Prof. David English

English, DavidDAVID M. ENGLISH is the W.F.Fratcher Missouri Professor of Law at the University of Missouri in Columbia.  Professor English is best known for his work for the Uniform law Commission. He was the Reporter (principal drafter) for the Uniform Trust Code, the Uniform Health-Care Decisions Act, and the Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act.  He is currently Chair of the Drafting Committee on the Interjurisdictional Recognition of Substitute Decision-Making Documents Act and a member of the Drafting Committees on the Uniform Power of Appointment Act and the Uniform Trust Decanting Act. For the American Bar Association, Professor English is currently a member of its House of Delegates and Chair of its Commission on Law and Aging. For the ABA Section of Real Property Trust & Estate Law, he is a member of the Executive Committee and Chair of the Committee on ABA Relations. He is also the current Chair of the Probate and Trust Committee of the Missouri Bar. 

Professor English is co-author of the treatise Tax, Estate and Financial Planning for the Elderly and of four other books. He has also published numerous articles. In 2011, the National College of Probate Judges awarded him the Treat Award for outstanding contribution to American probate law.