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W. Cameron McCulloch, Jr.

Partner

Cameron McCulloch is a partner in the Houston office of Kean Miller, practicing in the areas of probate, trust, and guardianship litigation and administration. For over 25 years, he has counseled and represented guardians, trustees, administrators, beneficiaries, and executors of estates in administrative matters as well as in the litigation of guardianships, trusts, wills, gifts, and estates including the preparation of wills, trust agreements, powers of attorney, and other necessary documents. He provides assistance to clients in both the independent and dependent administration of estates and guardianships, the preparation of and/or review of fiduciary accountings for both trustees and trust beneficiaries, and in the institution of and/or the defense of estate, trust, and/or fiduciary litigation throughout the Greater Houston area and across the state of Texas.

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE
  • Successful representation of individuals in the contest of wills and the construction of trusts involving assets of more than $200 million.
  • Successful representation of individuals and corporate fiduciaries in trust and fiduciary litigation matters
  • Representation of numerous individual trust beneficiaries as well as corporate fiduciaries in their respective roles as guardians, trustees, administrators, and/or executors of trusts and estates.
  • Representation of individuals on matters involving lifetime planning and planning for the disposition of their assets upon death.
EDUCATION & CREDENTIALS

Cameron earned his B.A. from Texas Christian University in 1990. He earned his J.D. from South Texas College of Law in 1993.

ADMISSIONS

Admitted, Texas, 1993; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
  • Fellow, American College of Trusts and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), 2005-Present
    • Director of the Charitable Foundation, 2019-Present
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Member, College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Houston Bar Association
    • Chair, Probate, Trusts and Estate Section, 2012-2013
    • Council Member, Probate, Trusts and Estate Section, 2002-2013
  • State Bar of Texas
    • Council Member, Real Estate, Probate and Trust Section, 2013-2017
    • Chair, Fiduciary Litigation Committee, Real Estate, Probate & Trust Law Section, 2013-2014
    • Pattern Jury Charge Committee, Family & Probate, 2013-2014
COMMUNITY SERVICE
  • Board Member, South Campus Sports Association, 2004-2007
  • Board Member, West University Little League, 2004-2005
  • Regional Council Member, Texas Christian University
  • Texas Christian University Alumni Association
  • St. Luke’s United Methodist Church
  • Phi Delta Theta Alumni Association
RECOGNITION
  • Texas Top Financial Advisor, Texas Monthly, 2009
  • Texas Super Lawyers, Texas Monthly, 2013-Present
  • Best Lawyers in Houston, H Texas Magazine, 2004
  • Texas Rising Stars, Texas Monthly, 2004-2007
ARTICLES, PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
  • Co-Author, Texas Pattern Jury Charges – Family & Probate, Vol. 5, State Bar of Texas, 2022
  • “Professionalism 201: Lawyer to Lawyer,” Dallas Bar Association Probate, Estates & Trusts Section, November 23, 2021
  • “Attorneys With Conflicts of Interest - You Can’t Be Everybody’s Best Fried … or Lawyer, either,” 16th Annual Fiduciary Litigation Course, State Bar of Texas, 2021.
  • “Drafting & Enforcing Arbitration Clauses in Wills, Trusts & Settlement Agreements,” The Estate Planning and Community Property Journal of Texas Tech University School of Law, Winter 2020 edition
  • “Drafting & Enforcing Arbitration Clauses in Wills, Trusts & Settlement Agreements,” Thompson Reuters (West) Webcast, December 16, 2019
  • “The Anti-SLAPP Clapback: How the TCPA Complicates Estates, Trusts, and Guardianships,” 14th Annual Fiduciary Litigation Course, State Bar of Texas, 2019
  • “Drafting & Enforcing Arbitration Clauses in Wills, Trusts & Settlement Agreements,” National College of Probate Judges’ Journal, Fall 2019 edition
  • “Drafting & Enforcing Arbitration Clauses in Wills, Trusts & Settlement Agreements,” 43rd Annual Advanced Estate Planning & Probate Course, State Bar of Texas, 2019
  • “Fiduciary Duties in Limited Partnerships,” Advanced Estate Planning and Probate Course, State Bar of Texas, 2018
  • “Privilege Issues for Estate Planners and Probate Practitioners,” Estate Planning and Probate Drafting Course, State Bar of Texas, 2017
  • “Drafting & Enforcing Arbitration Clauses in Wills, Trusts, & Settlement Agreements,” Advanced Estate Planning and Probate Course, State Bar of Texas, 2016
  • “Practical Considerations for Drafting Arbitration Clauses,” Estate Planning and Probate Drafting Course, State Bar of Texas, 2015
  • “Drafting to Head Off Disputes,” Estate Planning and Probate Drafting 2014,
  • “Privilege & Expert Witness Issues in Probate,” Advanced Estate Planning and Probate Course, State Bar of Texas, 2014
  • “It’s Too Late to Say You’re Sorry,” Advanced Estate Planning Strategies 2014
  • “Common Privilege and Expert Witness Issues,” 38th Annual Advanced Estate Planning & Probate Course, State Bar of Texas, 2014
  • “Give ‘Em Hell: Causes of Action, Remedies, and Considerations to Take Into Account When Dealing With Wayward Fiduciaries, Beneficiaries or Heirs,” 20th Annual Advanced Estate Planning Strategies Course, State Bar of Texas, 2014
  • “Everything You Need to Know About Probating Estates in Texas (With an Added Emphasis on Joint Tenancies With Rights of Survivorship & Oil and Gas Transfers Involving Estates),” National Institute for National Association of Division Order Annalist (NADOA), 2011