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Dorrell J. Brister

Dorrell J. Brister Attorney

 (318) 445-6471
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Dorrell J. Brister joined Gold Weems in 1989.  She is a CPA, attorney, and board-certified specialist in the areas of Tax Law as well as Estate Planning and Administration. Throughout her career, Dorrell has engaged in an active tax law practice with particular focus on estate planning, probate, trusts and commercial transactions.
                                    

Representative Matters
  • Handles complex estate planning issues.
  • Handled numerous tax disputes with the IRS, including litigation in tax court.
  • Has handled numerous complex estate administrations.
  • Representation of local sales and use tax authorities on large collection matters.

 

Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.
Recognitions
  • 2016 Causidicus Award by Alexandria Bar Association
  • Recognized The Best Lawyers in America 2016 and prior
  • Order of the Coif
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Moot Court Board (1986 - 1987)
  • Co-winner of the Robert Lee Tullis Moot Court Competition (1987)
  • Louisiana State University Jessup International Law Moot Court Team , District Winner and Semi-Finalist in National Competition (1987)
Professional and Civic Activities
  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Fellow
  • Council of the Louisiana State Law Institute, Member
  • Alexandria Bar Association
    • Member, Nominating Committee (1991 - 1992)
    • Chair, Young Lawyers Section Bench Bar Conference Committee (1989 - 1990)
    • Member, Continuing Legal Education Committee (1990 - 1991)
    • Treasurer (1994 - 1996)
    • Vice-President (1999 - 2000)
    • President (2000 - 2001)
  • Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization
    • Board-Certified Tax Law Specialist
    • Board-Certified Estate Planning & Administration Specialist
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
    • Member, sections on Corporate & Business Law, Taxation, Trusts, Estate, Probate & Immovable Property Law
    • Chair, Tax Specialization Advisory Commission (2000 - 2001)
  • State Bar of Texas
    • Member, sections on Real Estate, Probate and Trust, Taxation
  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
    • Fellow
  • Crossroads-American Inn of Court of Alexandria-Pineville
    • Member (1989 - 2005)
    • Master of the Bench (2004 - 2005)
  • Louisiana Law Institute Council
    • Practicing Attorney Member (2009 - 2015)
  • Louisiana Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Alexandria Society of Certified Public Accountants
Publications and Presentations
  • Frequent seminar speaker on the topics of Taxation and Estate Planning.

Education

  • Louisiana State University, J.D., 1987
  • Louisiana State University, M.S., 1977
  • Louisiana State University, B.S., 1972

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Texas
  • Supreme Court of Louisiana
  • United States District Courts
    • Eastern District of Louisiana
    • Middle District of Louisiana
    • Western District of Louisiana
  • United States Court of Appeals
    • Fifth Circuit
  • United States Tax Court