512-328-8355

2500 Bee Cave Road
Building Two, Suite 150
Austin, TX 78746

About John R. Ott • Texas Estate Planning Attorney


Serving Clients & Their Families in Austin, TX and Throughout Travis County

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John R. Ott
Partner
Board Certified, Estate Planning and Probate Law
Texas Board of Legal Specialization

P: 512-328-8355
F: 512-328-8413

jott@blsolaw.com

John represents clients with complex estates and trusts, including those having contested matters. He enjoys working with clients to manage estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer tax issues and has much experience utilizing Family Limited Partnerships, Limited Liability Companies, trusts, and other business entities to integrate and protect family businesses, including succession planning. His practice includes estate planning, trust and estate administration and contested/litigation matters.

John volunteers regularly, representing qualified clients in probate and guardianship cases. He also takes appointments from the Probate Court to serve as attorney ad litem and estate administrator, and speaks to attorneys and other professional groups on issues related to estate planning and administration. John and Sarah and their three children live in Rollingwood.

Noteworthy

  • Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization - 1999
  • Texas Rising Star, Texas Super Lawyers - Rising Stars Edition and Texas Monthly, 2005, 2007, 2008 & 2009 (Estate Planning and Trusts)
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America in Trust & Estates
  • Listed in Top Rated Lawyer in Trusts & Estates in The American Lawyer & Corporate Counsel

Professional and Legal Affiliations

  • President 2006-2007 - Austin Bar Association, Estate Planning & Probate Section
  • Director 2000-2007 - Austin Bar Association, Estate Planning & Probate Section
  • Member 1994 - Present - Austin Bar Association, Estate Planning & Probate Section
  • Chairman 2008-2011 - Texas Board Of Legal Specialization Estate Planning And Probate Law Advisory Commission
  • Commissioner 2005-2011 - Texas Board Of Legal Specialization Estate Planning And Probate Law Advisory Commission
  • Commissioner 2011-Present - Texas Board Of Legal Specialization Estate Planning And Probate Law Exam Commission
  • Director 2004-2006 - Estate Planning Council Of Central Texas
  • Member 2004-Present - Estate Planning Council Of Central Texas
  • Member - State Bar Of Texas Real Estate, Probate And Trust Law Section
  • Member - Mississippi Bar Estate And Trust Section
  • Member - Texas Guardianship Association

Publications and Presentations

  • 2013 – Panelist – Estate Planning and Probate Drafting Course 2013
  • 2012 – Panelist – Estate Planning and Probate Drafting Course 2012
  • 2010 – Author/Presenter: "What Every Estate Planner Should Know About Water" - 34th Annual Advanced Estate Planning & Probate Course
  • Annual Revisions Author 2005-2009 - Texas Probate, Estate & Trust Administration, Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender
  • Annual Revisions Author 2005-2009 - Texas Estate Planning, Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender
  • 1999 – Co-Author: "Modifying and Terminating Irrevocable Trusts" - Advanced Estate Planning and Probate Course

Education

  • University of Houston Law Center (J.D.) 1994
  • University of Mississippi (B.B.A.) 1990

Professional Licenses

  • State Bar of Texas, 1994
  • State Bar of Mississippi, 1995
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Mississippi, 1995
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Barnes Lipscomb Stewart & Ott PLLC

2500 Bee Cave Road
Building Two, Suite 150

Austin, TX 78746