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Stephen Jody Helman

Stephen Jody Helman, American lawyer. Bar: Texas, 1978; certified estate planning and probate law, 1987.


  • Helman, Stephen Jody was born on December 14, 1949 in Houston, Texas, United States.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Spanish and Religion, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, 1971. Postgraduate, Perkins School Theology, 1971—1973. Juris Doctor with honors, University Texas, 1978.


    • Associate Graves, Dougherty, Hearon & Moody, Austin, Texas, 1978-1985, partner, shareholder, 1985-1993. Partner Osborne, Lowe, Helman & Smith, LLP, 1993-2000, Osborne & Helman, LLP, Austin, 2001—2005, Osborne, Helman, Knebel & Deleery, LLP, since 2006. Exam commissioner in estate planning and probate law, Texas Board Legal Specialization, 1990-1994.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Texas, 1978; certified estate planning and probate law, 1987.


    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Fellow American College Trust and Estate Counsel (member professional standards committee 1990-1993). Member American Bar Association (member real property, probate, and trust law sections), College of the State Bar of Texas, State Bar Texas (member real property, probate and trust law sections), Travis County Bar Association (member probate and estate planning section, president 1991-1992, director 1989-1992, ex-officio director 1992-1993), Order of Coif.



    Nature photography, hiking.


    • Married Gail Stevenson, 1974. Children: Kimberley Brooke, Courtney Elizabeth, Caitlin Rebecca.
    • spouse: Gail Stevenson
    • children: Kimberley Brooke Helman
    • Courtney Elizabeth Helman
    • Caitlin Rebecca Helman
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    Born December 14, 1949
    (age 67)