About Judith P. Kenney J.D.
Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate
By Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1990
Judith P. Kenney received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Scripps College and graduated cum laude from the University of Houston Law School in 1983. She was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in the same year and was also admitted to practice before the Federal Court in the Northern District of Texas and the United States Supreme Court.
Prior to opening Judith P. Kenney & Associates, P.C, Ms. Kenney practiced in the estate planning area at True & Sewell, P.C, Allen & Knuths, Brice & Mankoff and Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Martin.
In 1995, together with her brother Nat M. Kenney, III, Ms. Kenney founded Judith P. Kenney & Associates, P.C.
Ms. Kenney was a past president of the Estate Planning Council of North Texas and is also a member of the Dallas Bar Association, Denton County Bar Association as well as their probate sections.
She has participated as a speaker at a number of seminars sponsored by the National Business Institute, including “The Probate Process from Start to Finish in Texas” (2000, 2002-2008, 2010); “Probate Process from A to Z” (2009); “Texas Probate, Beyond the Basics” (1997-1999); “Advanced Estate Planning Techniques in Texas” (1995); “A Practical Guide to Estate Administration in Texas” (1993); and “Planning Opportunities with Living Trusts in Texas” (1992).
Ms. Kenney has more than 25 years of experience in estate planning and probate law, primarily in Dallas and the surrounding counties and is board certified in estate planning and probate law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and as well as a certified attorney and guardian ad litem for guardianship matters.
Board certification is a voluntary designation program for attorneys and paralegals, where the initial certification is valid for a period of five years. To remain certified, an attorney and a paralegal must apply for recertification every five years and meet substantial involvement, peer review and continuing legal education requirements for the specialty area.
With respect to estate planning and probate law, it involves conserving and protecting property through wills and trusts, transferring property through gifts and wills, providing financial resources for minor children, probate proceedings, elder law issues and minimizing taxes on estates