Stephen P. Crowder

Stephen Crowder began his term as an Associate with Ford + Bergner LLP in September 2015 after graduating from Baylor Law School in May of 2015.  Mr. Crowder’s practice areas are concentrated in Estate, Trust, and Guardianship Litigation and Appellate Law.  During his time at Baylor Law, Mr. Crowder was a member of the Baylor Law Review, serving as an Articles Editor and then as a Notes and Comments Editor. Mr. Crowder was also a quarter-finalist in the Dawson & Sodd Moot Court competition and a member of the Order of the Barristers. Mr. Crowder served as the 2L President of the Student Bar Association and worked as a Baylor Law School Student Ambassador.

Prior to law school Mr. Crowder completed his undergraduate work at Harding University, receiving a degree in Political Science. While at Harding Mr. Crowder was on the student government of several academic honors societies, was a member of a Harding social club, and spent a semester abroad in Porto Rafti, Greece.

Mr. Crowder enjoys mountain biking and camping, and is currently training a young puppy with a lot of energy. Mr. Crowder has also performed wedding ceremonies for family and friends.



Our Houston office conveniently serves our clients in Harris, Montgomery, Brazoria, Galveston, and Fort Bend counties, while our Dallas office serves clients in Dallas, Tarrant, Denton, and Collin counties.


Stephen P. Crowder

Ford+Bergner LLP

  • 700 Louisiana Street
  • 48th Floor
  • Houston, TX 77002
  • T: 713.260.3926
  • F: 713.260.3903
  • 901 Main St.
  • 33rd Floor
  • Dallas, TX 75202
  • T: 214.389.0887
  • F: 214.389.0888
Areas of Practice:
Estate Planning
Probate Administration
Guardianship Administration
Baylor University School of Law (2015)
Juris Doctorate

Harding University
Political Science

Recent Publications

How to Get Away With Breaching Your Fiduciary Duties

— It is often said that financial powers of attorney can be useful and inexpensive tools by which third parties are allowed to carry on the financial affairs of incapacitated persons. While the prior statement is true, powers of attorney also grant broad and sweeping powers that can be misused.

It's Going to be OK: Transition to the New Estates Code

— The Texas Probate Code will be replaced in 2014 with the Estates Code - a newer model that promises to be more accessible, more understandable, and more usable. While the Estates Code is one of the biggest things to happen in Texas probate law in over a half century, here are a few tips to help your transition to the new Code.