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Frank N. Ikard, JR., Shareholder
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Frank Ikard specializes in fiduciary litigation and trust administration matters. He has been involved in some of the largest and most complex trust lawsuits brought in the State of Texas. He has extensive experience in both suing and defending trustees, executors and guardians.

Mr. Ikard is board certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law. He is a past chairman of the Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section of the State Bar of Texas. He was a co-founder and past Chair of the Texas Academy of Trust and Estates Lawyers. He has worked for over four decades in legislative matters involving trusts and estates law. For example, he served on the committee that drafted the Texas Trust Code and was the person charged with obtaining its passage through the Texas Legislature.

He is a member of the American College of Trust and Estates Counsel and served for a number of years on its Fiduciary Litigation Committee. He is a member of the Estate and Trust Litigation and Controversy Committee of the Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section of the American Bar Association.

He has been listed in Best Lawyers In America, sponsored by Woodward/White publishers, every year that it has been in existence. He has been named the "go to lawyer" in the State of Texas in the area of Trust and Estates Law by the Texas Lawyer in 2007. He has also been named a Texas Super Lawyer, sponsored by Thomson Reuters, as printed in Texas Monthly magazine from 2003-2011, as well as an Austin Super Lawyer by Austin Monthly in 2002.

Mr. Ikard has written and spoken extensively in the areas of Probate and Trust Law and Fiduciary Litigation.

Education:

  • University of Texas, BA, 1965
  • University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1968

Professional Activities:

  • Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section, Estate and Trust Litigation and Controversy Committee, American Bar Association
  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
  • Austin Monthly's Best Lawyers in Austin, 2002
  • Board Certified, Estate Planning and Probate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization (1977-present)
  • Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers 2004
  • Martindale-Hubbell "AV" rating
  • Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section, State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Academy of Real Estate, Probate and Trust Lawyers
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow (1991-present)
  • Texas Super Lawyers, sponsored by Thomson Reuters (2003-2011)
  • The Best Lawyers in America, sponsored by Woodward/White publishers, (1982-2006)
  • The Texas Lawyer Go-To Guide, Top Notch Lawyer 2002
  • Who's Who in American Law, sponsored by Marquis, (1987-present)
  • The Texas Lawyer Go-To Guide, Top To-Go Lawyer in the State of Texas, Trust & Estate Law 2007

Community Activities:

  • Admirals Club
  • Chancellor's Council, University of Texas
  • Dean's Round Table, University of Texas Law School - 2003
  • Greater Austin Crime Commission Board of Directors, (1999 - present)

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