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Gilbert Vara Jr.

Probate Attorney at San Antonio, TX

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Licensed for 36 years

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Learn Gilbert’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Probate
    25%
    Represent clients seeking to probate the last will and testament of a deceased.

    36 years, 100 cases

  2. Wills and living wills
    20%
    Represent clients seeking to prepare wills and living wills.

    36 years, 100 cases

  3. Litigation
    15%
    Represent clients seeking to resolve contract and tort disputes in cases before state district courts and Texas federal courts.

    36 years, 100 cases

  4. Appeals
    10%
    Represent clients in appeals to Texas intermediate courts of appeal, Texas Supreme Court, U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and U.S. Supreme Court.

    36 years, 100 cases

  5. Estate planning
    10%
    Represent clients seeking to prepare estate plans.

    36 years, 100 cases

  6. Corporate and incorporation
    5%
    Represent clients seeking to form a legal entity for business or manage the business.

    36 years, 100 cases

  7. Entertainment
    5%
    Represent clients and entertainers seeking representation.

    29 years, 5 cases

  8. Guardianship
    5%
    Represent clients seeking to obtain an appointment as guardians and manage the estates of their wards; especially through court managed special needs trusts.

    29 years, 50 cases

  9. Trusts
    5%
    Represent clients seeking to manage their estates by creation of a living trust.

    36 years, 50 cases

Licensed for 36 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 1986
Updated 10/23/2022

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

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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-350 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-45%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Gilbert Vara, Jr.
  • 1993 - Present
  • Attorney at Law
  • Sawtelle Goode Davidson & Troilo
  • 1987 - 1992
  • Briefing Attorney
  • Fourth Court Of Appeals For The State Of Texas
  • 1985 - 1987

Education

  • St Mary's University of San Antonio School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1985
  • University of Texas, Austin
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1977

Associations

  • San Antonio Bar Association
  • Chair of the SABA Fee Dispute Committee
  • 1987 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • San Antonio Bar Foundation
  • Immediate Past Chair
  • 2003 - 2009

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale Hubbell
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
Wills and living wills Attorney | Jul 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly endorse this lawyer. We have worked together on several matters. He is professional, courteous and well-versed in the practice of law."

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San Antonio Probate Lawyer Gilbert Vara Jr.
Gilbert Vara Jr.
Probate Attorney
San Antonio, TX
Licensed for 36 years