Alyssa grew up in Houston and attended the University of Texas at Austin. She returned to Houston to attend law school and graduated from South Texas College of Law, with honors, in 2014. Alyssa formerly practiced with James E. Brill, a highly respected estate planning and probate lawyer with over 60 years in practice, where she learned how rewarding it was to help guide clients through the estate planning and probate process. After the retirement of Mr. Brill, Alyssa joined a larger firm where she continued practicing in the same area.
Alyssa is Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization (2020) and was honored as a 2022 Rising Star by Thomson Reuters-Super Lawyers. Alyssa is also a contributor to The Texas Probate System, a manual published by The State Bar of Texas which gives other attorneys a guide for practicing probate in Texas.
Alyssa joined Schlanger Silver in 2020, where she focuses on estate planning and asset protection, wills and trusts, marital agreements, probate of wills and estate administration. Alyssa also has experience with corporate and business formation, and real estate transactions. She is a compassionate and detailed lawyer who will help guide you through the process of your estate planning and probate needs.
Alyssa’s Practice Includes
Wills and Related Documents (Wills, Revocable Trusts, Medical and Financial Powers of Attorney, and Living Wills)
Business Succession Planning
Corporate and Business Formation
Real Estate Transactions
University of Texas at Austin
B.A, Psychology, 2010
South Texas College of Law
J.D. (cum laude), 2014
Memberships and Affiliations
State Bar of Texas, Member, Estates and Probate Section
Contributor to The Texas Probate System, published by the State Bar of Texas
Texas Bar College, Member
Houston Bar Association Elder Law Committee, 2019-2020 Co-Chair
Houston Bar Association, Member
Houston Estate and Financial Forum, Member
Attorneys in Tax and Probate, Member
Alyssa is a member of the Young Alumni Council for South Texas College of Law Houston and volunteers with Houston Volunteer Lawyers. Since 2013, she has also served on the committee for the Marc Vandermeer Golf Classic benefiting Junior Achievement which has their tournament every year in April.
Recognitions and Awards
Rising Star, 2022 (by Thomson Reuters, as listed in Texas Monthly)
Houstonia Magazine Top Lawyer (Real Estate), 2021-2022
Board Certified, Estate Planning and Probate Law Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2020
Certified and eligible to practice as Attorney Ad Litem in Texas courts pursuant to the Texas Estates Code and Texas Government Code, under post September 2015 requirements.
Publications and Speeches
“Preparing Beneficiaries for Their Inheritance”
Presenter at the Intermediate and Advanced Estate Planning and Probate Course in June 2020
Presenter at the State Bar of Texas E-Texas Advanced Paralegal Seminar in September 2020
“Transfers on Death: Deeds and Vehicles”
Presenter at the Houston Volunteer Lawyers, Planning and Pro Bono Seminar in March 2020
Alyssa enjoys entertaining, traveling, being outdoors, and spending time with her friends and family.