With more than 38 years of experience, Robert S. Morris practices Estate Planning, Probate, Guardianship and Elder Law.
As a probate lawyer, Mr. Morris regularly handles probate and guardianship matters in Denton, Collin, Dallas and Tarrant counties.
Mr. Morris began his practice in Austin, Texas after graduating from the University of Texas School of Law.
In 1981 he left Austin to become County Attorney in Martin County, Texas, a position he held until 1985.
In 1983, Mr. Morris was elected by his fellow prosecutors as a member of the board of directors of the Texas District and County Attorneys Association, a position he held from 1983-1985.
In 1986, Mr. Morris accepted an appointment as First Assistant District Attorney for the 118th Judicial District. As First Assistant DA, Mr. Morris prosecuted governmental corruption, obtaining a conviction against a county employee on over 20 counts of misapplication of fiduciary property. He also handled appeals for the DA’s office, with no conviction ever being reversed.
In 1987, Mr. Morris joined the Criminal District Attorney’s Office in Denton, where his job was to represent Denton County in civil matters. He represented the County in employment and contract matters, and defended the County from prisoner lawsuits in both state and federal court.
In 1992, Mr. Morris left the DA’s office and went back to private practice and in 1994 joined Hammerle Finley where he has beeing practicing ever since.
Areas of Practice:
J.D. from University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
B.A. degree from Johns Hopkins University
|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||1977||05/28/2022|
|Award name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Life Fellow||Texas Bar Foundation||2004|
|Attorney||Hammerle Finley Law Firm||1994 - Present|
|Civil Attorney for Denton County||Denton County Criminal District Attorneys Office||1987 - 1992|
|First Assistant District Attorney||118th Judicial District||1986 - 1987|
|Adjunct Professor||Howard Community College||1985 - 1987|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|WealthCounsel||Member||2005 - Present|
|National Association of Elder Law Attorneys||Member||1999 - Present|
|U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas||Member||1995 - Present|
|U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas||Member||1995 - Present|
|U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit||Member||1995 - Present|
|U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit||Member||1995 - Present|
|U.S. District Court Western District of Texas||Member||1994 - Present|
|U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas||Member||1991 - Present|
|Texas Association of Mediators||Member||1988 - Present|
|State Bar of Texas||Member||1977 - Present|
|Dallas Morning News||Marital Property Agreements||2013|
|University of Texas School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1977|
|Johns Hopkins University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1974|
|Texas Seniors Expo||Seven Documents You Can't Live Without||2013|
|Lewisville AARP||Seven Documents You Can't Live Without||2013|
|McCrary v. Office of Personnel Management||A win and it established the rule that the government was obligated to give accurate information to retiring employees regarding the choice to purchase credit for military service.|
|Meyer v. WMCO-GP, LLC||A Win. Texas Supreme Court ruled that we could compel arbitration where the claim was based in part on a contract with an arbitration clause, even if the claimant had not agreed to arbitration.|
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