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Kate Thorne

Probate Attorney at Beaumont, TX

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also known as Katherine Grace Broussard, Kate Broussard Thorne


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About Kate

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Kate Broussard Thorne is an associate attorney at MehaffyWeber in the firm’s business practice group with a concentration in estate planning and probate law, elder law, corporate law, and real estate transactions and oil and gas work. Kate has successfully handled and completed complex probate matters as well as guardianship proceedings. In her practice she is also frequently involved in trust creation and business formation. Kate is experienced handling estate administrations as well as in negotiating and reviewing purchase and sale agreements, assignments, and other documents related to real estate transactions. Her experience also includes special needs trusts and advising on Medicaid-related transfers.

Kate has maintained a lifelong commitment to community service and volunteerism. Kate was especially involved in the Baylor Veteran’s Clinic and with the Baylor Pro Bono Transactional Team while in law school. For her work with veterans, she was awarded the Baylor Law School Veterans Clinic “Boots on the Ground” Award in 2017. That same year, she also won the Joe Cannon Professionalism Award from Baylor Law School for exemplifying a commitment to professionalism and integrity. During her time at Baylor, Kate was selected to serve as a Judicial Intern for The Honorable Zack Hawthorn in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. As an attorney, Kate continues to volunteer through the Jefferson County Bar Association Pro Bono Program and Veteran’s Legal Clinic.

In the community, Kate is an active member of the Symphony League of Beaumont, the Junior League of Beaumont and the Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Organization. In 2018, she received the Junior League Provisional of the Year Award, which celebrates a new member who has gone above and beyond in exemplifying the organization’s commitment to public service. Kate is a member of the State Bar of Texas’ Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section and Business Law Section. She is also a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the Jefferson County Bar Association, the Southeast Texas Estate Planning Council, the Texas Aggie Bar Association, and the Jefferson County Young Lawyers Association, where she currently serves on the board.

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Licensed for 5 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 2017
Updated 10/23/2022

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

Contact Kate

MehaffyWeber - Beaumont
2615 Calder, Ste. 800
P.O. Box 16
Beaumont, TX, 77704
MehaffyWeber - Houston
500 Dallas, Suite 2800
Houston, TX, 77002
MehaffyWeber - San Antonio
4040 Broadway, Suite 522
San Antonio, TX, 78209
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Posted by Larry | July 1, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Inherited land
Honest, fair and did the job in the time promised. She was a super person to do business with.

Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-300 per hour
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • MehaffyWeber
  • 2017 - Present
  • Judicial Intern to the Honorable Zack Hawthorn
  • United States District Court of the Eastern District of Texas
  • 2015 - 2015

Education

  • Baylor University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2017
  • Texas A&M University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2013

Legal Cases

  • Estate of Karen Hanson, Deceased and Estate of Kyle Hanson Deceased
  • Heirship Determined and Letters of Administration Issued

Associations

  • Symphony League of Beaumont
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Southeast Texas Estate Planning Counsel
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Jefferson County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Jefferson County Young Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Junior League of Beaumont
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Texas Aggie Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Junior League of Beaumont
  • Planning Council Director
  • 2022 - 2023
  • Jefferson County Young Lawyer's Association
  • Director
  • 2021 - 2023
  • Jefferson County Young Lawyers Association
  • Secretary
  • 2020 - 2021
  • Jefferson County Young Lawyer's Association
  • Secretary
  • 2020 - 2021
  • Junior League of Beaumont
  • Spinnings Magazine Editor
  • 2019 - 2020
  • Jefferson County Young Lawyers Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2019 - 2020
  • Jefferson County Young Lawyer's Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2019 - 2020
  • Jefferson County Young Lawyers Association
  • Director
  • 2018 - 2019
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Ones to Watch
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Texas Rising Stars
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • Pro Bono and Public Service Award
  • Baylor Law School
  • 2018
  • Provisional of the Year
  • Junior League of Beaumont
  • 2018
  • Fort Worth Real Estate Council Award
  • Fort Worth Real Estate Council
  • 2017
  • Baylor Law School Veterans Clinic "Boots on the Ground" Award
  • Baylor Law School
  • 2017
  • Joe Cannon Professionalism Award
  • JoAl Cannon-Sheridan
  • 2017
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Publications

  • Junior League of Beaumont Spinnings
  • Pro Tips: Estate Planning
  • 2019
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Speaking Engagements

  • Career Week
  • How an Attorney Can Help
  • 2018
  • Advanced Planning Seminar
  • Elder Care Considerations
  • 2018
  • 2018 Retirement Seminar
  • Estate Planning... More than Just a Will!
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

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Given (5)
Endorse Kate
Estate planning Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Kate is a very intelligent, detail oriented attorney who adds the perfect personal touch to each of her cases. She is the perfect combination of friendly, caring, and knowledgable. I would refer a case to her in a heartbeat."