Steve Spitzer

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Baylor University School of Law, J. D., cum laude
Baylor University, B.B.A., with honors

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Personal Injury Trial Law ,
Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Board Certified

AV Rated

Steve Spitzer focuses on probate litigation, will contests, and estate planning, as well as litigating other civil matters, including business disputes and personal injury cases.

Mr. Spitzer’s probate clients have disputed wills, trusts, guardianships, and heirships. Mr. Spitzer handles all aspects of disputed probate cases, including will contests, trust disputes and modifications, heirship disputes, and partitions of estate assets.

Mr. Spitzer was a successful litigator for a major Dallas law firm from 1989 to 2011, and has litigated many types of cases in his over 22 years of practice. He has represented many individuals as well as corporations of all sizes. He has served as the first chair attorney in over two dozen jury trials, and has been Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1997.

Representations

  • Will contest involving legal capacity of elderly person suffering from dementia to execute second will within weeks before his death.
  • Guardianship defense of elderly client from claims of mental incapacity.
  • Heirship case to determine proper heirs to estate assets and annuity payments.
  • Trust revision suit to update terms of decades-old trust containing over $1 million in assets.
  • Jury trial involving defense of wrongful termination against an East Texas employer of over 500 employees.

Professional Associations

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Smith County Bar Association
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
  • Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce
  • ABOTA (American Board of Trial Advocates)

Civic Activities

  • Grace Community Church - Elder
  • Grace Community School - Board Member
  • Rose Capital East Little League

Admitted to Practice

  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Northern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas
  • Texas State Courts

Selected Publications and Speaking Engagements