Julie’s practice focuses on estate planning, estate administration, and tax-exempt organizations. She is board certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Representative Experience

  • Preparation of complex wills and trusts
  • Estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer tax planning
  • Charitable planning, including the formation and administration of private foundations
  • Marital property planning
  • Estate and trust administration
  • Formation and governance of business and non-profit entities
  • Business succession planning

Professional Qualifications ​​

  • Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law, 2007
  • Admitted to Texas Bar, 1995 

Education & Other Background  

  • J.D., 1994, College of William and Mary (Order of the Coif, William and Mary Law Review)
  • B.A., 1990, College of William and Mary
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Rebecca Beach Smith, United States District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
  • Briefing Attorney to the Honorable John Cornyn, Supreme Court of Texas
  • Associate, Jenkens & Gilchrist, P.C., Austin, Texas (1995-2001); Associate & Of Counsel, Graves, Dougherty, Hearon & Moody, P.C. (2001-2014)

Community Activities 

  • Board of Directors, The Austin Project
  • Volunteer Legal Services
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Past Director, The Catholic Foundation – Diocese of Austin
  • Past Director, Girl Scouts – Lone Star Council
“In drafting my mother’s will, Julie Frey was efficient, responsive, and her legal advice was thorough and understandable. Big firm quality; small firm feel.”
“Julie Frey has prepared my wife’s and my wills and set up a trust on our behalf. Additionally, she guided me through a very difficult period when I had power of attorney for my sister, and then when I was executor of her estate. She handled everything with skill, discretion and sensitivity. I am very pleased to give this unqualified recommendation.”
“Julie Frey is a terrific estate planning lawyer with a deep understanding of business law and a great intuition for family issues. Pragmatic and thoughtful, she always has great suggestions about how to best accomplish what you want to achieve, for now and for the future.”