Stephanie E. Donaho


Stephanie Donaho is a highly regarded partner in the Firm's Private Client Practice Group. She has extensive experience in estate and wealth transfer planning, probate, trust and estate law, philanthropic planning, marital property planning and agreements, and asset protection. She has spoken and written for many years on various estate and trust-related topics and is a past recipient of an American Bar Association Excellence in Writing Award for "Best Practical Use Article for Probate and Trusts." She was named Lawyer of the Year in Houston Trusts and Estates byThe Best Lawyers in America for 2011 and has been named a Super Lawyer by the Texas edition ofSuper Lawyers for a number of years.

Professional History

  • Past Co-Chair, Locke Lord LLP Board of Directors

Publications and Presentations

  • Author/Speaker, Various Texas State Bar and other continuing legal education seminars, including State Bar of Texas Advanced Estate Planning and Probate, State Bar of Texas Advanced Strategies, and State Bar of Texas Advanced Drafting
  • Former Co-Author, Texas Board of Legal Specialization Exam (Estate Planning Section)

Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (Member, Estate and Gift Tax Committee)
  • Member, Houston Business and Estate Planning Council (Past President)
  • Member, Houston Estate and Financial Forum (Past President)
  • Member, Houston Bar Association Trusts and Estates Section (Past Chair)
  • Former Member, Trusts and Estates Council of the State Bar of Texas
  • Named, Lawyer of the Year in Houston Trusts and Estates by The Best Lawyers in America (2011)
  • Named, The Best Lawyers in America, Trusts and Estates
  • Named, Texas Super Lawyer by Texas Monthly Magazine in Estate Planning & Probate Law (2003-2015)

Community Leadership

  • Board Member, UT Health Development Board
  • Board Member, Nature Conservancy of Texas Advisory Board
  • Board Member, Goodwill Industries of Houston
  • Past Board or Chair affiliations include The Lighthouse of Houston (Past President), Arthritis Foundation, Greater Houston Area Parkinsonism Society; Former Chair, Executive Women's Partnership (affiliated with Greater Houston Partnership)
  • Past Participant, Center for Houston's Future Program

Board Certifications

Estate Planning and Probate Law by Texas Board of Legal Specialization

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Contact Stephanie E. Donaho

Locke Lord LLP
JPMorgan Chase Tower
600 Travis, Suite 2800
Houston, Texas  77002
Phone: (713) 226-1381
Fax: (713) 229-2528


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Texas

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