Accredited Estate Planners®
Award received November 2017
The University of Texas System

Donald O. Jansen is the only Hall of Fame honoree who received the recognition actually and literally on his birthday and in the city where he graduated from law school.

Mr. Jansen received his LL.M. from Georgetown University, his JD (cum laude) from Loyola University New Orleans, and his B.B.A. (magna cum laude) from Loyola University New Orleans where he was elected to the Blue Key Honor Society and Alpha Sigma Nu Honor Society.

Mr. Jansen, Assistant General Counsel at The University of Texas System, is a retired senior partner of Fulbright & Jaworski (now Norton Rose Fulbright) who is a fellow of both the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and the American College of Tax Counsel. Jansen, a specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law, is certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and is past Probate Editor of the Newsletter of the Real Estate, Trust and Estate Law Section.

He is a nationally recognized speaker of decades who has authored or co-authored four booklets in the ABA Insurance Counselor series and served as Chair of the Committee of Significant Current Literature and Vice-Chair of the Insurance Committee of the Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section. Jansen served on the Federal Bar Association National Council and as president of the Houston Chapter.

Mr. Jansen is recognized as an Outstanding Eagle Scout by the National Association of Eagle Scouts. He is an 11-year member of the Advisory Committee at the University of Miami Law School's Philip Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning, where he has made 12 podium or panel presentations. His peers voted Jansen a Texas Super Lawyer in estate planning.

A nationally recognized expert on life insurance in estate and business planning, nonqualified deferred compensation and charitable giving, Mr. Jansen has spoken at prestigious venues including the Philip Heckerling Estate Planning Institute, NYU Federal Tax Institute, ACTEC meetings, Notre Dame Tax and Estate Planning Institute, Tulane Tax institute, American Institute of CPA, Society of Financial Service Professionals, Washington State Bar and Seattle Estate Planning Council Estate Planning Conference, National Association of Estate Planners & Councils, Association of Advance Life Underwriting Annual meetings, Southern Federal Tax Institute and numerous ABA, ALI/ABA, ABA/CLE courses. Jansen has been a frequent speaker before bar associations, estate planning councils and life insurance professional groups.

A Vietnam-era Army captain who served in the JAG Corps, Mr. Jansen has served as Chair of the City of Houston Ethics Committee, President of Congressman Bill Archer's Student Intern Foundation and member of Loyola University New Orleans President's Council. He is a director of the D.C. based American Women Writers National Museum, a non-profit founded by his wife Hon. Janice Law who has served on the county criminal court bench and is an award-winning journalist and author.

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