K.T. Whitehead certified elder law attorney

About K.T. Whitehead, CELA

K.T. Whitehead, Elder Law Attorney

Law Office of K.T. Whitehead
Kathleen (K.T.) T. Whitehead
3004 Nacogdoches Rd.
San Antonio, TX 78217
(210) 930-4300

Professional CV


  • J.D. Degree, Lewis and Clark College, Northwestern School of Law, Portland, OR, 1984
  • B.S. Degree, Lewis and Clark College (Political Science), Portland OR, 1978
  • Certified Elder Law Attorney, Fall 2002

Professional Activities

  • State Bar of Texas, chair, Advanced Elder Law and Guardianship, CLE
  • Board of Directors, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, 2007
  • Board Member, National Elder Law Foundation, the certification entity for Elder Law attorneys, 2006
  • Board Member, Texas Chapter, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, 2004-present
  • Member, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (national and state)
  • Member, San Antonio Bar Association, San Antonio, Elder Law Section and the Unauthorized Practice of Law local section Terrell Heights Neighborhood Association, president, 2007
  • Planning committee for Docket Call 1992, San Antonio, Tx.
  • ARC San Antonio Board of Directors, 1993 to 1996

Law-Related Publications and Presentations

  • Presentation for Arden Courts Alzheimers's Assisted Living San Antonio, TX. Ask the Expert Event, October 13, 2010.
  • Presentation for Texas National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Houton, TX. Medicaid and Guardianships, September 11, 2010.
  • Presentation for San Antonio CPA Symposium, Holistic Approach to Aging and Legal Issues, August 13, 2010.
  • Presentation for Arden Courts, San Antonio, Texas. Caregiver Guardianship vs Power of Attorneys, April 2010
  • Presentation and paper for State Bar of Texas, Dallas, TX. Medicaid Issues in a Guardianship, April 2010
  • Presentation for the Association of Retarded Citizens, San Antonio, Texas, Special Needs Trusts 101, March 2010
  • Presentation for the Elder and Adult Care Mediation Training, San Antonio, Texas, Basics of Elder Law with Specific Emphasis on Guardianship and Capacity Issues, September 2009
  • Presentation for Nix Foundation Grand Rounds, Nix Hospital, San Antonio, Texas, Capacity Exam from a Legal Perspective, July 2009
  • Presentation for the Arc of San Antonio, Guardianship and Special Needs Trust,June 2009
  • Presentation and Paper, State Bar of Texas Advance Elder Law and Guardianship Legal Capacity Standards in Texas, 2008
  • Presentation for Arden Courts Alzheimer's Assisted Living, San Antonio, Texas, How to Recognize Your Elder's Legal Needs, September 2008
  • Presentation for Alzheimer's Association, San Antonio, Texas, Medicaid planning, estate planning, guardianships and probate, March 2008
  • Presentation for The People's Law School/St. Mary's University School of Law & San Antonio Bar Association, Living Wills and Powers of Attorney, February, 2008
  • Presentation for Texas Specialty Hospital, Medical Capacity, November 2007
  • Presentation for Senior Bridge, South Texas Geriatric Education Center at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, and the Geriatric Research Education, and Clinical Center, STVHCS, ALMD, Medico-Legal Issues in Aging: A Capacity & Competence, @ September 2007
  • Presentation for the 4th Annual Down Syndrome Conference, Special Needs Trusts, September 2007
  • Presentation, Spring 2007, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Attorneys as Guardians
  • Presentation, Spring, 2006, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Proposed Uniform Guardianship Jurisdictional Code.
  • Presentation, Spring 2006, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Tucson, Elder Law Certification Courses
  • Presentation, Fall, 2005, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Tucson, Elder Law Certification Courses
  • Presentation and paper for State Bar of Texas, Austin, Texas Elder Law Seminar, Spring 2004 Buyer Beware: Assisted Living.
  • Presentation, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Fall Institute 2003, HIPAA, An Advocates Perspective, Dallas, TX, Nov., 2003.
  • Presentation, Transfer Penalties and the Application Process, paper by Clyde Farrel, Medical Educational Services, San Antonio, TX, Sept., 2003.
  • Presentation, Legislative Update, Texas Chapter of Elder Law Attorney’s, paper by Glen Karish September 2003
  • Presentation, Advocating for your client under HIPAA, Arden Courts, CE for social workers and nurses, August, 2003
  • Presentation, Medicaid Basics, Nix Specialty Hospital, San Antonio, TX, July 2003
  • Presentation and paper, State Bar of Texas, Dallas, Texas Advanced Guardianship Seminar, 2003, Case Law Update in Guardianships
  • Presentation, Oaks Club, February 2003, Elder Law, why it matters.
  • Presentation, Oasis, January 2003, Wills, Probate and Trusts.
  • Presentation and paper, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Fall Institute 2002, Substituted Judgement v. Best Interest.
  • Presentation, Medicaid Benefits in Texas: Passing the Means Test, Medical Educational Services, Summer, 2002.
  • Presentation, San Antonio Certified Financial Planners, August, 2002, Paying for Long Term Care
  • Presentation, San Antonio Bar Association Elder Law Section seminar, San Antonio, Texas, November 15, 2001, Fraud: as case study.
  • Presentation, Medicaid Benefits in Texas, Medical Educational Services, San Antonio, TX, June, 2001.
  • Presentation and paper, Elder Law Issues, Lorman Educational Services, San Antonio, TX, August, 2001
  • Presentation and Paper, Problems in Guardianship, Docket Call 2000, Texas Young Lawyers Association, San Antonio, Tx, January, 2000
  • Presentation and Paper, Corpus Christe Estate Planners Counsel, March 2000, Corpus Christi, TX
  • Presentation, Lorman Educations Services, Personal Injury Settlements and Medicaid, San Antonio, TX, August 2000
  • Presentation and Paper, Guardianship Basics, San Antonio Young Lawyers Association Docket Call in Probate Court, San Antonio, TX, January 1998

3004 Nacogdoches Road, San Antonio, TX 78217
Phone: (210) 930-4300
Fax: (210) 804-1298