Susan Land Finnell
Ms. Finnell practices primarily in the area of estate planning and probate, including the drafting of simple and complex wills; drafting of insurance trusts, living trusts, management trusts, trusts for minors, protective trusts for the impaired, charitable trusts and grantor retained annuity trusts; creditor protection planning; estate administration; representation of estates in federal estate tax and state inheritance tax matters; and estate and trust litigation.
Ms. Finnell received her bachelor’s degree, cum laude, from The University of Texas in 1970, where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi and Alpha Lambda Delta. In 1983, she received her law degree (with honors) from Southern Methodist University, where she was Order of the Coif and Notes and Comments Editor of the Southwestern Law Journal.
Areas of Practice
State Bar of Texas, 1984
United States Tax Court
Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, Texas, 1983 (Juris Doctor with Honors)
- Order of the Coif
- Notes and Comments Editor of Southwestern Law Journal
- Moot Court Octafinalist
- Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity
University of Texas, Austin, Texas, 1970 (Bachelor of Arts, cum laude)
Awards & Honors
Board Certified – Estate Planning and Probate LawTexas Board of Legal Specialization
Texas Super LawyerTexas Super Lawyer, 2003-2005 by Thomas Reuters as published in Texas Monthly
Top LawyerTop Lawyer, 2011 by LexisNexis Martindale Hubbell
Professional Associations and Memberships
Member, Dallas Bar Association
Member, State Bar of Texas
Member, Dallas Bar Association: Estate and Trust Section
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