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GARRETT COUTS

ASSOCIATE

Garrett practices primarily in estate planning, probate, real estate, energy, business formations and transactions, and agricultural law. Garrett grew up in Pampa, Texas, raising and showing livestock and participating in various agriculturerelated organizations and events such as Gray County 4H and TexasFFA, as well as playing tennis for the Pampa Harvesters. The Couts family are Texas Tech Red Raidersthroughandthrough. Garrett and his two sisters have degrees each from Texas Tech University, and Garrett’s mother was Texas Tech Parent of the Year in 2013. While at Texas Tech University, Garrett studied Agricultural Communication with minors in Agribusiness and Political Science and served in numerous organizations, including CASNR AgriTechsans and the TexasTech University Student Government. Garrett graduated as the top student in his degree program and with magna cum laude honors. Through the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. Garrett worked in WashingtonD.C. for Congressman MikeConaway on the 2013 FARRM Bill. While attending Texas Tech University School of Law, Garrett participated in numerous organizations, including the TexasTech UniversitySupremeCourt (Justice), Delta ThetaPhi; AcademyforLeadership in the Legal Profession; and various others. During his undergraduate studies, Garrett began his legal pursuit by working for Saleh Law in Lubbock and Lamesa. During law school, Garrett worked for McCleskey, Harriger, Brazzill & Graf, and McWhorter, Cobb, & Johnson and clerked for the statutory ProbateCourt No 2 of Dallas County for the Honorable Ingrid M. Warren. After lawschoolGarrett became an attorney with McCleskey, Harriger, Brazill & Graf, where he practiced extensively in probate and estates, energy law, real estate, agricultural issues, commercial and personal litigation, and various other areas. Garrett then joined the Brady & Hamilton team in 2019. Garrett’s community service activities include serving on the board of the LubbockCounty Young Lawyers, volunteering through legal aid clinics for pro bono legal services, serving on various committees of the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce, mentoring for the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce Young Entrepreneurs Academy, volunteering at theTexas Tech University School of Law for various events and organizations, and serving on the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Alumni Task Force.

• J.D., magna cum laude, Texas Tech University School of Law (2017)

• B.S. Agricultural Communications, magna cum laude, Texas Tech University (2014)

 Texas Bar Foundation: Fellow (2021- Present)

• Texas Young Lawyers Association (2016-Present / Director – 2021- Present)

• Lubbock County Young Lawyers Association (2017-Present / Director–2019-2021)

• Lubbock Area Bar Association (2017-Present)

• Texas Bar College (2018-Present)

• American Inns of Court (2017-Present)

• American Agricultural Law Association (2017-Present)

• Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity, Lindsey Senate (2014-Present)

• Lubbock Chamber of Commerce: Young Professionals of Lubbock (2017-Present)

• Lubbock Chamber of Commerce: Agriculture Committee (2017-Present)

• Lubbock Chamber of Commerce: Ambassadors (2017-Present)

• Real Estate, Probate & Trust Law Section of the State Bar of Texas (2017-Present)

• Holubec v. Brandenberger, et al., 111 S.W.3d 32 (Tex. 2003)

• Domingo v. Skidmore, 2011 WL 4478385 (Tex. App. – Amarillo, August 31, 2011)

• Wallace v. Kent County, 2013 WL 4531253 (Tex. App. – Amarillo, August 21, 2013)

• Ancillary probate: ‘Anci-what-now?’

  • Progressive Cattle magazine – June 2022

• Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo – Scholarship Alumni Association: Prelaw Webinar

  • Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Scholarship Alumni Association – May 21, 2022

• Law 101 The Basics

  • Frenship High School INCubatoredu – March 2022

• Landowners’ Perspectives in Negotiating Leases (Co-Author: Zachary S. Brady)

  • University of Texas Law CLE – 17th Annual Renewable Energy Law Institute · Feb. 2022

• 2020-2021 Changes to the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure (Co-Author: Laura Pratt)

  • Hale County Bar Association – September 2021

• Texas Landowner-Liability Statutes – What They Are & Why You Need Them (Co-Author: Brent Hamilton)

  • Texas Wildlife Association – 8th Annual Private Lands Summit · Jul 15, 2021

• 2020 Changes to the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure (Co-Author: Laura Pratt)

  • Lubbock Lawyers’ Mentor Group – May 2021

• Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo – Scholarship Alumni Association: Prelaw Webinar

  • Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Scholarship Alumni Association – May 15, 2021

• Law 101 – The Basics: What Ag. Communicators Need to Know

  • Texas Tech University Davis College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources – Spring 2021

• Law 101 The Basics

  • Frenship High School INCubatoredu – April 2021

• Our Perfection Complex (Co-Authors: multiple)

  • Lubbock Chamber of Commerce: Leadership Lubbock Class of 2020 – November 2020

• Tech Basics – Tools for Solo and General-Practice Practitioners (Co-Author: Alvin “Al” Harrison)

  • State Bar of Texas – Summer School: Sun, Sand, and CLE for the General Practitioner – Jul 1, 2020

• The ‘Other’ Estate Documents – What They Are & Why You Need Them

  • State Bar of Texas – Summer School: Sun, Sand, and CLE for the General Practitioner – Jul 1, 2020

• Law 101 – The Basics: What Ag. Communicators Need to Know

  • Texas Tech University Davis College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources – Spring 2020

• The Other Estate Planning Docs. & Estate Property Conveyances

  • Hale County Bar Association – March 2020

• Mental Health & Wellness in the Bar (Co-Authors: multiple)

  • Texas Tech University School of Law Inn of Court – 2020

• Estate Planning Docs. & Probate Properties 101 The Basics

  • Westmark Realtors – February 2020

• Episode #73 – Garrett Couts (Transfer on Death Deeds v. Lady Bird Deeds)

  • Ag Law in the Field – Texas A&M AgriLife Extension (Tiffany Lashmet) – Jan 30, 2020

• Estate Planning Docs 101 The Basics

  • Texas Farm Bureau (Lubbock) – July 2019

• Estate Planning Docs. & Probate Properties 101 The Basics

  • Lubbock Association of Realtors – “Business Builder” – July 2019

• Law 101 – The Basics: What Ag. Communicators Need to Know

  • Texas Tech University Davis College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources – Spring 2019

• Business Entities & Intellectual Property: An Introduction

  • Lubbock Chamber of Commerce Young Entrepreneurs Academy – December 2018

• Law 101 – The Basics: What Ag. Communicators Need to Know

  • Texas Tech University Davis College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources – Spring 2018

• Texas Legislative Update 2017 – 85th Legislative Session (Co-Authors: multiple)

  • Texas Tech University School of Law Inn of Court – March 20, 2018

• The Electoral College “One Person, One Vote[?]” (Co-Authors: multiple)

  • Texas Tech University School of Law Inn of Court – 2016

• Growing Justice

  • The Agriculturist – Texas Tech University Davis College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources – Jan 1, 2014

• All Texas State Courts

• All U.S. District Courts of Texas (Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts)

• Legal Aid of Northwest Texas: Advisory Committee (2021-Present)

• Serve Lubbock non-profit: Director, Board of Directors (2021-Present)

• Milestone Leadership: Mentor (2021-Present)

• Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo: Scholarship Alumni Mentor (2021)

• Lubbock Chamber of Commerce: Committees, Ambassador, Young Entrepreneurs Mentor, guest speaker, etc.

• Texas Tech University Davis College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Dept. of Ag. Education & Communications: Guest speaker

• Texas Tech University School of Law: Guest speaker, BoB Judge, Energy-Law Moot Court Team Coach, Mock Interviewer, etc.

• Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo: Alumni Task Force (2018-June 2021)

GARRETT COUTS

ASSOCIATE

Garrett practices primarily in estate planning, probate, real estate, energy, business formations and transactions, and agricultural law. Garrett grew up in Pampa, Texas, raising and showing livestock and participating in various agriculturerelated organizations and events such as Gray County 4H and Texas FFA, as well as playing tennis for the Pampa Harvesters. The Couts family are Texas Tech Red Raiders throughandthrough. Garrett and his two sisters have degrees each from Texas Tech University, and Garrett’s mother was Texas Tech Parent of the Year in 2013.

While at Texas Tech University, Garrett studied Agricultural Communication with minors in Agribusiness and Political Science and served in numerous organizations, including CASNR AgriTechsans and the Texas Tech University Student Government. Garrett graduated as the top student in his degree program and with magna cum laude honors. Through the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. Garrett worked in Washington D.C. for Congressman Mike Conaway on the 2013 FARRM Bill.

While attending Texas Tech University School of Law, Garrett participated in numerous organizations, including the TexasTech University Supreme Court (Justice), Delta Theta Phi; Academy for Leadership in the Legal Profession; and various others. During his undergraduate studies, Garrett began his legal pursuit by working for Saleh Law in Lubbock and Lamesa. During law school, Garrett worked for McCleskey, Harriger, Brazzill & Graf, and McWhorter, Cobb, & Johnson and clerked for the statutory Probate Court No 2 of Dallas County for the Honorable Ingrid M. Warren. After law school Garrett became an attorney with McCleskey, Harriger, Brazill & Graf, where he practiced extensively in probate and estates, energy law, real estate, agricultural issues, commercial and personal litigation, and various other areas. Garrett then joined the Brady & Hamilton team in 2019. 

• J.D., magna cum laude, Texas Tech University School of Law (2017)

• B.S. Agricultural Communications, magna cum laude, Texas Tech University (2014)

 Texas Bar Foundation: Fellow (2021- Present)

• Texas Young Lawyers Association (2016-Present / Director – 2021- Present)

• Lubbock County Young Lawyers Association (2017-Present / Director–2019-2021)

• Lubbock Area Bar Association (2017-Present)

• Texas Bar College (2018-Present)

• American Inns of Court (2017-Present)

• American Agricultural Law Association (2017-Present)

• Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity, Lindsey Senate (2014-Present)

• Lubbock Chamber of Commerce: Young Professionals of Lubbock (2017-Present)

• Lubbock Chamber of Commerce: Agriculture Committee (2017-Present)

• Lubbock Chamber of Commerce: Ambassadors (2017-Present)

• Real Estate, Probate & Trust Law Section of the State Bar of Texas (2017-Present)

• Holubec v. Brandenberger, et al., 111 S.W.3d 32 (Tex. 2003)

• Domingo v. Skidmore, 2011 WL 4478385 (Tex. App. – Amarillo, August 31, 2011)

• Wallace v. Kent County, 2013 WL 4531253 (Tex. App. – Amarillo, August 21, 2013)

• Ancillary probate: ‘Anci-what-now?’

  • Progressive Cattle magazine – June 2022

• Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo – Scholarship Alumni Association: Prelaw Webinar

  • Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Scholarship Alumni Association – May 21, 2022

• Law 101 The Basics

  • Frenship High School INCubatoredu – March 2022

• Landowners’ Perspectives in Negotiating Leases (Co-Author: Zachary S. Brady)

  • University of Texas Law CLE – 17th Annual Renewable Energy Law Institute · Feb. 2022

• 2020-2021 Changes to the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure (Co-Author: Laura Pratt)

  • Hale County Bar Association – September 2021

• Texas Landowner-Liability Statutes – What They Are & Why You Need Them (Co-Author: Brent Hamilton)

  • Texas Wildlife Association – 8th Annual Private Lands Summit · Jul 15, 2021

• 2020 Changes to the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure (Co-Author: Laura Pratt)

  • Lubbock Lawyers’ Mentor Group – May 2021

• Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo – Scholarship Alumni Association: Prelaw Webinar

  • Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Scholarship Alumni Association – May 15, 2021

• Law 101 – The Basics: What Ag. Communicators Need to Know

  • Texas Tech University Davis College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources – Spring 2021

• Law 101 The Basics

  • Frenship High School INCubatoredu – April 2021

• Our Perfection Complex (Co-Authors: multiple)

  • Lubbock Chamber of Commerce: Leadership Lubbock Class of 2020 – November 2020

• Tech Basics – Tools for Solo and General-Practice Practitioners (Co-Author: Alvin “Al” Harrison)

  • State Bar of Texas – Summer School: Sun, Sand, and CLE for the General Practitioner – Jul 1, 2020

• The ‘Other’ Estate Documents – What They Are & Why You Need Them

  • State Bar of Texas – Summer School: Sun, Sand, and CLE for the General Practitioner – Jul 1, 2020

• Law 101 – The Basics: What Ag. Communicators Need to Know

  • Texas Tech University Davis College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources – Spring 2020

• The Other Estate Planning Docs. & Estate Property Conveyances

  • Hale County Bar Association – March 2020

• Mental Health & Wellness in the Bar (Co-Authors: multiple)

  • Texas Tech University School of Law Inn of Court – 2020

• Estate Planning Docs. & Probate Properties 101 The Basics

  • Westmark Realtors – February 2020

• Episode #73 – Garrett Couts (Transfer on Death Deeds v. Lady Bird Deeds)

  • Ag Law in the Field – Texas A&M AgriLife Extension (Tiffany Lashmet) – Jan 30, 2020

• Estate Planning Docs 101 The Basics

  • Texas Farm Bureau (Lubbock) – July 2019

• Estate Planning Docs. & Probate Properties 101 The Basics

  • Lubbock Association of Realtors – “Business Builder” – July 2019

• Law 101 – The Basics: What Ag. Communicators Need to Know

  • Texas Tech University Davis College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources – Spring 2019

• Business Entities & Intellectual Property: An Introduction

  • Lubbock Chamber of Commerce Young Entrepreneurs Academy – December 2018

• Law 101 – The Basics: What Ag. Communicators Need to Know

  • Texas Tech University Davis College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources – Spring 2018

• Texas Legislative Update 2017 – 85th Legislative Session (Co-Authors: multiple)

  • Texas Tech University School of Law Inn of Court – March 20, 2018

• The Electoral College “One Person, One Vote[?]” (Co-Authors: multiple)

  • Texas Tech University School of Law Inn of Court – 2016

• Growing Justice

  • The Agriculturist – Texas Tech University Davis College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources – Jan 1, 2014

• All Texas State Courts

• All U.S. District Courts of Texas (Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts)

• Legal Aid of Northwest Texas: Advisory Committee (2021-Present)

• Serve Lubbock non-profit: Director, Board of Directors (2021-Present)

• Milestone Leadership: Mentor (2021-Present)

• Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo: Scholarship Alumni Mentor (2021)

• Lubbock Chamber of Commerce: Committees, Ambassador, Young Entrepreneurs Mentor, guest speaker, etc.

• Texas Tech University Davis College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Dept. of Ag. Education & Communications: Guest speaker

• Texas Tech University School of Law: Guest speaker, BoB Judge, Energy-Law Moot Court Team Coach, Mock Interviewer, etc.

• Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo: Alumni Task Force (2018-June 2021)