Jason S. Scott
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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
• Board of Directors, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) – Texas Chapter
• Selected to the Texas Super Lawyers list, sponsored by Thomson Reuters and published in Texas Monthly (2019-2020)
• Selected for inclusion in the 24th - 27th Editions of The Best Lawyers in America® in the practice area of Trusts and Estates Litigation (2018 - 2021)
• 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, International Bar Association
• Member, The College of the State Bar of Texas
• Member, Austin Bar Association
• Member, Partnership for Philanthropic Planning 
• 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-Author/Presenter, "Recent Trends in Trust and Estate Litigation: Insights for Estate Planners," Midland Odessa Business and Estate Council (2021)
• Co-Author/Presenter, "Navigating Cross-Border Issues in Fiduciary Litigation," State Bar of Texas, Fiduciary Litigation Course (2020)
• Presenter/Co-Author, "Transfer Restrictions in Business Entities," State Bar of Texas, Advanced Estate Planning & Probate Course (2020)
• Co-Presenter, "Capacity Issues in Trust & Estates Litigation," Legal Week Private Client Forum Americas, Playa del Carmen, Mexico (2020)
• Co-Author/Presenter, "Disclosure Issues Arising Outside of Fiduciary Relationships," State Bar of Texas, Fiduciary Litigation Course (2019) 
• 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, 2013-2020 editions (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-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/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 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)