R. Gary Shapley | Houston Estate Lawyer

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R. Gary Shapley

General Civil Practice with Special Emphasis on Wills and Probate and Elder Law.

Estate, Estate Planning, Wills & Probate

http://www.lawshapley.com

800-981-8060


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Please describe a case in the last year or two where you made a big difference.

I have had several cases in the last few years where clients brought me wills that were not prepared with proper form, but our office was able to convince the court to probate the wills and allow the beneficiaries to receive their assets.

How did you build a successful practice?

I have been a practicing attorney in Texas for 28 years and have maintained my own practice The Law Office of R. Gary Shapley for 22 years. My practice has grown mainly through word of mouth and referrals from past clients who have positively endorsed this office to others who have retained my services.

What should clients look for in a lawyer?

Clients should look for integrity and experience in a lawyer. Also large law firms may charge much more for their services and actually have an attorney with less experience represent them.

How important is local knowledge to the success of your cases?

Texas law, particularly in the Probate area, is different than probate law in other states. Knowledge of the local rules and being familiar with the local courts are an advantage to any attorney and their client(s). I am a native Houstonian who has lived in the Houston Metropolitan area for my entire life and have practiced law in Houston for over 28 years.

What information can you provide in a free phone consultation?

I will attempt to evaluate a case and whether this office will take a case by telephone if possible. Sometimes it is necessary to review documents and if this is the case a face to face meeting with the client may be necessary.

What differentiates you from other lawyers in your community?

I am a professor of Business Law, Criminal Justice, and Government at the Houston Community College and at American Intercontinental University.

Position Organization Location Duration
Adjunct Professor of Govt and Criminal JusticeHouston Community CollegeHouston TexasPresent
Adjunct Professor of Business LawAmerican Intercontinental UniversityHouston, TexasPresent
AttorneyLaw Office of R. Gary Shapley1992 – Present
AssociateHollrah, Lange, and Thoma1987 - 1992
Hearing Officer - Administrative JudgeTexas Workforce CommissionHouston Texas1986-1987
School Degree Major Graduation
South Texas College of LawJ.D. Law School1986  
South Texas College of LawJ.D.Law1986
University of HoustonM. Ed.Educational Curriculum and Instruction in Political Science1981
University of TexasBachelor of ArtsGovernment and History1976
State / Court Date
Southern District of Texas1987
Texas1986
  • Texas Bar Association
    West Houston Chamber of Commerce
  • Educator Of The Year 2006 and 2013 (Nominated) - American Intercontinental University

    President's Award - Houston Bar Association in 1996-97 for job as Director of the Houston Bar Association Campaign for the Homeless
  • Mr. Shapley has represented hundreds of clients in the preparation of wills and in probating wills before the court. He has also represented hundreds of clients in civil matters ranging from trying cases in civil court to providing legal advice to businesses regarding transactional matters including the creation of contracts and the creation of new business organizations.

  • Who Needs the Courtroom Anyway?  Published in Houston Community College Government E Text

    Judicial Selection in Texas Published in Houston Community College Government E Text
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(1986) Licensed as Attorney in Texas. Verified with Texas Bar Association.July 30, 2014

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Fee: Call for a free consultation at 713-954-4887 Office or 713-349-4847 Cell. Hourly fee varies depending upon type of service. Certain matters are billed by project such as most work on Wills which begins as low as $ 375.00 per will.

Service Type: Private

Language: English

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R. Gary Shapley
2500 Wilcrest
Suite 300
Houston, TX 77042
29.7382268,-95.5725232

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2500 Wilcrest
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Houston, TX 77042


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  • R. Gary Shapley serves Houston, TX and the surrounding areas. This office has represented clients throughout Texas particularly in the Dallas metropolitan area and San Antonio and Austin area.

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