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Melbourne T. (Tim) Berlinger

Litigation Attorney at Friendswood, TX

5.0   10 reviews

also known as Melbourne Timothy Berlinger


Licensed for 20 years

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Experienced Probate, Guardianship, Estate Panning and Fiduciary Litigation Attorney serving Galveston County, Harris County and Brazoria County. 

Licensed for 20 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 2002
Updated 10/23/2022

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

Contact Melbourne

Berlinger Davis & Lyssy, LLP
907 S. Friendswood Drive
Suite 218
Friendswood, TX, 77546

Reviews

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Posted by Kristen | February 15, 2018
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Guardianship
Tim helped me to obtain guardianship for a family member in somewhat of a tricky situation. He was incredibly diligent, compassionate and thorough. I cannot praise him enough for his help during a hard time in our family. I would absolutely recommend him.
Posted by Charles and Barbara | June 22, 2017
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Guardianship and Wills
When we realized we needed to seek guardianship for our adult daughter, we began the process of looking for someone we could trust. Mr. Berlinger came highly recommended by several people we contacted. We met with him to begin the process of guardianship as well as updating our wills. He was extremely informative and helpful and kept us up to date with the paperwork and visits that were required for the guardianship with the attorney ad litem and the social worker. He answered all our concerns and made sure our wills included a special needs trust to cover the needs of our daughter upon our death. He took care of the waivers that we needed from our other adult children and filed them with the court. He prepared power of attorneys, medical power of attorneys, and living wills for both of us, making sure we understood what each document entailed. We felt that he had our best interests at heart and he made sure all our questions were answered and that we understood our rights and responsibilities. He was prompt with all his communications with us and timely in representing us as his clients. We highly recommend Mr. Berlinger.
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Posted by Michael | April 28, 2017
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Performed an Excellent Job
Tim handled my probate very well. He gave me much needed advise that without, I would have made many mistakes. I do highly recommend his firm.
Posted by Mary | April 2, 2017
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Very helpful
I am recently widowed and felt totally lost as far as what I needed to do. There was no will, and I didn't know where to begin. I was referred to Tim Berlinger and when I called he saw me immediately. He made me feel very much at ease and like a load was lifted off of my shoulders. He took the time to explain things over and over until I understood. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Brandy L. | March 9, 2017
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Very Professional
Mr. Berlinger helped me with a complicated estate, that was dependent on another estate. I came to him very lost in all the legalities of the estate and he guided me through the system. He is very patient and knowledgeable. I know that in the future I will be returning to him to do all my estate planning.
Posted by Phillip & Liz | March 8, 2017
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Phillip & Liz Buentello
Mr. Berlinger is an excellent attorney who cares for his clients best interest. He is our attorney as well as my father-in-law. My father-in-law passed away recently and Mr. Berlinger was his attorney. He helped him obtain his will, medical power of attorney (son and daughter), and a Lady Bird Deed for his home. Mr. Berlinger showed compassion when talking with my father-in-law and also because he was majority Spanish speaking, he had an interpreter help with his case. This made my father-in-law very comfortable with the decisions he was having to make. When my father-in-law passed away and I had to make the phone call to Mr. Berlinger, he was extremely helpful in fulfilling what my father-in-law's wishing were and provided us with the information for his will. Mr. Berlinger is our attorney as well for our Guardianship over our Autistic son. He has helped us with obtaining Guardianship paperwork filed and walked us through this process to make it a pleasant experience. If you are looking for an attorney who will listen to your needs and work with you, we highly recommend Mr. Berlinger
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Posted by Barry | March 7, 2017
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Very reputable
I have known Tim and his wife for 20 years and seen him work his way through law school while he and his wife worked full rime and raised a family. When Tim became an attorney we used him for a living will and estate planning. After he opened his own law firm he handled my dads estate. I highly recommend him His knowledge and integrity is bar none
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Posted by Robert | March 7, 2017
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Very good choice
Mr. Berlinger turned out to be an excellent choice to assist me in a guardianship litigation. He knows the business.
Posted by anonymous | March 7, 2017
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Great job
Tim did a fantastic job managing a will probate process in two states and handled establishing a new will with the utmost respect and professionalism.
Posted by jeff | March 7, 2017
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Time
Tim, does not waste clients time or money. Gets his work done quickly and accurately. well done...
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AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Berlinger Davis & Lyssy, LLP
  • 2018 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Berlinger Law Firm, PLLC
  • 2013 - 2018
  • Attorney
  • Benson & Anderson
  • 2002 - 2013
  • Flight Simulator Specialist
  • Flight Safety International
  • 1988 - 2002
  • Flight Simulator Specialist
  • United States Air Force
  • 1984 - 1998
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Education

  • University of Houston
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • University of Houston, Clear Lake
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998

Associations

  • Galveston Bar Association
  • 2009 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • 2002 - Present
  • Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law
  • 2002 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • National Alliance on Mental Illness
  • Estate Planning with Special Needs
  • 2016
  • Texas City Citizens Police Academy
  • Estate Planning and Probate
  • 2014
  • National Alliance of Mental Illness
  • Guardianship for Mentally Ill Persons
  • 2014
  • La Marque Police Department
  • Estate Planning
  • 2014
  • Friendswood Senior Activity Program
  • Wills, Trust and Estate Planning
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (14)
Guardianship Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Guardianship Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Tim was professional, knowledgeable and showed real compassion for the parties involved. I enjoyed working with him and look forward to doing so again."
Probate Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Tim."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Very experienced and knowledgeable attorney who is well respected by the Courts and his peers in the area of Estate Planning, Probate, Guardianship and General Litigation."
Guardianship Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Probate Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked on cases with Tim on a number of occasions. He is honest and professional and I have referred him to people on a number of occasions."
Probate Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Tim is a great lawyer and a good perso. We have worked with and against each other and he is professional and courteous. I endorse this lawyer."
Probate Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Probate Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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