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                          James C. Woo 

 

 

James C. Woo is a shareholder of the Firm and a member of the Practice Management Committee.  He is head of the Firm’s Estate Planning and Probate and Business Sections.  Mr. Woo is a native San Antonian and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas – San Antonio and his Juris Doctor from St. Mary’s University School of Law. 

Mr. Woo is Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.  In the area of Estate Planning and Probate, his practice is primarily focused in the areas of Wills, Trusts, Estate Administration, Probate Litigation, and Guardianship.  Mr. Woo’s practice also includes business succession planning, asset protection, corporations, and real estate transactions.

Mr. Woo is also a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.  Membership in the College is by invitation and is only extended to lawyers who have made significant contributions to the Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Law field through teaching, lecturing, and writing.  The College is considered the preeminent organization of estate planning lawyers.  Mr. Woo is a former member of the Council of the Real Estate, Probate, and Trust Law Section of the State Bar of Texas.  The Section is the largest section within the State Bar with over 7,000 members.  While a member of the counsel he served as the chairman of the committee that monitors and proposes legislation affecting decedent’s estates.

 Mr. Woo is a frequent speaker at professional seminars, including the State Bar of Texas Advanced Estate Planning and Probate Seminar - Problems Related to Guardianship Proceedings [2001] and Planning for the Physical Reality of Death and Disposition of Remains [1994.]; State Bar College – Summer School (Mental Health Commitments – Patient’s Rights vs. Benefits of Treatment [2004] and The Top Five Things Babyboomers Have to Know About Estate Planning and Probate [2003] and The State Bar of Texas Fiduciary Litigation Seminar – Issues In Elder Law [2008]. 

Mr. Woo is active in leadership positions in many bar related organizations including:

Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Chairman - Board of Directors (2011 – 2012)

Member - Board of Directors (2006 - 2012)

Chairman  – Advisory Commission – Est. Planning and Probate (2002 – 2006)

Chairman - Advisory and Exam Commission – Legal Asst. Division (1998 – 2002) 

State Bar of Texas - Real Estate, Probate, and Trust Law Section  

Council Member (2006-2010)

Chairman – Decedent’s Estates Legislation Committee 

            San Antonio Bar Association  

Vice President (2007)

Board of Directors (2005-2007 and 1992-1993) 

Supreme Court of Texas  

District 10 Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee (2003- 2005)

District 10 Grievance Committee (1992-1997) 

San Antonio Estate Planners Council 

Board of Governors (1995-1999) 

Texas Bar Foundation  

Life Fellow 

San Antonio Bar Foundation  

Fellow

 Mr. Woo is licensed to practice law in the State of Texas and is also licensed to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, U.S. Court of Appeals – Fifth Circuit, and the U.S. Tax Court.

 

  •      jwoo@dtrglaw.com
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