Bob Dawson

Bob Dawson

Shareholder
Founding Member
Location:
Midland, Texas
Phone:
432-897-1440
866-721-6665 (Toll Free)
Fax:
432-684-3120
Email:

Bob is a shareholder in the Estate Planning and Probate Section. In over 49 years of law practice in Midland, he has handled a wide variety of estate planning, probate, trust, estate administration, and guardianship matters. Bob is Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and is a Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation.

AREAS OF CONCENTRATION

Estate Planning and Probate

Bob devotes the majority of his active practice to estate planning, probate, and estate administration matters, and to creation, administration, and termination of trusts. Because of Midland's location in the heart of the Permian Basin, he has devoted substantial time to estate planning for persons involved in the oil and gas industry, including management personnel of energy companies, independent oil and gas operators, and mineral owners.

EDUCATION

  • B.A., University of Texas, 1960 (transferred from SMU)
  • L.L.B., University of Texas, 1962, later transferred into a J.D.

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

Bob is a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church and has served as a member of its Board of Deacons and its Session, as well as a teacher of adult church school classes. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of United Presbyterian Foundation (Synod of the Sun) and has served on the boards of several other local nonprofit organizations, including the local chapter of the Arthritis Foundation and Samaritan Counseling Center of West Texas, Inc. (President, 1991). He is an active member of the Planned Giving Advisory Committee of the University of Texas.

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning and Probate

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Estate Planning and Probate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Education

  • The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
    • J.D. - 1962
  • University of Texas
    • B.A. - 1960

Published Works

  • Practical Aspects of Family Limited Partnerships in Estate Planning, Wealth Management Strategies Seminar, Midland, TX, May, 1998
  • Perfecting Title and Transferring Real Property Out of the Estate, (Co-Author) , Tenth Annual Advanced Estate Planning and Probate Course (State Bar of Texas) , 1986
  • Texas Estate Planning When A Beneficiary is A Person With A Disability, Midland Business and Estate Council

Classes/Seminars

  • Speaker, Practical Aspects of Family Limited Partnerships in Estate Planning, Wealth Management Strategies Seminar, Midland, TX, 1998
  • Speaker, Texas Estate Planning When A Beneficiary is A Person With A Disability, Midland Business and Estate Council

Honors and Awards

  • Life Fellow, The Texas Bar Foundation

Pro Bono Activities

  • Member, Trinity Presbyterian Church
  • Member, Board of Trustees, United Presbyterian Foundation
  • President, Arthritis Foundation and Samaritan Counseling Center of West Texas, Inc., 1991
  • Member, Giving Advisory Committee of the University of Texas