John R. Norris III

Email: JRNorris@cnbwlaw.com

Member

Practice Areas:

  • Guardianships
    • Seeking a Guardianship
    • Defending against a Guardianship
    • Contested Guardianships
    • Guardianship Administration
  • Contested Estate Matters
    • Claims against Executors/Administrators, Guardians, Trustees
    • Defending Executors/Administrators, Guardians, Trustees
    • Assisting Beneficiaries With Estate and Trust Issues
    • Common law spouse claims
    • Disputed Heirship
    • Community Property Issues
  • Estate Administration
    • Testate
    • Intestate
    • Independent
    • Dependent
    • Insolvent
    • Heirships
    • Creditor Claims
  • Will Contests
  • Probate Litigation
  • Trust Litigation
  • Probate Wills
  • Fiduciary Litigation

BIOGRAPHY:

  • Born in Austin, Texas on December 2, 1953
  • Highland Park High School (1972)
  • Washington & Lee University,
  • University of Texas BBA (1976)
  • Southern Methodist University J.D. (1979)
  • Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization (1989 - present)
  • Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (1995 - present)
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association (Probate, Trusts and Estates Section Chairperson, 1994 -1995)
  • Member, State Bar of Texas (District 6A Grievance Committee, 1995 - 2001; Chairperson, 1998 - 2001)
  • Fellow, Texas and Dallas Bar Foundations
  • Chairperson, Advisory Committee, Senior Citizens of Greater Dallas Volunteer Guardianship Program (1998 - present)
  • Co-Author & Manual Committee Member, Texas Guardianship Manual, 2d Edition, State Bar of Texas (2003)
  • Certified by the State Bar of Texas Under Probate Code Section 646 to serve as an Ad Litem in Guardianship Proceedings
  • Named “Texas Super Lawyer” by Texas Monthly magazine - 2003 through 2015
  • Listed in “The Best Lawyers in America” from 1995 through 2014
  • Speaker on matters involving probate, guardianships and probate litigation