Terrell William Proctor

Terrell William Proctor

State Bar of Texas
  • Probate, Personal Injury, Criminal Law...
  • Texas
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Summary

Lic. Atty. Texas 1963; Mediator about 20 years; CLE Instructor; former: Municipal Judge; Assoc. Dist. Judge; City Atty; City Secretary; Bar Pres.; Board of several Bar Assoc.; Published author; Pres. several civic assoc., religious leader; national award winning writer; nominated for Texas Artist of the Year; Public Speaker; Board Chairman, Curator and Gen. Counsel non-profit natural science museum; expert witness on attorney's fees and ethics and on Paleontology and natural science in general.

Practice Areas
  • Probate
  • Personal Injury
  • Criminal Law
  • Business Law
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Real Estate Law
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Free consultation to determine client's problem and potential solution; to discuss fee and expenses; and answer general question. This is for potential client and firm to determine if we both want to go forward with the matter. Most matters are on hourly basis of $250/hour + expenses
  • Contingent Fees
    Contingent fees are available for some cases. Most cases on hourly fee basis. Both are plus expenses.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Attorney can see clients after hours and on week-ends with scheduling discussed in advance.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Texas
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5th Circuit
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Professional Experience
Members three Committees
State Bar of Texas
Current
I served on the Committee on other Professional Groups for 2 or 3 years; the Committee on Bar ethics twice; and another State Bar committee which I do not recall the name of. These were in about the 1970s and/or 1980s
City of Jacinto City, Texas
Current
I was Assoc. Municipal Judge then regular Municipal Judge, over a period of about four years, during the 1970 and/or 1980s. I was appointed by the Mayor of Jacinto City, Bert Holder
Assoc. District Judge 1984
246th Family District Court of Harris County, Texas
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Judge John Peavey appointed different attorneys as his Assoc. District Judge. I was one. I was also appointed as a Master in cases, by other District Judges in several years on a one case appointment. I do not recall the years.
Education
South Texas College of Law
J.D. (1964) | Law Degree
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Honors: Top Grade in: Constitutional Law and Sales Law; member Delta Theta Pi Law Fraternity; First Place on law article awarded by Houston Trial Lawyers Association; graduated in top 15% of class and in less than 3 years; high grade on Bar Exam taken before I graduated from South Texas College of Law
Activities: Moot Court Competition team; South Texas Law Journal;
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University of Tulsa
B.S. (1956) | Marketing, Management and minor in Accounting. I completed all classroom hours for an MBA Degree
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Worked nights on B47 bombers at Douglas Aircraft; carried 18 to 20 hours per semester; slept in afternoons then back to work; little time to study--made high grades; paid 100% of my own tuition with no scholarship or help from anyone else; did all class hours on MBA before returning to Texas to write thesis.
Honors: Had high grades in business and accounting courses and in advanced biology.
Activities: Pres. Delta Sigma Pi business fraternity; Pres. Independent Men's Association; House 'Mother' @ the Methodist Student Union; led blood donor drives;
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Awards
First Place Adult Advanced Articles
American Federation of Mineralogical Societies
This organization of about 500,000 has regional competition and then national competition of the winners in regional competition, each year. In 2010 I won 1st place in Adult Advanced Articles, 1st place in Adult Poetry and 3rd place in Features. In 2013 I won First Place in Adult Poetry. In 2014 I was named as Judge for Poetry for National competition. I have won Regional and National awards for about 15 years with this organization. When you win 1st place nationally, you are disqualified from entering again for 2 years.
Professional Associations
State Bar of Texas # 16350000
Member
Current
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North Harris County Bar Association
President three times; Vice-President and Secretary about five times;
Current
Activities: I started the FREE Continuing Legal Education program when the State Bar of Texas first started the CLE Program, and the North Harris County Bar Associate still has that program.
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Houston Trial Lawyers Association
Board Member and Chairman of a Committee which got a Bill passed by the Texas Legislature
Current
Activities: I was a member for about 20 years; I started and headed a committee which over three years, was able to get Legislation passed, limiting what healthcare providers could charge patients and attorneys for medical and billing records, correcting abuse by some doctors who charged outrageous amounts to patients for copies of their own records. I was assisted by my fellow member, now District Judge, Robert Schaffer. We made many trips to Austin. I wrote the original Bill, which as usual saw a number of changes, but amazingly was passed and signed into law. I also worked on a number of other projects for the HTLA.
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Houston Lawyer Referral Service
Board Member
Current
Activities: I was a member for about four years, as the North Harris County Bar Association representative. I headed one Committee and worked on a number of projects.
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Greater North Channel Bar Association
Secretary
Current
Activities: I started this Bar Association in about the 1980s partially for CLE programs as I had done for the North Harris County Bar Association and also to provide a lawyer referral service to the North Channel Area.
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Front page Article on Law, in one issue per week for 52 weeks. Paid for articles.
Houston Daily Court Review
Speaking Engagements
Continuing Legal Education programs, Monthly meetings of the North Harris County Bar Association, Sinderson's Barbecue and other locations
North Harris County Bar Association
These programs were given periodically, over a number of years, for attorneys to receive CLE credit as required by the State Bar of Texas.