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Notable Litigation Experience

Burke C. Marold has been involved in well over 500 different kinds of estate and guardianship cases. Below is just a sampling of some of his more memorable cases:

  • In the Estate of Refugio O. Mendiola, Deceased, 2013-PC-0561, Bexar County, Texas (heir of estate claimed bankruptcy while eviction proceedings were initiated. Automatic Stay was lifted for purpose of continuing eviction).
  • In the Guardianship of Mary A. Alvarado, 2016-PC-1310, Bexar County, Texas (Competing applications for appointment of guardian. Achieved guardianship for client even though competing applicant was the power of attorney).
  • In the Estate of James R. Robertson, 2013-PC-1415, Bexar County, Texas (over the course of sixteen months located all 36 heirs of the deceased whose locations ranged from West Virginia to California).
  • In the Estate of Michael D. Anthony, 2013-PC-0945, Bexar County, Texas  (multi-million dollar estate litigation matter. Represented 3/4 of the estate beneficiaries and successfully mediated a family settlement agreement without the occurrence of prolonged and expensive litigation).
  • In the Estate of Anna E. Cammack, P. 15-38, Kerr County, Texas (won summary judgment motion against large title company on a petition to quiet title on behalf of Estate).
  • In the Estate of Radu V. Ionescu, 2015-PC-0045, Bexar County, Texas (caused the withdrawal of a will believed to have been forged as well as settled a tortious interference with inheritance suit which was filed on behalf of clients).
  • In the Estate of Edward Herman Haese, Jr., 2017-PC-0263, Bexar County, Texas (settled a million dollar contentious will dispute on behalf of clients).
  • In the Estate of Ernesto Vasquez, 2017-PC-2437, Bexar County, Texas (successfully removed court appointed administrator for lack of priority to serve).
  • In the Estate of Theodore A. Koclanes, 2013-PCA-0428, Comal County, Texas (successfully sued Chase Bank for wrongful foreclosure in an estate proceeding and received settlement for client; successfully voided heir's inheritance under grounds that heir caused the death of the decedent).
  • In the Estate of Elfriede Van Leer, 2016-PCB-0393, Comal County, Texas (successfully defended the admission to probate of decedent's last will & testament which favored client, a neighbor of the decedent, over the decedent's distant relatives).
  • In the Guardianship of Mildred G. Maddox, 2014-PC-2800 (competing applicants for guardian. Successfully achieved guardianship for client and global settlement pertaining to a change to the ward's will).
  • In the Estate of James J. Wright, 2014-PC-3211, Bexar County, Texas (successfully had declared a common law marriage on behalf of client and the decedent).
  • In the Estate of Dorse Blankenship, 6650, Young County, Texas (settled estate litigation matter on behalf of client, primary beneficiary of estate, and daughter of the decedent).
  • In the Estate of Marjorie A. Walling, 2011-PC-3429, Bexar County, Texas (successfully removed court appointed administrator; settled claims against removed administrator for breach of fiduciary duty).
  • In the Estate of Robert Bosch, 2013-PC-0198, Guadalupe County, Texas (won a motion to dismiss against spouse of the decedent; settled contentious estate dispute between beneficiaries of the estate and surviving spouse of the decedent).
  • In the Estate of Kenneth E. Moore, 2015-PC-03176, Bexar County, Texas (contested alleged will of decedent on behalf of clients; favorable settlement reached on behalf of clients).
  • In the Estate of James A. Duderstadt, 2001-PC-2879, Bexar County, Texas (super contentious eagle ford shale estate litigation case against large oil company; successfully settled, on eve of trial, with oil company and decedent's surviving spouse. Clients now receive monthly royalty checks).

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Burke C. Marold, J.D., M.B.A.,L.L.M.

The John Marshall School of Law, L.L.M. (Masters of Law in Estate Planning), 2018*

St. Mary's University School of Law, J.D., 2011
St. Mary's University, Bill Greehey School of Business, M.B.A., 2011
Westmont College, B.A., Economics & Business, 2007

Prior Professional Experience
Hartline, Dacus, Barger, & Dreyer, 2007, 2009, 2010
-Summer Associate
U.S. District Courts, Judge Hayden Head, Jr., Dec. 2008 - Jan. 2009
-Assistant to Clerks

Admitted to Practice
United States Tax Court

United States District Court, Western District of Texas

Professional and Notable Activities
-Speaker, Texas Lawyer CLE, Legislative Update, Guardianship Certification and Guardianship Workshop Seminar, September 22, 2017
-Named S.A. Scene Magazine's  Best Lawyers of 2013 and 2015
-Runner-up, San Antonio Business Journal's '40 under 40' of 2013

-City of San Antonio Ethics Review Board (2013-2015)

-Clarity Child Guidance Center, Development Board Member (2015-2016)

-HSE Homeowners' Association Inc., Board Member (2015-2016)
-City of San Antonio Transportation Advisory Board (TAB) (August 2010-2012)
-San Antonio Financial Planning Association, Board of Directors (2013-2014)
-San Antonio Estate Planners Council, Member since 2012
-San Antonio Bar Association, Member since 2011
-San Antonio Young Lawyers Association, Member (2011-2012)
-Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, Member (2012-2014)

-Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas (2008-2012)
-St. Mary's University, Men's Tennis
, Assistant Coach (2009)

-Ranked, top 100 in the United States, USTA Junior Tennis Player

-Div. I and NAIA Collegiate Tennis Player

*An L.L.M. designation denotes that the lawyer who has obtained such credentials has completed one year of training and advanced education in a specific area of the law.