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Mr. Behlmann has been an attorney for over 30 years.  The focus of his practice is estate planning, elder law, wealth preservation and family business counseling. 

Mr. Behlmann is Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, a member of the Texas Bar College and is on the Fidelity Investments Attorney Access List.

He is also a member of the National Academy of Elder law Attorneys and the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys.  In these organizations  he works with over 100 law firms around the country, allowing him to stay current on state and local laws related to planning for assets and operations outside of Texas.

He is a regular presenter on the issues of elder law, long term care and estate planning issues and has recently published a book, How to Avoid the Five Biggest Mistakes in Estate Planning, available on

Mr. Behlmann was formerly a practicing CPA and Senior Tax Consultant with one of  the big four CPA firms and always looks for additional tax-saving opportunities in developing an estate plan.


Early in his career Mr. Behlmann was a prosecuting attorney for St. Louis County and the City of Florissant, Missouri.




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Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 50%
    37 years, 3.5 thousand cases
  2. Elder Law: 20%
    13 years, 300 cases
  3. Probate: 20%
    37 years, 700 cases
  4. Business: 10%
    37 years, 1.5 thousand cases



Hourly ($275-395/hour), Fixed (always), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Mack J. Travers

    I endorse Richard Behlmann without reservation. Over the years our firm has referred many cases to him, all with excellent results. He is one of the best in his field.


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Contact info

21218 Kingsland Blvd
Katy, TX, 77450

The Behlmann Law Firm, LP

21218 Kingsland Boulevard
Katy, TX, 77450

21218 Kingsland Blvd.
Katy, TX, 77450



TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199308/17/2016
MOGood Standing, Active197901/08/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Houstons Top Lawyers - Probate & Estate 2015H Magazoine2015
Houston's Top Lawyers 2014 - Probate & EstateH Magazine - Houston2014
2014 Houston's Top Lawyers - Estate Planning & ProbateHoustonia Magazine December 20142014
Houston's Top Lawyers 2013 - Probate & EstateH Magazine - Houston2013
Attorney Access Program - Professional DirectoryFidelity Investments2013
Qualified Attorney - Fidelity Attorney Access ProgramFidelity Investments2013
Board Certified in Estate Planning & Probate LawTexas Board of legal Specialization2009
CPAMissouri Board of Accountancy1984
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing AttorneyBehlmann Law Firm, LP1995 - Present
Vice President - General CounselMetro Traffic Control1991 - 1995
Director - Corporate Development - TaxSbc (Now At & T)1984 - 1991
Senior Tax ConsultantTouche Ross & Company1981 - 1984
Assistant Prosecuting AttorneySt. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney1979 - 1981
Association namePosition nameDuration
US District Court Southern DistrictMember2015 - Present
Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal SpecializationAttorney2009 - Present
Missouri Bar, Business Law CommitteeMember2008 - Present
Licensed US Tax CourtMember2006 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Texas ChapterAttorney2006 - Present
Texas Bar CollegeMember2006 - Present
American Academy of Estate Planning AttorneysAttorney2004 - Present
Texas Bar Association - Securities Law CommitteeMember2001 - Present
American Institute of Certified Public AccountantsMember1995 - Present
Missouri Board of AccountancyCertified Public Accountant1984 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
SBC Communications Manage CareDeveloped Initial large scale managed care plan
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Publication nameTitleDate
Avoid the Five Biggest Mistakes In Estate PlanningBook2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Texas Board of Legal SpecializationEstate Planning & Probate LawBoard Certified2009
St Mary's University of San Antonio School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
Saint Louis UniversityBusiness AdministrationBS - Bachelor of Science1976
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Conference for CaregiversUnderstanding Medicare-20122012
Conference for CaregiversUnderstanding Medicare 20112011
Protecting Your Parent's AssetsElder Law Planning2010
Protecting Your Assets & Quaifying for MedicaidElder Law Planning2010
National Business InstituteElder Law Planning2008
Estate Planning for Financial AdvisersEstate Planning and Financial Protection2007