Megan N. Watkins
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The College of the State Bar of Texas
The College of the State Bar of Texas

Ms. Watkins is an associate of Osborne, Helman, Knebel & Scott, LLP. She focuses her practice in the area of fiduciary litigation, primarily involving trust, estate, and guardianship disputes, representing parties on both sides of the docket.  Ms. Watkins also represents fiduciaries and beneficiaries in connection with probate procedures, trust and estate administration, guardianship administration, and trust terminations and modifications. Additionally, Ms. Watkins handles appeals of all types of civil matters, especially those arising from and involving trusts, estates, wills, probate matters, and guardianships.

Education

• The University of Texas School of Law (J.D., 2015)
• The University of California - Los Angeles (B.A., History and Political Science, College Honors, 2012)

Practice Areas

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

Professional Memberships and Honors

• Member, State Bar of Texas
• Member, American Bar Association
• Member, International Bar Association
• Member, Austin Bar Association
• Member, Austin Young Lawyers Association
• Member, National Association of Charitable Gift Planning
• Member, Charitable Gift Planners of Austin (Board of Directors, Communications Chair)
• Member, The College of the State Bar of Texas

Publications and Presentations

• Co-Presenter, "Avoiding Contests: Donor Relations When Legal Capacity Becomes an Issue," Charitable Gift Planners of Austin, December 10, 2018
• Co-Author, "Strategies for Suing and Defending Fiduciary Decision Making," State Bar of Texas 13th Annual Fiduciary Litigation Course, December 6-7, 2018
• 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/Presenter, "Standing and Capacity to Sue in Estate and Trust Litigation," State Bar of Texas 10th Annual Fiduciary Litigation Course, December 10-11, 2015