Elliott E. Burdette

Elliott E. Burdette, winner of an American Jurisprudence Award while in law school, principal attorney, has developed a specialized firm focused on trust, estate and probate litigation, including guardianships, estate planning, and other related legal services. Elliott received his B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin and his law degree from Southern Methodist University School of Law in Dallas.

Licensed by the Supreme Court of the State Bar of Texas, Elliott is a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation, and a Fellow of the State Bar College of Texas. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Dallas Bar Association, the Estate Planning and Probate Section of the Dallas Bar Association, the North Texas Estate Planning Council, and the Dallas Estate Planning Council. He previously served 8 years on the Dallas Subcommittee of the State Bar of Texas Committee for the Unauthorized Practice of Law and has held several leadership positions with the Dallas Bar Association, including Chair of the Membership and Admissions Committee, Chair of the Solo and Small Firm Section, and Chair of the Minority Participation Committee. Elliott has delivered a speech to other Dallas Bar Association attorneys on multiple occasions entitled, “Will Or Trust–Which Is Better For The Client?” and “Trustee Liability and Modification of Trusts”.

He has attained the designation of Certified Financial Planner and has served on the Board of Trustees for the North Texas Chapter of Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of America, and currently serves as a trustee for the nationally lauded Dallas Children’s Theater.

Elliott has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, shares season tickets to the Dallas Mavericks, and loves traveling to the far corners of the world.


Presentations by Elliott Burdette:

Dallas Bar Association – Solo and Small Firm Section – June 2004

Topic – “Will or Trust – Which Is Better For The Client?”


National Business Institute, Administration of a Texas Probate Estate seminar – December 2005

Topic  – “Techniques to Efficiently Administer a Texas Probate Estate”


US Trust Company, Dallas, Texas – June 2008

Topic – “Trustee Liability and Modification of Trusts”


New England Life Insurance Company, Dallas Office – June 2010

Topic  – “Selected Issues in Texas Probate Law”


Tarrant County Probate Litigation Seminar, Fort Worth, Texas – September 2010

“Proof of Facts & Common Evidentiary Problems in Contested Probate Proceedings Including Temporary Restraining Orders, Injunctions and Emergency Guardianships”


Estate Planning Council of North Texas, Plano, Texas – October 2010

“Guardianship and Elder Law Related Issues Arising Out of the Patient and in Home Caregiver Relationship”


Texas Department of Assistive & Rehabilitative Services (DARS), Dallas, Texas – December 11, 2010

Topic – “An Introduction to Guardianships”