With more than 30 years of experience, Robert S. Morris practices Elder Law, Business and Real Estate Litigation, Appeals, Probate, Guardianships and Mediation. As a litigator, Mr. Morris has represented business and government in both state and federal court and is regularly involved in Business and Real Estate Litigation.
As a probate lawyer, Mr. Morris regularly handles probate and guardianship matters in Denton, Collin, Dallas and Tarrant counties. As an appellate lawyer, Mr. Morris has represented clients in appeals and mandamus actions in the Texas Supreme Court; in the Courts of Appeals at Dallas, Ft. Worth, Tyler, Waco and Eastland; in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit at New Orleans; and in the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Additionally, Mr. Morris is a Mediator, and brings his 30 years of litigation experience to help parties resolve their differences by settlement of a lawsuit. Mr. Morris has experience in mediating matters such as:
Mr. Morris began his career in private practice in Austin, Texas for four years before being appointed County Attorney for Martin County, Texas. He performed both jobs simultaneously.
In 1983, Mr. Morris was elected by his fellow prosecutors as a member of the board of directors of the Texas District and County Attorneys Association, a position he held from 1983-1985.
In 1986, Mr. Morris accepted an appointment as First Assistant District Attorney for the 118th Judicial District. As First Assistant DA, Mr. Morris prosecuted governmental corruption, obtaining a conviction against a county employee on over 20 counts of misapplication of fiduciary property. He also handled appeals for the DA’s office, with no conviction ever being reversed.
In 1987, Mr. Morris joined the Criminal District Attorney’s Office in Denton, where his job was to represent Denton County in civil matters. He represented the County in employment and contract matters, and defended the County from prisoner lawsuits in both state and federal court.
In 1992, Mr. Morris left the DA’s office and went back to private practice where he has been active in civil litigation in both state and federal court.
Areas of Practice:
J.D. from University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
B.A. degree from Johns Hopkins University
Hourly ($350-400/hour), Fixed (sometimes)
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I am a probate litigation attorney in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area. I have had several contested probate and guardianship matters in which Mr. Morris represented the opposing party. I appreciate his experience and his professionalism. His clients are well represented.
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|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||1977||01/09/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Life Fellow||Texas Bar Foundation||2004|
|Attorney||Hammerle Finley Law Firm||1994 - Present|
|Civil Attorney for Denton County||Denton County Criminal District Attorneys Office||1987 - 1992|
|First Assistant District Attorney||118th Judicial District||1986 - 1987|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|WealthCounsel||Member||2005 - Present|
|National Association of Elder Law Attorneys||Member||1999 - Present|
|U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas||Member||1995 - Present|
|U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas||Member||1995 - Present|
|U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit||Member||1995 - Present|
|U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit||Member||1995 - Present|
|U.S. District Court Western District of Texas||Member||1994 - Present|
|U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas||Member||1991 - Present|
|Texas Association of Mediators||Member||1988 - Present|
|State Bar of Texas||Member||1977 - Present|
|McCrary v. Office of Personnel Management||A win and it established the rule that the government was obligated to give accurate information to retiring employees regarding the choice to purchase credit for military service.|
|Meyer v. WMCO-GP, LLC||A Win. Texas Supreme Court ruled that we could compel arbitration where the claim was based in part on a contract with an arbitration clause, even if the claimant had not agreed to arbitration.|
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|Dallas Morning News||Marital Property Agreements||2013|
|University of Texas School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1977|
|Johns Hopkins University||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1974|
|Texas Seniors Expo||Seven Documents You Can't Live Without||2013|
|Lewisville AARP||Seven Documents You Can't Live Without||2013|