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Attorney

Brooke Hardie

brooke@brookehardielaw.com  |  (512) 374-4922

Brooke thrives on the opportunity to assist clients in shaping the kinds of legal strategies that best represent their lifestyles, their loved ones and their life goals. In the years since the firm's initial founding, she has dedicated her practice to giving clients the essential tools they'll need as they navigate marriage and relationships, plan for and raise families, look after and advocate for aging parents, build and protect assets, and ultimately plan for how all these puzzle pieces are handled upon death. She takes a hands-on approach with each and every client, striving to understand their unique situations through open dialogue and mutual trust.

Education

University of Houston School of Law
Doctor of Jurisprudence, 1999

University of Texas at Austin
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, with honors, 1995

University of Seville
Spain, 1994

Professional and Civic Affiliations

  • Travis County Women Lawyers Foundation - Board Member, 2017 to present

  • Secretary and/or Board Member, Estate Planning & Probate Section of the Austin Bar Association, 2015 to present

  • Adjunct Professor, Texas State University, Fall of 2014

  • The Seedling Foundation, Mentor to At Risk Kids, 2013

  • Greenlights for Non-Profit Success – Board of Directors, 2004 to 2008

  • Austin Women Entrepreneurs, Inc. (“AWE”) - Founding Member and Board of Directors, 2008 to 2010

  • State Bar of Texas and Austin Bar Association

 

Representative Speeches & Publications

  • “Fathers, Mothers, Sisters, Brothers and Others: Shower the People You Love With ‘Tangential’ Planning,” State Bar of Texas 27th Annual Estate Planning & Probate Drafting Course, Dallas, Texas, October 2016 (speech and publication with attorney Rhonda Brink)

  • “Putting It All Together: Strategies for Intermediate Planning,” Intermediate Estate Planning and Probate Course, Houston, Texas, June, 2013 (Speech)
     

  • Course Director, Intermediate Estate Planning and Probate Course, San Antonio, Texas, June, 2012

  • “Charitable Planning for Clients Who Aren’t Wealthy,” Advanced Estate Planning & Probate Course, San Antonio, Texas, June 2012 (Speech)

  • “Estate Planning & Probate 101,” Advanced Estate Planning & Probate Course, Fort Worth, Texas, June 2011 (Speech)

  • “Smart Planning for Smart Women: Protecting Yourself, Your Family, Your Assets,” Continuing & Innovative Education, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, September, 2010 (Speech)

  • “Ancillary Documents: Beyond the Statutory Forms,” 20th Annual Estate Planning and Probate Drafting Course, Dallas, Texas October, 2009 (Speech and Publication)

  • “What Was I Thinking? Estate, Probate and Practice Management: Tips and the Top 10 Things to Avoid,” 32nd Annual Advanced Estate Planning & Probate Course, Dallas, Texas, June 2008 (Speech and Publication)

  • “Life in a One or Two-Lawyer Firm: Small Town and Big City Perspectives”, The University of Texas School of Law and the Texas State Bar Association Present: How to Establish, Organize and Operate a Successful Solo, Small Firm, or Government Practice, Austin, Texas, February 2008 (Speech)

 
 

"Estate planning is about protecting what matters most to you. At its core, this process is about self-determination, so that you can have the security of knowing that come what may, your voice will be heard."    

– Brooke Hardie, Attorney

 
 
 
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PARALEGAL

Wendy L. Scott

wendy@brookehardielaw.com  |  (512) 374-4922

Wendy Scott started her career in law working as a paralegal for a nonprofit in Phoenix in 1986. When she and her husband moved with their two daughters to Austin in the early 90's, Wendy transitioned into family law and real estate law where she worked for 17 years before focusing her efforts on estate planning and probate. Wendy loves spending time with her family, is known as a fierce bunco player and has recently turned spoiling her grandchild into an art form.