Burdette & Rice is proud to announce that Rebecca K. Neighbors has passed the California State Bar Examination and is licensed to practice law in California as well as in Texas. Ms. Neighbors is considered a rising estate and trust litigation attorney in Texas, and works out of the firm’s Dallas, Texas, office.
“We have many clients contact us from out of state who have relatives in Texas and are facing possible estate or trust litigation,” explained Elliott Burdette, Managing Director of Probate Litigation at Burdette and Rice. “Sometimes the disputes involve people or property in California. Out estate attorneys now have an added advantage for our clients who have both Texas and California aspects of their estate or trust dispute.”
Rebecca K. Neighbors: Background
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Rebecca earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in History and English at the University of California, Los Angeles, graduating cum laude, with College Honors, and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. In May 2013, she received her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law, where she participated in the Hale Moot Court Honors Program and worked as a student representative for LexisNexis. While in law school, Rebecca quickly discovered her passion for probate and estate planning, and she was the first intern ever hired by the esteemed estate planning firm Givner & Kaye in Los Angeles.
Immediately after graduating from law school, Rebecca moved to the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex and pursued probate judicial clerkships in both Tarrant County and Dallas County simultaneously. While clerking for the Honorable Judge Steven King in Tarrant County Probate Court No. 1, she assisted Judge King in drafting a manual for lawyers on the subject of uncontested matters in Texas probate court. In Dallas County Probate Court No. 2, under the Honorable Judge Chris Wilmoth, Rebecca reviewed applications for hearings set on the court’s docket, and reviewed inventories and final accounts.
Rebecca became licensed to practice law as a member of the State Bar of Texas in May 2014. She is certified as an attorney ad litem in Texas Courts. Rebecca is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Texas Young Lawyers Association, and the Real Estate, Probate, and Trust Law section of the Texas Bar Association. She is also a member of the Dallas Hispanic Bar Association, the Estate Planning and Probate section of the Dallas Bar Association, and the Trial Skills section of the Dallas Bar Association. Rebecca is also licensed in California as well as Texas.
About Burdette & Rice, PLLC
Burdette & Rice, PLLC is a top Dallas probate law firm, with lawyers dedicated to listening to their clients, being fully present to them, and advocating their clients’ positions in the simplest and most persuasive way possible. The law firm employs some of the top probate and estate lawyers in Dallas, Texas. Clients come to Burdette & Rice to contest a will in Texas, work on complex inheritance litigation and disputes, and to litigate disputes over powers of attorney, guardianship and trustee issues all based on Texas law.
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