Category Archives: Firm News

Burdette & Rice, a Top Dallas Probate Litigation Law Firm, Announces Prestigious Citation on Powers of Attorney and Bank Accounts

November 7, 2017 – Dallas, Texas. Burdette & Rice, the largest probate litigation law firm in Dallas and North Texas, is proud to announce that firm attorneys Mark Caldwell and Brian Thomas have garnered a prestigious citation in the 2017 edition of Johanson’s Texas Estates Code Annotated, on the topic of litigation involving Powers of Attorney and bank accounts. Continue reading

Burdette & Rice, a Leading Dallas, Texas, Trust and Estate Litigation Law Firm, Announces New Talk by Attorney Mark Caldwell

Dallas, Texas – November 1, 2017. Leading Dallas, Texas, trust and estate litigation law firm, Burdette & Rice is proud to announce that attorney Mark Caldwell will be speaking November 8, 2017, on the topic of “Summary Judgements” at the Rockwall County Bar Association. Continue reading

Dallas Law Firm of Burdette & Rice Announces Paper Selection on Contested Guardianship Under Texas Law

Dallas, Texas – October 1, 2017. Burdette & Rice, considered one of the top Texas law firms for probate, estate, and trust litigation, is proud to announce that firm attorneys Mark Caldwell, Sarah Toraason, and David Mead have been selected to author a paper on constitutional issues in contested guardianships for the Texas Tech School of Law Estate Planning and Community Property Law Journal. The firm has a strong commitment to continuing education in all formats – live presentations, online blog posts, and publication in prestigious journals. Continue reading

Leading Dallas, Texas, Estate Litigation Law Firm, Burdette & Rice Announces 2018 Paper by Attorney Mark Caldwell

Dallas, Texas – September 28, 2017. Burdette & Rice, one of the leading Texas estate, trust, and probate litigation law firms, is proud to announce that attorney Mark Caldwell has had the honor of having his paper on “Power of Attorney Litigation” accepted by the Thomson Reuters national publication, “Estate Planning,” for publication in early 2018. The journal, “Estate Planning,”  focuses on tax efficiency, asset protection, financial planning, charitable giving and the care of family members in diverse circumstances. Continue reading

Leading Dallas Probate, Trust, and Estate Law Firm, Burdette & Rice Announces Appointment on Texas Guardianship Law of Attorney Mark Caldwell

Dallas, Texas – September 5, 2017. Burdette & Rice, one of the leading Dallas, Texas, law firms focused on estate, trust, and probate law, is excited to announce the firm attorney, Mark Caldwell, accepted an invitation to serve on a State Bar of Texas committee whose purpose is to recommend legislation to the Texas State Legislature impacting guardianship laws, also knowns as conservatorships in other states. Continue reading

Texas Probate Law Firm, Burdette & Rice Announces Attorneys Brian Thomas and Mark Caldwell to Speak on Powers of Attorney

August 31, 2017 – Dallas, Texas. Leading Texas probate law firm, Burdette & Rice is proud to announce that attorneys Mark Caldwell and J. Brian Thomas will be presenting at the Travis County Bar Association in Austin, Texas, on May 3, 2018. Continue reading

Burdette & Rice Announces Presentation on Texas Guardianship Disputes and Litigation by Attorney Mark Caldwell

Dallas, Texas – July 12, 2017. Burdette & Rice, one of the leading Texas law firms with expertise in guardianship disputes and litigation under Texas law, is proud to announce that firm attorney, Mark Caldwell, successfully presented a paper that he cowrote with Dallas County Probate Judge Hon. Brenda H. Thompson, entitled, “Constitutional Considerations When Restricting Access to the Proposed Ward in Contested Guardianship Proceedings.” The paper was presented on May 16, 2017, at the continuing legal education seminar for the National College of Probate Judges, held in Santa Fe, New Mexico on May 16th, 2017. Continue reading

Leading Texas Law Firm Focused on Probate, Estate, and Trust Litigation, Burdette & Rice, Announces Successful Presentation at Recent State Bar of Texas Conference

Dallas, Texas – July 8, 2017. Burdette & Rice, a leading Texas law firm focused on litigation in probate, estate, and trust litigation, is proud to announce that firm attorneys Mark Caldwell and Brian Thomas gave a successful presentation at the State Bar of Texas “Annual Advanced Estate Planning and Probate Attorneys Continuing Legal Education Program” held June 6-9, 2017, in Houston, Texas. Burdette & Rice is known in the Texas legal community for its commitment to continuing education, with firm attorneys both actively presenting and attending many conferences throughout theestate state at cities as diverse as Houston, Dallas, Austin, and San Antonio. Continue reading

Burdette & Rice, One of Texas’ Top Probate, Estate, and Trust Litigation Law Firms, Sadly Announces the Passing of Attorney Edward L. Rice

Dallas, Texas – May 25, 2017. Burdette & Rice, considered one of the top Texas law firms for probate, estate, and trust litigation, is saddened to announce the passing of firm attorney Edward L. Rice. Mr. Rice died on April 6, 2017, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Continue reading

Secured Creditors and Estate Disputes: Some Issues Under Texas Law

April 26, 2017 – Dallas, Texas. Burdette & Rice, a Dallas, Texas, law firm specializing in probate, estate, and trust disputes and litigation at  is proud to announce that J. Brian Thomas, a senior probate litigation attorney with the firm, will be giving a presentation on “Intestacy” and “Litigating the case in Probate Court” at the Hilton Garden Inn Frisco, Texas on May 11, 2017. Continue reading