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Born in McAllen, Texas. Admitted to the Texas bar in 1991. Also admitted to practice law in the U.S. District Court - Southern District of Texas. Education: Michigan State University - College of Law (Juris Doctor 1990); Texas Tech University (B.A., English and Government, 1983); Schreiner University (Associate of Arts 1980); National Institute of Trial Advocacy (Graduate 2002). Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity. Appointed by the Governor of Texas to the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners (2008 - ). Formerly associated with the Texas District and County Attorneys Association (1991 - 2004). Listed in, Marquis' Who's Who in American Law (1996 — 2002). Member: Hidalgo County Bar Association (Director, 1998-2000); Hidalgo County Young Lawyer Association (President, 1994-1996); State Bar of Texas ((Member, Grievance Committee, Region 12-B from 2004 to 2010; Member, Section on: Probate and Trust Law).

Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating - BV Rated. (BV® Distinguished ™).


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

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Contact info

Talbot & Talbot, P.C.

3008 N. McColl Road
Suite B
Mcallen, TX, 78501

Practice areas


  1. Probate: 50%
    6 years
  2. Estate Planning: 20%
    6 years
  3. Business: 10%
    6 years
  4. Trusts: 10%
    6 years
  5. Guardianship: 10%
    6 years



Hourly ($200-325/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV Rated. (BV® Distinguished ™).Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating2006
Who's Who in American LawMarquis Who's Who in American Law2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior Staff CounselAllstate Insurance Company2002 - 2007
District AttorneyHidalgo County District Attorney1991 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
McAllen Civil Service CommissionChairman2012 - Present
McAllen Housing Finance BoardChairman2011 - Present
Texas Board of Social Worker ExaminersState Board Member2008 - Present
McAllen Rotary Club Est. 1923Past President2002 - Present
Hidalgo County Bar AssociationPast Director1991 - Present
Ronald McDonald CharitiesPast Vice-Chair2006 - 2009
McAllen Airport BoardPast Chairman2005 - 2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Michigan State University College of LawLawLL.D. - Doctor of Laws1990
Texas Tech UniversityEnglish LiteratureBA - Bachelor of Arts1983
Schreiner UniversityGovernment and International AffairsAssociate of Arts1980
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Estate Planning SeminarUTPA Estate Planning Seminar2013
UTPA Estate Planning ConferenceEstate Planning & Probate Administration2012
Estate Planning ToolboxEstate Planning (Wills, Trust, POA, Directives, Planned Giving)2011
University of Texas Pan American FoundationEstate Planning - Planned Giving2010
University of Texas Pan American FoundationEstate Planning (Wills, Trust, POA, Directives, Planned Giving2009