Allan HowethOf Counsel, Fort Worth

Allan Howeth has represented clients in estate planning, probate, estate, gift and income tax practice since joining Cantey Hanger in 1963.

Mr. Howeth served as Managing Partner of the firm for twenty years, first serving as an interim Managing Partner, then as the elected Managing Partner from 1985 to 2004.

Principal Practice Areas


  • SMU School of Law (J.D., 1963, cum laude)
  • Texas Christian University (B.A., 1960)
  • Texas Tech University

Mr. Howeth is the former managing partner of the firm and is a former section head of the Taxation, Trust and Estates, Small Business Organizations Group in the Fort Worth office. A native of Fort Worth, Mr. Howeth joined Cantey Hanger in 1963, after receiving his law degree from Southern Methodist University that year. As an undergraduate, he first attended Texas Tech University, and then transferred to Texas Christian University, earning his B.A. in 1960.

His legal expertise includes individual and business tax planning, purchase and sale of business organizations, estate planning, probate and trust related matters.

Licensed to practice, all courts in State of Texas, U. S, District Court N.D. Texas; U. S. Tax Court; U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

  • Board Certified, Estate Planning and Probate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Past Director, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Past President & Board Member, Texas Academy of Probate and Trust Lawyers
  • Past Director, State Bar of Texas
  • Past Chairman, Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section, State Bar of Texas
  • Past President, Tarrant County Bar Association
  • Past President, Fort Worth-Tarrant County Junior Bar Association
  • Member, Tarrant County Bar Foundation
  • Best Lawyers in America recognition by Woodward/White, Inc. 2014
  • Recognized as a “Super Lawyer”, by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters rating service, 2003 – 2015
  • Former Chairman, Estate and Gift Tax Committee (Legislative), Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, American Bar Association
  • How to Avoid Probate: An Answer from Texas, Texas Bar Journal (1966).
  • Chapter Author, The Impact of the TRA 2010 on Estate Planners and Their Clients, Inside the Minds: Estate Planning Client Strategies (2012 ed.)
  • Chapter Author, How to Live and Die with Texas Probate, Real Estate, Probate & Trust Law Section, State Bar of Texas.
  • Numerous Continuing Legal Education presentations with State Bar of Texas. Southwestern Legal Foundation, and American Bar Association.