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John R. Norris III

John R. Norris III
Best Lawyers 2020 Best Lawyer 2022

Email: John@norris-weberlaw.com

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Practice Areas

  • Guardianships
    • Seeking a Guardianship
    • Defending against a Guardianship
    • Contested Guardianships
    • Guardianship Administration
  • Contested Estate Matters
    • Assisting Beneficiaries With Estate and Trust Issues
    • Common law spouse claims
    • Disputed Heirship Claims against Executors/Administrators, Guardians, Trustees Community Property Issues
    • Defending Executors/Administrators, Guardians, Trustees
  • 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 Litigation 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
  • The Senior Source - in 2018, received the Molly H. Bogen Service Award
  • Dallas Bar Association Probate, Trust & Estates Law Section Lifetime Achievement Award (2021)

  • May, 2021 - Lifetime Achievement Award
    • The Dallas Bar Association’s Probate Section honored John W. Norris III, with its Lifetime Achievement Award. The award recognizes over 40 years of sustained and dedicated contribution to the field of Probate Law.
  • October, 2021 - 2020 Judge William W. Treat Award of Excellence
    • John R. Norris III has been selected as recipient of the 2020 Judge William W. Treat Award of Excellence presented by the National College of Probate Judges. The award was presented in Savannah, Georgia, November 11, 2021.