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My name is Rania Combs. I am the founder of Rania Combs Law a completely Web-based law firm that provides estate planning and related services online to families throughout Texas. To learn more about me, visit my website:


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Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 90%
  2. Probate: 10%



Fixed (always), Pro bono (10%)

Payment types:

Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Michael G. Lichterman

    I've had the pleasure of knowing Rania for several years, both through social media and through professional associations. I've come to trust her knowledge and experience and truly appreciate her desire to not just help her clients families have a solid estate plan, but to make sure that plan is an individual reflection of each family.


    Michael Lichterman Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

  • Michael T. Sprague

    I endorse this lawyer. I consider Rania to be of the highest moral character and superior intellect. She is supremely diligent. I would not and have not hesitated in referring clients, including family members to Rania!


    Michael Sprague Insurance Attorney
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer

Contact info

Meetings in Houston by appointment only.

11111 Katy Freeway
Suite 300
Houston, TX, 77079


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199407/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
2014 Top LawyersHoustonia Magazine2014
Client's Choice AwardAvvo2014
2013 Top LawyersHoustonia Magazine2013
Top 10 Brief AwardSpurgeon E. Bell Intramural Moot Court Competition1994
Magna Cum LaudeSouth Texas College of Law1994
American Jurisprudence Award - Texas Pretrial ProcedureSouth Texas College of Law1993
Phi Delta PhiSouth Texas College of Law1993
American Jurisprudence Award - Trial and Appellate ProcedureSouth Texas College of Law1993
American Jurisprudence Award - EvidenceSouth Texas College of Law1992
Order of the LytaeSouth Texas College of Law1992
Omicron Delta KappaBaylor University1991
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalRania Combs Law2000 - Present
Associate litigation attorneyLueders & Boanerges1995 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of TexasReal Estate, Probate and Trust Section2013 - Present
Texas Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Estes v. Linevitch, et alJury awarded Plaintiff less than a third of damages demanded at pre-trial and a fraction of damages demanded from jury.
Rodriguez v. AkkermanJury awarded Plaintiff less than half of damages demanded at pre-trial.
Hornbuckle v. ReyesJury found Defendant not negligent.
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Publication nameTitleDate
AVVO Legal GuidesSpecial Needs Trust Basics for Parents of Children With Special Needs2014
The Texas LaywerUnbundling of Legal Services: Is Limited-Scope Representation the Future for Firms? (quoted)2013
AvvoYou’ve Signed Your Estate Planning Documents—Now What?2013
AvvoTen Factors to Consider When Choosing a Legal Guardian for Your Child2013
Solo Practice UniversityCelebrating Three and a Half Years: More Lessons from the Trenches2013
American Bar Association publicationLimited Scope Legal Services by Stephanie Kimbro (featured in case study on firms that unbundle)2012
My ShingleWhat Does Your Retainer Agreement Say About You? (mentioned)2012
Solo Practice UniversityCelebrating 2 Years Solo: Lessons from the Trenches2012
Raising the BarWould a Virtual Office Work for You2012
eBookGuarding Your Treasure: A Step-By-Step Guide to naming a Legal Guardian for Your Child2011
Massachusetts Wills Trusts & EstatesPreparing For Aruba2011
Forbes.comAn Estate Planner's Virtual Law Office2011
Texas Bar JournalWould a Virtual Law Office Work for You?2011
At the IntersectionDouble Vision: Evolving Perspectives on Law firms2011
Solo Practice UniversityWould a Virtual Law Office Work For You?2011
Rocket Lawyer PressBeyond Taxes: 10 Reasons Why Americans Without Taxable Estates Need an Estate Plan2011
ABA Law Practice MagazineMoving to a Virtual Practice Model – Do You Have the Right Stuff (mentioned)2011
Rocket Lawyer PressIs Your Estate In Order2010
Forbes.comSome Contemplate Dying in 2010 to Avoid Paying Estate Tax2010
Future of the Federal Estate TaxEstate Tax Update2010
Smarter WillChoppy Waters for Do-It-Yourself Wills2010
eHow MoneyHolographic Will Requirements2010
International Legal Technology Association - Peer to PeerThe Revolution Has Already Happened2010
Broward Family LifeWill Power (quoted)2010
My ShingleTo Win The Hearts and Minds of Consumers Lawyer Need to Sell Not Sue (mentioned)2010
JD SupraThe Problem with LegalZoom (And Other Do-It-Yourself Planning Solutions)2010
Texas Bar JournalWeblinks2010
Texas Wills and Trusts Law BlogTexas Wills and TrustsN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
South Texas College of LawLawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)1994
Baylor UniversityBusinessB.B.A1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Total Attorneys Client ConversationsInside the Virtual Practice2011
Rocket Lawyer PodcastTo Tax or Not to Tax (Estates)2010