Thomas D.Koeneke

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: tdk@ekrattorneys.com

Tom Koeneke, a managing partner and a founding member of the law firm of Ellis, Koeneke & Ramirez, L.L.P., has been a practicing attorney for 31 years. He is board certified in estate planning and probate law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. In 2004 he was elected as a member of Interlegal, international network of attorneys. Born in Denver, Colorado, Tom's primary areas of law include domestic and international estate administration, estate planning, estate litigation, and trust litigation.

Education and Background

  • University of Colorado (B.S.B.A., 1973)
  • Baylor University (J.D., 1978)
  • Admitted to practice: Texas (1978), U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas (1979), U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit (1980), U.S. Tax Court (1982)
  • Board Certified - Estate Planning and Probate Law (1984)
  • Partner - Ellis, Koeneke & Ramirez, LLP., (1982 )

Professional Affiliations

  • Hidalgo County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas (Member, Sections: Real Estate, Probate, and Trust)
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Rio Grande Valley Estate Planning Council
  • HTexas Association of Trust and Probate Council
  • Fraternity: Delta Theta Phi
  • Baylor University Estate Planning Council
  • Member, Interlegal - International Network of Attorneys


  • Director - Starr County Groundwater Conservation District
  • Member - Groundwater Management Area 16 Joint Planning Committee
  • Participant - Trust for Public Lands, National Land Counselor Program
  • Former Director - Project Abuse, Inc.
  • Former President/Director - Valley Land Fund, Inc.
  • BFormer President/Director - Los Caminos del Rio, Inc.
  • Officer/President - Hidalgo County 4-H Foundation
  • Director - Images for Conservation Fund


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. Gearthart
Daniel Koeneke
Luis A.  Gutierrez
John P.  Franke
Of Counsel
Dennis Longoria
Of Counsel

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