Education

J.D., SMU Dedman School of Law, 2004
B.A (magna cum laude), Texas A&M University, 2000

Awards
Named "Texas Rising Star" by Thomson Reuters, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016
 

Honoree in the 2015 Class of Minority Business Leader Awards by the Dallas Business Journal

"Best Lawyers in Dallas" D Magazine, 2014, 2016, 2017

Texas Young Lawyer’s Association President’s Award of Merit 2010 and 2012


Rebekah Steely Brooker

Biography

Ms. Brooker focuses her practice in estate planning and administration, probate matters, trust and asset protection planning, and probate litigation.  She is experienced in administering trusts and estates of decedents and counseling clients on estate planning, charitable planning and estate and trust management. Ms. Brooker is experienced in representing entities involved in actions based on tortious interference, breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty.  Additionally, Ms. Brooker is also experienced in commercial and business litigation and matters of oil and gas.

Representative Matters

Counseled clients on all phases of estate planning and the preparation of wills and trusts.

Analyzed and advised clients who recently relocated to Texas on revising or updating wills and trusts from other states.

Represented clients in contested and uncontested will probates and in the administration of the estate.

Represented executors, trustees, and beneficiaries in various estate and trust controversies.

Represented beneficiaries and executors in family settlement agreements in lieu of will probate proceedings.

Prepared estate planning documentation including wills, trusts, financial powers of attorney, medical powers of attorney and directives to physicians.

Assisted in the trial preparation in a complex lawsuit filed by a Chapter 11 debtor against its parent company, officers and directors, and competitors, which resulted in recovery in excess of $55 million for the bankruptcy estate.

Memberships 

  •  Board of Directors, State Bar of Texas
  •  President 2013-2014; Board of Directors, Texas Young Lawyers Association
  •  Licensed to practice in the United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas
  •  Young Lawyers Division- Credentials Board Member, American Bar Association
  •  Member, Dallas Bar Association
  •  Elder Law Committee, Member, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  •  2006 Leadership Class, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  •  Board of Directors and Life Fellow, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Foundation
  •  Texas Aggie Bar Association

Awards

  • "Best Lawyers in Dallas", D Magazine, 2014
  • Named "Texas Rising Star" by Thomson Reuters, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015
  • Texas Young Lawyer’s Association President’s Award of Merit 2010 and 2012
  • Named “One to Watch 2009 Dallas Association of Young   Lawyers” and Outstanding Committee Chair 2007” by Dallas Association of Young Lawyers.
  • Honoree in the 2015 Class of Minority Business Leader Awards by the Dallas Business Journal

Dallas Office

Ph (214) 706-4200
Fx (214) 706-4242
500 North Akard Street
Suite 2700
Dallas, Texas 75201 

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