Kathleen T. Whitehead is a certified elder law attorney* and Texas probate lawyer in San Antonio. Her practice emphasizes elder law issues like minor and adult guardianship, medicaid planning, estate planning and probate. In her law practice Ms. Whitehead helps seniors, care givers and families to plan for their future legal and personal needs. She expands traditional estate planning to include planing for life issues surrounding aging.
Ms. Whitehead entered private practice in 1992. She received her doctorate of Jurisprudence from Lewis and Clark College, Northwestern School of Law, in Portland, Oregon, in 1985. She was licensed to practice law in Texas in May of 1990 and has been a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys since 1994.
Prior to opening her elder law practice, Ms. Whitehead worked with seniors, first at Lutheran Social Services in Spokane, Washington, then at Morningside Ministries in San Antonio, Texas. At Morningside, Ms. Whitehead obtained her Nursing Home Administrator's license (currently on inactive status).
Ms. Whitehead often speaks on elder law topics to both professional groups and lay people. Her speaking engagements have included the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Texas Bar Association, San Antonio Young Lawyer’s Association, San Antonio Bar Association Seminars, and seminars for nursing home administrators and nurses. She addresses topics such as decision making standards in guardianships; how to avoid a guardianship; probate versus trusts; estate planning basics; medicaid planning; and planning for long-term care.
* recognized but not certified by the Texas Board of Certification