Anna Near


512.472.7111 (ext. 7)

Anna is an attorney at SNPA. Her practice consists entirely of estate planning and probate matters, and she is involved extensively in philanthropic planning. She often works closely with Steve Saunders and Karen Ashworth.

Anna originally started with the firm after receiving her J.D. from the University of Texas in 2004 and was thrilled to be welcomed back recently after a ten year “break” at home with young children. During that time, she served on the Boards of Explore Austin and Tarrytown United Methodist Church Child’s Day Out, the Consultants’ Council of Breakthrough Austin, as well as development and event chair positions for numerous other charitable organizations, including St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, JDRF Austin, and Breakthrough Austin. She has a fresh perspective on how charitable organizations and thoughtful wealth transfer planning play an integral role in the Austin community.

Anna also holds a B.A. in English from Rice University (2001), loves to read and write fiction, and is an annual attendee of the Texas Book Festival and a member of the Writers’ League of Texas.