Trisha has over fifteen years of experience and her practice has included a wide range of matters involving estate planning, probate, trust modifications, trust and estate controversies, fiduciary litigation, tax controversies, guardianships, and commercial litigation.
Regardless if you are starting a family, nearing retirement, coping with the loss of a loved one, or embroiled in a family dispute, Trisha will work with you to identify how best to protect you and your family.
Trisha received her law degree, and graduated magna cum laude, from Pepperdine University School of Law in 2005. While at Pepperdine, she served as an Associate Editor for the Pepperdine Law Review and worked part time at Pepperdine University’s Center for Estate and Gift Planning. Following law school, Trisha worked for a family law firm in Portland, Oregon and focused her practice on servicing the firm’s clients’ estate planning and trust controversy matters. Trisha moved to Houston in 2006 and served as a law clerk to the Honorable Harold R. DeMoss, Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. For the next ten years, Trisha broadened her experience at two premier law firms in Houston – Baker Botts, L.L.P. and Winstead PC. Now based in the Heights, Trisha continues to help families and individuals with their estate planning, probate, and controversy matters.
Trisha is licensed to practice in Texas, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, and the United States Tax Court.
Trisha has been recognized by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star for the years 2015 – 2020 and was named one of the Up-And-Coming 50 Texas Women Rising Stars in 2019. She is a member of the Houston Bar Association, Probate, Trusts & Estate Section. She is a member of Houston’s Attorneys in Tax and Probate and has served on its board as President (2015-2016) and Secretary (2011-2015). She served as a Tax Litigation & Controversy Committee Co-Vice Chair (2013-2016) for the American Bar Association, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section. Trisha has also served as a contributing editor to the BNA Tax Management Estate, Gifts, and Trusts Journal, and as a past Probate Editor of the Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Reporter for the State Bar of Texas’s Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section.
When not practicing, Trisha enjoys traveling, reading, taking walks around the Heights, and spending time with her husband and three young sons.