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Jack W. Lawter Jr.

Probate Attorney at Houston, TX

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

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About Jack

Learn Jack’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Guardianship
    25%
    Guardianship litigation.

  2. Litigation
    25%

  3. Probate
    25%

  4. Trusts
    25%
    Will and Trust litigation.

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Location

Lawter & Lawter
5615 Kirby
Suite 930
Houston, TX, 77005

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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Lawter & Lawter
  • 1994 - 2012
  • Partner
  • Fulbright & Jaworski, L.L.P.
  • 1989 - 1994
  • Associate
  • Fulbright & Jaworski, L.L.P.
  • 1981 - 1989

Education

  • University Of Oklahoma
  • J.D.
  • N/A
  • Northeastern Oklahoma State University
  • B.Sc.
  • N/A

Associations

  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Texas
  • N/A
  • Houston Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • N/A
  • Houston Bar Association's Probate Council
  • Served on Council
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member of Subcommittee on Fiduciary Litigation
  • N/A
  • Texas State Bar
  • Trust Law Editor
  • 1986 - 1987
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Honors and Awards

  • Houston's Top Lawyer
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2010
  • Trusts & Estate Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2010
  • Trusts & Estate Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2009
  • Texas Monthly Super Lawyer Award
  • Thompson Reuters
  • 2009
  • Houston's Top Lawyer
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2009
  • Texas Monthly Super Lawyers Award
  • Thompson Reuters
  • 2008
  • Trusts & Estate Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2008
  • Houston's Top Lawyer
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2008
  • Houston's Top Lawyers for People
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2008
  • Named as one of four "Top-Notch Lawyers" for Trusts and Estates
  • Texas Lawyer Magazine
  • 2007
  • Texas Monthly Super Lawyers Award
  • Thompson Reuters
  • 2007
  • Trusts & Estate Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2007
  • Texas Monthly Super Lawers Award
  • Thompson Reuters
  • 2006
  • Trusts & Estate Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2006
  • Houton's Top Lawyer
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2005
  • Trusts & Estate Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2005
  • Texas Monthly Super Lawyers Award
  • Thompson Reuters
  • 2004
  • Trusts & Estate Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2004
  • Houston's Top Lawyer
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2003
  • Texas Monthly Super Lawyer Award
  • Thompson Reuters
  • 2003
  • Trusts & Estate Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2003
  • Trusts & Estate Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2002
  • Trusts & Estate Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2001
  • Trusts & Estate Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2000
  • Trusts & Estate Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 1999
  • Highest Rating for Ethical Standard & Legal Ability
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
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Publications

  • The San Antonio Estate Planners Council's Docket Call in Probate Court Estate Planning, Probate and Guardianship Seminar
  • Malpractice and Litigation Involving Trusts and Estates
  • 2011
  • HBA Wills & Probate Institute
  • Practical Advice to Estate Concerning Fiduciary Liability and Litigation
  • 2007
  • 14th Annual Wills & Probate Institute: Focus on the Fundamentals
  • The Dysfunctional Family Limited Partnership: Litigation Issues Relating to Family Limited Partnerships
  • 2000
  • Wills & Probate Institute
  • Tortious Interference With Inheritance Rights
  • 1994
  • 2011 Wills & Probate Institute - Advanced Course
  • Trying a Will Contest
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • The San Antonio Estate Planners Council's Docket Call in Probate Court, Estate Planning, Probate and Guardianship Semiar
  • Malpractice and Litigation Involving Trusts and Estates
  • 2011
  • 2011 Wills and Probate Institute - Advanced Course
  • Trying a Will Contest
  • 2011
  • Estate Planning and Probate Drafting Course 2010
  • Malpractice and Litigation Involving Trusts and Estates
  • 2010
  • Annual Wills and Probate Institute
  • Depositions in Probate and Trust Litigation
  • 2008
  • HBA Wills & Probate Institute
  • Practical Advice to Estate Planners Concerning Fiduciary Liability and Litigation
  • 2007
  • Houston Business and Estate Planning Council
  • Practical Advice Concerning Fiduciary Liability and Litigation
  • 2005
  • 18th Annual Travis County Bar Association Estate Planning and Probate Section Seminar
  • Fiduciary Protection Panel
  • 2004
  • 2002 Wills & Probate Instutute
  • Practical Advice to Estate Planning Attorneys Concerning Fiduciary Liability and Litigation
  • 2002
  • Wills & Probate Institute: Focus on the Fundamentals
  • Family Limited Partnerships: From Planning to Litigation, Including How to Avoid Breach of Fiduciary Duty Issues
  • 2000
  • Wills & Probate Institute Feb. 2000
  • The Dysfunctional Family Limited Partnership: Litigation Issues Relating to Family Limited Partnerships
  • 2000
  • San Antonio Young Lawyers Association Docket Call
  • What an Estate Planner Needs to Know About Litigation
  • 2000
  • Legally Speaking With Cameron Vann
  • Will Contests
  • 2000
  • Advanced Estate Planning
  • The Dysfunctional Family Limited Partnership: Litigation Issues Relating to Family Limited Partnerships
  • 2000
  • Disability and Elder Law Attorneys Association Luncheon Seminar
  • What an Estate Planner Needs to Know About Litigation
  • 1999
  • 9th Annual Advanced Drafting: Estate Planning and Probate
  • What an Estate Planner Needs to Know About Litigation
  • 1998
  • Legal Assistant Division, Houston, Texas
  • What an Estate Planner Needs to Know About Fiduciary Litigation
  • 1997
  • San Antonio Young Lawyers Association
  • What an Estate Planner Needs to Know About Fiduciary Litigation
  • 1996
  • Wills and Probate Institute, South Texas College of Law
  • Practical Advice to the Estate Planning Attorney Concerning Fiduciary Liability and Litigation
  • 1995
  • Advanced Estate Planning and Probate Course
  • What Every Estate Planner Needs to Know About Fiduciary Litigation
  • 1995
  • Wills and Probate Institute
  • Tortious Interference with Inheritance Rights
  • 1994
  • Advanced Estate Planning Probate Course, San Antonio
  • Fiduciary Liability - A Case Study
  • 1993
  • Wills and Probate Institute, Houston
  • Typical Evidentiary Considerations in Trying a Will Contest
  • 1991
  • Wills and Probate Institute, Houston
  • Developments, Strategies and Procedure in Probate and Trust Litigation
  • 1989
  • Advanced Estate Planning and Probate Course, Houston
  • Probate and Trust Litigation: Developments and Strategies
  • 1988
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Attorney endorsements

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Trusts Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jack is a terrific trial lawyer who focuses on trust, estate, and fiduciary litigation."
Probate Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jack is an extremely experienced and capable attorney specializing in probate and trust litigation."

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Houston Probate Lawyer Jack W. Lawter Jr.
Jack W. Lawter Jr.
Probate Attorney
Houston, TX
Licensed for 42 years