T. Aaron Dobbs

Aaron represents beneficiaries, fiduciaries, creditors, and charitable organizations in all aspects of estate and trust administration, probate, will contests, trust and fiduciary litigation, creditor claims and guardianship disputes before trial and appellate courts in Fort Bend County, Harris County and across the state of Texas. Aaron also routinely advises clients on fiduciary risk management and the development of estate plans to achieve their post-mortem objectives and to mitigate income and transfer taxes. He is board certified in estate planning and probate law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

A seventh generation Texan, Aaron previously worked as a Legislative Aide to U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas and as a Legislative Counsel for the Texas Legislative Council. During his tenure with the Texas Legislature, Aaron was a member of the team of lawyers responsible for drafting the first installment of the new Estates Code, which replaced the Texas Probate Code on January 1, 2014.

Thought Leadership / News
 Speeches and Presentations
I Want it All (and I Want it Now): Dividing, Partitioning & Distributing Estates
Intermediate Estate Planning & Probate CLE, Texas Bar Association
March 2018 
 Thought Leadership
Mamas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Executors and Trustees
Texas Lawyer Magazine
 Speeches and Presentations
Resolving Issues Arising from Deaths of Texas Property Owners
Various Community Associations and Property Managers Throughout Texas
 Speeches and Presentations
That’s Mine: Partitioning Real Property and Personal Property in Trusts & Estates
Probate, Trusts and Estates Section of the Houston Bar Association
December 6, 2017 
 In the News
Houston Chronicle
  • Named a Rising Star by Texas Super Lawyers (a Thomson Reuters company) as published in Texas Monthly (2014, 2015, 2018)
  • Named a “Top Lawyer” for Wills, Trusts & Estates by Houstonia Magazine (2017)
  • Named a “Top Lawyer” for Wills, Trusts & Estates by H Texas Magazine (2014, 2015)
Organizational Involvement

Professional Activities, Memberships & Affiliations

  • State Bar of Texas
    • Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section
    • Legislative and Campaign Law Section
  • Houston Bar Association
    • Probate, Trusts and Estates Section
      • Council Member (2016 – present)
  • Fort Bend County Bar Association
    • Probate, Trusts and Estates Section
      • Founding Co-Chair (2016 – 2017)
  • Texas Bar Foundation
    • Fellow (2014 – present)
  • Attorneys in Tax and Probate
    • Vice President of Membership (2015 – 2016)
    • Secretary (2014 – 2015)
  • Disability and Elder Law Attorneys Association
    • Board member (2014 – 2016)
  • Charitable Gift Planner of Houston (formerly, Planned Giving Council of Houston)
    • President-Elect (2018 – present)

Community Activities, Memberships & Affiliations

  • Fred and Mabel R. Parks Youth Ranch - Fort Bend County, Texas
    • Board member (2016 - present)
  • Skeeters Basesball Foundation - Sugarland, Texas
    • Board member (2018 - present)
  • Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce Leadership Forum, Class of 2017
  • J.D., South Texas College of Law Houston (2005)
  • B.S., Texas A&M University (2001)
Bar Admission
  • Texas (2005)
Court Admission
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Texas