Shelton & Reecer PLLC

Shelton & Reecer PLLC

We are Shelton & Reecer P.L.L.C., a specialized estate planning and probate law firm in Denton County, TX, board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Shelton & Reecer PLLC

Shelton & Reecer PLLC

We are Shelton & Reecer P.L.L.C., a specialized estate planning and probate law firm in Denton County, TX, board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Firm Overview

Our focused practice allows us to give clients the kind of personal attention they need and deserve in matters of-

-Estate planning
-Probate
-Probate litigation
-Wills and trusts

We assist persons of all ages, including retirees, in formulating strategies for the transfer of family wealth to younger generations and implementing those strategies with selected estate planning tools. When a loved one dies, we help our clients navigate through the probate court, and if necessary, represent them in court to uphold their rights.

Proven track record:
Our law firm is uniquely equipped to handle high level, complex estate tax law and estate issues as well as simple wills and trusts. We receive many referrals from other lawyers because of our specialization. We use time-tested tools and methodologies to help our clients plan for their future and administer the wishes of their deceased loved ones.

Our colleagues in the legal industry have given us the highest ratings for our adherence to professional standards of conduct and ethics, reliability, diligence and other criteria relevant to the discharge of professional responsibilities. We are also known for our legal knowledge, legal experience, analytical and communications abilities, and judgment. For our clients, this translates to high quality, professional service to meet all their estate planning, probate, and estate administration needs.

Main Office

Main Office
400 West Oak Street, Suite 201
Denton, TX 76201

Phone

940-382-3168

Shelton & Reecer PLLC
Gray Shelton

Gray Shelton is a member at the firm. He is admitted to practice in Texas. Mr. Shelton graduated from North Texas State University with a B.A. in 1967 and the University of Texas with his J.D. in 1971. He is a member of Denton County Bar Association, where he served as director from 1983-1984 and officer from 1990-1991. He is also a member of the State Bar of Texas, serving on the Grievance Committee and Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee for District 14B as a member from 1985-1991 and chairman from 1990-1991. Mr. Shelton is a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas and a fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation.

He is AV Preeminent Peer Review RatedSM by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest level of distinction an attorney can receive from his or her peers. Further, Mr. Shelton is Board Certified, Estate Planning and Probate Law, by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

His areas of practice include:

-Wills
-Trusts
-Trust planning
-Family trusts
-Living trusts
-Special needs trusts
-Pet trusts
-Probate
-Estates
-Estate planning
-Estate administration
-Estate settlements
-Trust and estate collections
-Powers of attorney
-Fiduciary law
-Family wealth transfer
-Wealth preservation
-Inheritance

Education

University of Texas
Juris Doctorate, 1971

Shelton & Reecer PLLC
Gray Shelton

Gray Shelton is a member at the firm. He is admitted to practice in Texas. Mr. Shelton graduated from North Texas State University with a B.A. in 1967 and the University of Texas with his J.D. in 1971. He is a member of Denton County Bar Association, where he served as director from 1983-1984 and officer from 1990-1991. He is also a member of the State Bar of Texas, serving on the Grievance Committee and Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee for District 14B as a member from 1985-1991 and chairman from 1990-1991. Mr. Shelton is a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas and a fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation.

He is AV Preeminent Peer Review RatedSM by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest level of distinction an attorney can receive from his or her peers. Further, Mr. Shelton is Board Certified, Estate Planning and Probate Law, by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

His areas of practice include:

-Wills
-Trusts
-Trust planning
-Family trusts
-Living trusts
-Special needs trusts
-Pet trusts
-Probate
-Estates
-Estate planning
-Estate administration
-Estate settlements
-Trust and estate collections
-Powers of attorney
-Fiduciary law
-Family wealth transfer
-Wealth preservation
-Inheritance

Education

University of Texas Juris Doctorate, 1971


Shelton & Reecer PLLC
Dena A. Reecer

Born in Stephenville, Texas, Dena Reecer is a member of the firm. She is admitted to practice in Texas and the U.S. District Court for the Western and Northern Districts of Texas. Dena graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.A. in 1985 and from Texas Tech University School of Law with her J.D. in 1988. A former assistant district attorney and county attorney pro tem, Ms. Reecer is a member of Denton County Bar Association, where she served as director/officer from 2004-2009 and as officer for the association's sections on Real Estate and Trust and Probate. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas and a member of the bar's sections on Real Estate and Trust and Probate. In addition, Ms. Reecer is a fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas.

Her areas of practice include:

-Wills
-Contested wills
-Living wills
-Trusts
-Trust planning
-Contested trusts
-Family trusts
-Living trusts
-Special needs trusts
-Pet trusts
-Trust litigation
-Probate
-Probate litigation
-Estates
-Estate planning
-Estate administration
-Estate litigation
-Estate settlements
-Trust and estate collections
-Powers of attorney
-Fiduciary law
-Family wealth transfer
-Wealth preservation
-Inheritance

Ms. Reecer is BV Distinguished Peer Review RatedSM by Martindale-Hubbell. She is also Board Certified, Estate Planning and Probate Law, by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Education

Texas Tech University School of Law
Juris Doctorate, 1988

Shelton & Reecer PLLC
Dena A. Reecer

Born in Stephenville, Texas, Dena Reecer is a member of the firm. She is admitted to practice in Texas and the U.S. District Court for the Western and Northern Districts of Texas. Dena graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.A. in 1985 and from Texas Tech University School of Law with her J.D. in 1988. A former assistant district attorney and county attorney pro tem, Ms. Reecer is a member of Denton County Bar Association, where she served as director/officer from 2004-2009 and as officer for the association's sections on Real Estate and Trust and Probate. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas and a member of the bar's sections on Real Estate and Trust and Probate. In addition, Ms. Reecer is a fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas.

Her areas of practice include:

-Wills
-Contested wills
-Living wills
-Trusts
-Trust planning
-Contested trusts
-Family trusts
-Living trusts
-Special needs trusts
-Pet trusts
-Trust litigation
-Probate
-Probate litigation
-Estates
-Estate planning
-Estate administration
-Estate litigation
-Estate settlements
-Trust and estate collections
-Powers of attorney
-Fiduciary law
-Family wealth transfer
-Wealth preservation
-Inheritance

Ms. Reecer is BV Distinguished Peer Review RatedSM by Martindale-Hubbell. She is also Board Certified, Estate Planning and Probate Law, by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Education

Texas Tech University School of Law Juris Doctorate, 1988


Firm Overview

Our focused practice allows us to give clients the kind of personal attention they need and deserve in matters of-

-Estate planning
-Probate
-Probate litigation
-Wills and trusts

We assist persons of all ages, including retirees, in formulating strategies for the transfer of family wealth to younger generations and implementing those strategies with selected estate planning tools. When a loved one dies, we help our clients navigate through the probate court, and if necessary, represent them in court to uphold their rights.

Proven track record:
Our law firm is uniquely equipped to handle high level, complex estate tax law and estate issues as well as simple wills and trusts. We receive many referrals from other lawyers because of our specialization. We use time-tested tools and methodologies to help our clients plan for their future and administer the wishes of their deceased loved ones.

Our colleagues in the legal industry have given us the highest ratings for our adherence to professional standards of conduct and ethics, reliability, diligence and other criteria relevant to the discharge of professional responsibilities. We are also known for our legal knowledge, legal experience, analytical and communications abilities, and judgment. For our clients, this translates to high quality, professional service to meet all their estate planning, probate, and estate administration needs.

Main Office

Main Office
400 West Oak Street, Suite 201
Denton, TX 76201

Phone

940-382-3168

Shelton & Reecer PLLC
Gray Shelton

Gray Shelton is a member at the firm. He is admitted to practice in Texas. Mr. Shelton graduated from North Texas State University with a B.A. in 1967 and the University of Texas with his J.D. in 1971. He is a member of Denton County Bar Association, where he served as director from 1983-1984 and officer from 1990-1991. He is also a member of the State Bar of Texas, serving on the Grievance Committee and Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee for District 14B as a member from 1985-1991 and chairman from 1990-1991. Mr. Shelton is a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas and a fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation.

He is AV Preeminent Peer Review RatedSM by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest level of distinction an attorney can receive from his or her peers. Further, Mr. Shelton is Board Certified, Estate Planning and Probate Law, by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

His areas of practice include:

-Wills
-Trusts
-Trust planning
-Family trusts
-Living trusts
-Special needs trusts
-Pet trusts
-Probate
-Estates
-Estate planning
-Estate administration
-Estate settlements
-Trust and estate collections
-Powers of attorney
-Fiduciary law
-Family wealth transfer
-Wealth preservation
-Inheritance

Education

University of Texas
Juris Doctorate, 1971

Shelton & Reecer PLLC
Gray Shelton

Gray Shelton is a member at the firm. He is admitted to practice in Texas. Mr. Shelton graduated from North Texas State University with a B.A. in 1967 and the University of Texas with his J.D. in 1971. He is a member of Denton County Bar Association, where he served as director from 1983-1984 and officer from 1990-1991. He is also a member of the State Bar of Texas, serving on the Grievance Committee and Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee for District 14B as a member from 1985-1991 and chairman from 1990-1991. Mr. Shelton is a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas and a fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation.

He is AV Preeminent Peer Review RatedSM by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest level of distinction an attorney can receive from his or her peers. Further, Mr. Shelton is Board Certified, Estate Planning and Probate Law, by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

His areas of practice include:

-Wills
-Trusts
-Trust planning
-Family trusts
-Living trusts
-Special needs trusts
-Pet trusts
-Probate
-Estates
-Estate planning
-Estate administration
-Estate settlements
-Trust and estate collections
-Powers of attorney
-Fiduciary law
-Family wealth transfer
-Wealth preservation
-Inheritance

Education

University of Texas Juris Doctorate, 1971


Shelton & Reecer PLLC
Dena A. Reecer

Born in Stephenville, Texas, Dena Reecer is a member of the firm. She is admitted to practice in Texas and the U.S. District Court for the Western and Northern Districts of Texas. Dena graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.A. in 1985 and from Texas Tech University School of Law with her J.D. in 1988. A former assistant district attorney and county attorney pro tem, Ms. Reecer is a member of Denton County Bar Association, where she served as director/officer from 2004-2009 and as officer for the association's sections on Real Estate and Trust and Probate. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas and a member of the bar's sections on Real Estate and Trust and Probate. In addition, Ms. Reecer is a fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas.

Her areas of practice include:

-Wills
-Contested wills
-Living wills
-Trusts
-Trust planning
-Contested trusts
-Family trusts
-Living trusts
-Special needs trusts
-Pet trusts
-Trust litigation
-Probate
-Probate litigation
-Estates
-Estate planning
-Estate administration
-Estate litigation
-Estate settlements
-Trust and estate collections
-Powers of attorney
-Fiduciary law
-Family wealth transfer
-Wealth preservation
-Inheritance

Ms. Reecer is BV Distinguished Peer Review RatedSM by Martindale-Hubbell. She is also Board Certified, Estate Planning and Probate Law, by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Education

Texas Tech University School of Law
Juris Doctorate, 1988

Shelton & Reecer PLLC
Dena A. Reecer

Born in Stephenville, Texas, Dena Reecer is a member of the firm. She is admitted to practice in Texas and the U.S. District Court for the Western and Northern Districts of Texas. Dena graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.A. in 1985 and from Texas Tech University School of Law with her J.D. in 1988. A former assistant district attorney and county attorney pro tem, Ms. Reecer is a member of Denton County Bar Association, where she served as director/officer from 2004-2009 and as officer for the association's sections on Real Estate and Trust and Probate. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas and a member of the bar's sections on Real Estate and Trust and Probate. In addition, Ms. Reecer is a fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas.

Her areas of practice include:

-Wills
-Contested wills
-Living wills
-Trusts
-Trust planning
-Contested trusts
-Family trusts
-Living trusts
-Special needs trusts
-Pet trusts
-Trust litigation
-Probate
-Probate litigation
-Estates
-Estate planning
-Estate administration
-Estate litigation
-Estate settlements
-Trust and estate collections
-Powers of attorney
-Fiduciary law
-Family wealth transfer
-Wealth preservation
-Inheritance

Ms. Reecer is BV Distinguished Peer Review RatedSM by Martindale-Hubbell. She is also Board Certified, Estate Planning and Probate Law, by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Education

Texas Tech University School of Law Juris Doctorate, 1988


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