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David M. Pyke

David M. Pyke

Practice areas:

Probate, Guardianship, Construction Liens

About Me

I have successfully tried fifty or more cases to verdict before juries and judges.   I don't need to prove my skills by making a dispute where resolution is possible because I'm fully aware that a protractred trial is rarely in the client's best interests.  My goal is achieve the best result for the client, whether that means trial or resolution.  In probate matters, the issue is always how to get the needed result for the least cost.  To give clients ease of mind, I use flat-fee arrangements in all routine matters.  In contested matters, I carefully work with clients to understand their goals, their budget, and pursue the strategy that gives that result.  Many "probate" lawyers know the rules, but don't know how to win cases before a jury.  If there is any chance that your case will be contested, I urge you to find a lawyer, like me, who is ready to win your case in court but willing to consider out-of-court settlement when appropriate.

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Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1986

  1. Guardianship: 40%
    15 years, 80 cases
  2. Probate: 40%
    19 years, 100 cases
  3. Construction Liens: 20%
    24 years, 100 cases

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($350-400/hour), Contingent (30-40%), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

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Contact Info

Pyke & Associates, P.C.

12655 North Central Expressway Suite 700
Dallas, TX, 75243

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198605/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2005
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2004
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2003
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2002
Million Dollar AdvocateMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2001
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2001
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2000
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell1999
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell1998
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell1997
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell1996
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell1995
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell1994
AV RatingMatindale Hubbell1993

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerPyke & Associates2000 - Present
PartnerRader Campbell Fisher & Pyke1992 - 2000
AssociateLocke Purnell Rain Harrell1986 - 1992

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Dallas Bar FoundationFellow2013 - Present
Texas Bar FoundationLife Fellow2009 - Present
Diocese of Dallas, Episcopal ChurchExecutive Council2000 - 2004
Dallas Bar Association, Probate, Trusts and Estate SectionMember1996 - Present
U.S. Supreme CourtMember1992 - Present
Dallas Bar AssociationMember1986 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember1986 - Present
Dallas Bar Association, Business Litigation SectionMember1986 - 2006

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Executor overcharged estateJudgment for plaintiff
Contested guardianshipSuccess for client
Disputed lien foreclosedContractor won

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
SMU Seminar on Civil LitigationDamages in Civil Litigation1992

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southern Methodist UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor Cum Laude1986
Baylor UniversityAccountingB.B.A. - Magna Cum Laude1983

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Annual Meeting, Texas Association of CPA'sGuardianship and Probate Issues for Accountants2011