Ellen Daniel Williamson | Farrow-Gillespie Heath Witter LLP

Estate Planning

Of Counsel

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Ellen Williamson practices probate law, guardianship law, and estate planning.

After graduating from Texas A&M University with honors in 2001, Ellen earned her law degree from SMU Dedman School of Law. She spent much of her early career with the Small Business Administration Office of Disaster Assistance as liaison with federal law enforcement in the investigation and prosecution of disaster loan fraud. In 2013, Ellen started her solo practice with a focus on estate planning, probate, and guardianship matters, and now brings that experience to the firm in her role as of counsel.

Ellen enjoys helping clients protect and honor the people they love as they address the death or incapacity of a loved one or plan ahead for their family’s future. Ellen understands that probate and guardianship needs arise during difficult seasons in her clients’ lives and takes pride in counseling them through the process with compassionate guidance and responsive service. She enjoys taking the time to truly understand her clients’ needs so she can identify and craft well-tailored solutions. She has also assisted with the creation and delivery of many continuing legal education programs for attorneys and enjoys speaking about estate planning and probate topics for senior groups and others.

Ellen lives in Irving with her husband and their two children. In her free time, Ellen enjoys running, triathlons, cooking, and being active in the family’s church and children’s schools. In 2017, after many years of training and one very long day, Ellen fulfilled a longtime goal as she crossed the finish line of Ironman Mont-Tremblant.

Practice Areas

  • Probate
  • Guardianship
  • Estate planning


  • JD, SMU Dedman School of Law, 2004
  • BBA, cum laude, Texas A&M University, 2001

Professional Memberships And Activities

  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
    • Former co-chair, Elder Law Committee; planned and facilitated numerous CLE events
    • Member, 2014 Leadership Class
    • Sustaining Life Fellow, DAYL Foundation
  • Dallas Bar Association
    • Former mentor attorney, Transition to Law Program
    • Fellow, Dallas Bar Foundation
  • Co-editor, Texas Young Lawyers Association Probate Passport revision, 2014
  • Speaker, Texas A&M Foundation’s Women, Wealth, & Wisdom Conference, May 2014
  • Member, State Bar College
  • Earned Letter of Commendation from SBA-Office of the Inspector General Special-Agent-In-Charge for outstanding assistance with successful disaster fraud prosecution

Community Service And Other Activities

  • Assistant chancellor, Episcopal Diocese of Dallas
  • Active in leadership of church and children’s school
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters 2.0 mentor
  • President, HOA Board of Directors