Dulaney G. “Dee” Steer


Dulaney G. “Dee” Steer is a senior partner in the firm’s Estate Planning, Probate and Nonprofit Organizations practice group.  He has prepared numerous estate planning documents, including complex wills, irrevocable trusts, revocable trusts, prenuptial agreements, limited partnership documents, and limited liability company documents. Mr. Steer also works closely with clients in addressing their unique family and business issues.

On behalf of various individual and corporate trustees and executors, grantors, beneficiaries, and heirs, Mr. Steer has handled trust and estate administration matters and trust and will interpretation/modification lawsuits. He has prepared numerous estate tax returns and has represented clients before the IRS in the examination of  estate and gift tax returns, both in audits and on appeals. He also has represented clients in Tax Court litigation. He advises clients on the formation, operation and financing of nonprofit corporations and charitable trusts. He works closely with numerous public charities and private foundations on various corporate governance and tax matters and assists clients in structuring charitable gifts and grants.

In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Steer serves on the boards of local charities, including the Sid W. Richardson Foundation, the Lee and Ramona Bass Foundation, Performing Arts Fort Worth, Inc., The Philecology Foundation, and Event Facilities Fort Worth, Inc. As voted on by local attorneys, Mr. Steer has been recognized by the Fort Worth Business Press and Fort Worth Magazine as one of the city’s top attorneys in estate planning. Since 2007, Mr. Steer has been listed as The Best Lawyers in America® for his work in the trusts and estates area.

  • Tarrant County Probate Bar Association
  • Tarrant County Bar Association, Tax & Estate Planning Section
  • Best Lawyers in America®, U.S. News & World Report, 2007-2025
    • Nonprofit | Charities Law
    • Trusts and Estates
  • Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2008-2024
    • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Top Attorney, 360 West magazine
    • Attorneys for Nonprofit, 2017-2024
    • Wills, Trusts, Estates, and Probates, 2019
  • Top Attorney, Fort Worth Magazine, 2012, 2014, 2021, 2023
    • Nonprofit Law
  • Attorney of Excellence, Elite 100, Fort Worth Business Press, 2004
  • Attorney of Excellence, Fort Worth Business Press, 2003
    • Estate and Probate Law
  • The University of Oklahoma College of Law, J.D., 1982
    • Oklahoma Law Review, Note Editor, 1980-1982
    • Order of the Coif
  • The University of Texas, B.A., with honors, 1977
  • State Bar of Oklahoma, 1982
  • State Bar of Texas, 1986
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1983
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • Author, “Municipal Corporations: A Recommended Procedure for Accelerating or Revoking Continued Sentences,” 34 Okla. L.Rev. 152 (1981)
  • Editor, “Legal References,” a handbook for the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Municipal Courts. 1st Ed. (1980)
  • Lecturer, Oklahoma City University School of Law, Annual Family Law Seminars (1984-1987)
Best Lawyers in America®, Trusts and Estates, U.S. News & World Report, 2007-2025