Brendan Patrick Harvell

Brendan P. Harvell was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. Mr. Harvell graduated from Baylor University in May 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Criminal Justice. Mr. Harvell then went on to graduate at the top of his class, summa cum laude, at South Texas College of Law in May 2012.

While in law school, Mr. Harvell interned for the Fourteenth Court of Appeals as well as the Harris County District Attorney’s Office. Mr. Harvell also worked as a law clerk for Berg and Androphy where he assisted in research and review of large federal qui tam cases. Mr. Harvell was a member of the South Texas Law Review, served as a Vice-Justice for Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity and volunteered his time as a student instructor through the Langdell Scholar program.

As an associate of Spencer & Johnson, PLLC, Mr. Harvell practices in litigation and appeals in all Texas Courts with a focus on all aspects of probate, trust, fiduciary and guardianship litigation and estate administration, including will contests, trust contests and disputes, guardianship contests and disputes, fiduciary liability, as well as ancillary probate jurisdiction litigation, heirship and paternity-inheritance disputes, common-law spouse disputs, civil litigation and appeals.

Education

  • South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas
    • J.D. summa cum laude – May, 2012
    • Law Review: Law Review, Member, 2011 – 2012
  • Baylor University, Waco, Texas
    • B.A. – 2009
    • Honors: Dean’s List
    • Major: Political Science

Pro Bono Activities

Langdell Scholar Program (Student Instructor), South Texas College of Law, 2010

Litigation Percentage

95% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Areas of Practice

  • Probate Litigation
  • Estate
  • Trust
  • Guardianship
  • Fiduciary Litigation

Classes/Seminars

Langdell Scholar Program (Student Instructor), STCL, 2010

Past Employment Positions

  • Berg and Androphy, Clerkship, 2011 – 2012
  • Harris County District Attorney’s Office, Internship, 2011

Fraternities/Sororities

Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Texas State Bar Association, Member, 2012 – Present
  • Dallas Bar Association, Member, 2012 – Present
  • Tarrant County Probate Bar Association, Member, 2013 – Present
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Member, 2013 – Present
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 2013 – Present

Published Works

Federal White Collar Crime Update, The Appellate Advocate, Volume XXIII No. 4, 2011

Bar Admissions

Texas, 2012

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$294k

Survivorship
Account Dispute

$421k

Contest to
Trust Amendment

$100M

Estate Worth Post-
Death Marital Disupte

$20M

Estate Worth
Will Contest

$1M

Will Contest
Jury Trial

$1.2M

Default Judgement
& Obtained Take Nothing Judgment

$1.1M

Will Contest Jury Trial

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