Clients appreciate my ability to empathize during a highly emotional time in their lives. I understand that it’s never just about money for them. It’s also about making sure their loved one’s final wishes are properly fulfilled. I focus on getting to the bottom of complex issues and finding creative solutions that will achieve the end results my clients deserve.
Jeff Watters focuses on trusts and estates litigation and administration matters for clients throughout Texas. His litigation practice is largely devoted to resolving fiduciary duty claims arising from the administration of trusts and estates, a unique and challenging area of law where significant dollar amounts are typically at stake and no two cases are ever alike. He also takes lead on a variety of traditional trust and estate litigation matters, including will contests, will interpretation suits and accounting disputes, from the filing of the petition all the way to the Texas Supreme Court. Jeff is Board Certified in Estate Planning & Probate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
In addition, Jeff serves as an advisor to executors and trustees on the entire range of estate-related issues, including guidance on the legal and ethical components of administration, making timely filings with the court, maximizing tax efficiency, and handling modification proceedings when necessary.
Jeff has significant experience in other complex litigation matters as well. He has successfully defended numerous taxpayers in federal estate, gift and income tax litigation and controversies, including disputes and litigation with the Department of Justice and the Internal Revenue Service.