Our People

Our profound desire to preserve client legacies of wealth begins with our outstanding legal team members. Each team member possesses excellent skills in communication, also a “can-do” attitude, and a genuine desire to serve our clients with passion. Cultivating those attributes while maintaining technical excellence is a challenge that our team members relish. You will find our probate attorney team and support staff to be engaging, relational, empathetic, and patient. Learn more about our team.

Fiduciary Litigation & Asset Protection Planning Attorney In Dallas TX William D. Houser

William D. Houser

Founding Partner

For more than 20 years, Bill has specialized in the niche areas of not only fiduciary litigation regarding trust and estate and asset protection, but also business representation and sophisticated estate planning.

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Bill is admitted to practice law in both Texas and Hawaii, and he is board certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. His fiduciary litigation practice centers on resolving controversies that arise involving trusts and estates, and his planning practice centers on helping individuals and families pass wealth from one generation to the next as efficiently as possible.

Bill is married to Stacey and they have three children. He enjoys traveling, golf, cooking, hunting, and reading.


Fiduciary Litigation
Asset Protection
Business Representation
Estate Planning

Memberships/ Community Involvement

Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Estate Planning and Probate Law
Member: State Bar of Texas
Member: State Bar of Hawaii
Fellow of the American Bar Association’s Real Property, Probate and Trust Section 2004-2006
Member: American Bar Association
Member: Dallas Bar Association
Member: Dallas Estate Planning Council
Member: Estate Planning Council of North Texas
Past two time Chair and ten year Director: Rockwall Economic Development Corporation
Past Char and Director: Rockwall Chamber of Commerce
Past Officer and Director: Rockwall Rotary Club
Past Officer and Director: Helping Hands of Rockwall County


J.D., Baylor University School of Law, Cum Laude, 1996
B.B.A., Baylor University, 1993
Rift Valley Academy, Kenya, 1989

Estate Planning Attorney & Probate Lawyer In Dallas Spencer Turner

Spencer Turner

Managing Director

As a practicing attorney, Spencer Turner routinely focuses on matters involving estate planning, probate, fiduciary litigation, and business representation.

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He received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Spanish at the University of Mary Hardin‐Baylor and later earned his doctorate of jurisprudence at Baylor University School of Law. During law school, Spencer competed on several award‐winning moot court teams and was a member of Baylor Law’s Transactional Team that helped draft estate planning documents for members of the local community on a pro bono basis. Spencer achieved a Concentration in Estate Planning upon graduating from law school.

He is a former collegiate golfer who still enjoys chasing that little white ball around, climbing snow‐capped volcanoes in the Pacific Northwest, and searching for the best chicken‐fried steak in Texas. Spencer was born in Fort Worth but raised outside of Vancouver, Washington.


State Bar of Texas
Dallas Bar Association
Dallas Estate Planning Council
Dallas Association of Young Lawyers


J.D., Baylor University School of Law, Concentration in Estate Planning, 2016
B.A., Communication and Spanish, University of Mary Hardin‐Baylor, Summa Cum Laude, 2013

Dallas Probate Attorney & Trust And Estate Litigation Lawyer Robert M. Judd

Robert M. Judd

Clients Counselor

Robert M. Judd, J.D. MBA, has a B.A. from Ohio State University and an MBA from Southern Methodist University.

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He owned a real estate and property management company before attending and graduating from law school at Baylor University School of Law.

A member of the Dallas Bar Association in the Probate, Trust and Estate Section, and the Texas State Bar in Real Estate, Probate and Trust Section, Bob is well qualified to counsel our clients in all areas of real estate and estate planning.

He once served in the U.S.A.F. Reserves and still holds an instrument-rated commercial pilot license.

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Heather Bell

Attorney at Law

Heather Bell's practice focuses on estate planning, probate, and fiduciary litigation. She graduated magna cum laude in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in Criminology and a minor in Music from the University of Texas at Dallas.


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Heather earned her law degree from the Baylor University School of Law in 2016 with a Concentration in Estate Planning. During law school, Heather served as a member of Baylor Law’s Transactional Team, in which she assisted in drafting estate planning documents pro bono. She also worked with the Veterans’ Assistance Clinic, which provides legal advice to veterans of the local community.

Heather enjoys snowboarding, playing flute, and going on adventures with her German shepherd, Hank.


State Bar of Texas
Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section of the State Bar of Texas
Dallas County Bar Association, Probate, Trusts & Estates Section
Dallas Women Lawyers Association
Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
Collin County Bar Association


J.D., Baylor University School of Law, 2016
B.A., The University of Texas at Dallas, magna cum laude, 2013


James Snyder

Attorney at Law

Born and raised in Fort Worth, James received his Bachelor’s Degree from Texas Christian University. He moved to Houston after graduation and attended South Texas College of Law, where he focused his studies on Estate Planning and Drafting. James served on the executive board of the South Texas Probate Society and volunteered with the school’s Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic. After taking the Bar Exam, James moved to Dallas and joined Houser Law Firm

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Outside of the office, James spends his time in the Hill Country hunting and fishing, on the golf course working on his short game, or in his hometown cheering on the Horned Frogs.



  • State Bar of Texas
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Dallas Estate Planning Council
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • Tarrant County Probate Bar Association
  • Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association



  • D., South Texas College of Law 2017
  • A., Political Science, Texas Christian University 2014
Dallas TX Elder Abuse, Litigation Lawyer, & Probate Attorney Marketer Michael Grier

Michael Grier

Marketing Director

Michael is responsible for marketing and new business development for the Houser Firm. With more than 10 years of experience in operations, sales, client experience, as well as a strong expertise in data-driven, long-term strategic planning, Michael brings a wealth of knowledge to the firm.

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Prior to joining the Houser Firm, Michael served as the Executive Vice President of Innovation and Renaissance Consultant for C-Level Global, where he led senior-level projects and implementations for Fortune 500 clients. He managed a diverse project portfolio, conducted market analysis studies and managed client research projects and customer satisfaction measurements. Prior to his time at C-Level Global, Michael helped establish Microsoft’s Social Media Consumer Support team.


Legal Assistant for Probate, Estate Planning, & Litigation Ashley West

Ashley West

Legal Assistant

Ashley West has been a member of the Houser Firm since June 2016. Ashley assists the firm’s attorneys with a variety of tasks including filing, calendaring, and as well as client communications. She is a certified paralegal and a licensed Notary Public in the State of Texas. 


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Ashley has been a member of the Houser Firm since June 2016. She assists the firm’s attorneys with a variety of tasks including filing, calendaring and client communications. She is a certified paralegal and a licensed Notary Public in the State of Texas.

In her free time, Ashley likes to read, exercise, enjoy the great outdoors and volunteer for community events.

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