The Frank, Elmore, Lievens, Chesney & Turet, L.L.P. Legal Team

We stand for expertise and years of experience in a wide variety of legal disciplines. Read our profiles below to get to know us better.

Richard C. Lievens

Attorney

 

Specializations:

  • Community Association Law
  • Probate, Wills, Estate Planning
  • Real Estate
  • Transactional

 

Education:

 

1976    Bachelor of Arts

           St. Edwards University

 

1979    Juris Doctorate

           University of Houston

 

1979    Admitted to Bar

 

  Admitted to Practice:

  • Texas State Courts

  

Professional Development/Memberships:

  • American Bar Association (Member, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section)
  • Houston Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas (Committee Member, Condominium and Cooperative Housting Committee, 1984 - 1988)
  • Community Association Institute (Director, Houston Chapter, 1985 - 1990; President 1987; Editor of Chapter Newsletter, 1988)

William S. Chesney, III

Attorney

 

Specializations:

  • Appeal/Appellate
  • Bankruptcy (Secured Creditor)
  • Business Litigation
  • Collections
  • Community Association Law
    • Collections
    • Deed Restriction Enforcement
    • Judicial Foreclosure
  • Complex Construction Litigation

 

Education:

 

1979    Bachelor of Arts

           Eureka College

 

1982    Juris Doctorate

           South Texas College of Law 

 

1983    Admitted to Bar

 

 Admitted to Practice:

  • Texas State Courts
  • U.S. District Court, Northern, Western and Southern Districts of Texas
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern, Western and Southern Districts of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

 

Professional Development/Memberships:

  • American Bar Association
  • Houston Bar Association (Fee Dispute Committee, 1988 - present; Judicial Liaison Committee, 1990 - present)
  • Federal Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas (Member, Litigation Section)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated 

Charles S. Turet, Jr.

Attorney

 

Specializations:

  • Arbitration/Mediation
  • Real Estate
  • Transactional

 

Education:

 

1968    Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting

           University of Texas

 

1971    Juris Doctorate

           University of Texas 

 

1971    Admitted to Bar

 

 Admitted to Practice:

  • Texas State Courts
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Tax Court

 

Professional Development/Memberships:

  • Board Certified in Commercial Real Estate Law and Residential Real Estate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

  • American Bar Association (Probate and Property and Business Law Section)
  • Houston Bar Association (Real Estate Section)
  • State Bar of Texas (Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section)

  • College of the State Bar of Texas

  • Texas College of Real Estate Attorneys
  • American Arbitration Association - Certified Mediator and Member of Panel of Neutrals

  • Commercial Construction Arbitration Panels

  • Commercial Arbitration Panel Training Workshop (AAA, October 1998)

  • Construction Industry Arbitration Training Workshop (AAA, November 1996)

  • Construction Industry Arbitration Training Workshop (AAA, November 1996) 

  • U.S. Army Reserve - Captain (Ret.) 1971 - 1986
  • Former General Counsel, Jetero Corporation and President, Jetero Properties, Inc., 1979 - 1986
  • Former Chairman - Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone No. 17, 1999 - 2012
  • Former President and Director, Memorial Meadows Civic Association, 1996 - 2005
  • Former President and Director of Village Place Community Association, 1982 - 1987
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated

Kristi A. Slaughter

Attorney

 

Specializations:

  • Community Association Law
  • Real Estate

 

Education:

 

1991    Bachelor of Business Administration, Finance/Marketing

           Baylor University

 

1994    Juris Doctorate

           Texas Tech School of Law

 

1994    Admitted to Bar

 

 Admitted to Practice:

  • Texas State Courts

  

Professional Development/Memberships:

  • Houston Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas

Kennard D. Piggee

Attorney

 

Specializations:

  • Probate, Wills, Estate Planning
  • Estate Litigation
  • Guardianship and Elder Law

 

Education:

 

1994    Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy and History

           University of Texas

           

2011    Juris Doctorate  (Cum Laude)

           Thurgood Marshall School of Law

           Texas Southern University

 

2011    Admitted to Bar

 

 Admitted to Practice:

  • Texas State Courts
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas

  

Professional Development/Memberships:

  • Houston Bar Association (Member, Probate, Trusts & Estate Section)
  • State Bar of Texas (Member, Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section)
  • Disability and Elder Law Attorneys Association
  • Attorneys in Tax and Probate
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • American Bar Association

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Edwin H. Frank, Jr.

Attorney, Of Counsel*

 

Education:

 

1941    Bachelor of Business Administration

           University of Texas

 

1948    Bachelor of Laws

           Tulane University

           University of Texas

 

1948    Admitted to Bar

 

 Admitted to Practice:

  • Texas State Courts

 

Professional Development/Memberships:

  • American Bar Association (Member, Committee on Title Aspects of Real Estate Transactions, 1963 - 1965)
  • Houston Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas (Chairman, General Practice Section, 1973 - 1974)
  • International Bar Association
  • American College of Mortgage Attorneys
  • American College of Real Estate Lawyers
  • Committee on Condominium and Cooperative Apartments (Chairman, 1974 - 1976)
  • Participated as a draftsman of the Uniform Condominium Act
  • Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section (Member of Council, 1978 - 1985)
  • Awarded Certificate from State Bar of Texas for 50 years of practice
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated

* Retired: Not engaged in active law practice

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Jerry L. Elmore

Attorney, Of Counsel

 

 Specializations:

  • Business Litigation
  • Complex Construction Litigation
  • Professional Liability

 

Education:

 

1967   Bachelor of Arts

          University of Houston

 

1970   Juris Doctorate

          South Texas College of Law

 

1970   Admitted to Bar

 

 Admitted to Practice:

  • Texas State Courts
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

 

  Professional Development/Memberships:

  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Houston Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated

 

William L. Van Fleet

Attorney, Of Counsel

 

Specializations:

  • Bankruptcy (Secured Creditor)
  • Business Litigation
  • Complex Construction Litigation
  • Complex Civil Litigation

 

Education:

 

1978   Bachelor of Arts, History (Magna Cum Laude)

          Texas Tech University

 

1981   Juris Doctorate (Cum Laude)

          University of Texas

 

1981   Admitted to Bar

 

 Admitted to Practice:

  • Texas State Courts
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern and Northern Districts
  • U.S. District Court, Southern and Northern Districts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

 

Professional Development/Memberships:

  • American Bar Association
  • Houston Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated