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Laura Jan Upchurch

Laura Jan Upchurch

Practice areas:

Guardianship, Probate, Litigation, Contracts & Agreements, Estate Planning

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1992

  1. Guardianship: 30%
  2. Probate: 25%
  3. Litigation: 20%
  4. Contracts & Agreements: 15%
  5. Estate Planning: 10%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($310-325/hour), Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

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Contact Info

Moorman, Tate, Urquhart, Haley, Upchurch & Yates, L.L.P.

207 East Main Street
P. O. Box 1808
Brenham, TX, 77834-1808

Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199208/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best Lawyer - Elder LawBest Lawyers in America2014
Best Lawyer - Elder LawBest Lawyers in America2013
Best Lawyer - Elder LawBest Lawyers in America2012

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerMoorman Tate Haley Upchurch & Yates, LLP2000 - Present
Director - Legal Services and LitigationSeton Healthcare Network1997 - 2000
AssociateBrown McCarroll & Oaks Hartline1992 - 1997

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of Texas, Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law SectionCouncil Member2012 - Present
Washington County Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
Texas Bar FoundationFellow1997 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember1992 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Guardianship and Probate of Estate of Katherine WillardAdministration and closing of guardianship and probate estates
Estate of Rosie K. Giessel, DeceasedJury verdict for client/heir, upholding survivorship designation in favor of client
Estate of Stella Bennett, DeceasedJudgment declaring lapsed gift and identity of 45 heirs (including two adoptees by estoppel)

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
State Bar College Summer School CoursePerils and Pitfalls of Probate2015
State Bar College Summer School CourseChecklists for Use in Estate Planning and Probate2013
State Bar of Texas, Advanced Real Estate CourseSomeone Had Better Clean Up This Mess! Clearing Title to Real Estate Through Probate2011
Advanced Drafting - Estate Planning & Probate SeminarCheck That Off the List - Checklists for the Period Between Probate and Death2011
Advanced Drafting: Estate Planning and Probate Seminar, State Bar of TexasPleadings in Dependent Administrations and Complex Probate Matters2008

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Texas School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
University of Texas System, AustinHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1981

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Advanced Estate Planning & ProbateCourse Director2015
Advanced Guardianship CourseWhat's New in Texas Guardianships2014
Advanced Estate Planning and ProbateSurvey of Texas Probate Judges2014
Texas State Bar College Summer SchoolChecklists for Use in Estate Planning and Probate2013
Midland Foundation Estate Planning and Probate SeminarTools for Handling Complex Probate Matters2013
Estate Planning and Probate DraftingChecklists to Use with Clients: Dependent Administrations2012
Building Blocks of Wills, Estates and ProbateProbate Administration2012
Advanced Estate Planning & Probate SeminarTo Apply for Guardianship or Not2012
Advanced Real Estate LawSomeone Had Better Clean Up This Mess!2011
Advanced Estate Planning & ProbateEstate Planning and Probate 1012011
Advanced Drafting - Estate Planning & ProbateCheck That Off The List - Checklists for the Period Between Probate and Death2011
Advanced Estate Planning & ProbateEstate Planning and Probate 1012010
Advanced Drafting - Estate Planning and ProbatePleadings in Dependent Administrations and Complex Probate Matters2008
Advanced Estate Planning & ProbateEstate Planning and Probate 1012004