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Jeff Joyce

Appeals Attorney at Houston, TX

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 42 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1981
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About Jeff

Learn Jeff’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Appeals
    25%
    Handle appeals of business and commercial lawsuits. State and Federal courts in Texas and have appeared before Maryland Court of Appeals.

    42 years, 50 cases

  2. Business
    25%

  3. Debt collection
    25%

  4. Real estate
    25%

Jeff Joyce protects the critical business interests of his clients with over 37 years of experience in commercial litigation and the essential ingredients of sound judgment and a tenacious mindset. His representation of loan servicers, loan originators, financial institutions, real estate-based entities, insurance companies, manufacturing and distribution companies, and technology-based enterprises has earned him a strong reputation as a business lawyer.
Recognized as a leader in the legal community, Jeff matches his experience and background with the entrepreneurial practice of law and the flexibility that affords his clients. Jeff was associated for over 25 years with a 300 lawyer firm where he served as one of its leaders, chairing the firm’s Commercial Litigation Practice Group of over 50 professionals and serving on its Executive and Compensation Committees.

Location

Joyce + McFarland, LLP
712 Main
Suite 1500
Houston, TX, 77002

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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | June 26, 2015
Excellent Attorney Services
Mr. Joyce displays character, competence, and commitment towards resolving each issue that emerges in our case. He knows our facts inside and out; likewise, he knows the applicable law and can therefore make well-reasoned decisions on how to proceed. He is very timely with his responses to our inquiries and he goes above and beyond to keep us informed of developments in our case. He thinks very proactively so we are prepared ahead of time for any twists or turns that may or may not emerge. We have great trust in Mr. Joyce's ability, and have also been served well by the support staff at his firm. We would certainly use his firm again if the need arose.
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Posted by anonymous | April 11, 2009
Jeff Joyce Reference
I have engaged Jeff on numerous occasions to assist with complex litigation related to the collection of large commercial real estate loans that were in default or bankruptcy. Jeff by far and away is the most knowledgeable lawyer that I have worked with in my twenty years of collecting commercial real estate loans. Not only does Jeff have a superior grasp of the law he also has extremely sound business judgement. I have observed Jeff in action conducting depositions as well as numerous court appearances and two trials. Jeff has the personality characteristics and skill that enable him to engage with judges in a way that allows him to get the judge's attention with respect to the position or point of law that he is arguing. Jeff has the unique ability of laying out a case plan and strategy in an understandable way so that the client is fully aware of the pros and cons of a given case. Jeff has my highest of references as a trial lawyer with the highest of ethical standards.
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Posted by anonymous | April 9, 2009
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Jeff Joyce is without a doubt the first attorney I think of every time I need to engage outside counsel. Varying situations making engagement impossible 100% of the time; however, when possible I will always engage Jeff Joyce. He's professional, knowledgeable, incredibly intelligent, and is probably more adept at seeing all angles of a situation than anyone I know, which has proven to be of great significance in the business litigation matters for which I have engaged him. Further, he has always kept me informed and updated with the status of the various cases; has always made himself available; has repeatedly managed multi-party, multi-state, complex litigation with proven results; has kept his eye on mitigating litigation costs, including delegating work appropriately within his firm and managing experts' times and expenses. For my matters on which Jeff Joyce was lead counsel, we have been successfully granted judgments for our full claim approximately 90-100% of the time.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 595-625 per hour
Payment methods
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Joyce + McFarland, LLP
  • 2008 - Present
  • Shareholder
  • Winstead PC
  • 1981 - 2008

Education

  • University Of Texas
  • law
  • 1981

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Wells Fargo Bank as Trustee v. Diamond Point Plaza LP
  • Judgment for Plaintiff for over $22 million.

Associations

  • American Board of Trial Advocates (Houston chapter)
  • Associate Member
  • 2010 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Houston's Top Lawyers, Commercial and Business Litigation
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2015
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2015
  • Houston's Top Lawyers, Commercial and Business Litigation
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyers
  • Houstonia Magazine
  • 2014
  • Lawyer of the Year Arbitration
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyers
  • Houstonia Magazine
  • 2013
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2013
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2013
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2012
  • Houston's Top Lawyers, Commercial and Business Litigation
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2012
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2012
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2011
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2011
  • Houston's Top Lawyers, Commercial and Business Litigation
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2011
  • Texas Super Lawyer -- Business Litigation
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2010
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2010
  • Houston's Top Lawyers, Commercial and Business Litigation
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2010
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2009
  • Houston's Top Lawyers, Commercial and Business Litigation
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2008
  • Texas Super Lawyer -- Business Litigation
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2008
  • Texas Super Lawyer -- Business Litigation
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2007
  • Houston's Top Lawyers, Commercial and Business Litigation
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2006
  • Texas Super Lawyer -- Business Litigation
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2006
  • Houston's Top Lawyers, Commercial and Business Litigation
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2005
  • Texas Super Lawyer -- Business Litigation
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2005
  • Houston's Top Lawyers, Commercial and Business Litigation
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2004
  • Texas Super Lawyer -- Business Litigation
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2004
  • Texas Super Lawyer -- Business Litigation
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2003
  • Texas Super Lawyer -- Business Litigation
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2002
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 1996
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Speaking Engagements

  • Texas Mortgage Lending Institute
  • Workouts and Foreclosure under New Credit Arrangements
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (1)
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Litigation Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"When it comes to complex commercial litigation and tiral work, Jeff Joyce is simply one of the best in the business. He and his team are smart, practical and effective. As outside general counsel, our firm works closely with Jeff and his team on high stakes litigation for our clients. I highly recommend Jeff and Joyce, McFarland + McFarland LLP for anyone who needs excellent litigation counsel and trial results."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"Jeff Joyce is among the finest trial lawyers in the state. He has a keen legal mind, a tireless work ethic, and plain horse sense. His slightly rural manner and nasal twang belie a sophisticated legal mind that is well-used to grappling with the most complicated legal issues. This is the upper echelon of lawyer, particularly well-suited for complex and high stakes commercial litigation."
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Houston Appeals Lawyer Jeff Joyce
Jeff Joyce
Appeals Attorney
Houston, TX
Licensed for 42 years