Gary B. Houston

Gary B. Houston


Gary was born in Murray, Kentucky.  He began practice with Whitlow, Roberts, Houston & Straub, PLLC in 1967 and has practiced with the same firm his entire career.


Mr. Houston’s experience includes estate planning, estate and trust administration, and representation of numerous businesses in their organization and operation.  He is voted as one of the Best Lawyers in America and Kentucky Super Lawyers.  Mr. Houston has received the AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

Licenses and Associations

  • Kentucky Bar, 1967
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Fellow
  • McCracken County Bar Association (President 1984-1985)
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Former member of the Kentucky Bar Association Probate Legislative Committee


  • Vanderbilt Law School, J.D. 1967
  • Murray State University, B.A. 1964

Publications and Presentations

  • Contributing Author, University of Kentucky CLE Practice Handbooks:
    • Kentucky Estate Planning
    • Kentucky Estate Administration
  • Kentucky Midwest & Midsouth Estate Planning Institute- Speaker

Community Service

  • Broadway United Methodist Church, Governing Committees
  • Executive Committee of the Community Foundation of West Kentucky