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Thomas D. Swann

Of Counsel


Thomas D. Swann has worked extensively in the estate planning and probate area since 1977. He has prepared estate planning documents on a regular basis, including wills, trusts and powers of attorney, and has handled a wide variety of probate matters. He has provided regular advice to a major Texas public charity and has worked extensively with many individuals to develop plans to reduce transfer taxes. He has also carried on a broad general business practice.


Civic & Professional

State Bar of Texas

Waco-McLennan County Estate Planning Council, Past Director

Waco-McLennan County Bar Association

Waco Crime Stoppers, Past Chairman

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, President of Endowment Fund

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Past Member of Vestry

Ridgewood Country Club, Past Member of Board of Directors

Beyond the Law

When not in the office, he is keeping up with his favorite sport, Tennis. He is also a Charter Member of the Texas Map Society, an organization dedicated to the preservation of historical maps and the history of cartography.

Certifications & Specialties

Certifications & Specialties

Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1987 - 2022


  • State of Texas, 1977


The University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1977

  • With Honors
  • Order of the Coif
  • Prentice-Hall Award for Highest Grade – Federal Income Tax
  • American Jurisprudence Award for Highest Grade – Wills and Estates

Washington and Lee University, B.A. in Economics, 1974

  • cum laude
  • Phi Eta Sigma

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