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Gary Ashmore is the managing attorney and oversees all the operations of the firm. His background is in General Civil Litigation, Probate, Ancillary Probate, Guardianships, Family Law, Personal Injury and Business Litigation. He has served as Court appointed Attorney Ad Litem on numerous cases, as well as Guardian Ad Litem. Mr. Ashmore manages over several hundred Ancillary Probate cases and works with clients and attorneys throughout the United States.


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Practice areas


  1. Probate: 40%
  2. Family: 20%
  3. Litigation: 20%
  4. Guardianship: 20%



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  • Whitney Nicole Keltch

    Gary is a hardworking attorney, who always does what is best for his clients. Whenever possible, he tries to settle his cases outside of the courtroom, using creative problem solving and finding common ground. However, he is also prepared to go to Court and defend his clients when necessary. I would recommend Gary to anyone seeking assistance during the difficult process of a family law or probate case.


    Whitney Keltch Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

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    Gary is an excellent attorney. I’ve seen Gary’s legal work from start to finish on cases and he is someone I would highly recommend. I realize that Gary focuses his practice on Family Law, Probate, and Guardianships, but I’ve seen first-hand how well Gary can get to the core issue in virtually any case. He’s very smart, aggressive, and diligent in his representation of his clients. Gary always goes the extra mile for his client and I would encourage anyone to seek his counsel.


    Michael Sands Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199501/09/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Lawyer of the YearAlaina and the Kieschnick Family2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Owner/PresidentThe Ashmore Law Firm, P.C.2009 - Present
Managing AttorneyThe Law Offices of Joseph E. Ashmore, Jr., P.C.1987 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
Collaborative Law Professionals of North TexasMember2011 - Present
Dallas Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law SectionMember2000 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember1995 - Present
Dallas County Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
Dallas Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember1995 - Present
Dallas Bar Association, Probate, Trusts and Estate SectionMember1995 - Present
Texas Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Dallas Association of Young LawyersMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Child CustodyMother has custody of her daughter.
Modification of Child SupportWe were able to modify the child support, reducing the amount down to the proper percentage based on his unemployment income.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Word Association PublishersWho Is In Charge After You Die? 2nd Edition2015
Word Association PublishersDo I Really Need A Will? 2nd Edition2015
Word Association PublishersWhat To Do When A Loved One Dies, 2nd Edition2015
North Dallas LIVING WELL MagazineHow to avoid the 8 most common mistakes executors make2014
Word Association PublishersDo I Really Need A Will? Take The Confusion Out Of Estate Planning2012
Dallas Bar Association - Family Law SectionWhen Worlds Collide: What Family Law Attorneys Should Know About The Probate Code2012
Word Association PublishersWho Is In Charge After You Die?2011
Headnotes (Dallas Bar)But Aren't We Your Parents?2011
White Rock Lake WeeklyBut Aren't We Your Parents?2011
Word Association PublishersFive Deadly Sins - That Can Wreck Your Injury Claim2011
Texas College for Judicial Studies - April 2011Drop Me Off at the Probate Court on My Way to Family Court: The overlap between these two areas of Law2011
Word Association PublishersChildless and Loveless - What You Need to Know About Divorce in Texas2011
Word Association PublishersBuying Car Insurance - The Ultimate Guide to protecting Your Family From Irresponsible Drivers in Texas2011
Word Association PublishersWhat To Do When a Loved One Dies? Your Roadmap To Help You Get Through A Difficult Time2011
Lawfirms.comConsidering Adoption? Here are some requirements to Consider2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Texas A&M University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
Texas A&M UniversityN/AB.B.A1987
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Collin County Bar Association, Estate Planning and Probate SectionCollaborative Law in Probate Matters2015
Dallas Bar Association, Collaborative Law SectionThe Benefits of Collaborative Law in a Probate Case2014
Texas Advanced Paralegal SeminarWhat You Need to Know Before & After the Final Decree2013
Collaborative Law Professionals of North TexasHow to Get Divorced Without Damaging the Business2012
Texas College for Judicial StudiesInteraction Between Family and Probate Law2011
Estate PlanningEstate Planning Presentation2011
Probate and Estate Planning SeminarProbate and Estate Planning2009
Estate Planning PresentationIntroduction to Estate Planning and Probate in Texas2009