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Charlotte D. Key

Probate Attorney at Dallas, TX

5.0   7 reviews

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About Charlotte

Learn Charlotte’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    25%
    Assist clients with creating estate plans that are tailored to meet the needs of each client's unique personal situation.

  2. Probate
    25%
    Represent clients in simple and complex probate matters.

  3. Family
    15%
    Handle all aspects of family law, including divorce, modification, enforcement, and SAPCRS

  4. Business
    10%
    Represent small and mid sized businesses as a general counsel. Advise businesses regarding formation, operations, succession planning, employment law and social media law.

  5. Corporate and incorporation
    10%
    Advise clients regarding entity formation, corporate transactions and corporate governance

  6. Wills and living wills
    10%
    Assist clients with creating estate plans that are tailored to meet the needs of each client's unique personal situation.

  7. Trusts
    5%
    Advise clients regarding creation of trusts for medicaid planning, tax planning and to achieve family goals.

Charlotte Key found her love of the law at the age of twelve years old.  After participating in a mock trial in her 6th grade English class, there was no doubt about what she wanted to do when she grew up.  In building her practice she has focused on representing small business and helping her clients to grow in their respective industries.  She also counsels individuals in estate planning and probate matters.  Charlotte enjoys helping her clients find solutions to their legal issues. 

 

When Charlotte is not practicing law she loves cheering on her Texas Longhorns and her 49ers, reading or playing piano.  She also enjoys spending time with her daughter and her husband. 

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Licensed for 16 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 2008
Updated 10/23/2022
State CA
Status Not Eligible to Practice Law (Not Entitled)
Acquired 2006
Updated 12/02/2022

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

Contact Charlotte

Charlotte Key, PLLC
P.O. Box 152225
Dallas, TX, 75315

Reviews

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Posted by patricia | December 2, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Will and Property
Charlotte is an amazing attorney. She is brilliant and caring. She is my new hero. She is a very professional and lovely lady. She has taken care of my legal issues in a timely and extremely gracious manner.
Posted by Julia Price | September 29, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A+ Service
I received excellent service. When I didn't fully understand, she was there to provide the answers I needed. I will hire her for more business advice.
Posted by anonymous | August 23, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
tremendous advice
Ms Key was very efficient in her response.The only drawback was I wish you could be my lawyer in New Jersey to represent me for Guardianship.
Posted by anonymous | July 17, 2015
Estate planning
We couldn't imagine trusting our estate planning to anyone else. Charlotte is knowledgeable, attentive to detail, professional, and kind. We highly recommend her.
Posted by Elvin | June 12, 2015
Recording contract
Thanks Charlotte for your timely advice! Although I realized I filed the questionnaire in with the wrong information about the record company in question as they are based in Toronto Canada and not Texas. My fault entirely and I do realize the rules may change based on location. So I hope the rules are pretty much the same. I did however find your advice very enlightening and thank you very much! Regards Elvin
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Posted by anonymous | May 21, 2015
Excellent attorney!
Charlotte helped with will, trust and business set-up for our family. She is very responsive and friendly, and puts legal terms in simple language. She is thorough in answering all questions and is also flexible. I did not expect to get all of the services and packaged documents that we received. Our family is glad to have a permanent attorney that we trust. I highly recommend Charlotte!
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Posted by Emily | December 18, 2014
Great business attorney!
Charlotte has been a tremendous help to us as a small, startup company. She has helped us with everything to corporate structure and agreements to partnership buyouts to employment agreements. She is extremely knowledgeable and easy to work with; she never makes us feel dumb for not understanding all of the "legal lingo".
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Staff Attorney
  • Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas
  • 2016 - Present
  • Associate Professor
  • Collin College
  • 2010 - Present
  • Attorney at Law, Charlotte Key, PLLC
  • Mahomes Bolden, PC
  • 2016 - 2016
  • Senior Attorney
  • Palmer & Manuel, LLP
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Associate
  • Godwin Lewis
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Founding Partner
  • Law Office of Charlotte Key
  • 2009 - 2012
  • Associate
  • Thompson & Knight
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Associate
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
  • 2006 - 2007
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Education

  • Howard University School of Law
  • J.D.
  • 2006
  • University of Texas
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003
  • University of Texas
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2003

Legal Cases

  • Buyout of Membership Interests
  • Reached a favorable settlement with departing owner
  • In re: Oil Spill by the Oil Rig “Deepwater Horizon” in the Gulf of Mexico, on April 20, 2010
  • Favorable verdict for my client

Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Collin County Black Chamber of Commerce
  • President
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Inspiring Tomorrow's Leaders
  • Secretary/Board Member
  • 2013 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • 2015 Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • 2014 Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2014
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Publications

  • Howard Law Journal
  • A Balance Between Life and Death: A Look at the Government's Role in the Right-to-Die Debate
  • 2006

Speaking Engagements

  • Financial Truths Seminar
  • Financial Truths: Protecting Your Family's Future
  • 2015
  • Delta Sigma Theta Community Forum
  • Estate Planning 101
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (20)
Given (8)
Endorse Charlotte
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. I worked under the supervision of Charlotte and I can tell you first hand that she is knowledgeable in many areas of the law and is committed to providing exceptional representation to her clients."
Business Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Charlotte is an excellent attorney committed to providing the highest quality representation to clients. I endorse this attorney without reservation."
Probate Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Charlotte always provides thoughtful and sound advice. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Charlotte is an exceptional attorney and is highly respected among the legal community."
Probate Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is a smart attorney and the kind of attorney you want on your side."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Charlotte expertly answers questions presented to her and is a fine attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lawyers who spend time giving back in pro bono forums like this are special and should be commended and endorsed. Kudos."
Probate Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Charlotte gives perceptive and helpful answers to potential clients and is a capable advocate for her clients' interests."
Probate Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Charlotte is an excellent attorney who works hard for her clients."
Probate Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Charlotte has a strong command of probate law and gives good, common-sense advice."
Wills and living wills Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Charlotte consistently provides thorough and seasoned advice on issues related to estate planning and probate matters. I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Charlotte is a conscientious attorney who brings her talents to bear in helping clients with one of the most important aspects of life planning. She is a credit to the legal profession and I am happy to endorse her."
Probate Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"SMART! I endorse this lawyer."
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Key is an true asset for her clients in corporations, wills, and other legal dealings. I highly endorse her."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 24
Relationship: Other
"This lawyer strives to get the best results for her clients. I endorse this lawyer"
Unknown Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Wills and living wills Attorney | Dec 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Charlotte is a great attorney and a great person! I highly recommend."
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