Brandy Baxter-Thompson is Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Her practice is dedicated to litigation involving estates, trusts, and fiduciaries, such as executors and trustees. This particular area of litigation often involves will contests or breach of fiduciary duty litigation, but it can also involve contested guardianship matters or accountings of estates or trusts. These areas of litigation are governed by the Texas Estates Code or the Texas Trust Code.
Ms. Baxter-Thompson has been elected by her peers as a Texas Super Lawyer in 2017, 2018 and 2019. In 2019, the Probate Section of the Dallas Bar awarded her the Nikki DeShazo Pro Bono Award. In 2018, the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program (“DVAP”) awarded her the Ken Fuller Outstanding Mentor Attorney Award for service to the staff at DVAP as well as other lawyers in the area. She frequently speaks to area bar associations and at the State Bar of Texas level. She is also requested to speak by the Texas Bankers Association to trust professionals and the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program to young lawyers and attorneys new to the practice of probate and guardianship.
She earned her J.D. from Texas Wesleyan University (now Texas A&M University School of Law), graduating in the top 15% of her law school class. She served two years on Law Review and was elected as an Editor in her second year. Throughout law school she worked for various firms and in her third year clerked for the Chief Justice of the Second Court of Appeals, Hon. John Cayce. In 1999, she earned a Bachelor of Arts with a concentration in International Relations from Austin College in Sherman, Texas. As an Austin College alum, she serves on the board for the “L” Association and has assisted with the Dr. Kenneth Street Law Symposium.
Brandy lives in the Lakewood area of East Dallas with her husband and their rescue dogs and cats. She is conversant in French and enjoys traveling at home and abroad.