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Mr. Dietlein is married to Dacia Dietlein; they have five chidlren.  The Dietlein’s are members of St. Laurence Catholic Church in Sugar Land. Mr. Dietlein's hobbies include spending time with his wife and children, drawing, gardening, home repairs; antique restoration, attending Houston Opera/Symphony/Ballet, sculling and family genealogy.



Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Arabic

Practice areas


  1. Probate: 30%
    18 years
  2. Estate Planning: 30%
    18 years
  3. Trusts: 22%
    18 years
  4. Tax: 18%
    18 years



Hourly ($300-350/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

11 total 

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  • David Robert Doehring

    I first had the pleasure of working with Lawrence on a complicated probate matter some time ago. I came to realize early on that Lawrence possessed the integrity in his representation of his client that made me, and correspondingly my client, feel at ease when we were tasked with making difficult decisions. Lawrence was not only very professional in his representation, but also the kind of counsel that clearly knew how to approach situations that needed a great deal of expertise. His reasonableness and logic to create practical and effective and economical solutions to complex problems was refreshing. I can unequivocally recommend Lawrence when an experienced probate attorney is in need.


    David Doehring Probate Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • James P. Frederick

    I endorse this lawyer. Since Attorney Dietlein and I practice in the same areas of the law, I have had the opportunity to review many of his responses to Avvo questions, over the past several months. I have found his answers to be not only legally sound, but insightful, practical, and compassionate, as well. He is a credit to the legal profession and a great resource for the Avvo community. I would not hesitate to refer a client to him for services in the great State of Texas. James Frederick


    James Frederick Probate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Law Office of Lawrence F Dietlein Jr

One Greenway Plaza, Suite 100
Houston, TX, 77046


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199808/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Lawyers of 2015Houstonia Magazine2015
Houston's Top LawyersH Texas Magazine2014
Top Lawyers of 2014Houstonia Magazine2014
Houston's Top LawyersH Texas Magazine2013
Houston's Top LawyersH Texas Magazine2012
Houston's Top LawyersH Texas Magazine2009
Houston's Top LawyersH Texas Magazine2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Law Clerk / Judicial ExternshipUnited States District Court1996 - 1996
Law Clerk / ExternshipU.S. Environmental Protection Agency1996 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
Disability and Elder Law Attorneys AssociationMember2015 - Present
Attorneys in Tax and ProbateMember2013 - Present
Fort Bend County Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
State Bar of Texas, Real Estate, Probate and Trust SectionMember2004 - Present
Houston Bar Association, Probate, Trusts and Estate SectionMember2002 - Present
College of the State Bar of TexasMember1999 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Lakeland Villate Comm. Association v. Michael Merola; Cause No. 2010-80552; Harris County, Texas, 281st Judicial District CourtDefendant was able to keep his flag pole and fly the US and Marine flags.
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Publication nameTitleDate
ABA Section of Taxation Pro Bono Committee MeetingThe Ethics of Limited Representation2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Houston Law CenterTaxLL.M - Master of Laws2010
Texas A&M University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
University of HoustonPhilosophyMA - Masters1994
University of Texas School of LawMolecular Biology (Minor: Chemistry)BA - Bachelor of Arts1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Wednesday Tax ForumThe Ethics of Limited Representation2010