Terry Garrett advises people in Central Texas who are preparing for and enjoying the retirement years, families who are caring for elders and members with special needs, and people who are probating and settling estates. Having worked and studied in Asia for many years, she also enjoys advising on transnational planning.
Education and Professional Activities
Terry Garrett graduated from Cornell University with honors. She was on the Dean’s List at Wharton Business School. She earned her J.D. at Columbia Law School, receiving the Parker Award and a Mellon Fellowship. She attended the Harvard Law School Negotiation Program and earned every certificate offered by the New York Institute of Finance. She is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and active in the Texas and Austin Bar Associations. She is an Approved Guardianship Attorney and is appointed by Central Texas courts in heirship and guardianship proceedings. . She handles pro bono cases for Volunteer Legal Services, the Austin Bar Association’s Cancer Clinic, Veterans’ Clinics and the Women’s Resource Fair. Mother of a child with special needs, over the years she has taught for the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill and volunteered for the Council on Adoptable Children, the AFS foreign exchange student program, Cornell Cares, Hands on Housing and as an officer of the Harmony PTO. In her free time she enjoys studying dance and taking long walks in beautiful Central Texas.
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