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

Notable Litigation Experience

Burke C. Marold has been involved in well over 1,000 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).

University of Illinois Chicago Law School, L.L.M.

(Master of Laws in Estate Planning), Cum Laude (with honors), 2019*

St. Mary's University School of Law, J.D., 2011 (San Antonio, TX)
St. Mary's University, Bill Greehey School of Business, M.B.A., 2011
Westmont College, B.A., Economics & Business, 2007 (Santa Barbara, CA)

University of Hawai'i at Manoa, Accounting, 2002-2003

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

-Named 2021 Rising Star, Texas Monthly Super Lawyers**

-Selected as a 2021 St. Mary's School of Law "10 under 10 Graduate of the Last Decade" Recipient***

-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, 2015, 2018-2020
-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, beyond law school, in a specific area of the law.

**Only 2.5% of lawyers in Texas receive this honor.

***Over ten year periods, out of approximately 2,500 graduating law students, only 100 law students receive this recognition. This amounts to 4% of the student body.

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