Professor Thomas M. Featherston Jr., the Mills Cox Professor of Law at Baylor Law School made a presentation, "Marital Property obstacles/Opportunities in Testamentary Planning," before the Tarrant County Probate Bar Association. The presentation took place on Dec. 6, 2012 in Forth Worth. The presentation is available here.
A frequent presenter at CLE events across the country that deal with marital property rights and trusts and estates. Featherston is a regular participant in the State Bar's annual Advanced Estate Planning and Probate Course, Advanced Drafting: Estate Planning and Probate Course and the Advanced Estate Planning Strategies Course, as well as other programs sponsored by the University of Texas, South Texas College of Law, the American Bar Association and other CLE providers.
Some of Featherston's most high-profile work has been on Texas legislation that deals with the subjects he teaches - marital property and trusts and estates. In the 1980s, he served as chairman of the State Bar committee tasked to revise the Texas guardianship statutes. In the 1990s, he served as chairman of the committee that revised the claims procedures of the Texas Probate Code.
He also co-chaired the State Bar's cooperative efforts with the Texas Legislature's Legislative Council in re-codifying the Texas Probate Code, the first and most comprehensive change in the statutory law affecting decedents' estates in more than 50 years.