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Kate Broussard

Kate Broussard Thorne Associate

Beaumont, Houston, San Antonio
  • t: 409-951-7775
  • KateThorne@MehaffyWeber.com

Kate Broussard Thorne is an associate attorney at MehaffyWeber in the firm’s business practice group with a concentration in estate planning and probate law, elder law, corporate law, and real estate transactions and oil and gas work. Kate has successfully handled and completed complex probate matters as well as guardianship proceedings. In her practice she is also frequently involved in trust creation and business formation. Kate is experienced handling estate administrations as well as in negotiating and reviewing purchase and sale agreements, assignments, and other documents related to real estate transactions. Her experience also includes special needs trusts and advising on Medicaid-related transfers.

Kate has maintained a lifelong commitment to community service and volunteerism. Kate was especially involved in the Baylor Veteran’s Clinic and with the Baylor Pro Bono Transactional Team while in law school. For her work with veterans, she was awarded the Baylor Law School Veterans Clinic “Boots on the Ground” Award in 2017. That same year, she also won the Joe Cannon Professionalism Award from Baylor Law School for exemplifying a commitment to professionalism and integrity. During her time at Baylor, Kate was selected to serve as a Judicial Intern for The Honorable Zack Hawthorn in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. As an attorney, Kate continues to volunteer through the Jefferson County Bar Association Pro Bono Program and Veteran’s Legal Clinic.

In the community, Kate is an active member of the Symphony League of Beaumont, the Junior League of Beaumont and the Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Organization. In 2018, she received the Junior League Provisional of the Year Award, which celebrates a new member who has gone above and beyond in exemplifying the organization’s commitment to public service. Kate is a member of the State Bar of Texas’ Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section and Business Law Section. She is also a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the Jefferson County Bar Association, the Southeast Texas Estate Planning Council, the Texas Aggie Bar Association, and the Jefferson County Young Lawyers Association, where she currently serves on the board. She was recently recognized by Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters in the Texas Rising Stars list in 2022. Kate was also recognized in The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch for Real Trusts and Estates (2022-2023) and was listed in The Best Lawyers in America® for Real Estate Law (2022-2023).

EDUCATION
  • Baylor Law School, J.D. (2017)
  • Texas A&M University, B.A. (2013)
  • State of Texas, 2017
  • Certified Attorney Ad Litem
  • Jefferson County Dispute Resolution Center Training
    • Certified Mediator (2019)
  • Certified FINRA Arbitrator (2020)
  • State Bar of Texas
    • Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section Member
    • Business Law Section Member
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Young Lawyers’ Association (2017 – Present)
  • Jefferson County Young Lawyers Association (2017 – Present)
    • Board of Directors (2018-2019, 2021 – Present)
    • Secretary (2020 – 2021)
    • Treasurer (2019 – 2020)
  • Jefferson County Bar Association (2017 – Present)
  • Jefferson County Bar Association Auxiliary (2017 – Present)
  • Jefferson County Pro Bono Program (2017 – Present)
  • Michelle F. Mehaffy Inn of Court, Master (2018 – Present)
  • Southeast Texas Estate Planning Council (2017 – Present)
  • Texas Aggie Bar Association (2015 – Present)
  • Beaumont A&M Club (2017 – Present)
    • Board of Directors (2022 – Present)
  • Junior League of Beaumont (2017 – Present)
    • Board of Directors (2022 – Present)
    • Various Chairs (2018 – Present)
    • Provision of the Year (2018)
  • Symphony League of Beaumont (2018 – Present)
  • Monsignor Kelly High School
    • Young Alumni Board (2019 – Present)
  • Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce (2018 – Present)
    • Southeast Texas Young Professionals Organization (2018 – Present)
    • Leadership Beaumont Graduate, Class of 2021
    • Chamber Mentorship Program, Class of 2021
  • Neches River Festival
    • Ball Decorating Co-Chair (2021-Present)
  • Catholic Diocese of Beaumont
    • Retirement Committee (2019 – Present)
    • Coach Mentor Program for Priests (2022 – Present)
  • Best Lawyers®
    • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch for Trusts and Estates (2022-2023)
    • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Real Estate Law (2022-2023)
  • Super Lawyers
    • Selected to Texas Rising Stars List (2022)
  • Leadership Beaumont Graduate (2021)
  • Junior League of Beaumont
    • Provisional of the Year (2018)
  • Southeast Texas Young Professionals Organization
    • 40 Under 40 (2022)
  • “Estate Planning… More than Just a Will!” Lamar University 2018 Retirement Seminar, October 29, 2018, Beaumont, Texas
  • “Elder Care Considerations,” Advanced Planning Seminar at Melancon’s Funeral Home, October 9, 2018, Nederland, Texas
  • “How an Attorney Can Help,” Faithful Schooling Academy of Beaumont, April 30, 2018, Beaumont, Texas
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