Jason S. Scott

Jason S. Scott

Partner
Location:
Austin, Texas
Phone:
512-542-2028
Fax:
512-542-2011
Email:

Mr. Scott is a partner of Osborne, Helman, Knebel & Scott, LLP. He focuses his practice on fiduciary litigation, including trust, estate, partnership and guardianship disputes, representing parties on both sides of the docket. Mr. Scott also advises settlors, trustees, protectors, and asset holders in high value disputes related to international trusts and asset protection structures. Additionally, Mr. Scott represents charitable organizations in a wide variety of controversies and mediates disputes involving trust, estate, and guardianship issues. Mr. Scott is a frequent speaker on fiduciary litigation topics both at home and abroad. He has been recognized by SuperLawyers as well as The Best Lawyers in America© in the practice area of trusts and estates litigation and was the recipient of the 2016 John Traber Memorial Award for Outstanding Philanthropy from the Arc of the Capital Area.

EDUCATION

• University of Edinburgh School of Law, Scotland (LL.M., 2005)
• University of Texas at Austin (J.D., 2004)
• Southwestern University (B.A., History and Psychology, 1999)

PRACTICE AREAS

• Fiduciary Litigation
• International Litigation
• Appellate Law
• Probate, Estate & Trust Administration
• Mediation

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND HONORS

• Member, State Bar of Texas
• Member, American Bar Association
• Selected to the Texas Super Lawyers list, sponsored by Thomson Reuters and published in Texas Monthly (2019)
• Selected for inclusion in the 24th and 25th Editions of The Best Lawyers in America© in the practice area of Trusts and Estates Litigation (2018 & 2019)
• Selected to the Texas Rising Stars list, sponsored by Thomson Reuters and published in Texas Monthly (2014 – 2017)
• Selected to the 2017 "Up-And-Coming 100" list sponsored by Thomson Reuters and published in SuperLawyers Magazine
• Advisory Board Member, Legal Week Trust & Estates Litigation Forum, Provence, France (2015)
• Advisory Board Member, Legal Week Trust & Estates Litigation Forum, Girona, Spain (2019)
• Member, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) – Texas Chapter
• Member, International Bar Association
• Member, The College of the State Bar of Texas
• Member, Austin Bar Association
• Member, Austin Young Lawyers Association
• Member, Partnership for Philanthropic Planning
• Member, Planned Giving Council of Central Texas
• U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
• Attorney Coordinator, Arc of the Capital Area Guardianship Program (2008 – present)
• Certified, Attorney Ad Litem for Guardianships

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

• Co-Presenter, "USA Trusts v. Offshore Trusts: The Litigator's Perspective," Legal Week Trust & Estates Litigation Forum, Girona, Spain (2019)
• Co-Author, O'Connor's Estates Code Plus, 2018-2019 edition (Order Information)
• Contributing Author, "Chapter 25: Creditors’ Remedies," Asset Protection: Domestic and International Law and Tactics, published by Thomson Reuters
• Co-Author/Presenter, "Drafting Settlement Agreements to Resolve Trust & Estate Disputes," State Bar of Texas Estate Planning & Probate Drafting Course, Dallas, Texas (2018)
• Presenter/Co-Author, "Borrowed Trouble: Common Conflicts and Mistakes to Avoid in Your Estate Planning Practice," University of Texas School of Law Special Needs Trusts Conference, Austin, Texas (2018)
• Co-Author, O'Connor's Estates Code Plus, 2017-2018 edition
• Co-Presenter, "Trust Modifications: Balancing Competing Interests," University of Texas School of Law Estate Planning, Guardianship, and Elder Law Conference, Galveston, Texas (2017)
• Co-Author, "The Role of the Guardian Under Texas Law," Legislative Update, Guardianship Certification and Guardianship Workshop Seminar, San Antonio, Texas (2017)
• Co-Author/Presenter, "Complete Truth: Fiduciary Relationships and the Duty of Full Disclosure," State Bar of Texas Intermediate Estate Planning and Probate Course, Houston, Texas (June 2017)
• Co-Presenter, "Trust Busting," Legal Week Trust & Estates Litigation Forum, Provence, France (2017)
• Co-Author/Presenter, "Avoiding Will Contests: Practical Advice For Your Estate Planning Clients," State Bar of Texas Intermediate Estate Planning and Probate Course, Dallas, Texas (2015) 
• Co-Presenter, "Grants of Representation," Legal Week Trust & Estates Litigation Forum, Provence, France (2015)
• Co-Author, O’Connor’s Estates Code Plus by Jones McClure Publishing Company, 2014-2015 edition
• Co-Author/Presenter, "Accessing and Managing Digital Assets after Death," Austin Bar Association Estate Planning & Probate Law Section Meeting (2013)
• Author/Presenter, "An Overview of the Guardianship Process,"  Texas Parent to Parent Annual Conference, San Marcos, Texas (2013)
• Co-Author, O’Connor’s Estates Code Plus by Jones McClure Publishing Company, 2013-2014 edition
• Co-Author, O’Connor’s Probate Code Plus by Jones McClure Publishing Company, 2012-2013 edition
•Co-Author, "The Fiduciary Duty of Full Disclosure: Knowing When and What to Disclose," State Bar of Texas, Advanced  Estate Planning & Probate Course (2012)
• Co-Presenter, "Avoiding Trust and Estate Controversies," Financial Planners Association of Austin (2012)
• Co-Author, "The Fiduciary Duty of Full Disclosure: Knowing When and What to Disclose," State Bar of Texas, Fiduciary Litigation: Beyond the Basics Course (2011)
• Co-Author, "Avoiding Will Contests: Tips for Planned Giving Professionals," Planned Giving Council of Central Texas (2011)
• Co-Author, "Dual Compensation Issues for Attorneys Serving as Fiduciaries," Texas College of Probate Judges, Houston, Texas (2007)

Areas of Practice

  • Fiduciary Litigation
  • International Litigation
  • Appellate Law
  • Probate, Estate & Administration

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