Tammy C. Manning

Tammy C. Manning

Tammy Manning graduated from University of Houston with a business administration degree in 1986 and a law degree in 1989. She represented corporations, banks and insurance professionals and companies in commercial litigation matters before forming the partnership of Galligan & Manning in 1997. Since that time her practice has evolved to allow her to represent individuals and families in probate and trust disputes. Tammy has also successfully represented clients in appeals up to the Texas Supreme Court that have resulted in new law in Texas used to define the meaning of “nieces and nephews”, if those words are used in a will, and to confirm a right to a jury in a guardianship case.

She and Mary Galligan bought a Victorian home built in 1912 in the Montrose area of Houston, Texas, and converted it to office space while maintaining comfortable home-like surroundings for clients and staff.

Tammy is also a strong supporter of mediation in order to preserve and improve family relationships and limit the expense of litigation. She has successfully mediated probate disputes for other attorneys using her training and certification as a mediator. Tammy has also spoken at continuing legal education seminars and written legal papers presented at such seminars.

Tammy enjoys volunteer work through the Houston Bar Association, traveling, and long weekends in the Texas Hill Country.

Articles and Presentations:

“Modification and Termination of Trusts, and Trustee Resignations,” co-authored with Jason A. Cox; 2007 Lorman Seminar in Houston, Texas.

“Creditors’ Claims in Dependent Administrations,” co-authored with Jason A. Cox and Jeannine Flynn; 2006 Wills & Probate Institute, Houston, Texas.

“Drafting Around the Marriage Amendment,” co-authored with Hon. Russell Austin and Mary Galligan; presented at South Texas College of Law, April 2006.

“Jury Trials in Probate Court,”co-authored with Jason A. Cox; presented at Attorneys in Tax & Probate Meeting, April 2006, and 2004 Wills & Probate Institute, South College of Law.

“Surcharge Actions: The Bad, the Ugly, and the Uglier,” co-authored with Jason A. Cox and Nancy Hamren; 2005 Advanced Estate Planning and Probate Course, Fort Worth, Texas, and Houston Bar Association Probate, Trusts & Estates Section Meeting, October 2005.

“Top Ten Mistakes in Business Succession Planning,” Sterling Bank Women’s Business Initiative Luncheon, January 2004.

“Who Has Standing in Probate Court?” co-authored with Mary Galligan; presented at 2001 Wills & Probate Institute, South Texas College of Law.

“The Interaction of the DTPA and the Insurance Code;” co-authored by James L. Cornell; presented at 1993 and 1994 CLE seminars.

Updated and condensed “Good Faith – Bad Faith Litigation” by Hon. Alice Oliver Trevathan and Terry O. Tottenham; presented at 1988-89 continuing legal education seminars.

“Requests for Admissions, Interrogatories and Other Discovery Devices”; co-authored by Honorable Susan Soussan; presented at October 1990 and February 1991 Houston Bar Association CLE seminars.

“Procedural Considerations in Defending and Defeating Privileges,” co-authored with Hon. Alice Oliver Parrott; presented at October 1988 continuing legal education seminar.

Updated “Sanctions for Discovery Abuse” by Justice William W. Kilgarlin; presented at September 1988 continuing legal education seminar.