Our Attorneys

G. Edward Deery Partner Direct dial: 713-980-7702 Email G. Edward edeery@ydklaw.com V-Card 3737 Buffalo Speedway
Suite 1500
Houston, TX 77098-3738
Fax : 844-272-0807

As a founding partner of Ytterberg Deery Knull, Ed Deery's practice encompasses a myriad of private client services including wealth transfer planning, tax planning, charitable planning and estate and trust administration.  Representing wealthy individual clients and closely-held family businesses, Ed advises them with respect to tax, estate planning and business succession planning matters.

Ed also represents individual and corporate fiduciaries and beneficiaries of estates and trusts, as well as charitable and other non-profit entities, advising them with respect to planned giving programs and assisting with donor relationships.


  • Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law—Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Partner, Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P., 2004-2008
  • Associate, Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P., 1994-2003
  • Admitted to Bar: Texas, 1994
  • University of Iowa College of Law, J.D., high distinction, 1993
  • Iowa State University, B.B.A., Finance, 1988


  • State Bar of Texas
    • Real Estate, Probate and Trust Section
    • Taxation Section
    • Estate and Inheritance Tax Committee, Chairman (2000 - 2002)
  • American Bar Association
    • Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law
    • Section of Taxation
  • National Lawyers Association
  • Houston Bar Association
    • Probate, Trusts and Estates Section
    • Taxation Section
  • National Committee on Planned Giving, Board Nominating Committee (2004 - 2005)
  • Planned Giving Council of Houston, President (2002-2003); Board Member (1999 - 2004)
  • Houston Estate & Financial Forum
  • Houston Business & Estate Planning Council


  • AV Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell's highest peer recognition for ethical standards and legal ability
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Trusts and Estates and Non-Profit/Charities Law (2008-present), Litigation - Trusts & Estates (2012-present) 
  • Texas Super Lawyer in estate planning/trusts, Texas Monthly magazine (2004, 2006-present)
  • Texas Rising Star in estate planning/trusts, Texas Monthly magazine (2004)
  • Lawyers on the Fast Track, H Texas Magazine (2004)
  • Chambers High Net Worth, Private Wealth Law (2016-Present)


  • Crossroads School, Board Member (2017-Present)
  • Texas Woman's University Foundation, Board of Directors (2014-2017)
  • University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Gift Planning Advisory Council, Chair (2009-2017)
  • University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Development Board Member (2012-Present)
  • University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Advance Team (2003-2012)
  • University of Houston, Personal Gift Planning Advisory Council (2002-2008)
  • Knights of Columbus, Council 14700
  • Boy Scouts of America, Troop 222, Committee Member