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David Toups focuses his practice in probate, trust, guardianship, and business litigation with an emphasis on breach of trust or fiduciary litigation. David holds the professional designations of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA); Certified Financial Planner (CFP); and Certified Trust & Financial Advisor (CTFA). David's experience spans over 20 years in the financial services industry, having worked as a professional in the industry before practicing law in the area.

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  1. Trusts: 25%
  2. Guardianship: 25%
  3. Wills: 15%
  4. Probate: 15%
  5. Other: 20%
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  • Douglas Coulson

    I have worked both with and for David in different capacities over the course of the past 5 years. I've always known him to be an extremely sharp and knowledgeable litigator with a superior ethic, and he is one of the most zealous advocates I've had the privilege to know. I strongly endorse his work.

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Contact info

Bennett, Weston, LaJone & Turner, P.C.

1603 LBJ Fwy, Ste. 280
Dallas, TX, 75234-6040

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200208/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Order of the LytaeSouth Texas College of Law2001
Highest Grade Award- Texas Trial & Appellate ProcedureSouth Texas College of Law2001
Highest Grade Award- Consumer Bankruptcy & Debt CollectionSouth Texas College of Law2001
Varsity Mock Trial AdvocateSouth Texas College of Law2000
Beta Gamma Sigma Honor SocietySam Houston State University1999
Honor Graduate- Cannon Trust SchoolCannon Financial Institute1999
Navy Achievement MedalU.S. Marine Corps1993
Honor GraduateU.S. Army Field Artillery School1991
Distinguished Naval GraduateTexas A&M University Naval ROTC1989
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Of CounselBennett, Weston, LaJone & Turner, P.C.2011 - Present
Managing MemberToups Law Firm, PLLC2005 - 2011
AssociateKasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP2003 - 2005
AssociateHorrigan & Goehrs, LLP2001 - 2003
InternProbate Court One of Harris County, Texas2001 - 2001
InternTexas Court of Appeals, 1st District; Houston, Texas2001 - 2001
Registered Investment AdvisorToups Financial Consulting1999 - 2001
Vice President, Regional Portfolio ManagerWells Fargo Private Client Services1995 - 1999
Investment RepresentativeEdward D. Jones, LLP1994 - 1995
Artillery OfficerU.S. Marine Corps1989 - 1994
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of TexasMember2002 - Present
Real Estate, Probate & Trust Law Section of the State Bar of TexasMember2002 - Present
Litigation Section of the State Bar of TexasMember2002 - Present
Litigation Section of the American Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Real Property, Probate, & Trust Law Section of the American Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
Association for Investment Management and ResearchMember1999 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Estate of Hallie Mae Payne Durkee, DeceasedJury Verdict for Plaintiff-Bettye Sue Payne Harris
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Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
South Texas College of LawLawJ.D. - Juris Doctor with Honors2001
Sam Houston State University, HuntsvilleFinanceM.B.A.1999
Texas A&M University, College StationMarketingB.B.A.1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Featured Guest on America's Premier LawyersCapacity Issues with Aging Babyboomers2007
Featured Guest on America's Premier LawyersCapacity Issues with Aging Babyboomers2007
Featured Guest on America's Premier LawyersCapacity Issues with Aging Babyboomers2006
Victoria County Estate Planning CouncilTotal Return Trusts2002
Fort Bend County Estate Planning CouncilTotal Return Trusts2002
Corpus Christi Estate Planning Council SeminarTotal Return Trusts2002