Will PaxtonEllis Jr

EK&R Attorneys, offers full legal services to its clients with its general civil litigation and transactional practice.


1101 Chicago
McAllen, Texas 78501

Telephone: 956.682.2440
Facsimile: 956.682.0820

E-mail: wpe@ekrattorneys.com

Bill Ellis, Jr., a former partner and one of the founding members of Ellis, Koeneke & Ramirez, LLP., has been board certified in estate planning and probate law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1977. Born in Laredo, Texas, Bill's primary areas of law include estate planning and probate law and business entity formation.

Education and Background

  • University of Texas (B.B.A., 1963) (J.D., 1966)
  • Admitted to practice: Texas (1966), U.S. District Court S.D. Texas (1968-98)
  • Board Certified - Estate Planning and Probate Law, Texas Board of Legal
  • Specialization (1977 to present)
  • Partner - Ellis, Koeneke & Ramirez, LLP. (1982)

Professional Affiliations

  • U. T. Law School Legal Research Board (Associate Director, 1965-66)
  • U.S. Government Appeal Agent, Selective Service System (1966-71)
  • Advisors to Registrants, Selective Service System (1972-74)
  • Contributing Editor, Texas Lawyers Practice Guide (1967)
  • Hidalgo County Junior Bar Association (Director, 1968)
  • Hidalgo County Bar Association (Director, 1978-80)
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas (Member, Sections: Advanced Estate Planning and Probate)


  • Rio Grande Valley Estate Planning Council
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Texas Academy of Probate & Trust Lawyers
  • Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Council
  • University of Texas-Pan Am Foundation Board of Trustees (Chairman, 87-90)
  • Board of Trustees of Mission Hospital Foundation (Vice President, 2003)
  • Mission Rotary Club (President, 1982-83)
  • Paul Harris Fellow
  • Rotary International


Ellis, Koeneke & Ramirez, L.L.P. offers full legal services to its clients with its general civil litigation and general practice. Some of these services include:
Will Paxton Ellis, Jr.
Thomas D. Koeneke
Edmundo O. Ramirez
Minerva I. Zamora
Emily A. Gearhart
Daniel Koeneke
Luis A.  Gutierrez
John P.  Franke
Of Counsel
Dennis Longoria
Of Counsel

Ellis Koeneke & Ramirez, L.L.P. Attorneys at Law.