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Jack W. Lawter Jr.

Jack W. Lawter Jr.

Practice areas:

Probate, Trusts, Guardianship, Litigation

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1981

  1. Litigation: 25%
  2. Guardianship: 25%
  3. Trusts: 25%
  4. Probate: 25%

Attorney Endorsements

2 total

  • James J. Hartnett Jr.

    Jack is a terrific trial lawyer who focuses on trust, estate, and fiduciary litigation.

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    James Hartnett Trusts Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Will Ford Hartnett

    Jack is an extremely experienced and capable attorney specializing in probate and trust litigation.

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    Will Hartnett Probate Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Lawter & Lawter

5615 Kirby
Suite 930
Houston, TX, 77005

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198105/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Trusts & Estate LawBest Lawyers in America2010
Houston's Top LawyerH Texas Magazine2010
Texas Monthly Super Lawyer AwardThompson Reuters2009
Trusts & Estate LawBest Lawyers in America2009
Houston's Top LawyerH Texas Magazine2009
Texas Monthly Super Lawyers AwardThompson Reuters2008
Trusts & Estate LawBest Lawyers in America2008
Houston's Top Lawyers for PeopleH Texas Magazine2008
Houston's Top LawyerH Texas Magazine2008
Trusts & Estate LawBest Lawyers in America2007
Named as one of four "Top-Notch Lawyers" for Trusts and EstatesTexas Lawyer Magazine2007
Texas Monthly Super Lawyers AwardThompson Reuters2007
Trusts & Estate LawBest Lawyers in America2006
Texas Monthly Super Lawers AwardThompson Reuters2006
Houton's Top LawyerH Texas Magazine2005
Trusts & Estate LawBest Lawyers in America2005
Trusts & Estate LawBest Lawyers in America2004
Texas Monthly Super Lawyers AwardThompson Reuters2004
Texas Monthly Super Lawyer AwardThompson Reuters2003
Trusts & Estate LawBest Lawyers in America2003
Houston's Top LawyerH Texas Magazine2003
Trusts & Estate LawBest Lawyers in America2002
Trusts & Estate LawBest Lawyers in America2001
Trusts & Estate LawBest Lawyers in America2000
Trusts & Estate LawBest Lawyers in America1999
Highest Rating for Ethical Standard & Legal AbilityMartindale-HubbellN/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerLawter & Lawter1994 - 2012
PartnerFulbright & Jaworski, L.L.P.1989 - 1994
AssociateFulbright & Jaworski, L.L.P.1981 - 1989

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Texas State BarTrust Law Editor1986 - 1987
American College of Trust and Estate CounselN/AN/A
State Bar of TexasN/AN/A
Houston Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Certified Public AccountantN/AN/A
Houston Bar Association's Probate CouncilServed on CouncilN/A
American Bar AssociationMember of Subcommittee on Fiduciary LitigationN/A

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
The San Antonio Estate Planners Council's Docket Call in Probate Court Estate Planning, Probate and Guardianship SeminarMalpractice and Litigation Involving Trusts and Estates2011
HBA Wills & Probate InstitutePractical Advice to Estate Concerning Fiduciary Liability and Litigation2007
14th Annual Wills & Probate Institute: Focus on the FundamentalsThe Dysfunctional Family Limited Partnership: Litigation Issues Relating to Family Limited Partnerships2000
Wills & Probate InstituteTortious Interference With Inheritance Rights1994
2011 Wills & Probate Institute - Advanced CourseTrying a Will ContestN/A

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northeastern Oklahoma State UniversityAccountingB.Sc.N/A
University Of OklahomaLawJ.D.N/A

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
The San Antonio Estate Planners Council's Docket Call in Probate Court, Estate Planning, Probate and Guardianship SemiarMalpractice and Litigation Involving Trusts and Estates2011
2011 Wills and Probate Institute - Advanced CourseTrying a Will Contest2011
Estate Planning and Probate Drafting Course 2010Malpractice and Litigation Involving Trusts and Estates2010
Annual Wills and Probate InstituteDepositions in Probate and Trust Litigation2008
HBA Wills & Probate InstitutePractical Advice to Estate Planners Concerning Fiduciary Liability and Litigation2007
Houston Business and Estate Planning CouncilPractical Advice Concerning Fiduciary Liability and Litigation2005
18th Annual Travis County Bar Association Estate Planning and Probate Section SeminarFiduciary Protection Panel2004
2002 Wills & Probate InstututePractical Advice to Estate Planning Attorneys Concerning Fiduciary Liability and Litigation2002
Wills & Probate Institute: Focus on the FundamentalsFamily Limited Partnerships: From Planning to Litigation, Including How to Avoid Breach of Fiduciary Duty Issues2000
Wills & Probate Institute Feb. 2000The Dysfunctional Family Limited Partnership: Litigation Issues Relating to Family Limited Partnerships2000
San Antonio Young Lawyers Association Docket CallWhat an Estate Planner Needs to Know About Litigation2000
Legally Speaking With Cameron VannWill Contests2000
Advanced Estate PlanningThe Dysfunctional Family Limited Partnership: Litigation Issues Relating to Family Limited Partnerships2000
Disability and Elder Law Attorneys Association Luncheon SeminarWhat an Estate Planner Needs to Know About Litigation1999
9th Annual Advanced Drafting: Estate Planning and ProbateWhat an Estate Planner Needs to Know About Litigation1998
Legal Assistant Division, Houston, TexasWhat an Estate Planner Needs to Know About Fiduciary Litigation1997
San Antonio Young Lawyers AssociationWhat an Estate Planner Needs to Know About Fiduciary Litigation1996
Wills and Probate Institute, South Texas College of LawPractical Advice to the Estate Planning Attorney Concerning Fiduciary Liability and Litigation1995
Advanced Estate Planning and Probate CourseWhat Every Estate Planner Needs to Know About Fiduciary Litigation1995
Wills and Probate InstituteTortious Interference with Inheritance Rights1994
Advanced Estate Planning Probate Course, San AntonioFiduciary Liability - A Case Study1993
Wills and Probate Institute, HoustonTypical Evidentiary Considerations in Trying a Will Contest1991
Wills and Probate Institute, HoustonDevelopments, Strategies and Procedure in Probate and Trust Litigation1989
Advanced Estate Planning and Probate Course, HoustonProbate and Trust Litigation: Developments and Strategies1988