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Brett T. Berly is a Shareholder in the firm’s Trusts & Estates section and focuses his practice on the representation of high net-worth individuals and fiduciaries of trusts and estates with respect to estate planning, probate, estate and trust administration, closely-held business succession planning as well as probate and fiduciary litigation matters.

As a cancer survivor, Brett brings a unique perspective to his practice, drawing on his personal experience to help structure plans for clients that satisfy both their personal and financial goals and objectives.

EDUCATION:

University of Texas School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2005

University of Texas at Austin, B.A., cum laude, 2001

HONORS:

40 Under 40, Houston Business Journal, 2015

Selected Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation, 2015

“Top Lawyer” by H Magazine, 2012-2015

"Top Lawyer" by Houstonia Magazine, 2019

Up-and-Coming 100: Texas Rising Stars, 2017

Rising Star, Estate Planning & Administration, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Marvin Key Collie Endowed Presidential Scholar in Tax Law, 2004-2005

Research Assistant to the distinguished Professor Stanley M. Johanson, 2004-2005

BAR ADMISSIONS:

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

Contact & Links
Location
  • 1200 Smith Street, Suite 1400
    Houston, TX 77002-4310
Education
  • The University of Texas, J.D., graduated 2005

Chamberlain Hrdlicka
Headquarters: Houston, Texas

47 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

33 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America awards

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Trusts and Estates
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates
  • Tax Law

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