Jeff Knebel practices primarily in the areas of probate and fiduciary litigation involving executors, trustees, attorneys, and other fiduciaries, will contests, guardianships, and estate planning and probate issues, representing both fiduciaries and beneficiaries. He also handles contentious trust cases that involve advising settlors, trustees, protectors, and asset holders in high value disputes relating to the validity and management of domestic and international trusts and foreign asset protection structures. He frequently represents charitable organizations in a wide variety of controversies and planning opportunities, and thoroughly enjoys being generously involved in philanthropic endeavors that benefit the community as a whole and that advance God’s kingdom.

Jeff focuses on aggressively representing both fiduciary clients and beneficiaries in litigated matters throughout the state of Texas. Jeff considers that each client’s situation, including their families or legal problems, are unique, and devotes his personal experience and attention to each client’s dilemma. He brings over twenty-three years of specialized expertise in these types of litigation.

He also has significant jury and bench trial experience in real estate-related litigation and commercial litigation, including representing individuals and large and small businesses in contract disputes, breach of fiduciary duty cases, fraud and misrepresentation claims, defamation cases, and insurance coverage disputes.

His mission is to make sure that his clients know they are protected, strongly and effectively represented, and served through sacrificial leadership. He has successfully represented clients in extremely complicated matters involving multi-million dollar lawsuits, by bringing a firm yet well thought out approach to solve his client's problems at a very difficult time in their lives.

Professional Memberships & Honors

  • Texas Monthly Super Lawyers (2020-2023)
  • Member, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
  • Member, Austin Bar Association
  • Member, State Bar of Texas
  • Member, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member, Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners
  • Past Member, Young Men’s Business League of Austin

Personal & Charitable Activities

  • Elder, Austin Christian Fellowship, 2016-Present
  • Board Director, LifePlus Schools, 2019-Present
"Jeff was referred to me over two years ago because of his expertise in estate litigation and I have been very pleased with his extensive knowledge of estate law. Jeff became familiar with several complex matters in a very limited time frame which was critical. I know that I am not Jeff’s only client; but he makes me feel as though I am. My calls and emails are always promptly answered. He consistently answers my questions thoroughly but succinctly. He only contacts me when there is essential information to communicate. These efficient and effective communications between us have kept my legal expenses to a minimum while simultaneously making timely progress on my estate matters. I would not hesitate to recommend Jeff as an estate law attorney."

Leesa L. Barton


"Jeff is an excellent attorney and an even better person. I have been working with Jeff on complicated trust and estate matters, and simply put, he has great judgment, on both the “hard” legal issues, but also the “soft” relational issues, which are oftentimes more important. I greatly respect his Christian faith, which I share. For me, it is very important to be equally yoked with such an important advisor and counselor. And he is a big and tough guy, which could also come in handy!"

Charles Preston


"I have known Jeff Knebel for over 13 years and worked with him on various legal matters throughout that timeframe. Jeff is a man of high character and integrity. He consistently performs his legal duties at a top level with utmost diligence and tenacity. It’s clear that his faith is a cornerstone of his foundation from which all his other virtues prevail. My family has been fortunate to have Jeff in our lives on many levels, and it has been a privilege to know him and work with him."

Blake Davenport


"I have been a client and have known Jeff Knebel for several years now. Being faced with very complex legal matters is scary and stressful, so I knew I needed a first string attorney. After spending a significant amount of time searching for an attorney in South Texas to represent me, I was fortunate to find Jeff. He is absolutely one of the best! His legal acumen, professionalism, and expertise is tremendous. Just as important to me, is that he cares. Having a good attorney is one thing, but having one that you can trust, and is calming in the worst of times, is rare. Having spent many years as an executive in the Fortune 500 world dealing with legal matters of all types, my vetting process is tough. After being so impressed with Jeff, I felt compelled to publicly share, for the first time, my personal thoughts about Jeff, particularly for those that may have uncertainty with the difficult task of finding a top tier attorney you can trust."

Eric Holman