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Steven John Clausen

also known as Steven J. Clausen, Steve Clausen

About me

I enjoy golfing and like to travel.  College football is my favorite sports event to watch and the Iowa Hawkeyes are my favorite team. 


 I was raised on a farm in Northwest Iowa and particularly enjoy representing ranchers and farmers.  Based on my education and large law firm  background, I am able to provide the owners of private companies and high net worth individuals comprehensive planning and legal representation in the areas of wealth preservation and transfer, business planning, including structuring liquidity events and tax planning.


 I also act as outside general counsel for their businesses and engage specialized counsel when needed.


I also have a general estate planning, probate, and trusts and estate practice for middle class clients.



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Practice areas


  1. Trusts: 20%
    38 years, 1.4 thousand cases
  2. Estate Planning: 20%
    38 years, 1.4 thousand cases
  3. Tax: 20%
    38 years, 1.2 thousand cases
  4. Business: 20%
    38 years, 1.4 thousand cases
  5. Probate: 20%
    38 years, 600 cases



Hourly ($400-450/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Sean Joseph Green

    Mr. Clausen has provided sage advice in a variety of estate planning matters. It says a lot about an attorney who will take time out of his busy schedule to provide free legal advice. I whole-heartedly endorse this lawyer.


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  • Sean Cleary

    I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community.


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Contact info

Clausen & Centrich, PLLC

2002 Timberloch Place
Suite 200
The Woodlands, TX, 77380


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198208/17/2016
MOGood Standing, Active197801/08/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Tax LawAmerican Lawyer Media & Martindale-Hubbell2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Trusts & EstatesAmercian Lawyer Media & Martindale-Hubbell2013
Wealth Manager-Estate PlanningFive Star Professional2013
Five Star Wealth Manager--Estate PlanningFive Star Professional2012
Estate Planning & Probate LawTexas Board of Legal Specialization2012
Five Star Wealth Manager--Estate PlanningFive Star Professionals2011
Five Star Wealth Manager--Estate PlanningFive Star Professionals2010
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell1994
Board Certified - Estate Planning and Probate LawTexas Board of Legal Specialization1987
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerClausen & Centrich, PLLC2010 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Missouri State BarMember of Probate Committee2000 - Present
Houston Bar AssoicationN/A1986 - Present
State Bar of TexasN/A1982 - Present
Amercican Bar AssociationN/A1978 - Present
Onion Creek Homeowners AssociationDirector2009 - 2012
Helping Aged Needy & Elderly, Inc.President & Director2006 - 2009
Estate Panning Council of Central TexasDirector2006 - 2008
Austin Groups for the ElderlyDirector2004 - 2006
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Complicated ProbateHeirs determined, administrator appointed in each state and property sold with heirs getting money.
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Woodlands VillagerBarrister's Corner1996
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York University School of LawMaster of LawsN/A1982
University of Iowa College of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)N/A1978
Southern Methodist UniversityReal Estate & AccountingMaster of Business Administration1974
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Houston Society of Financial Service Professionals May MeetingSuccession Planning2011
Administering an Estate in TexasTexas Probate Options2011
Administering an Estate in TexasProbate Alternatives2010
Texas Business EntitiesTypes of Business Entities2009