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Susan Morgan, Firm Administrator received her BBA in Marketing from the University of Texas at San Antonio, and is a graduate of the Texas School of Trust Banking. Susan was a Trust Officer for 25 years, having worked for three national banking organizations. She retired as Senior Vice President and Manager of the Dallas office of a multi-billion dollar trust and private banking firm. She is an avid community volunteer and active member of the Rotary Club of Fort Worth. She is currently serving as president of the Fort Worth Chapter, Association of Legal Administrators.

Cindi Adler is a litigation/trial paralegal working in the areas of guardianship, probate, estate planning and probate litigation. Ms. Adler received her Certified Legal Assistant degree from Southwestern Professional Institute in Houston, Texas. She has been employed in the area of litigation since 1984, and has a total of 26 years of litigation and trial experience. Her experience as a paralegal has included oil and gas production, contract, environmental, employment, labor and benefit law. Ms. Adler is a member of the Fort Worth Paralegal Association, Tarrant County Probate Bar Association and a former member of the Houston Paralegal Association.

Laura Stovall works as a litigation/trial paralegal in addition to working in areas of guardianship, probate, and estate planning. She has 18 years experience as a legal secretary/legal assistant with various law firms. She also holds a diploma as Legal Information Specialist from ESS College of Business, Dallas, Texas. Ms. Stovall is a member of the Fort Worth Paralegal Association.

Mary Ellen McMahon is a paralegal, working in the areas of guardianship, probate and estate planning. Ms. McMahon has a very diverse accounting background, with 25+ years of accounting/financial experience, including general ledger analysis, comprehensive reviews of financial statements and tax returns, budgets, receivables/payables, risk management, and daily operational issues. She is a member of the Texas Probate Bar Association and the Tarrant County Paralegal Association.

Dawn Sharp,accounting paralegal, is a Certified Public Accountant licensed with the State of Texas. She received per B.B.A. from Iowa State University in 1982, and her M.S. Taxation from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1994. She has a wide variety of accounting experience, including estate & trust taxation and administration in Iowa and Texas, corporate financial accounting, construction job costing and contract performance reporting, payroll administration and tax compliance, and public accounting tax. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Laura Mitchell, file clerk and paralegal trainee, has a B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis and has completed the Boston University Paralegal Certificate program.

Diane Miner handles the accounting and administration responsibilities. She has been employed in the legal field since 1983.

Nicole Hogan is the firm’s receptionist. She is usually the first voice you hear when you call the office.

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Bakutis, McCully & Sawyer, P.C.
500 W. Seventh Street, Suite 725
Fort Worth, TX 76102

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The Fort Worth estate planning attorneys and probate lawyers at Bakutis, McCully & Sawyer, P.C. advise North Texas clients about wills and trusts, real estate transactions, business formation, probate administration and litigation, and marital property. Our wills and trusts lawyers serve clients in the Fort Worth-Dallas Metroplex, Tarrant County, Johnson County, Hood County, Parker County, Denton County, Wise County, Bosque County, Jack County, Hill County, Fort Worth, Dallas, Southlake, Colleyville, Arlington, Burleson, Granbury, Cleburne, Jacksboro, Hillsboro, Grandview, Bridgeport, and Weatherford, Texas.