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FGHW Partner Elected into the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel

FGHW Equity Partner Christian S. Kelso is now a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC). Established in 1949, ACTEC is a prestigious nonprofit association of trust and estate attorneys and law professors in the U.S. and around the world.


Becoming a Fellow means one is a leader in Trust and Estate law. Attorneys and law professors are nominated by a current Fellow and elected by the Board of Regents. Among other criteria, a nominee must:


  • Demonstrate excellence in the field of Trust and Estate Law, such that other Fellows would “readily refer a matter within one’s field of expertise without reservation;”


  • Make substantial contributions to the field of Trust and Estate law through lecturing, writing, and teaching; and


  • Have a well-deserved outstanding reputation in the field of Trusts and Estates.


“I am humbled and honored to have been elected to ACTEC,” says Christian, who is an author, lecturer, and adjunct professor at SMU’s Dedman School of Law. You can learn more about his legal practice here.


Since joining FGHW in 2015, we have seen Christian’s dedication to excellence, commitment to his clients’ best interests, and profound drive to both learn and share knowledge each and every day. “Christian cares deeply about the law and those he serves. He explains complicated legal matters in an easily understandable way to his clients, his students, and those who attend his speaking engagements. He is an excellent lawyer and I am honored to practice alongside him and congratulate him for this momentous achievement,” says FGHW Equity Partner Jennifer Lewis, who is Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and works closely with Christian.


FGHW appreciates Christian’s work and congratulates him on this outstanding recognition.


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