The Law Office of
DON E. WALDEN
Practicing Board Certified Attorney

512-349-9595

8310 North Capital of Texas Highway
Building One, Suite 305
Austin, Texas 78731



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attorney Don E. Walden

EDUCATION:  Juris Doctor, The University of Utah College of Law
                            Honors and Activities:
                            William H Leary Scholar, 1984-85; Spring 1986 (GPA in top 20% of class)
                            Utah Law Review, 1985-87
                                    Associate Editor, 1986-87
                       Bachelor of Business Administration, The University of Texas at Austin

PROFESSIONAL HONORS AND ACTIVITIES:
                      Board Certified in Administrative Law since 1996, Texas Board of Legal Specialization (TBLS)
                      Member, TBLS Administrative Law Examination Commission (2004-2007 term)
                      Member, State Bar of Texas Administrative & Public Law Council (2005-2008)
                      Volunteer probate/guardianship attorney, Family Eldercare, Inc.    
                      Volunteer guardianship attorney, Community Resources Intended for Special Persons (CRISP)

HIGHLIGHTS OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW EXPERIENCE:

                    Represented clients in litigation before Supreme Court of Texas, Court of Appeals, District Courts, State 
                            Office of Administrative Hearings, and state agencies listed below.  Accomplishments include published       
                    Court of Appeals opinions in favor of clients (Flores v Employees Retirement System of Texas 74 S.W. 3d
                    (Tex. App-- Austin, pet. denied)); Langford v Employees Retirement System of Texas, 73 S.W. 3d 560 (Tex.
                    App. --  Austin, pet. denied); Bavarian Properties v. Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, 870 S.W. 2d 686 
                    (Tex. App. -- Fort Worth 1994, writ denied)).

                    Represented clients before Texas State Agencies:
                            
                            *Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission
                            *Public Utility Commission of Texas
                            *Employees Retirement System of Texas
                            *Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board
                            *Texas State Board of Medical Examiners
                            *Texas Board of Nurse Examiners
                            *Texas State Board of Pharmacy
                            *Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services
                            *Texas Commission for the Blind
                            *Texas Department of Insurance
                            *Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
                            *Texas Real Estate Commission
                            *Texas Department of Human Services
                            *Texas Department of Public Safety


                    Represented clients in rulemaking proceedings before state agencies.

                    Represented clients in litigation under Texas Public Information Act.  Accomplishments include
                            judgment awarding attorney's fee to prevailing client.
                                       

PROBATE, GUARDIANSHIP, TRUST & ESTATE PLANNING LAW EXPERIENCE:

                    Represented large bank trust departments in judicial proceedings related to trust administration.

                    Represented clients serving as executor or administrator of estates, including taxable estates.
                    
                    Represented clients as trustee of credit shelter/bypass rust, support trust, special needs, Section 867 trust.
                    
                    Represented clients serving as guardian of the estate and person of incapacitated wards.

                    Represented clients in probate court litigation, including will contests, will construction suits, suits alleging
                            breach of fiduciary duty, suits involving conflicting claims to estate property, and suits to interpret
                            buy-sell agreement.

                    Represented numerous beneficiaries of estates.

                    Served as independent executor of $1.4 million estate as well as modest estates.

                    Prepared estate plans for clients with modest to estates worth up to $10 million, including plans with QTIP trusts, 
                           credit shelter/bypass trusts, specials needs trusts, and life insurance trusts.  

                    




 
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