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Public left in dark on accused attorneys

Protection from angry clients cited as one reason for secrecy Yamil Berard August 19, 2007 Star-Telegram (TX) Dallas attorney Bruce Patton has a clean disciplinary record, according to the State Bar’s Web site, which provides profiles of the state’s 80,000 or more practicing attorneys. But consider this before you hire him to draft your will: Keep Reading…


State your case

Protect estate from probate court horrors Ronald Lipman August 3, 2007 Houston Chronicle (TX) Editor’s note: The information in this column is not intended as legal advice but to provide a general understanding of the law. Readers with legal problems, including those whose questions are addressed here, should consult attorneys for advice on their particular Keep Reading…


EP County fee reports not filed for 13 years

Louie Gilot (; 915-546-6131) July 10, 2007 El Paso Times (TX) El Paso County was 13 years late in complying with a corruption-fighting order to disclose the fees ordered paid by probate judges to court-appointed attorneys. A newspaper report by the Houston Chronicle found that El Paso was one of six Texas counties that failed Keep Reading…


Probate judges often OK nonlegal billing

Tow truck calls, pawn shop visits are some charges Lise Olsen ( July 9, 2007 Houston Chronicle (TX) For visiting their wards, for opening bank accounts and for selling used cars, tasks that hardly require a law degree, some probate judges have approved bills submitted by lawyers at rates of $200 to $400 an hour, Keep Reading…


Perry Whatley battles probate court to the end

When probate court threatened to take away his assets, Perry Whatley gave up and fled — and ultimately died far from his home Lise Olsen ( July 9, 2007 Houston Chronicle (TX) Perry ”Bit” Whatley, 84, a former Baytown refinery worker and lifelong Texan, spent his final days in self-imposed exile, a fugitive from a Keep Reading…

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