Experience

RESULTS FOR CLIENTS

Experienced Texas Probate Lawyers

  • We have handled hundreds of estates from simply probating a will to disputed estates involving millions of dollars.
  • We make a commitment to quote fixed-fee arrangements when possible, and stick to that arrangement.
  • We strive to take the guess work and fear out of the process. We tell you what to expect and
    what will it cost.
  • We handle dozens of guardianships a year.
  • We appear in the Probate/Guardianship courts in the entire metroplex – Dallas, Tarrant, Collin, Denton, Ellis and Rockwall counties.
Experienced Texas Probate Lawyers

DAVID M. PYKE

DAVID M. PYKE
David M. Pyke

More than 30 years of Experience

Academic Background

  • Honor graduate (cum laude) of Southern Methodist University Law School
  • Order of the Coif
  • Law Review Editor
  • Order of Barristers
  • Honor graduate (magna cum laude) of Baylor University business school
  • Major in Accounting
  • Passed CPA exam on first attempt in 1983

Professional Honors and Organizations

  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Highest rating (AV) by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court
  • Texas Bar; Licensed by the Supreme Court of Texas
  • Member of  Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section of the State Bar of Texas
  • Licensed to practice in all Texas state trial and appellate courts, including the Supreme Court of Texas
  • Licensed to practice in the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Texas
  • Licensed to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Eighth Circuits
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation 1998 – present

AMANDA BULLINGTON STIDGER

AMANDA BULLINGTON STIDGER
Amanda Bullington Stidger

 

Mrs. Stidger is a 2010 summa cum laude graduate of the Oklahoma City University School of law, and joined the firm of Pyke & Associates, P.C. in April 2011. Mrs. Stidger’s practice focuses on wills, trusts, probate and guardianships. (Her undergraduate degree is from Dallas Baptist University where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in Business Management. At Dallas Baptist University, Mrs. Stidger graduated summa cum laude and was on the Dean’s list, the President’s list, and was a member in good standing of Alpha Chi and Alpha Sigma Omega sororities)

Memberships and Ratings

Dallas Bar Assoc., Member Probate & Trust Section
Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Elder Law Committee
State Bar of Texas, REPTL Section

Academic Background

OKALAHOMA CITY UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
Juris Doctor, summa cum laude – 2010

Accomplishments:

  • OCU Law Review Staff Editor
  • Merit Scholar
  • Dean’s List
  • Faculty Honor roll
  • Phi Delta Phi
  • Recipient of CALI Awards

DALLAS BAPTIST UNIVERSITY
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Summa cum Laude – 2007

Accomplishments:

  • Dean’s List 2005- 2007
  • President’s List 2005 – 2007
  • Alpha Chi (honorary sorority)
  • Alpha Sigma Omega (service organization)

Publications

Tademy v. Union Pacific Corp.: Racially Hostile Work Environment Claim under Title VII and Section 1983; OCU Law Review Summer 2009, Vol. 34, Number 2


Ryan Trobee

Ryan Trobee
Ryan Trobee

 

Mr. Trobee is a 2014 graduate of the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. Mr. Trobee knew he wanted to practice probate, estate planning, and guardianships in law school. He clerked for the Honorable Judge Michael Miller in Dallas County Probate Court Three for two summers, and worked with a local nonprofit writing wills for the poor.

Upon graduation, Mr. Trobee practiced as a sole practitioner for two years, primarily in the estate planning, probate, and guardianship areas. He then joined Pyke & Associates in May of 2016.

Memberships and Ratings

Dallas Bar Assoc., Member Probate & Trust Section
Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Elder Law Committee
State Bar of Texas, REPTL Section

Academic Background

SMU DEDMAN SCHOOL OF LAW
Juris Doctor – 2014

BAYLOR UNIVERSITY
Bachelor of Arts in International Studies – 2011

Accomplishments:

  • Dean’s List 2007-2011
  • President’s List 2007-2011
  • Alpha Tau Omega – Chaplain
  • President of Mortar Board Honor Society

Stephanie M. Decker

Stephanie M. Decker

Ms. Decker is originally from Omaha, Nebraska. She graduated from Southern Methodist University, magna cum laude, in 2002. She earned her law degree from Emory University School of Law in Atlanta, Georgia. After graduating from law school in 2005, Ms. Decker obtained a Masters of Law, LLM, in International Business Law from the National University of Singapore. Ms. Decker spent the first eight years of her career either working in or travelling regularly to Shanghai, China. She returned to Dallas in 2014, and joined a boutique probate and fiduciary litigation firm where she specialized in disputes and litigation involving estates, trusts and guardianships. She is certified by the State Bar of Texas to serve as an Ad Litem in probate and guardianship matters.

Ms. Decker is very proud to be an active volunteer with Equest, an organization that provides Therapeutic Horsemanship for children and adults with disabilities. She is a member in good standing with the Junior League of Dallas.

Academic Background

Emory University School of Law
Juris Doctor – Dean’s List 2004 – 2005

Southern Methodist University
Honor graduate (magna cum laude) of Cox School of Business and Dedman School of Liberal Arts; Dean’s List 1998 – 2002

National University of Singapore
LLM – Masters in International Business Law

Professional Organizations:

  • Licensed by the Supreme Court of Texas and the New York State Bar
  • Member of the Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member of the Elder Law and the Probate, Trusts, and Estates Sections of the Dallas Bar Association
  • Licensed to practice in the United States District Courts for the Northern District of Texas