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Dareld Ray Morris III

Real estate Attorney at Smithville, TX

3.0   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2008
    Eligible to Practice in Texas Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2022

About Dareld

Learn Dareld’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Real estate
    Residential, Commercial, Construction, Farm and Ranch Transactions; Real Estate related disputes and litigation;

    16 years, 250 cases

  2. Business
    Choice of entity, entity formation, contracts, other ongoing business matters; Outside General Business Counsel; Business disputes and Litigation; Collections

    16 years, 250 cases

  3. Litigation
    Personal Injury, Business, Real Estate, Probate, Guardianships, Tax, Collections, DTPA

    16 years, 100 cases

  4. Estate planning
    Wills, Trusts, Probate, Tax and Guardianships; Disputes and Litigation

    16 years, 350 cases

Dareld Ray Morris III was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 2008. Mr. Morris was born and raised in Smithville, Texas. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Management from St. Edwards University in Austin, Texas in 2004 and his Juris Doctor from Ave Maria School of Law in Ann Arbor, Michigan. While pursuing his undergraduate degree Mr. Morris received an athletic scholarship and lettered in Men’s Golf. 


Upon graduating from law school, Mr. Morris worked for the Internal Revenue Service and worked as a solo practitioner where he successfully represented clients with a variety of legal issues. Currently, he owns and operates several businesses ranging from early-stage companies to franchises. As an entrepreneur himself, Mr. Morris believed that by starting his own law practice he would be able to effectively assist other business owners with their legal and tax needs. By founding Morris & McClimon and in 2019 Dareld Ray Morris III, Attorney at Law, PLLC, Mr. Morris has been able to fully realize his passion for helping entrepreneurs at all levels of litigation and protection.  

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Dareld Ray Morris III, Attorney at Law PLLC
219 Main St
Smithville, TX, 78957-1839


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  2 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | July 31, 2014
Tax attorney
Mr. Morris assists me with tax planning for my local business. His insight and management of all my financials has been extremely beneficial to my business and has also enabled me to spend more time working and less time dealing with the financial details. He returns all of my calls and cares about seeing my business succeed. I would highly recommend him.
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Posted by Cindy | March 29, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Terrible service
I first contacted and met with Mr Morris in August 2016. For a $2500 retainer he agreed to assist me with corporate books and an Asset Purchase and Lease agreements. He did prepare the documents for signature by the agreed-upon timeframe. However, getting the signed documents, my corporate book, and any type of accounting for my retainer fee has been a 6-month-long ordeal. Numerous phone calls and emails went unanswered; visits to his office were not productive nor did they result in his attempting to contact me on getting these. They finally sent me some of the signed documents and the corporate books 5 months later, but two of the signed documents are still missing. Six months after the completion of the work, I finally received a vague, slapped-together "invoice" (not the actual accounting that I asked for) which bills me for an additional $273. And they claim they "no longer have" the two missing signed documents.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 350-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 4.5 (Concern)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2022.

Public Reprimand issued in TX, 2022
updated on 07/08/2022

Public reprimand means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The State gives the lawyer a public reprimand in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior. Details of the infraction are made part of the public record.

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Dareld Ray Morris III, Attorney at Law, PLLC
  • 2019 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Morris & McClimon, Attorneys at Law, PLLC
  • 2008 - 2019
  • Tax Examiner
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • 2007 - 2008


  • Ave Maria School of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 2007
  • St Edward's University
  • BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 2004

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Shale Rental Equipment & Services, L.P. vs WTOSL, Inc.
  • Summary Judgment in Favor of Plaintiff
  • Wilson v. Tressner
  • Undisclosed Settlement for Plaintiff
  • Kosser v. Cline, Rodgers & Cline and Rodgers d/b/a Rising Phoenix Ventures
  • Mediated Settlment and Disposed


  • ColoVista Golf Association
  • General Counsel
  • 2015 - Present
  • Smithville Hospital Authority Board of Directors
  • Board Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Smithville Independent School District Board of Trustees
  • Trustee and Board President
  • 2015 - 2018
  • Bastrop County Bar Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2015 - 2019
  • Smithville Chamber of Commerce
  • Ambassodor
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Bastrop County
  • Director
  • 2013 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Excellence in Real Estate Law
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2019
  • Board of Trustees - Recognition of Service
  • Smithville Independent School District
  • 2018


  • ebook
  • Tax Planning for Texas Realtors
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • Bastrop Couny Board of Realtors
  • Tax Planning For Realtors
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

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Given (0)
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Tax Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had the privilege of working with Mr. Morris on a complicated divorce matter involving significant assets and significant back tax problems for the parties. His expertise relating to tax (and just general litigation) was invaluable. I would highly recommend Mr. Morris should any individual or business have the need for his expertise or just needing an excellent lawyer."
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Smithville Real estate Lawyer Dareld Ray Morris III
Dareld Ray Morris III
Real estate Attorney
Smithville, TX
Licensed for 15 years
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2022. See details