Brook Bell is an associate in the estate planning and probate section of the firm. Her experience includes developing and implementing a variety of estate planning strategies, including wills, revocable and irrevocable trusts, and family settlement agreements. Ms. Bell also assists clients in all phases of probate, heirship, and trust administration and litigation proceedings.
Ms. Bell is an adjunct professor at Texas A&M University School of Law where she teaches the Probate & Estate Planning Clinic.
Before joining the firm, Ms. Bell was appointed the first full-time public probate administrator in the state of Texas, where she administered estates of individuals with small estates lacking known or suitable heirs.
Ms. Bell speaks at continuing education courses and seminars on various topics, including probate, property transfers, and guardianships.
Admitted to Practice
- State Bar of Texas
- Juris Doctor, Texas A&M University School of Law
- Bachelor of Arts, Baylor University
Presentations and Publications
- Guardianships: Legal Route and Alternatives, Aging and Disability Resource Center, Feb. 2018
- Evidentiary Standards in Guardianships, Less Restrictive Alternatives & Supports & Services, Primer to Guardianship & Alternatives, Volunteer Attorney Services, Nov. 2017
- Probating Small Estates, Second Saturday Forum, Fort Worth Republican Women, Oct. 2017
- Transferring Property after Death, Guest Presenter, Texas A&M School of Law, Sept. 2017
- Protection of Property and the Probate Court, Senior Fraud & Scam Seminar, Chisholm Trail Crime Prevention Assoc., Mar. 2017
- In re: Oil Spill by the Oil Rig “Deepwater Horizon” in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010, American Bar Association, Nov. 2014