Who We Are

Diane Hebner Education and Experience History

Ms. Hebner received her law degree from the University of Texas School of Law in 1981, and served as a staff attorney at the Texas Supreme Court from 1984 to 1991.  Ms. Hebner is rated AV®Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell legal directory, the highest available peer-reviewed rating for attorneys’ ethics and ability.  She is listed in the 2011 Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers, and is admitted to practice in Texas and in the U.S. District for the Western District of Texas.  She was president of Family Eldercare in 2008, and a Board Member from 2001-2007.  She was president of Travis County Women Lawyers Association in 1989, and has been a member of the Central Texas Collaborative Family Law Practice Group 
since 2002. She is a past Board Member of Austin Lawyer Referral and a past volunteer at the Women’s Advocacy Project.

Ms. Hebner recognizes that litigation is expensive and can be devastating to family relationships.  Consequently, she helps clients avoid it whenever possible, while at the same time helping to ensure that the client’s interests are safeguarded. 

Papers and Speaking Appearances

The Basics of Elder Law.  LawReviewCLE Seminar, Austin, Texas, August 14, 2012.

Do I Need a Will?  Presented at numerous churches, recreation centers, and workplace human resources departments in Austin, Texas, including Employees Retirement System, Texas National Guard, and the J.J. “Jake” Pickle Applied Research Lab.  2000-present.

Insurance to Fund all or Part of Long-Term Care Costs.  National Business Institute Seminar, Austin, Texas, February 26, 2009. 

Legal Documents for Young Adults.  Del Valle Opportunity Center, Austin, Texas, January 24, 2002.

Estate Planning for Non-Taxable Estates.  State Bar College Summer School, Galveston, Texas, July 27, 2000.

Grandparents’ Rights.  Elder Law Institute, Houston & Dallas, Texas, February 19 & 26, 1999.

Family Law Issues & the Elderly.  Elder Law Conference, Austin & Dallas, Texas, June 4-5, 1998.

Living Wills.  Pflugerville Parents of Special Needs Children, Pflugerville, Texas, November 14, 1995.