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Patricia B. Cole

About me

I practice Probate and Business Litigation, Estate Planning and Elderly Law in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. I pride myself on taking excellent care of my clients and ensuring their needs are met.  


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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 40%
    15 years, 156 cases
  2. Probate: 30%
    15 years, 205 cases
  3. Estate Planning: 30%
    15 years, 150 cases



Hourly ($300-350/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Kelly West Decker

    I endorse Patricia Cole because she has vast knowledge and courtroom experience. She understands where clients need to end up and how to get them there efficiently. She also does truly care.


    Kelly Decker Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

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Contact info

Decker Jones, P.C.

801 Cherry Street.
Unit #46
Fort Worth, TX, 76102


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200007/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top AttorneyFort Worth, Texas Magazine2016
Top AttorneyFort Worth, Texas Magazine2015
Top AttorneyFort Worth, Texas Magazine2014
Top AttorneyFort Worth, Texas Magazine2013
Top AttorneyFort Worth, Texas Magazine2012
Great Women of TexasFort Worth Business Press2011
Legacy of Women AwardSafeHaven of Tarrant County2011
Top AttorneyFort Worth, Texas Magazine2011
Top AttorneyFort Worth, Texas Magazine2010
Top AttorneyFort Worth, Texas Magazine2009
Top AttorneyFort Worth, Texas Magazine2008
Top AttorneyFort Worth, Texas Magazine2007
Rising StarTexas Monthly Magazine2006
Top AttorneyFort Worth, Texas Magazine2006
Top AttorneyFort Worth, Texas Magazine2005
40 under 40Fort Worth Business Press2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney-ShareholderDecker Jones PC2004 - Present
Attorney - ShareholderBurns Cole, P.C.2000 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of TexasCurrent Fellow2012 - Present
Community Foundation of North TexasOutreach Member2011 - Present
Texas Guardianship AssociationCurrent Member2005 - Present
Tarrant County Bar FoundationCurrent Fellow2004 - Present
Southcliff Baptist ChurchCurrent Member2004 - Present
Tarrant County Probate Bar AssociationCurrent Member2000 - Present
State Bar of TexasCurrent Member2000 - Present
Tarrant County Bar AssociationCurrent Member1998 - Present
TCBA Business LItigation SectionPast Chair2012 - 2014
Texas Department Family and Protective ServicesCouncil Member2011 - 2016
TCBA Tax & Estate Planning SectionPast Chair2010 - 2010
Leadership of Fort WorthClass Member2010 - 2011
Texas Young Lawyers AssociationMember/Director2000 - 2005
Fort Worth/Tarrant County Young Lawyers AssociationMember/Past President1998 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Probate LitigationPending
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Publication nameTitleDate
Texas Law TodayCommon Mistakes Women Make in Estate Planning2015
Texas Law TodayTexas Durable Power of Attorney2015
Texas Law TodayChoosing your POA Agent2015
Texas Law TodayLandmines to Avoid When Taking Money from Family and Friends2014
Texas Law TodaySurviving Spouse's Homestead Rights2013
Texas Law TodayLady Bird Deed and Spousal Homestead Rights2013
Texas Law TodayTexas Vehicle Mechanic's Lien Foreclosure Process2013
Texas Law TodayEnforceable Contracts by Email2013
Texas Law TodaySocial Media in Litigation2013
Texas Law TodayWhat is a Guardianship?2013
Texas Law TodayMinority Shareholder Oppression2012
Fort Worth Business PressSmall Businesses are the Key to U.S. Economic Recovery2010
Fort Worth Business PressYear-end Tax Savings Options for Small Business Owners2009
Fort Worth Business PressReporting Abuse of the Elderly2009
Fort Worth Business PressSocial Security: Will it be Here When You Need It?2008
Fort Worth Business PressWomen Face Financials Issues as They Age2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Texas A&M University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
Louisiana State University, Baton RougeHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
2016 Annual MeetingGuardian of the Estate2016
People's Law SchoolEstate Planning2011
Monthly MeetingEthics in Estate Planning2010
Monthly MeetingEthics in Estate Planning2010
Fort Worth Chamber WorkshopEthics Impact Success2009