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Joseph R. Marrs - Houston, TX

9811 Katy FreewaySuite 900 Houston, TX 77024

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Updated: 08/14/2023

Houston Will Contests Lawyer


Joe Marrs is a trial lawyer. He has represented clients in jury trials, arbitration, and bench trials throughout Texas. Mr. Marrs earned his law degree at the University of Texas, where he worked on the editorial board of the Texas Law Review. After graduation, he served as law clerk to the Honorable Guy Herman in the Travis County Probate Court Number One.

Since entering private practice, Mr. Marrs has tried multiple cases to jury verdict as lead counsel...

About Joseph R. Marrs

Practice Areas

  • Will Contests
  • Trust Litigation
  • Fiduciary Litigation

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner


Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas

Other Affiliations

  • Probate Section of the Houston Bar Association (Member)
  • Estate Planning and Probate Section of the Austin Bar Association, 2011 - 2012 (Board of Directors)


  • The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas, 2002
    Law Review: Texas Law Review, Book Review Editor
  • The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, 1998
    B.A., Plan II and Latin
    Honors: With High Honors

Past Positions

  • Honorable Guy Herman, Travis County Probate Court Number One, Law Clerk

Classes and Seminars

  • “What the New ‘Fiduciary Rule’ Means for Trustees and Investment Advisors,” Fiduciary Litigation, Texas Bar CLE, Nov. 30-Dec. 1, San Antonio Texas
  • “Remedies for Mismanagement of Trust Assets,” 9th Annual Damages in Civil Litigation, Feb. 16-17, 2017, Houston, Texas
  • “How Not to Invest in a Trust: Pitfalls for Trustees and Brokers,” Bank of Texas and BOK, lunch series for CFP credit, Financial, Jan. 28, 2016
  • “Avoiding Liability for Investing Trust Accounts: Trustees, FINRA, and Broker Liability,” Attorneys in Tax and Probate, Sept. 1, 2015
  • Adjunct Professor of Wills, Trusts & Estates, South Texas College of Law
  • “Busting a Trust,” Best Lawyers Business Edition, Summer 2021


Other Sources of Feedback About Joseph R. Marrs

Included on the 2023 Texas list

Past Lists

  • 2022 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Texas Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Joseph R. Marrs on Super Lawyers


  • Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation
  • Super Lawyer, Texas Monthly magazine in the area of estate and trust litigation, 2016 - Present
  • The Best Lawyers in America, BL Rankings, 2019
  • Houston’s top lawyers in commercial litigation by H-Magazine
  • “AV-Preeminent” in 2012 by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Texas Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters, 2016-Present
  • Top 100 Houston, Texas Monthly magazine, 2022

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Office Information


9811 Katy FreewaySuite 900 Houston, TX 77024

Accepts Credit Cards


Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm



  • Playing the Probate Card: A Plaintiff's Guide to Transfer to Statutory Probate Court, 36 ST. MARY'S L.J. 99, 2004
  • Temporary Guardianships: When Are They Appropriate?, Guardianship Course 2003, March 13, 2003
  • Wills: What Will You Do?, The Austin Chronicle, April 7, 2004
  • Intestacy: No Will, Several Ways, The Austin Chronicle, May 30, 2004
  • The Use of Eminent Domain in Water Resources Management, TRWA/TWCA Water Law Seminar, January, 2007
  • “Temporary Guardianships: When Are They Appropriate?” (coauthor), Guardianship Course 2003, Mar. 13, 2003, Dallas, Texas

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