Thomas J. Houser, a Senior Shareholder at Davis, Brown, Koehn, Shors & Roberts, P.C., was named one of the top 100 attorneys in the nation by Worth Magazine in its December 2006 issue. Houser was selected by Worth's editorial staff for a second consecutive year on the basis of exceptional legal expertise and outstanding interpersonal skills. Houser is the only representative from the State of Iowa.
To pare down its list of nominees, the Worth Magazine editorial staff identified those attorneys who think beyond the numbers and routine of their daily work. Nominees were asked to provide examples of strategic recommendations made for their clients. Nominees were also evaluated based on their years of practice, time behind the desk and experience in court.
Worth editor Emily DeNitto stated, "There were many impressive and qualified nominees, but those who made it to the final list did so because they had a keen sense of service. They understand the importance of being accessible to their clients and the delicacy of many issues they deal with."
Houser was named to the inaugural list of Worth Magazine's Top 100 Attorneys in December 2005. Earlier this year, Houser was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, a no-fee, peer review referral list of attorneys. In December 2004, Houser was named a Fellow in the American Trust and Estates Council (ACTEC), which is comprised of lawyers who are experienced in and committed to improving the fields of estate planning, probate and trust law.
Houser practices in the areas of estate planning, business succession planning and probate administration. In particular, his practice focuses on drafting comprehensive estate plans, handling complex estate and trust administration, recommending charitable giving techniques, and advising on advanced directives and probate avoidance.
Houser is a native of Belmond, Iowa, and practices in the firm's West Des Moines office.
Founded in 1929, Davis, Brown, Koehn, Shors & Roberts, P.C. offers comprehensive legal representation to clients ranging from private individuals to Fortune 500 corporations. Among the 62 attorneys are practitioners in virtually all areas of federal and state law. Many of the firm's attorneys are listed in Best Lawyers in America and Chambers USA. The firm is a member of Lex Mundi, the leading worldwide association of independent law firms, and World Services Group, the top international network of professional service firms, enabling the firm to provide clients access to legal advice in 101 countries around the world.