Ms. Abshire has authored professional papers and Houston Chronicle articles, which typically focus on topics such as estate planning, Medicaid planning, elder law and special needs trusts.
She is a former President of the Texas Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. In 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016, she was named a Texas Super Lawyer for Estate Planning. Texas’ Best Lawyers named Ms. Abshire Lawyer of the Year in Elder Law for the Houston area in 2012 and 2016. She is a Fellow of The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, an invitation only organization of 2,700 attorneys nationwide.
She is co-author of a column in the Houston Chronicle called Elder Law Notes and is a regular speaker on elder law topics. She also co-authored Save My Home! Saving Your Home, Farm or Ranch from Medicaid Estate Recovery in Texas, a book on Medicaid estate recovery and West's Texas Elder Law, Volume 51, Texas Practice Series.