest people in this world, much less an attorney. Issac and Peter handled my mother-in-laws probate case as well as a real estate issue with extenuating circumstances. I appreciated the transparency and they always give options to save money too. I can be high strung at times but they were both very kind and patient with me and my family's situation with no judgement or the "judgement look". I am very pleased with their work. I highly recommend them!
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Posted by Ken | April 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
In a class of his own! Highly recommend.
Professional, polite, knowledgeable and expeditious. Less than two months ago we were blindsided by the sudden and unexpected loss of a beloved family member. After the initial shock began to wear off, and we learned more about the circumstances of the family member's passing, we accepted that we needed a skilled and experienced Probate Attorney to advise and assist us along the way. Our hope was to find a reasonably priced Probate Attorney, a specialist in his field, who would work alongside us and guide us through the painful process while giving us the guidance and freedom to perform functions that did not require an attorney and lower the burden of costs. Isaac Shutt is everything we hoped for and much more. Beyond being the most reasonably priced with an a la carte approach that meet our needs, he made very specific venue recommendations that we had not received from other - higher priced attorneys - saving us significant costs and time. Within five (5) weeks of our first meeting we had received a court date, appeared before a judge and received the court granted authority to proceed as the independent administrator of the estate. Isaac is a no nonsense, quick to respond, master of his craft. A minimum of meetings and phone calls is possible because of his exceptional and efficient use of emails to keep the process on schedule. Without hesitation, I give Isaac my highest recommendation and strongly encourage anybody in the Northern and Central Texas Region to call him before all others - your search will end here.
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Posted by D. | March 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome Is Not Enough...
Awesome is not enough praise to give Mr. Shutt! He was the estate attorney for my mother's estate. His system for organizing one's final documents was indispensable while I was my mother's primary caregiver. It was invaluable after my mother's death. Mr. Shutt is very professional and very personable. I am beyond pleased with his services, his efficiency and demeanor. I would highly recommend Mr. Shutt to anyone needing and estate/ probate attorney.
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Posted by Susan | January 23, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Major help in a difficult time
I had worked with Mr Shutt in 2015 to update my will, POA, Medical POA, and Directive to Physicians. I found him to be knowledgeable, able to answer all my questions, professional, and kind. In January 2017, my brother had collapsed and was taken to the hospital. Unfortunately, the outlook is grim. To make things worse, my brother had no will. Adding to the complications was my aged mother's will and statements my parents had made about their will concerning my brother's two children. I called Mr. Shutt in a panic and he was able to meet with me the next morning! That day he answered my questions, talked to my niece (also an attorney), received a call from my brother in the hospital, draft a partial will per my brother's instructions, and email it to my niece and nephew with step-by-step instructions AND words to say (during the signing of the will) to my brother, the two witnesses, and the notary during the signing to ensure that this partial will would hold up in the probate of my parent's will and trust. Amazing! I told Mr. Shutt that he would definitely be hearing from me when it comes time to take my mother's will to probate! I wouldn't consider calling anyone else.
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Posted by John Burr | July 13, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Professional, Fast, Honest, and Affordable
When my father passed away, I dreaded the thought of hiring an attorney. I feel like finding Mr. Shutt was a blessing to my family. He got my family power of attorney over my father's estate in a matter of months, with nothing more than a simple hand written will. His fees were also very affordable. There were no hidden fees at all. He is top notch.
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Posted by Floyd | May 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A remarkably positive experience during a difficult time.
Mr. Shutt is a true anomaly in the legal profession, in the best possible way. He is clearly very professional and knowledgeable regarding matters of probate law, but what sets him apart is his kind demeanor, approachability and the sense he gave me from our first meeting that he truly cares about his clients. Mr. Shutt crafted a Will for my mother who unexpectedly passed away a few months later, and then handled the Probate process for me after her passing. He is incredibly responsive to emails, and actually answers the phone personally if you call with a question, of which I had many during the probate process. If your family is in need of any type of Estate planning, do yourself a favor and call Isaac Shutt first. You will not be disappointed with the service he provides.
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Posted by Bob | October 8, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and approachable
Mr. Shutt did an exceptional job on the probate on my mother's will and he put together wills for me and my wife. I recommend him as knowledgeable and financially reasonable. He made the legal environment easy.
Posted by Judy | September 11, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent!
I was dreading the probate process, but Isaac made it almost effortless on my part. He answered all my questions during my initial phone call, including the cost. He is kind, knowledgeable, and efficient. I will definitely hire Isaac again for all future probate and estate issues. And I highly recommend him to all my friends and family.
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Posted by Marcy | July 19, 2015
Exceeded every expectation. Five stars!
Isaac Shutts is a knowledgeable, professional and articulate attorney who made writing our wills an unexpectedly positive experience. He explained every step of the process clearly, offered excellent suggestions and charged a remarkably fair and affordable fee for such fine and quick service. We look forward to recommending Isaac to our friends and neighbors.
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Posted by Mark | May 27, 2015
Unexpected Response and Service
My mom unexpectantly passed and I live in another state and finding an lawyer was going to be difficult. I had already consulted with a paralegal and called referral services and I was getting frustrated. I had to make a telephone appointment several days in advance with other lawyers just to discuss my situation. Finally, a family member suggested Mr Shutt so I checked his referrals out via Google. That looked good and I called him and spoke with him directly! He understood, laid out the solution, and gave me a quote based on his understanding. I was VERY pleasantly surprised. He delivered on that initial conversation (e.g. process, rates, and difficulty). I recommend him w/o reservation!
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Posted by Leo | January 7, 2015
Used for Wills as well as probate
I used Lawyer Shutt to write two wills as well as probate my fathers estate which because I had waited so long required extra work. His expertise was good, his prices were very fair and all in all I am extremely satisfied. I communicated mostly though email with him (my choice for easy documentation) and he was always very responsive.
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Posted by Carol | September 4, 2014
Great Attorney for Wills & Elder Care
I can't say enough good things about Isaac Shutt and would highly recommend him for anyone needing wills or estate planning. I contacted him recently to assist my 82 year old mother with her affairs. She doesn't like meeting new people and was dreading the trip to his office, but he has an outgoing personality that quickly put her at ease. Once the work was concluded, she was so pleased that she even gave him a hug! As far as his services, Isaac was easily reached by phone every time we called. Appointments were scheduled quickly and were timely. Her will and legal documents were prepared within a short time and then ready when we arrived for signing. Afterwards, her documents were placed into a binder with tabs for organization and safe keeping. I thought his prices were very reasonable. I will most definitely use Isaac again in the future and will be passing his name along to all my friends!
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Posted by Cuong | November 7, 2013
Honest, Trustworthy attorney
I was desperate to find an honest attorney to work on my small estate probate case 6 months ago. Every attorney I talked to quoted me a different and much higher fee. Isaac contacted me after I posted my case online. He clearly explained what need to be done in my case for a much lower fee. I highly recomend Isaac to anyone who needs an honest, knowledgable, and hardworking attorney.
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Posted by Sherri McBrayer-Burns | August 15, 2012
Truly a wonderful human being & great Attorney
Mr. Shutts, I can not thank you enough for doing this Will. Omgosh, had I tried to rely on the Homemade DO IT YOURSELF WILL MY CHILDREN WOULD NOT HAVE STOOD A CHANCE! I feel like you have been a Godsend & I can never thank you enough.The will that you PROFESSIONALLY just shot holes in the one I had done myself. I am not by any means a wealthy woman but what few things I do have I want to know when I leave here that my designated family can legally with out a Court Battle be set. You are so nice & kind. I cried as I walked out because I truly could feel that you were a man of great compassion & skills. I could not have had another Attorney do what you did. I thank you & my family thanks you. I may have to see you in the future for a Bankruptcy because my husbands passing has left me with over a million dollars in debt due to his long term medical issue. I HIGHLY RECCOMEND YOU. THANK YOU SO MANY MANY TIMES OVER!!!! I know people want to save money & get these Parralegals & DO IT YOURSELF KITS instead of using a Lawyer but it is a terrible idea.See a good lawyer like David Issac Shutt & it will be VERY LEGAL & BINDING with ANY COURT OF LAW. I wish I was able to put my phone number & address down but this sight won't allow me to but I am definetly a client & NO I AM NOT KIN TO YOU AT ALL but I wish I was!!!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 150-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney / Owner
  • Shutt Law Firm, PLLC
  • 2010 - Present
  • Law Clerk
  • Stoddard & Welsh
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Student Attorney
  • SMU - Small Business Legal Clinic
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Law Clerk
  • Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell, LLP
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Intern
  • Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell, LLP
  • 2004 - 2012
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Education

  • Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • Southern Methodist University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006

Associations

  • Collin County Bar Association, Estate Planning and Probate Section
  • Past President and Multi-year Board Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Collin County Bar Association, Estate Planning and Probate Section
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Collin County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Richardson Community Band
  • Past President
  • 2014 - Present
  • Collin County Bar Association, Estate Planning and Probate Section
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Collin County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Speakers Committee Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Dallas Bar Association Courthouse Committee
  • Committee Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Leadership Richardson Advisory Board
  • Board Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Richardson Chamber of Commerce - Workforce and Education Committee
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Dallas Bar Association, Solo and Small Firm Section
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Richardson Chamber of Commerce
  • Leadership Richardson Alumni Association
  • 2011 - Present
  • Richardson Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas, Real Estate, Probate and Trust Section
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Dallas Bar Association, Probate, Trusts and Estate Section
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Collin County Bar Association, Estate Planning and Probate Section
  • Board Member
  • 2016 - 2018
  • Richardson Community Band
  • President
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Richardson Community Band
  • President-Elect
  • 2012 - 2013
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Fellow
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • 2022
  • Member
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • 2015
  • Member
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • 2014
  • Member
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • 2013
  • Member
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • 2012
  • Dean's List
  • Southern Methodist University
  • 2010
  • Cum Laude
  • Southern Methodist University
  • 2010
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Estate Planning Roundtable
  • Estate Planning for Large Estates
  • 2022
  • North Texas Probate Bench Bar 2019
  • Best Practices in Collin County Probate Court
  • 2019
  • Collin County Bar Association, Estate Planning and Probate Section
  • Joint Estate Planning
  • 2018
  • Plano Bar Association Regular Meeting
  • What Non-Probate Lawyers Should Know About Probate Law
  • 2017
  • Estate Planning/Probate Section Meeting
  • Ethics Roundtable
  • 2017
  • Housing Empowerment and Wealth-Building Workshop
  • Everyone has an Estate - Why we should think about estate planning
  • 2016
  • Lunch and Learn Presentation
  • Everyone Has An Estate: 5 Things You Need to Know About Estate Planning
  • 2015
  • Richardson Chamber of Commerce
  • Succession Planning: Estate Considerations
  • 2014
  • Kiwanis Club Meeting
  • Trends in the Legal Profession
  • 2013
  • Radio Show - KAAM 770
  • Wills in Dallas, Texas
  • 2012
  • Richardson / North Dallas area
  • Wills, Estate Planning and Probate
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (5)
Probate Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Wills and living wills Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Friend
"Isaac is a great resource in the community. It is a blessing to have such a knowledgeable attorney available for probate, wills, guardianship, and estate planning matters."
Wills and living wills Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Isaac is a dedicated attorney who works hard for his clients. Not only does Isaac provide excellent legal services, he also provides the support his clients need in their time of need."
Probate Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. While Attorney Shutt is relatively new to Avvo, his answers demonstrate not only a strong understanding of the laws in question, but also a results-oriented practical approach to the law that is every bit as important. I find that the advice he offers is a valuable resource to the Avvo community and I am happy to endorse his services to anyone needing estate planning and probate advice in the Richardson, Texas area. James Frederick"
Wills and living wills Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Isaac Shutt is a tremendous asset to the legal profession and our community. He is a fantastic lawyer who practices with knowledge, skill and compassion."
Probate Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Isaac loves helping his clients and speaks passionately about the satisfaction he gets from working with them. I went to law school with Isaac and know of his dedication to achieving his goals. He can be no different when working for clients."
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Isaac David Shutt
Probate Attorney
Richardson, TX
Licensed for 12 years
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