About Stephen A. Mendel


Stephen A. Mendel is a member of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys, a national organization that serves the needs of legal professionals whose practices focus on estate planning and asset protection. The Academy fosters excellence among its members and helps them deliver the highest possible service to their clients. Stephen A. Mendel provides a broad spectrum of strategies and planning tools that can accomplish very diverse goals.

Mr. Mendel is an attorney who focuses a substantial part of his practice on estate planning. Mr. Mendel’s guiding principle is to provide his clients with quality legal services tailored to each client’s specific needs and goals.

Mr. Mendel has been providing quality estate planning for Houston and surrounding area clients for many years. His firm helps numerous people who are concerned about protecting their families from the devastating legal effects of disability and death. The aim of the firm is to help you accomplish your estate planning goals and to take the mystery out of the planning process.

Specific services include, but are not necessarily limited to, design and preparation of wills & trusts, asset protection, use of family limited partnerships as part of the planning process, buy-sell agreements, business counseling, and succession of closely held, family owned businesses. Mr. Mendel is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys.

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Mr. Mendel is a graduate of the School of Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin. He graduated with high honors and received recognition as a College Scholar. After practicing as an architect for several years, he attended South Texas College of Law, where he received his Juris Doctor, graduating summa cum laude. While there, he served as Executive Editor of the Law Journal and received substantial recognition for his academic and literary achievements.

Mr. Mendel was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1987, and is a member of the Houston Bar Association. Mr. Mendel also served two years as a briefing attorney for a U. S. District Court judge, and is a former associate of a nationally recognized law firm.


Steve and his family live in Houston, Texas. In his spare time, Steve enjoys coaching youth basketball. He also enjoys cycling, tennis, golf, water skiing, and snow skiing.