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Mrs. Peters was admitted to practice in Texas in 1996.  Her background is in Probate, Ancillary Probate, Estate Planning, Guardianships and Mental Health Law.  She has been certified to serve as Attorney Ad Litem and Guardian Ad Litem in the Probate Courts in Texas. She has served as Court appointed Attorney Ad Litem on numerous cases, as well as Guardian Ad Litem, Guardian and Court appointed Attorney on Mental Illness cases.  She also serves as Master over Probable Cause Hearings on Mental Illness cases.  She works with litigation law firms as a probate consultant and speaks with litigation attorneys regarding the necessity for probate, ancillary probate and possible estate planning as it relates to lawsuits.  She also works with many attorneys and Judges throughout Texas and the United States.


Mrs. Peters also gives presentations to attorneys, organizations and companies.  She presents to attorneys for attorney certifications as well as for attorney continuing legal education conferences.  She also presents to organizations and companies on the importance of estate planning, in addition to issues surrounding guardianship, incapacity, probate and mental health law.


Among other matters, Mrs. Peters has:

  • represented clients in preparing an estate plan for proceeds received in multimillion dollar lawsuits;

  • represented litigation law firms in obtaining the necessary probate documents to meet fast approaching deadlines in their pursuit of survival and/or wrongful death lawsuits;

  • represented families in Guardianship matters to protect the person and estate of an incapacitated loved one;

  • represented families in obtaining Mental Illness Warrants to protect loved ones who were a danger to themselves or others;

  • represented clients in seeking probate and administering complex estates involving banking, real estate, oil and gas and business transaction matters; and

  • prepared paperwork for a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization from Articles of Incorporation and By-laws to completing form 1023, Application for Recognition of Exemption Under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.


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Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 40%
    20 years
  2. Trusts: 30%
    20 years
  3. Probate: 15%
    20 years
  4. Guardianship: 15%
    20 years



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  • Geoffrey Emerson Schorr

    I have known Lori for years and I strongly endorse her. She is always professional, hard working and creative. Lori is very easy to talk with and she is extremely knowledgeable with regard to estate planning laws in Texas. I would personally refer my family and friends to Lori for any estate planning legal issues.


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Contact info

The Ashmore Law Firm P.C.

3636 Maple Avenue
Dallas, TX, 75219


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199607/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super Lawyer 2015Super Lawyers Magazine2015
Super Lawyer 2014Super Lawyers Magazine2014
Super Lawyer 2013Super Lawyers Magazine2013
Super Lawyer 2012Super Lawyers Magazine2012
Elite News Women in Excellence AwardElite News2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
N/AThe Ashmore Law Firm, P.C.2009 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of TexasMemberN/A
Junior League of DallasMemberN/A
Maurine F Bailey Cultural FoundationVice ChairN/A
Senior Citizens of Greater Dallas (The Senior Source)Money Management Advisory BoardN/A
Dallas Association of Young Lawyers FellowN/AN/A
Dallas Bar Association Foundation 2010 FellowN/AN/A
Friends of ReverchonChairman of the BoardN/A
Former Student Association of Texas A&M UniversityMemberN/A
Dallas Estate Planning CouncilMemberN/A
Dallas Women Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Dallas Association of Young LawyersMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Dallas County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Texas Aggie Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Executive Women of DallasN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Wealth PlanningN/A
estate planningN/A
Business Succession PlanningN/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
North Dallas LIVING WELL MagazineWhat Happens to Your Online Accounts After You Die?2015
North Dallas LIVING WELL MagazineHow to avoid the 8 most common mistakes executors make2014
White Rock Lake WeeklyLocal Legal Briefing - Do I Need a Trust?2014
White Rock Lake WeeklyLEGAL BRIEFING - Act now: waiting will cost you2014
White Rock Lake WeeklyLEGAL CORNER 2014 Resolutions – Back to the Basics2014
White Rock Lake WeeklyThe Key to Choosing an Attorney2013
White Rock Lake WeeklyTwo Certainties in Life: Death & Taxes2013
Word Association PressDo I Really Need A Will?2012
White Rock Lake WeeklyBut Aren't We There Parents2011
Texas College for Judicial Studies - April 2011Drop Me Off at the Probate Court on My Way to Family Court: The overlap between these two areas of Law2011
Headnotes (Dallas Bar)But Aren't We Their Parents?2011
White Rock Lake WeeklyDo I Need A Guardianship2011
Metroplex News JournalAre your Assets Protected?2011
Word Association PressWhat To Do When a Loved One Dies2011
Word Association PublishersWho Is In Charge After You Die2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Texas A&M University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Texas A&M UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
The Estate Planning Council of North TexasThe Uniform Prudent Investor Act2016
Planning for the FutureEstate Planning & Probate in Texas2014
Legal & Financial Planning SeminarLegal & Financial Planning - How to Prepare for the Unexpected2014
Hope for Tomorrow - Alzheimer’s Association Dallas ChapterAlzheimer’s & Driving, Are We There Yet?2014
Cancer Support Community GroupHow to Protect your Assets2014
Ursuline Academy WorkshopFirst Impressions and the Interview Process2013
Sisters Network of DallasDo I Really Need a Will? The Importance of Estate Planning2013
Reverchon Park Ribbon CuttingReverchon Park2013
NAMI of Dallas Support GroupSpecial Needs Trusts & Mental Illness2013
Myron Weiner Geriatric ConferenceExploitation and the Elderly2013
Lee FinancialEstate Planning & Probate in Texas2013
KLIFAssets Protection and Wealth Preservation2013
January Therapeutic ThursdayMentall Illness and Guardianship Process2013
Dallas County Bar AssociationDuties and Challenges in Representing a Fiduciary2013
Texas Association of ParalegalsWhat Family Law Attorneys Need to Know About Probate2012
Real Talk Texas RadioEstate Planning2012
Parents AssociationSpecial Needs Planning2012
Parents AssociationEstate Planning2012
Estate Planning Presentation SeriesSpecial Needs Planning2012
DBSA meetingEstate Planning and Incapacity Planning for the Mentally Ill2012
Dallas Bar Association, Family Law SectionWhen Worlds Collide: What Family Law Attorneys Should Know About The Probate Code2012
DAGSLegal Incapacity2012
Ad Litem CertificationMedical Incapicity vs. Legal Incapacity2012
23rd Annual Myron Weiner Geriatric ConferenceLegal Ramifications and the Elderly2012
22nd Annual Myron Weiner Geriatric Psychiatry ConferenceThe Legal and Ethical Aspects of Incapacity2012
Estate PlanningEstate Planning for Children with Learning Differences2011
Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program for Jones Day Law Firm Clinic CLEWills, Powers of Attorney and Advance Directives2011
Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program Ad Litem CertifcationMedical Incapacity vs. Legal Incapacity2011
Dallas Area Paralegal Association Family Law Section luncheonHow Probate Courts and Family Law Courts Intersect2011
The Probate Process from Start to FinishDealing with Spouse's Elective Shares2010
The Probate Process from Start to FinishUnderstanding the Laws of Intestacy2010
Estate PlanningImportance of Estate Planning2010