Probate Litigation Paralegal – Houston

With more than 200 attorneys from offices in Houston, The Woodlands, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Lafayette, Lake Charles and Shreveport, Kean Miller serves the legal needs of the people, businesses, and industries that drive the regional economy. 

Kean Miller has an opening for a Probate Litigation Paralegal to work in our Houston office. 


• Assist attorneys with all phases of litigation from case inception through discovery, resolution or trial, post-trial, and case closure 
• Prepare court filings and assembling of exhibits 
• Drafting and responding to discovery demands (interrogatories, requests to produce documents, etc.)
• Assist with preparation and support for depositions, hearings, and mediations 
• Review and summarize depositions and medical records
• Maintain case dockets and calendars
• Coordinate electronic discovery
• Prepare probate pleadings, federal estate tax returns, trust/estate accountings, and funding calculations
• Manage trust administration, probate, and conservatorships
• Draft initial versions of trusts, petitions, proposed orders, declarations, and supplements
• File court documents, including e-filing
• Coordinate court appearances and organize case files for hearings
• Act as a liaison with clients, law firms, trustees, financial advisors, probate court clerks, and other stakeholders

Personal Attributes Required: 

• Exhibits professional verbal and written communication skills
• Keen attention to detail and strong organizational skills
• Possess strong technical skills
• Must be able to multi-task and successfully manage a variety of demands daily
• Must have strong analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven team environment
• Keeps appropriate people informed of the status of projects, work, and deadlines
• Maintains a positive and “can do” attitude 
• Flexible and willing to pitch in wherever needed

Experience and Education Requirements: 

• A Bachelor’s or Associates degree, a Paralegal Certificate from an ABA approved school is highly desired 
• Minimum of 3 years prior experience in complex estate planning, probate, guardianship, and trust matters
• Understanding and application of the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure and Evidence
• Comprehensive knowledge of all facets of the litigation lifecycle: case management, document review, and trial experience
• Technical proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint required

What Kean Miller Offers
Kean Miller provides its employees with competitive salaries and a full paid benefits package, a great work environment, stability, generous paid-time off and contributes to a 401k plan. 

How to Apply
Please email a confidential resume to

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