About Bryan

Professional

Prior to Law School, Bryan earned his Bachelor's of Business Administration in Accounting from Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business. As the son of a well-regarded CPA in the field of international taxation, Bryan knew early on that his career interests would somehow revolve around taxation.

 

Bryan began his legal practice in Odessa, Texas in 1994 following his graduation from Baylor University School of Law. At Baylor, Bryan was the first student to graduate with a concentration in Estate Planning & Probate - a program designed to match the reality of today's more focused and specialized practice of law.


In 1995, Bryan qualified as a Certified Public Accountant, supplementing his law license with his CPA certificate. Then, in 1999, Bryan was certified as an expert in Estate Planning & Probate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

 

During his years in the Permian Basin, Bryan was fortunate to work with all manner of clients - initially in a supporting role, but very quickly as lead attorney, and, ultimately, as a sole practitioner. Clients included retired or retiring oil company executives, owners of closely-held businesses, physicians, veterinarians, banks, credit unions, and title companies. He considers himself very fortunate to have been able to serve the elderly and children with special needs. In fact, Bryan was the first to have a Qualifying Income ("Miller") Trust approved in the Western District of Texas.

In 2009, Bryan moved his family to the Greatwood area in Sugar Land, Fort Bend County, Texas. After a brief stint driving to a firm in the Galleria area, Bryan chose to shorten his commute considerably. His office is now directly outside the subdivision in which he lives -- allowing much more time with family.

Personal

Bryan spends most of his spare time with his family. Playing games, watching movies (or old television series), and trading turns playing music are among the favorite activities.

Bryan's wife, Cathy, is a former prosecutor, manager of dog rescues, and currently full-time mother to our two children: Emily & Ethan. Emily is in her second year of Engineering School (but technically a Junior) at the University of Oklahoma. Ethan is a Junior at George Ranch High School and heavily involved in Choir as a Bass 2.

Bryan is a pinball fanatic, sports collector, and music lover. The background to this page is a photo Bryan took in a blues club in Chicago (Blue Chicago on Clark). Bryan enjoys playing several instruments, including guitar, ukelele, and piano (probably more than others enjoy hearing him play).

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