Gretchen A. Benolken
retchen A. Benolken



Practice Areas

Ms. Benolken is the firm's primary trial and litigation attorney, practicing in federal, state, and county courts and administrative tribunals on both the trial and appellate levels.  She is also a certified mediator. Although many of the disputes Ms. Benolken assists with involve the interpretation of parties' intentions and agreements which are often expressed in documents, such as contracts, trusts, or wills, she also has experience in matters involving the proper application of various laws, including the Constitution, statutes and regulations. Ms. Benolken's experience includes both commercial and government contracts, including bid protests and other procurement matters, and she has extensive experience in probate, estate, trust, guardianship, and fiduciary litigation. Ms. Benolken also has extensive experience in negotiating and drafting real estate, commercial, and estate planning documents.   

Education and Honors

 J.D., with honors, The University of Texas School of Law, 1985
 B.A., with high honors, Government, The University of Texas at Austin, 1981
 Phi Beta Kappa

Court Admissions and Affiliations

State Bar of Texas
The United States Court of Claims
The United States District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas
The United States District Court for the District of Columbia
The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
American Bar Association
Denton County Bar Association
Past-Probate Chair - - Real Estate, Probate, and Trust Law Section

Professional History

Associate, Vinson & Elkins
Associate, Doke & Riley
Shareholder, Fogle & Benolken, P.C.
Shareholder, Benolken and Everett, P.C. (f/k/a Gretchen A. Benolken, P.C.)

Community Service

Co-Chair of the Finance Council of her church

Past Member and Board Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Club
  Denton  County