Melbourne T. Berlinger - Partner

Melbourne T. "Tim" Berlinger grew up in the Clear Lake area.   He is a 1998 graduate from the University of Houston - Clear Lake, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Humanities.   Mr. Berlinger earned his law degree from the University of Houston Law Center in 2002.   Mr. Berlinger advises and represents clients in the areas of probate, estate administration, estate planning, trusts, guardianship, related litigation and elder law.
Tim is certified by the State Bar of Texas to serve as an Ad Litem in guardianship and heirship proceedings. He advocates with a compassionate approach to advise clients in even the most complex guardianship and probate cases.  
Mr. Berlinger served in the United States Air Force from 1984 through 1988 and then worked in aviation for fourteen more years before entering the practice of law.  
Mr. Berlinger and his wife, Karen, live in Friendswood, Galveston County. Mr. Berlinger enjoys sailing, golfing and spending time with his family.
"Lord, grant that I may be able in argument, accurate in analysis, strict in study, candid with clients, and honest with adversaries. Sit with me at my desk and listen with me to my client's plaints, read with me in my library, and stand beside me in court, so that today I shall not, in order to win a point lose my soul."
Saint Thomas More.​
  • Attorneys in Tax and Probate, member
  • State Bar of Texas, member Probate and Trust 
  • Galveston Bar Association
  • Houston Bar association- Probate, Trust, Estate and Litigation section member
  • Estate Planing and alternatives to Guardianship.  Friendswood Senior Center 2008.
  • Estate Planing and alternatives to Guardianship.  Texas City Police Department 2014.
Nicole B. Davis - Partner
Courtney M. Lyssy - Partner