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Julia Leigh Dean

Estate planning Attorney at Sugar Land, TX

5.0   12 reviews

also known as Julia Dean


Licensed for 34 years

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About Julia

Learn Julia’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    65%
    Ms. Dean's estate planning practice involves helping clients orchestrate their estates by drafting a vast array of trusts, wills and powers of attorney.

    25 years

  2. Probate
    20%
    Ms. Dean also provides compassionate legal advice while assisting families through the probate process.

    22 years

  3. Elder law
    10%
    Ms. Dean assist seniors and those with special needs with their unique planning needs, including special needs trusts, Miller Trusts, assisting clients qualify for Medicaid, and guardianships.

    15 years

  4. Guardianship
    5%
    For some members of our society, legal protection may be necessary even after they have entered adulthood. These individuals may have been injured in an accident, continue to suffer from an incapacitating physical illness or psychological disorder,

THE DEAN LAW FIRM ... PROVIDING PEACE OF MIND ... ESTATE PLANNING * PROBATE * ELDER LAW * SPECIAL NEEDS PLANNING

Ms. Dean's professional experience encompasses a broad range of legal matters. Her primary emphases are estate planning, elder law, and probate. Her estate planning practice involves helping clients orchestrate their estates by drafting a vast array of trusts, wills and powers of attorney. Ms. Dean also provides compassionate legal advice while assisting families through the probate process.

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Licensed for 34 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 1988
Updated 10/23/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Julia

The Offices at Greatwood
6528 Greatwood Parkway
Sugar Land, TX, 77479

Reviews

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Posted by Cindy | August 6, 2010
Highly Recommend
Julia prepared wills and associated documents (directive to physicians, power of attorney, etc.) for me and my mother. She was very knowledgeable, made important suggestions, and was extremely patient with a hard of hearing 86 year old! The documents were prepared in a timely matter, and execution of the papers went smoothly in her office. Each document was explained in detail so that the major points were understood. I highly recommend this law office and would call on Julia for other legal work if needed in the future.
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Posted by David | August 10, 2010
Looking for Estate Planning
My wife and I sought out Julia to help us in preparing a will and getting our estate plans in order. She went above and beyond what we desired in helping us plan and prepare for the future. She was very professional and thorough in her work and did a great job making sure all our needs were taken care of.

Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-425 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • The Dean Law Firm
  • 2007 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Wright Brown & Close, LLP
  • 2002 - 2007
  • Attorney
  • Campbell, Harrison & Wright
  • 1998 - 2001
  • Attorney
  • Solo Practice
  • 1995 - 1998
  • Attorney
  • Andrews Kurth, LLP
  • 1988 - 1991
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • 1986 - 1987
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Education

  • University of Houston Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • University of Washington -Seattle
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1983

Legal Cases

  • Aloysius v. Kislingbury, No. 01-09-00365-CV, In the Court of Appeals for the First District of Texas
  • Our client, Kislingbury and Stenomaster, Inc., won the appeal. The court of appeals affirmed the trial court's judgment.
  • Argovitz v. Argovitz, No. 14-07-00206-CV & 14-07-00396-CV, in the Fourteenth Court of Appeals
  • Our client, Jerry Argovitz, prevailed on almost all grounds, resulting in approximately $14,000,000 judgment in his favor. The one remaining issue was remanded back to the trial court for a factual determination.

Associations

  • ElderCounsel
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Senior Trust Alliance
  • Executive Committee
  • 2009 - Present
  • Fort Bend County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • WealthCounsel
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • American Business Women's Association
  • Board Member
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2011
  • American Business Women's Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Fort Bend Professional Women's Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Camp Peniel
  • Board Member
  • 2001 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Lawyer of Distinction
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2019
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2019
  • Best Managing Lawyer of the Year in Texas, USA
  • Lawyer International
  • 2019
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Top Lawyers
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2015
  • Leading Advisor
  • Acquisition International
  • 2014
  • Top Women in Business
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2014
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Professionals
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2013
  • Houston's Top Lawyer
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2013
  • Top Lawyers
  • Houstonia Magazine
  • 2013
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Texas Leaders in Law
  • Forbes Magazine
  • 2013
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Houston's Top 100 Professionals
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2012
  • Top Lawyers
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2012
  • Top Attorneys in Country
  • Newsweek
  • 2011
  • Houston's Top Lawyer
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2011
  • Houston's Top 100 Professionals
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2011
  • Houston's Top 100 Professionals
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2010
  • Top Attorney in Texas
  • Newsweek
  • 2010
  • Houston's Top Lawyer
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2010
  • Who's Who among Executives, Professionals and Entrepreneurs
  • Cambridge Who's Who
  • 2010
  • Readers Choice Best Attorney Award
  • Fort Bend Sugar Land Sun
  • 2010
  • Top Attorney in Country
  • Newsweek
  • 2010
  • Houston's Top Lawyer
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2009
  • Who's Who among Executives, Professionals and Entrepreneurs
  • Cambridge Who's Who
  • 2009
  • Who's Who among Executives, Professionals and Entrepreneurs
  • Cambridge Who's Who
  • 2008
  • Research Editor
  • Houston Law Review
  • 1986
  • Initiated as member of Honor Legal Fraternity
  • The International Legal Fraternity of Phi Delta Phi
  • 1985
  • American Jurisprudence Award
  • University of Houston Law Center
  • 1984
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Speaking Engagements

  • Senior Trust Education Series
  • Estate Planning and Medicaid Planning
  • 2012
  • Senior Adult Organization
  • Asset Protection and Medicaid Planning
  • 2012
  • Senior Trust Alliance Panel Discussions
  • Medicaid Issues and Elder Law
  • 2011
  • Money Week Houston
  • Elder Law issues
  • 2010
  • Town Hall Meeting
  • Secrets of Effective Estate Planning
  • 2009
  • The Terrace at First Colony speaker series
  • Estate Planning
  • 2009
  • Civil Trial Conference
  • Case Law Update
  • 2003
  • Conference for Insurance Professionals
  • Mandamus Issues
  • 2002
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Appeals Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Jula Dean as a superb appellate attorney. She has worked with us on several appeals, all of which we have won. Julia also has experience in probate, guardianships, and elder law. Julia is a passionate advocate for her clients and is highly respected in the legal community."
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Sugar Land Estate planning Lawyer Julia Leigh Dean
Julia Leigh Dean
Estate planning Attorney
Sugar Land, TX
Licensed for 34 years
Free Consultation