Molly Dear Abshire has been licensed to practice law in the State of Texas since 1993 and is certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation. She received a J.D. from South Texas College of Law and her B.A. in English from Texas A&M University in 1989.
Ms. Abshire has authored professional papers and Houston Chronicle articles, which typically focus on topics such as estate planning, Medicaid planning, elder law and special needs trusts.
She is a former President of the Texas Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. In 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016, she was named a Texas Super Lawyer for Estate Planning. Texas’ Best Lawyers named Ms. Abshire Lawyer of the Year in Elder Law for the Houston area in 2012 and 2016. She is a Fellow of The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, an invitation only organization of 2,700 attorneys nationwide.
She is co-author of a column in the Houston Chronicle called Elder Law Notes and is a regular speaker on elder law topics. She also co-authored Save My Home! Saving Your Home, Farm or Ranch from Medicaid Estate Recovery in Texas, a book on Medicaid estate recovery and West's Texas Elder Law, Volume 51, Texas Practice Series.