About D. Bryan Willis

My name is Bryan Willis and I am a divorce lawyer in Tyler, Texas.  I also represent clients in probate matters.

Too often I hear people complain about attorneys who charge too much, won’t return calls, or are just impossible to get in touch with.  I also hear complaints that clients only speak with assistants or paralegals instead of the attorney responsible for their case.  That will not happen at my office.

Trust and communication are the two most important factors in the attorney-client relationship.  I handle each and every matter personally, from opening to close.  If you call, you will speak to me directly.  If I cannot answer, I will return your call or e-mail promptly, usually within a few hours.  I respect the fact that clients trust me with some of the most important events in their lives and I will not abuse that trust.

I became a lawyer and chose these practice areas because I want my practice to make a real difference in my clients’ lives by resolving their legal problems helping them achieve their dreams.


I was born and raised in Richardson, Texas then attended college at the University of Texas in Austin where I was active in the University community.  While at the University, I served as President of the Longhorn Off-Road Club and played lacrosse for the University of Texas Lacrosse Team.

After graduating from UT, I attended law school at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, where I excelled in the areas of litigation and business law.  I graduated from law school with honors in 2006.

After graduating from law school, I returned to Houston, Texas, where I opened my practice and married my wife, Courtney.   In 2012, we welcomed our son, Colton, to the world and in 2015 we welcomed our daughter, Sloan.  In 2015, I relocated his practice to Tyler.

In my free time, I enjoy running, fishing, and hunting as well as any other opportunity that comes along to get outside and enjoy life with my family.  I have run the East Texas half marathon in Nacogdoches as well as the Fresh 15k in Tyler.


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Business Ownership – Is it for You? An interview for Fiscal Notes, a publication by the Texas Comptroller’s Office


Death and Divorce in Texas : Commentary on divorce and probate issues in Texas.

Follow Bryan on Twitter: @ETX_Lawyer


Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D. cum laude

University of Texas at Austin, B.A. Government


Smith County Bar Association

State Bar of Texas

Texas Bar College

Member, State Bar of Texas Litigation Section

Member, State Bar of Texas Real Estate, Probate, and Trust Law Section

Certified Guardianship Ad Litem Attorney

Certified Arbitrator, BBB Auto Line, Council of Better Business Bureaus, Inc.

Bullard Chamber of Commerce

Rotarian, Bullard Rotary Club