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Rudolph Michael Culp

Probate Attorney at HOUSTON, TX

5.0   6 reviews

also known as Rudy Culp

  • Licensed for 19 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2004
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About Rudolph

Learn Rudolph’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Probate

    19 years

  2. Lawsuits and disputes

    19 years

  3. Litigation
    Fiduciary Litigation

    19 years

  4. Guardianship

    19 years

  5. Trusts

    19 years

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Horrigan & Goehrs
Douglas A. Edwards, Linda C. Goehrs, Joseph S. Horrigan and Rudolph M. Culp


Horrigan Goehrs Edwards & Culp, LLP
1401 Truxillo Street
HOUSTON, TX, 77004

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Posted by JR | October 23, 2014
Strong and Compassionate Advocate
I recently used Rudy in a Probate matter associated with a highly contested divorce case. Rudy displayed a strong but compassionate approach to my situation and was instrumental in my retention of a Guardianship Role as well as facilitating/contributing significantly a final settlement in the divorce matter. Rudy proved to be resourceful and knowledgeable in my probate matter and his even demeanor proved invaluable in negotiations with opposing counsel as well a during court appearances. He appears to be well respected by his peers. I would recommend him highly.
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Posted by Karen | October 21, 2014
Review of Attorney Rudy Culp
I was recently referred to Rudy by another Houston lawyer to represent me in a will contest case because of his expertise in probate. I found him to be very professional, knowledgable and thorough. We settled the case in mediation, but I wouldn't have hesitated in taking the case to court had it not been for the amount of time and costs involved to do so. I felt like he dotted all the "I's" and crossed all the "T's" in the settlement agreement. I highly recommend him and his firm.
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Posted by Priscilla | January 30, 2014
diligence, heart, and trust .
Mr. Culp handled my probate needs for my mother. He was professional , and compassionate . His integrity and dedication is beyond measure. I appreciate him as well as his staff who made a terrible time palatable.
Posted by Telesia | January 24, 2014
Great job
Rudy, Linda and the staff were so compassionate with my elderly Mother. I can't say enough great things about everyone at this firm. Thank you for a great job. Telesia
Posted by Melinda | January 24, 2014
One of the Good Guys!
I have been working with Rudy for several years and I would absolutely recommend him to any one involved in a contract dispute or estate matter. I have the utmost respect for not only his knowledge, but his sound judgement, terrific problem solving skills, and strategic advice. Rudy has an admirable ability to keep a cool head when others around him aren't, and he has provided me with sound advice through what have been protracted and often stressful situations. I have worked with a lot of attorneys over 30 years in my profession and I would definitely recommend Rudy to anyone needing legal assistance. I consider him not only my legal counsel, but a trusted friend. I know he always has my best interests at heart.
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Posted by anonymous | January 24, 2014
An intelligent attorney with integrity
Rudy Culp helped me tremendously at a very difficult time when I had to sue to have a family member who was abusing their trustee position removed. Throughout this emotional time, I found his dispassionate advice coupled with a kind demeanor very supportive. While getting the legal job done, he was conscientious, communicative, and straightforward but tactful. I would not hesitate to hire him again.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-450 per hour
  • Contingency 30%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Horrigan Goehrs Edwards & Culp LLP
  • 2012 - Present
  • Associate
  • Horrigan & Goehrs, L.L.P.
  • 2005 - Present
  • Associate
  • O'Quinn, Laminack & Pirtle
  • 2004 - 2005


  • University of Houston Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • Baylor University
  • BS
  • 1999


  • The College of the State Bar of Texas
  • 2008 - Present
  • Attorneys in Tax and Probate
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Disability and Elder Law Attorneys Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Houston Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Houston Bar Association, Probate, Trusts and Estate Section
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • N/A
  • Attorneys in Tax and Probate
  • President
  • 2014 - 2015
  • 24th Annual Estate Planning & Probate Drafting Course
  • Planning Committee
  • 2013 - 2013
  • 2013 South Texas College of Law Wills and Probate Institute
  • Planning Committee
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Planning Committee for the 24th Annual Estate Planning & Probate Drafting Course
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Planning Committee for 2013 South Texas College of Law Wills and Probate Institute
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Disability and Elder Law Attorney's Association
  • President
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Attorneys in Tax and Probate
  • Board Member
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Disability and Elder Law Attorneys Association
  • Board Member
  • 2010 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Induction
  • Golden Key National Honor Society
  • 1997
  • Induction
  • Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society
  • 1996


  • 29th Annual Wills and Probate Institute
  • Tried and True Tips to Avoid Will Contests
  • 2014
  • Advanced Estate Planning and Probate Course 2009
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • 2013 Anatomy of Fiduciary Litigation Course
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (12)
Endorse Rudolph
Guardianship Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I recently became acquainted with Mr. Culp while serving as opposing counsel on a guardianship matter. Mr. Culp was a passionate advocate for his client. He was tenacious, focused, committed to her cause and achieved the best result possible. It is a privilege to endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rudy is a great attorney. He's an extremely competent and knowledgeable probate attorney, and a formidable opponent as a litigator."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I've known Rudy for many years now in the probate community, and his experience and client service in litigation makes him a solid referral choice for me."
Probate Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Rudy on multiple cases and I highly endorse him. Rudy is very knowledgeable, professional, and an asset to the probate community."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Rudy in the Probate community and have a deep respect for his knowledge of the Texas Estates Code. Rudy is a fine probate litigation attorney as well. As a member of the Houston Probate bar, I would not hesitate to seek and follow Rudy's advice in a case."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Rudy Culp is an excellent probate, guardianship, and litigation attorney."
Probate Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've worked with Rudy on several matters related to disputed probate and guardianship matters. He is very knowledgeable and a smart choice to have in your corner."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Very professional and dedicated to representing his clients."
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