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Elizabeth Ann Brenner

Probate Attorney at Austin, TX

5.0   7 reviews

also known as Liz Brenner

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  • Licensed for 20 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About Elizabeth

Learn Elizabeth’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Probate
    45%
    Probate Probate Litigation

    12 years

  2. Estate planning
    35%
    Will disputes Probate Probate Litigation Trusts Trust Disputes Breach of fiduciary duty

    12 years

  3. Trusts
    10%
    Trusts Trust Disputes Breach of fiduciary duty

  4. Wills and living wills
    10%
    Will disputes Breach of fiduciary duty

WE HELP YOU NAVIGATE ALL ASPECTS OF ESTATES, INCLUDING PROBATE ADMINISTRATION, PLANNING, AND CONTESTS.

We are a full service firm, assisting clients with all aspects of wills and trusts, from drafting to administration to litigation. We strive to understand each client’s interests and objectives, forging creative solutions through shared expertise and vision. Our firm has litigated large and highly contentious trust and estate contests, achieving much desired results for clients. Above all else, our clients reap the benefit of our personal investment, skill, and dedication.

Location

Burns Anderson Jury & Brenner, LLP
4807 Spicewood Springs Road, Bldg. 4, Suite 100
Austin, TX, 78759

Reviews

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Posted by Jason | October 7, 2012
I strongly recommend Liz for estate planning
My husband and I went to Liz to help us with our estate planning and with guardianship and powers of attorney documentation. She was able to guide us through complicated waters with a strong command of the law, an understanding of what legal due diligence was right for us, and a highly professional and responsive approach to working with us. Liz is fantastic and I would highly recommend her.
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Posted by Melissa | December 6, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney, well organized.
Elizabeth was our second attorney on our case. In a shorter amount of time Elizabeth was able to present, argue and win our case. She was so organized the entire time. She answered my calls and emails very promptly. Don’t waste your time and money like we did on anyone else. Hire her now!!!
Posted by Paul | February 9, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Great Probate Lawyer
Last year I hired attorney Liz to help me with the probate of my brother's estate in Austin. I had earlier talked to several other local probate lawyers. Liz was far more knowledgeable and experienced. She worked with me for over a year, guiding me successfully through the probate proceedings in the Austin probate court. She was very skilled,always helpful and easy to work with at all times. Her attorney fees were always reasonable. I most strongly recommend her to anyone needing a probate lawyer.
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Posted by Kelli | September 24, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Great attorney for wills/estate planning
Elizabeth helped us with wills/medical documents. She is very knowledgeable and helped us tremendously. She even brought up legal issues we hadn't thought of so that our documents were comprehensive and fully expressed our wishes. I appreciated how thorough she was and that she explained everything in detail. Her law firm has a very nice office with a professional team. She was also very timely in responding to us.
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Posted by anonymous | September 22, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate planning
Liz helped us with our estate planning and power of attorney documents (among others), and she was wonderful to work with. She made the process very clear and easy, was patient with all of our questions, and offered thoughtful advice from the first consultation through the end of the process. Liz is an expert when it comes to working with the specific legal needs of same-sex couples, and she helped us understand what kind of documents we would need and why. She also helped us anticipate the kinds of issues we should be thinking about and gave thoughtful advice about how to approach these questions. We feel much better informed about the law and how it affects us, and much better prepared and protected now that we have these documents in order. We would highly recommend Liz to anyone with estate planning needs.
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Posted by anonymous | October 4, 2012
Determined, dedicated and supportive counsel during a difficult legal process
I was scared, embarrassed and worried when I was arrested on a DUI charge. Liz was immediately responsive on the night of my arrest, getting me released as soon as possible. The resulting legal process has been lengthy and confusing, and Liz has been professional, determined and reassuring every step of the way. She has been eager to research any and all potential approaches to my case, has provided sound advice when I have needed to make difficult decisions, and has given me the peace of mind to know that I achieved the best possible outcome in this intensely unpleasant situation. Liz is truly one of the hardest working people I know, takes her job very seriously, and enthusiastically accepts new challenges on behalf of her clients.
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Posted by Michael | October 3, 2012
I recommend Liz Brenner for estate planning; she's professional, knowledgeable, and fun to work with
Liz Brenner was professional, efficient, knowledgeable, and interactive in dealing with our estate planning needs. She helped us anticipate circumstances we had not imagined, and in particular she helped us craft a will and related documents to ensure our loved ones would respect our wishes. She appreciates the needs of modern families, and helps her clients understand how to work within the law to achieve the right outcomes. Every step of the process, from envisioning to notarization, was surprisingly understandable and sensible, thanks to her expert guidance. She knew when to ask follow-up questions, and when to press for more detail or more deliberation on our part. I recommend her without reservation.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Burns Anderson Jury & Brenner, LLP
  • 2010 - Present
  • Policy Counsel
  • Special Counsel/Bloomberg Law
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Assistant General Counsel
  • Texas Ethics Commission
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Research Analyst
  • Texas House of Representatives
  • 2005 - 2005
  • Attorney
  • Texas Workforce Commission
  • 2003 - 2004
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Education

  • University Of Texas
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • University of Texas
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996

Associations

  • Texas Bar Journal
  • Board of Editors
  • 2016 - Present
  • State Bar College
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas
  • Board of Directors
  • 2013 - Present
  • Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Austin Bar Association, Estate Planning Section
  • 2011 - Present
  • Austin Human Rights Commission
  • Commissioner
  • 2008 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • 2003 - Present
  • Austin Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Austin LGBT Bar Association
  • President
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Texas Journal on Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
  • Editor in Chief
  • 2001 - 2003
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Texas Law Fellowship
  • University of Texas School of Law
  • 2002

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • State Bar of Texas, LGBT Law Section
  • What Family Lawyers Should Know About Probate
  • 2017
  • Bench Bar Conference
  • Battle Lines in a Post-Obergefell World
  • 2017
  • Life After Marriage
  • The Supreme Court and Marriage
  • 2015
  • Fiduciary Law Class - Guest Lecturer
  • Revocation of Wills
  • 2015
  • The Future of LGBT Law and Diversity
  • Moderator
  • 2014
  • Wills and Estate Planning Basics
  • Estate Planning
  • 2013
  • Estate Planning Seminar
  • Legal Planning Workshop
  • 2013
  • Estate planning seminar
  • Estate planning, probate, and adoption
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (1)
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Estate planning Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I strongly endorse this lawyer. As opposing counsel on several pre- and post-marital agreements, I have always found Liz to be not only a zealous advocate for her clients, but a reasonable attorney to work with too, when all-too-often those traits are mutually exclusive ones. Accordingly, it's without reservation that I endorse her for estate planning matters."
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am thankful to have Liz in my circle of estate planning lawyers. She is very knowledgeable in her practice areas and shows a strong commitment to staying on top of developing legal issues."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I heartily endorse Liz, having worked with her on a number of estate planning matters. She is highly competent, very skilled, and dedicated to her work. She is one of Austin's experts in LGBT estate planning and is also a leader in Austin's legal community."
Probate Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Liz is quite expert about wills, trust, and probate issues. She is one of my go-to colleagues when I have questions in these areas. Also on LGBT issues in general, I have spoken on panels with her in this area and been impressed with her knowledge."
Wills and living wills Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Liz for years and have co-presented with her in the areas of estate planning, family law, and civil rights. She is extremely diligent, detail-oriented, and thoughtful in her work. I definitely recommend her for these areas, as well as for probate matters."
Estate planning