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Former tennis pro. Current dog owner.


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Practice areas


  1. Tax: 31%
    6 years, 150 cases
  2. Probate: 30%
  3. Wills: 29%
    6 years, 300 cases
  4. Divorce: 5%
    6 years, 50 cases
  5. Consumer Protection: 5%



Hourly ($250-550/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Pro bono (10%)

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Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Frye, Oaks, Benavidez & O'Neil, PLLC

3315 Mercer Street
Houston, TX, 77027


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 201008/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Contributor - TaxAvvo2016
Featured Attorney - TaxAvvo2016
Top Contributor - TaxAvvo2015
Featured Attorney - TaxAvvo2015
Featured Attorney - TaxAvvo2014
Top Contributor - TaxAvvo2014
Featured Attorney - TaxAvvo2013
Top Contributor - TaxAvvo2013
Top Contributor - TaxAvvo2012
Featured Attorney - TaxAvvo2012
Top final exam grade: Tax EthicsUniversity of Houston Law Center2011
Featured Attorney - TaxAvvo2011
Top Contributor - TaxAvvo2011
Selection for the IRS Chief Counsel externship with LB&IUniversity of Houston Law Center2011
Top Exam Grade in Texas Marital Property & Homestead (Fall 2009)South Texas College of Law - Professor Pam George2009
Top Exam Grade in Oil, Gas, and Mineral Law (Spring 2009)South Texas College of Law - Professor Michael D. Jones2009
Public Interest StipendSouth Texas College of Law2009
Dean's List AwardSouth Texas College of Law2009
Selection for the Methodist Hospital's ExternshipSouth Texas College of Law2009
Dean's List AwardSouth Texas College of Law2008
Pro Bono Honors ProgramSouth Texas College of Law2008
Who's Who in American Colleges and UniversitiesWho's Who in American Colleges and Universities2007
Dean's List AwardSouthern Methodist University2007
Institutional applicant for the Rhodes ScholarshipSouthern Methodist University2006
Dean's List AwardSouthern Methodist University2006
Selection to serve as presidentSMU Hillel2006
Dean's List AwardUniversity of Houston2005
Dean's List AwardSouthern Methodist University2005
Daniel House speakerResidence Hall Association2005
Selection to serve as Standards & Ritual Board memberSigma Phi Epsilon2005
Holocaust Memorial Director's prize to design new exhibitJewish Federation of San Antonio's Holocaust Memorial2004
Early graduation (full year early) scholarship for collegeClear Creek Independent School District2003
AP Scholar AwardThe College Board's Advanced Placement Program2003
President's ScholarshipTrinity University2003
The Commander's Pin for advanced space history knowledgeSpace Center Houston2003
Distinguished DiplomaClear Creek Independent School District2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerFrye, Oaks, Benavidez & O'Neil, PLLC2016 - Present
Senior AssociateFrye, Oaks, and Benavidez, PLLC2015 - 2015
AttorneyParadigm Partners2012 - 2012
AttorneyAlliant Group2012 - 2013
LL.M externship with Large Business & International (LB&I)IRS Office of Chief Counsel2011 - 2011
AttorneyHouston Volunteer Lawyers Program2010 - 2012
Associate CoachUniversity of Houston Forensic Society & Debate Team2010 - 2013
Law Clerk in the Federal Litigation sectionAbraham Watkins Nichols Sorrels Matthews Friend2010 - 2010
AttorneyThe O'Neil Law Firm2010 - 2015
Law Clerk in the Tax DivisionFulbright & Jaworski2009 - 2010
Corporate Claims & Litigation Law ClerkThe Methodist Hospital2009 - 2009
Pro Bono Honors Program FellowHouston Volunteer Lawyers Program2008 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
Texas Notary PublicNotary Public Commission2016 - Present
State Bar of TexasSBOT CARE Commitment Badge2016 - Present
State Bar of TexasState Bar of Texas Pro Bono College2016 - Present
Supreme Court of the United StatesMember of the Bar of the Court and officer of the Court2016 - Present
State Bar of TexasAd Litem Certification (MCLE) for Guardianship cases2016 - Present
Texas Transgender Nondiscrimination Summit (TTNS)Vice Chair of the Advisory Board2015 - Present
Memorial BNIMember2015 - Present
Golden KeyAlumniN/A
Psi ChiAlumniN/A
Phi Alpha ThetaAlumniN/A
Mortar Board National College Senior Honor SocietyAlumniN/A
Order of OmegaAlumniN/A
Sigma Phi EpsilonAlumniN/A
Houston Bar Association, Taxation SectionMemberN/A
State Bar of Texas - Taxation SectionMemberN/A
Houston Volunteer LawyersVolunteer Attorney with the Disability UnitN/A
United States Tax CourtAdmitted to PracticeN/A
United States District Court for the Northern District of TexasAdmitted to PracticeN/A
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth CircuitAdmitted to PracticeN/A
Bar Association of the Fifth Federal CircuitMemberN/A
United States District & Bankruptcy Courts for the Southern District of TexasAdmitted to PracticeN/A
College of the State Bar of TexasMemberN/A
Phi Delta Phi legal honors fraternityBarristerN/A
Garland R. Walker American Inn of CourtPupillage Group TwoN/A
Texas Unauthorized Practice of Law CommitteeDistrict 4 Subcommittee Investigator2014 - 2015
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
IRS Audit - Jackson, MSFavorable client outcome in Fast Track Mediation. PROMINENT DISCLAIMER -- Past outcomes absolutely do NOT guarantee future results
IRS Audit - San Francisco, CAFavorable client outcome in IRS Appeals. PROMINENT DISCLAIMER -- Past outcomes absolutely do NOT guarantee future results
U.S. Tax Court litigationN/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
Medium.comMedium law blog2016
Liberating Law law blogLiberating Law law blog2016
SlideshareSovereign & Diplomatic Immunity2015
SvbtleTax Controversy & Tax Crimes blog2014
SvbtleSmall Business/Solo Inventor Technology Transfer blog2014
JuxWhite Collar Criminal Defense blog2013
JuxTexas Family Law blog2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Houston Law CenterTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws2011
South Texas College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2010
Southern Methodist UniversityN/AN/A2007
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Texas Transgender Nondiscrimination Summit 2016Estate Planning and Family Law in trans* families2016
Memorial BNISensible estate planning moves for the middle class2016
Gender InfinityEstate Planning resources for parents with trans* kids (Saturday table)2016
Texas Transgender Nondiscrimination Summit - hosted by UT-DallasPost-Obergefell implications and the current state of transgender law2015
Memorial BNIDivorce Tax - Consequences and Planning2015
Invited speaker (various community groups in Houston)GLBTI divorce in Texas after June 26, 20152015
Middle Class Legal IssuesAlternative Dispute Resolution Benefits and Burdens: SAPCR Mediation etc.2014
Middle Class Legal IssuesTax controversy explainer for the middle class2014
Middle Class Legal IssuesIRS Fast Track Mediation and Post-Appeals Mediation 1012013
Middle Class Legal IssuesEstate planning issues for the middle class2013
University of Houston Forensic Society & Debate TeamAdvanced Advocacy2012
Middle Class Legal IssuesWhite collar crime in small business and self-employed situations2012
University of Houston Forensic Society & Debate TeamAdvocacy 42011
University of Houston Forensic Society & Debate TeamAdvocacy 32011
University of Houston Forensic Society & Debate TeamAdvocacy 22011
Middle Class Legal IssuesFamily Law e-discovery2011
University of Houston Forensic Society & Debate TeamAdvocacy 12010
Middle Class Legal IssuesTrans* community legal resources2010
Middle Class Legal IssuesHIV and the Law2010
Pupillage Group 2 CLE on Tuesday November 10, 2009Sovereign and Diplomatic Immunity2009