Ford + Bergner LLP is pleased to announce that Houstonia Magazine has selected Managing Partner Don Ford for inclusion in their 2017 list of Houston Top Lawyers. The list, released in early 2018, recognizes Mr. Ford as one of Houston’s top lawyers in the field of Wills, Trusts, and Estates, along with only 13 other Houston attorneys. Less than half of the attorneys selected to this year’s list also carry the distinction of being Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Estate Planning and Probate. Mr. Ford is among those top lawyers who is also board certified.
“I am honored to be included among a group of such highly distinguished Houston attorneys. Each of the lawyers in this year’s list serve the Houston community with distinction.” Don D. Ford III
Mr. Ford has long been considered a subject-matter expert in the areas of estates, guardianships, and probate. In 2014, Mr. Ford was appointed by the Chief Justice of the Texas Supreme Court to serve on the Texas Judicial Branch Certification Commission, as the Commission’s expert on guardianships. Prior to his appointment to the Commission, Mr. Ford served on the Guardianship Certification Board, which was a 15-member board that createed policy and oversaw the regulation of private professional guardians in the State of Texas. At the inaugural meeting of the GCB, Mr. Ford was elected as the Chair of the Rules Committee, where he has served with distinction until his appointment to the Commission, where he continues to serve.
The Top Lawyers of 2017 list was compiled based on a peer-voting process, based on ratings considering experience, education and training, awards and honors,. Although there are thousands of attorneys in the Houston area, only 526 were named to Houstonia’s list.