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William L. Dismuke

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Practice Areas:

  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Corporate Transactions


  • Baylor University School of Law, Waco, Texas
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1982
    • Honors: Recipient of the Pakis, Cherry, Beard and Giotes Scholarship
  • Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
    • B.B.A.
    • Major: Accounting

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1982
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1983
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1982
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1983
  • Supreme Court of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Tarrant County Bar Association, (Trusts and Estate Planning Section), Member
  • Dallas Bar Association (Business, Probate, Taxation and Estates Section), Member
  • State Bar of Texas (Wills, Trusts, Probate, Real Estate, Taxation and Business Law Section), Member
  • American Bar Association, Member


  • Professional of the Year, Community Foundation of North Texas
  • Texas Super Lawyer, 2013-2022

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Board Certified in both Tax Law and Estate Planning and Probate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Current Employment Position

  • Shareholder
Rated By Super Lawyers | William L. Dismuke | 10 Years
Martindale-Hubbell | AV Preeminent | Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence
Texas Bar Foundation
Board Certified | Texas Board of Legal Specialization | Estate Planning and Probate Law | Tax Law


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    Bill Dismuke and his staff guided me through a personally difficult time as I probated my parents' estates. His knowledge and experience in handling complex estate administration, including management of tax and oil/gas matters was invaluable. I very much appreciated Bill's ability to patiently e...

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