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Meet the Lawyer, Terry Garrett, The Garrett Law Firm, PLLC
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 did post-graduate work at Harvard Law School  and the New York Institute of Finance.

She serves on the board of the Texas Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and is a member of the Society of Settlement Planners. She is an Approved Guardianship Attorney and is appointed by Central Texas courts in heirship and guardianship proceedings.  She is a member of the Estate Planning Council of Central Texas.

She handles pro bono cases for Volunteer Legal Services, the Austin Bar Association’s Cancer Clinic, Veterans’ Clinics and the Women’s Resource Fair.  She also participates in UT Law School clinics and speaks on legal and financial planning for the Alzheimer’s Association.

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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The information on this website is provided as a public service for Texas residents and other people seeking legal assistance in Texas. It does not constitute, nor is it intended to be, legal, tax or investment advice. It does not create an attorney-client relationship. Laws change. Please discuss your individual circumstances with a competent attorney, Certified Public Accountant or Certified Financial Planner as the need arises.

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