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Joyce Moore | Trust & Probate Lawyer San Antonio

Joyce W. Moore

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Location(s)

San Antonio

Education

  • North Texas State University, B.A., 1973
    • Cum Laude
  • University of Texas, J.D., 1977
    • High Honors
    • Phi Delta Phi
    • Order of the Coif
    • Chancellors
    • University of Texas Law Review, 1977

Bar Admission

  • The State of Texas, 1977
  • United States District Court Western District of Texas, 1980
  • United States Supreme Court, 1982

About Joyce W. Moore

Joyce Moore is a Trust and Probate Litigation attorney who also handles commercial and oil and gas litigation matters. Ms. Moore is a frequent lecturer for the State Bar of Texas and other professional groups on the subject of fiduciary litigation and was selected by the State Bar to be the course director for the Bar’s first comprehensive fiduciary litigation seminar in May 2004.  She was named as the 2012 San Antonio “Lawyer of the Year” in Trust and Estate Litigation by Woodward and White’s Best Lawyers in America and as the 2012 Outstanding Probate and Estate Planning Attorney in the San Antonio Business Journal.  In 2013, she was named to Woodward and White’s Best Women Lawyers in Texas list.  She has been a Woodward and White Best Lawyer in America for Commercial Litigation- Trusts & Estates since 2002.


Accolades

Joyce Moore | award winning attorney

Honors
  • Best Lawyers in America– Commercial Litigation- Trusts & Estates (published by Woodward and White) in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017
  • 2017 Austin and San Antonio Top Lawyer, Austin Monthly
  • Best Women Lawyers in Texas (published by Woodward and White), 2013
  • Texas Lawyer Go To Guide 2002 edition – selected as one of the five top probate and trust lawyers in the State of Texas
  • Texas Super Lawyer (published by Thomson Reuters) in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016
  • Best Lawyer in San Antonio (published by SA Scene) in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016

Associations

  • Chair, State Bar of Texas Pattern Jury Charge (PJC) committee on Family, Probate and Trust, 2017-2018
  • State Bar of Texas Standing Committee on Pattern Jury Charges- Family/Probate
  • The College of the State Bar of Texas
  • San Antonio Bar Association
  • San Antonio Bar Foundation
  • San Antonio Women’s Bar Association
  • Member of the State Bar of Texas District 10A Grievance Committee, July 1986 through July 1992

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Cases & Publications

Seminars and Published Works

  • Pre-Litigation Strategies in Dealing with Difficult Executors and Trustees, 41st Annual Advanced Estate Planning & Probate Course, Houston, Texas, June 2017
  • Collecting Attorney’s Fees in Probate and Trust Litigation, 41st Annual Advanced Estate Planning & Probate Course, Houston, Texas, June 2017
  • Drafting to Avoid Litigation and Exploitation, 40th Annual Advanced Estate Planning & Probate Course, San Antonio, Texas, June 2016
  • Weaving Through the Burden of Proof, 10th Annual Fiduciary Litigation Course, San Antonio, Texas, December 2015
  • Deconstructing the Discovery Rule: New Hurdles for Late Filers in Fiduciary Litigation, Texas Association of Defense Counsel, Galveston, Texas, April 29, 2015
  • A Beautiful Mind or a Broken Synapse? Capacity Issues in Estate Planning and Probate Matters, 21st Annual Advanced Estate Planning Strategies Course, Santa Fe, New Mexico, April 9 – 10, 2015
  • Deconstructing the Discovery Rule: New Hurdles for Late Filers in Fiduciary Litigation, 9th Annual Fiduciary Litigation Course, Horseshoe Bay, Texas, December 4 – 5, 2014
  • Deconstructing the Discovery Rule: New Hurdles for Late Filers in Fiduciary Litigation, Advanced Estate Planning Strategies Course, Denver, Colorado, April 24-25, 2014
  • Fact Finding of Guardianship Issues Under the Pattern Jury Charge, Advanced Elder Law & Advanced Guardianship Law Course, Houston, Texas, April 11-12, 2013
  • Defending Fiduciaries, What You Need To Know, TADC 2012 Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, September 26-30, 2012
  • Administration and Settlement of Estates, 13th Annual Building Blocks of Wills, Estates and Probate Course, January 13, 2012
  • Fiduciary Litigation: Beyond the Basics, Course Director, San Antonio, Texas, December 1-2, 2011
  • PJC Probate, Trust, and Guardianship Charges – Where Are We Now?, 35th Annual Advanced Estate Planning & Probate Course, Fort Worth, Texas, June 8-10, 2011
  • Fiduciary Litigation Case Law Update, Trial of a Fiduciary Litigation Case Course, Kerrville, Texas, December 16-17, 2010
  • Perspective on Protecting the Public Interest in Charity: Will Contests, Common Drafting Errors, Failed Purpose and Founders Syndrome – Panelist, 34th Annual Advanced Estate Planning & Probate Course, San Antonio, Texas, June 2010
  • Getting the Charge You Want and Arguing it to the Jury, Moderator, and Voir Dire and Jury Questionnaires – Panelist, 1st Annual Trial of a Fiduciary Litigation Case, Fredericksburg, Texas, December 2009
  • “Litigation Involving Fiduciaries: Trial Handbook 2009 Probate & Trust Edition,” 33rd Annual Advanced Estate Planning & Probate Course, Houston, Texas, June 10-12, 2009
  • “Quasi-Fiduciary Duties Between Partners: Hints on Drafting from a Litigator’s Perspective,” Dallas Bar Association- Probate, Trusts and Estates Section, Dallas, Texas, February 26, 2008
  • “Another Look at Will Contest,” Advanced Estate Planning and Probate Course, San Antonio, Texas, June 6 – 8, 2007 (author)
  • “Risky Business: Recognizing and Managing Risks Associated with Fiduciary Service,” 2007 Wealth Management & Trust Conference, Austin, Texas, March 29, 2007 (author)
  • “In’s and Out’s of Privilege in Probate and Trust Litigation,” State Bar of Texas Advanced Estate Planning and Probate Course, Austin, Texas, June 7 – 9, 2006
  • “Show Cause, Contempt, Surcharge, and Injunctive Actions,” Texas College of Probate Judges, San Antonio, Texas, September 16, 2005
  • “Risky Business: Recognizing and Managing Risks Associated with Fiduciary Service,” Financial Women International, Texas District Conference, San Antonio, Texas, April 9, 2005
  • “Probate and Trust Litigation Tips and Tactics,” State Bar of Texas Annual Advanced Estate Planning and Probate Course, San Antonio, Texas, June 9 – 11, 2004
  • “1st Annual Fiduciary Litigation Seminar,” Course Director and Speaker, Houston, Texas, May 6 – 7, 2004
  • “Will Contests,” LAU, Division of the State Bar of Texas, San Antonio, Texas, October 2003
  • “Litigation Involving Fiduciaries: Trial Handbook 2003, Probate and Trust Edition,” Advanced Estate Planning Strategies, Las Vegas, Nevada, April 24 – 26, 2003
  • “Another Look at Will Contests,” Travis County Bar Association Probate & Estate Planning, March 7, 2003
  • “Hot Topics in Probate and Trust Litigation,” State Bar of Texas 26th Annual Advanced Estate Planning and Probate Course, Dallas, Texas, June 5 – 7, 2002
  • “A Different Look at Will Contests,” Tarrant County Probate Bar Association, Probate Litigation Seminar, Ft. Worth, Texas, April 26, 2002
  • “A Different Look at Will Contests,” Docket Call in Probate Court Seminar, San Antonio, Texas, April 4 – 5, 2002
  • “A Little Different Look at Will Contests,” Texas College of Probate Judges, San Antonio, Texas, September 6 – 8, 2001
  • “Will Contests, Procedural Snafus, Trial Tactics,” State Bar of Texas 25th Annual Estate Planning and Probate Course, Houston, Texas, June 6 – 8, 2001
  • “The Icing on the Cake – Preparing Your (Carefully Selected) Witness for Deposition and Trial,” State Bar of Texas 25th Annual Estate Planning and Probate Course, Houston, Texas, June 6 – 8, 2001
  • “Fiduciary Litigation: How to Avoid, Attack and Defend, Southwestern Legal Foundation” 40th Annual Institute on Wills and Probate, Dallas, Texas, May 3 – 4, 2001
  • “Quasi Fiduciary Duties Between Partners: Hints on Drafting From a Litigator’s Prospective, Partnerships, Limited Partnerships, and Limited Liability Companies,” University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas, July 13 – 14, 2000
  • “Litigation Involving Fiduciaries: Trial Handbook 2000, Probate and Trust Edition,” State Bar of Texas 24th Annual Estate Planning and Probate Course, Fort Worth, Texas, June 7 – 9, 2000
  • “The Expert Witness in Probate and Trust Litigation,” State Bar of Texas 24th Annual Estate Planning and Probate Course, Fort Worth, Texas, June 7 – 9, 2000
  • “Risky Business: Recognizing and Managing Risks Associated with Fiduciary Service,” Dallas Estate Planning Council, Dallas, Texas, March 2, 2000
  • “Litigation Notebook 2000,” State Bar of Texas Litigation Update Institute 2000, San Antonio, Texas, January 14 – 15, 2000
  • “Litigation Involving Fiduciaries,” State Bar of Texas Litigation Update Institute 1999, San Antonio, Texas, January 15 – 16, 1999
  • “The Fifth Circuit Visits the Intersection Between Trust Law and Creditors Rights,” 1998 State Bar of Texas Advanced Consumer Bankruptcy Course, San Antonio, Texas, October 8 – 9, 1998
  • “A Primer on Fiduciary Duties,” South Texas College of Law, Wills & Probate Seminar, Houston, Texas, September 17 – 18, 1998
  • “Avoiding Malpractice,” Panelist, American Bar Association, Probate & Trust Division, Toronto, Canada, August 3, 1998
  • “Risk Management Notebook: Defending the Fiduciary,” 1998 State Bar of Texas Advanced Estate Planning & Probate Law Course, Austin, Texas, June 3 – 5, 1998
  • “Ethics and Malpractice Issues for Estate Planning Attorneys,” State Bar of Texas, March 27, 1998
  • “The Exercise of Fiduciary Discretion,” Dallas Bar Association, Probate, Trusts and Estates Section, Dallas, Texas, February 24, 1998
  • “The Exercise of Fiduciary Discretion,” Trust Financial Services Division, Personal Trust Seminar, Dallas, Texas, February 5, 1998
  • “Bullet Proofing the Boilerplate: Duties vs. Powers, Drafting to Instruct Fiduciaries,” State Bar of Texas Advanced Drafting Estate Planning & Probate Law Course, Corpus Christi, Texas, October 23 – 24, 1997
  • “Trial Handbook/Fiduciary Litigation,” Recognizing and Resolving Conflicts of Interest, May, 1997
  • “I’ve Got a Secret (I think), or, the Attorney-Client Privilege After Huie: Possible Exceptions and Conflicts Between State and Federal Rules of Evidence,” and “Ten Foot Tall and Bullet Proof, or What’s Left After Barcelo? A Case Study,” State Bar of Texas Advanced Estate Planning Strategies Course, April 1997
  • “Trial Handbook/Fiduciary Litigation,” State Bar of Texas Advanced Estate Planning and Probate Course, Austin, Texas, June 5 – 7, 1996
  • “Trial Handbook/Fiduciary Litigation,” State Bar of Texas 10th Annual Probate and Estate Planning Seminar, Austin, Texas, March 1, 1996
  • “Trial Handbook/Fiduciary Litigation,” Dallas Bar Association, Probate, Trusts and Estates Section, October 24, 1995
  • “Trial Handbook/Fiduciary Litigation,” Galveston County Probate Court Biannual Probate Seminar, Galveston, Texas, September 8, 1995
  • “Trial Handbook/Fiduciary Litigation,” State Bar of Texas 19th Annual Advanced Estate Planning and Probate Course, Austin, Texas, June 7 – 9, 1995
  • “Trial Handbook/Fiduciary Litigation,” Houston Bar Association, Wills and Probate Institute, Houston, Texas, February 3, 1995
  • “Trial Handbook/Fiduciary Litigation,” Tarrant County Probate Bar Association Probate Litigation Seminar, Fort Worth, Texas, November 11, 1994
  • “Trial Handbook/Fiduciary Litigation,” Docket Call in Civil Court, San Antonio, Texas, September 30, 1994
  • “Trial Handbook/Fiduciary Litigation,” Texas College of Probate Judges Annual Meeting, September 9 – 10, 1994, San Antonio, Texas
  • “The Lawyer as a Defendant: Issues of Legal Malpractice, Ethics and Breach of Fiduciary Duty in Estate Planning and Probate Actions,” Wills, Probate and Alternatives Institute, Austin, Texas – September 10, 1993; Dallas, Texas – September 17, 1993. State Bar of Texas Continuing Legal Education Program
  • “The Lawyer As A Defendant: Issues of Legal Malpractice, Ethics and Breach of Fiduciary Duty in Estate Planning and Probate Action,” Houston Bar Association 1993 Wills and Probate Institute, February, 1993
  • “Fiduciary Litigation: Procedural Aspects,” Estate Planning and Probate Seminar sponsored by the Estate Planning and Probate Section of the Travis County Bar Association, November, 1992
  • “The Lawyer as a Defendant: Issues of Legal Malpractice, Ethics and Breach of Fiduciary Duty in Estate Planning and Probate Action,” State Bar of Texas Advanced Estate Planning and Probate Course, June, 1992
  • “Legal Liability Issues Associated with Fiduciary Service: The Impact of a Fiduciary Relationship in Civil Litigation,” State Bar of Texas Advanced Drafting: Estate Planning and Probate Course, November, 1991
  • “The Impact of A Fiduciary Relationship In Civil Litigation,” Docket Call in Civil Court, St. Mary’s University School of Law, January 5, 1990 and March 8, 1991
  • Speaker, Legal Ethics, U.S. District Court Conference on Court Administration (Western District of Texas) March 12 – 17, 1990, Telluride, Colorado