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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.


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

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


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


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

Contact & Links
  • 1200 Smith Street, Suite 1400
    Houston, TX 77002-4310
  • 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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