Vivian E. Ross-Bennett is an experienced attorney who focuses on legal issues involving estate planning and administration, probate, guardianship and trust litigation, and elder and special needs law. She has represented families, individuals, heirs, beneficiaries, trustees, estate executors, guardians, administrators, and creditors in Texas’ Travis, Hays, and Williamson Counties and in select matters in South Carolina.
Her twenty years of legal practice include private practice at Johnson, Toal & Battiste, P.A., in Columbia, South Carolina and seven years as the elected probate court judge for Orangeburg, South Carolina. After relocating to Texas in 2005, Ms. Ross-Bennett opened her own practice in northwest Austin. She is licensed to practice law in Texas and South Carolina and is a Texas Certified Guardianship Attorney ad Litem.
Ms. Ross-Bennett attended the University of South Carolina School of Law and holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee. She is a member of the Austin Black Lawyers Association, the Real Property and Probate Section of the Texas State Bar, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the Austin and Williamson County Bar Associations, the College of the State Bar of Texas, and the South Carolina Bar Association.
Ms. Ross-Bennett has served as a volunteer estate planning attorney for the Capital Area Aids Legal Project and is a board member for the Crutcher Memorial Youth Enrichment Center. She enjoys sharing her legal knowledge and experience in West Texas as a presenter for churches and for civic and professional organizations.