Representing you in inheritance disputes

by Robert A. Ray

Contesting a Will

Contesting a will in Texas requires experience in litigation. We help people all over Texas from our principle office in Lantana, Texas.

Heirship Proceedings

If you can’t or don’t need to contest a will in Texas but need to obtain your inheritance, we can help.

Fiduciary Problems

Executors, Administrators, Trustees and holders of a power of attorney are examples of fiduciaries.

My story

I have over 40 years of experience handling litigation in Texas. I am a past chair of the Texas State Bar Computer & Technology Section. I was appointed by the Chief Justice of the Texas Supreme Court to be an ex officio member of the JUDICIAL COMMITTEE ON INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY that brought e-filling to Texas. I have published articles in the Texas Bar Journal and the American Bar Association GPSolo journal.

Please explore our website and our blog to see if we can be of service to you and we encourage you to contact us if you would like to discuss these issues.

What we do

We represent you knowing that inheritance disputes are private and painful family matters. These cases are complicated and are intertwined with those painful family issues. We know this is a stressful time for you. We strive to obtain the quickest and best results possible so that you can get this troubling episode behind you. We may need to try the case to a jury or we may be able to achieve, with your permission, a settlement without a trial. Either way, you will be involved and informed.

We handle cases in estate and trust disputes including will contests, heirship proceedings, mental competency issues, undue influence, right to an accounting, breach of fiduciary duty and related claims, We have handled cases throughout Texas from South Texas to deep East Texas to Northwest Texas near the Oklahoma border and in between.

Complicated and Unsettling

Inheritance disputes can be complicated and unsettling but we can guide you through the process

  • We’ll talk through your options with you
  • We’ll check the size and scope of the estate
  • We’ll listen, and we’ll work with you to help you get what you’re entitled to
  • We’ll keep you regularly updated all the way along and ensure that your claim is managed as efficiently as possible


I am a litigation attorney

I am a Texas attorney. I graduated from SMU School of Law. I am Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. I handle cases throughout Texas. My principle office is in Lantana, Texas in the DFW area. The State Bar of Texas, Board of Legal Specialization recognizes attorneys in various areas of law, who because of experience, training and knowledge are awarded certificates of special competence. There are over 70,000 lawyers in Texas but only 10% are Board Certified.

There is no certification in litigation of contested probate matters. There is one certification in the non-litigation practice of Estate Planning and Probate and two in litigation areas: Civil Trial Law and Personal Injury Trial Law. This office handles litigation involving contested probate matters and their associated torts. We do not handle the creation of wills and trust that an estate planning attorney would normally handle nor do we handle probate administration not involving contested litigation.

I am the primary author of this site and of the Inheritance Laws blog, which reports on legal cases and issues impacting inheritance disputes in Texas.

Robert Ray

Board Certified, Personal Injury Trial Law — Texas Board of Legal Specialization. We handle cases all across Texas. Our principal office is in Lantana, Texas (DFW area).

Robert Ray is a Texas attorney who handles inheritance disputes

Why Us?

Inheritance disputes involve someone who has taken advantage of the elderly. These cases are complicated and most often, but not always, involve outsiders. We represent you knowing that these inheritance disputes are private and painful family matters. We know this is a stressful time for you. We strive to obtain the quickest and best results possible so that you can get this troubling episode behind you.

Get In Touch

Get In Touch


Lantana, Texas
In the DFW area


(214) 660-5700

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Zoom type workshops?

In the age of Covid-19. we have been thinking of having monthly or bi-monthly, free, Zoom type workshops where participants discuss with us issues that are of interest to them. There would be no agenda, we would discuss areas that the participants wanted to discuss. Participants could attend by computer, tablet or smartphone.

This would be a public Zoom type meeting so nothing personal or confidential should be discussed. Just general questions. Personal or confidential questions should be asked by using the Contact Us tab above.

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