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 )
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: