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James Barrett Shipp

James Barrett Shipp

also known as J. Barrett Shipp, Barrett Shipp

Practice areas:

Probate, Trusts, Litigation, Estate Planning, Guardianship

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About Me

• Estate planning, trust, and probate attorney with jury and bench trial experience
• Represent individuals and entities in contested trust, guardianship, probate, and fiduciary litigation matters, as well as uncontested matters
• Responsibilities include client and witness interviews, due diligence, legal research and analysis, discovery requests and responses, jury charge formulation, depositions, settlement negotiations including mediation, motions for summary judgment, and management of a motion and trial practice
• Draft primary and ancillary estate planning documents for clients including wills, will codicils, trusts, medical and statutory durable powers of attorney, directives to physicians, declarations of guardians, and other related legal documents

Practice is directed at probate, guardianship, estate planning, probate and fiduciary litigation.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2007

  1. Trusts: 30%
  2. Probate: 30%
  3. Litigation: 25%
  4. Estate Planning: 10%
  5. Guardianship: 5%

Payment

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

15 total 

  • Mark Sherman Poling

    Barrett Shipp is one of the best attorneys I know. He is smart, professional, and hard working. Barrett is one of the attorneys I turn to when I have a question about an area of the law he excels in. I highly recommend him to anyone who needs an attorney experienced in Probate, Estates, Trusts, Guardianships and more.

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    Mark Poling Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Amanda Jayne Sorem Batsche

    I have had the opportunity to work with Barrett and he is a great attorney, he very knowledgeable in this area and works hard for his clients.

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    Amanda Batsche Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Heinrichs & De Gennaro, P.C.

100 NE Loop 410, Suite 1075
San Antonio, TX, 78216

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200705/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best Lawyers in Probate LawSan Antonio Scene Magazine2014
Best Lawyers in Estate and Probate LitigationSan Antonio Scene Magazine2014
Rising StarScene in S.A. Magazine2013
Rising StarScene in S.A. Magazine2012
Co-recipient- SAYLA Trial Skills Champions w/ Mark PolingSan Antonio Young Lawyers Association2012
Outstanding Judge Advocacy AwardSt. Mary's University School of Law Board of Advocates2012
Outstanding Judge Advocacy Award, w/ Judge Xavier RodriguezSt. Mary's University School of Law Board of Advocates2011
Rising StarScene in S.A. Magazine2011
Dean's Leadership AwardSt. Mary's University School of Law2007
Semi-finalist & Best Speaker, 2 of 4 roundsSt. Mary's University School of Law, The Board of Advocates and The Federal Bar Association Moot Court Competition2007
SABF Pro Bono Service Award- Co-recipient with Sonja SimsSan Antonio Bar Foundation2007
Best Speaker- 2 of 4 preliminary roundsSt. Mary's University School of Law: Jenkens & Gilchrist First Year Moot Court2005
President's Honor RollOklahoma State University2003

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
ShareholderHeinrichs & De Gennaro, P.C.2015 - Present
Associate AttorneyHeinrichs & De Gennaro, P.C.2010 - 2014
Assistant District AttorneyBexar County Criminal District Attorney's Office2008 - 2010
AttorneyThe Law Office of J. Barrett Shipp2007 - 2008

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Texas Bar FoundationFellow2015 - Present
San Antonio Young Lawyers AssociationPresident-Elect2014 - Present
St. Mary's University School of Law Alumni Association- San Antonio ChapterBoard of Directors2013 - Present
William S. Sessions American Inn of CourtMember2013 - Present
San Antonio Young Lawyers AssociationVice President2013 - 2014
St. Mary's University School of Law Alumni Association- San Antonio ChapterSecretary2013 - 2014
Association of Corporate Counsel-San Antonio Chapter's "Ethics Follies" CLE programParticipant2012 - Present
Young Texans Against CancerMember2011 - Present
San Antonio Young Lawyers AssociationDirector2011 - 2013
San Antonio Young Lawyers FoundationDirector2011 - 2013
Defense Counsel of San AntonioMember2010 - Present
College of the State Bar of TexasMember2010 - Present
Legal Writing InstituteMember2009 - Present
Texas District and County Attorneys AssociationMember2008 - 2011
San Antonio Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember2007 - Present
St. Mary's University School of Law Alumni AssociationMember2007 - Present
Texas Young Lawyers AssociationMember2007 - Present
St. Mary's University School of Law, Student Bar AssociationSenator2005 - 2007
St. Mary's University School of Law, The Board of AdvocatesFormer Executive Committee Member2005 - 2007
St. Mary's University School of Law, Dallas Alumni Student ChapterFounding Member and Former Executive Committee Member2004 - 2007
St. Mary's University School of Law, Republican Law Student AssociationFormer Executive Committee Member2004 - 2007
State Bar of Texas, Law Student Division SectionMember2004 - 2007
Tarrant County Young Lawyers AssociationAssociate Member2004 - 2007
American Bar Association, Law Student DivisionMember2004 - 2007
Oklahoma State University Chapter of College RepublicansFormer Executive Committee Member2003 - 2004
Oklahoma Intercollegiate LegislatureMember2003 - 2004
Phi Alpha DeltaMember2003 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Joseph v. State, 309 S.W.3d 20 (Tex. Crim. App. 2010)murder conviction affirmed

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Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
St. Marys University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
Oklahoma State UniversityPolitical ScienceBS - Bachelor of ScienceN/A

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
UIW Prof. J. Labatt's Intro to Criminal Law ClassCriminal Law- Crimes against Property2014
Prof. Brian Cromeens's February 2013 Criminal Law Class, Cohort 186Criminal Law- Crimes against Property2014
Panelist, Myths and Realities of Attending Law School and becoming a LawyerMyths and Realities of Attending Law School and becoming a Lawyer2014
Meeting of Northwest Rotary Club of San Antonio, June 19thEstate, Trust, and Guardianship Litigation2014
Dean V. Mather's Wills & Estates Class (LW 7327)The Estate Planning, Probate, and Guardianship Practice2014
After the Bar: Getting a Jump Start on Your Legal CareerSan Antonio Young Lawyers Association: Benefits of Membership2014
9th Annual GPSolo National Solo & Small Firm ConferencePanelist, How to Find a Job in a Small Law Firm and Ensure You Are Practice Ready2014
2014 Bar Leaders ConferenceLocal Affiliate Projects: Healthy Living Initiative and Family Fun Days2014
Meet the Professionals Series- Office of Career ServicesEstate Planning and Probate Law2013
Dr. Bernard Reams's Wills and Estates Law ClassTips for the Estate Planner and Probate Lawyer: A Litigator's Perspective2013
BLAW 3317 Business LawIntroduction to Business Law2013
"How to Get a Job After Law School: The Unclassified Story"Legal employment and interviewing panel discussion (moderator)2013
"How to Get A Job After Law School: The Unclassified Story"Legal market and networking panel discussion (moderator)2013
The University of the Incarnate Word and Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico Integrated Summer Program"Business Associations and Choice of Entities in the United States"2012
Office of Career Services Government and Small Firm legal job panel discussionPresentation on Government and Small Firm Interviewing (panelist)2012
"How to Get a Job After Law School: The Unclassified Story"Legal market and networking panel discussion (moderator)2012
Professor Bernard Reams’s Trusts class"The Estate Planning and Probate Lawyer’s Practice" with Mo H. Shipp2011
Office of Career Services Government and Small Firm legal job panel discussionPresentation on Government and Small Firm Interviewing (panelist)2011
Continuing Legal Education- In-house trainingPost-Conviction Writs of Habeas Corpus for the Misdemeanor Trial Prosecutor2010
Oklahoma Commission on the Status of Women: Oklahoma Women’s SummitPolitics and Women in the Oklahoma State Legislature2004