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Elliott has maintained an AV preeminent (highest possible) rating for both legal ability and ethical standards since 1994 from Martindale-Hubbell, the nationally acclaimed attorney ranking system.  His estate planning practice focus with Glast, Phillips and Murray, P.C. is dedicated to estate planning for individuals and married couples.  His strategies often involve the use of revocable “Living” trusts.  He places a special emphasis on achieving asset protection for one’s beneficiaries, particularly the children, along with seeking to avoid costs associated with probate and court created guardianships.  The Trusts and Estates section of Glast, Phillips and Murray has many highly credentialed attorneys including those with elite national recognition, who often collaborate in furtherance of the firm’s clients.

Elliott received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from The University of Texas at Austin and also attended The American University of Paris.  He has practiced law in Dallas since graduating from The Southern Methodist University School of Law.  He is a native of western Pennsylvania.

Elliott was elected as a Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation in 2002.  He previously served as the Dallas Bar Association’s Chair of the Minority Participation Committee, the DBA Chair of the Admissions and Membership Committee, and the DBA Chair of the Solo and Small Firm Section.  He served on the State Bar of Texas Dallas Sub-Committee against the Unauthorized Practice of Law.  He has been a speaker at the Dallas Bar Association on multiple occasions on the topic of: “Will or Trust:  Which is better for the client?”

Elliott was the founder and managing partner of the probate litigation law firm Burdette & Rice, PLLC.   Under his management, Burdette & Rice grew to be one of the largest trust & estate/probate litigation law firms in the State of Texas.

Elliott has served as a trustee for the North Dallas Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of America and the nationally acclaimed Dallas Children’s Theater.  Since 2015, he has served as a member of The Board of Trustees of the American University in Paris, a fully accredited, English speaking University offering an American style education in the heart of Paris. (www.aup.edu)




University of Texas at Austin (B.A 1974)

Southern Methodist University School of Law (J.D. 1981)



Estate Planning and Individual Wealth Management



State Bar of Texas

Dallas Bar Association


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