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Thomas David Rorie

Location:
Nacogdoches, Texas
Phone:
936-398-8009
888-533-9242 (Toll Free)
Fax:
936-559-0099
Email:

Practice Areas:

  • Business law and litigation
    • Leases
    • Contracts
    • Credit collection
    • Collection of foreign judgments
  • Consumer Litigation
    • Warranty claims
    • Deceptive Trade Practices
    • Fraud claims
    • Defective Products
    • Consumer protection
    • Credit Collection law violations
      • Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
      • Texas Debt Collection Practices Act
  • Family Law
    • Divorces
    • Child custody
    • Modification of court orders
    • Termination of parental rights
    • Adoption
    • Child support collection
    • Pre-nuptial agreements
  • Real Estate Litigation
    • Land, boundary and road disputes
    • Mineral ownership
    • Claims against oil and gas producers
    • Residential construction defects
    • Commercial construction defects
    • Real estate sales disputes
    • Damages to land or property
    • Landlord and tenant disputes
  • Probate and Probate litigation
    • Preparation of wills and trusts
    • Preparation of powers of attorney
    • Will disputes
    • Disputes regarding estates
    • Guardianships
  • Appellate Law
    • Appeals from cases in federal and state courts to appellate courts

Concerns of Clients:

  • How much is this going to cost? Estimates of total costs
  • Consultation fee
  • Length of time of the legal process
  • Conflicts with other representation
  • Fees

Reasons to Employ:

  • Experienced–licensed since 1973
  • Board Certified in Civil Trial Law
  • Experienced staff
  • Broad range of experience
  • Experience in both federal and state courts
  • Low initial consultation fee

What sets you Apart From Competition:

  • Experience
  • Board Certification
  • Admission to and experience in federal courts
  • Experience in appeals

Areas of Practice

  • Car Accidents
  • Construction Accidents
  • Drunk Driving Accidents
  • 18-Wheeler Accidents
  • Industrial Accidents
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Oilfield Accidents
  • Personal Injury
  • Truck Accidents
  • Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist
  • Workplace Accidents
  • Wrongful Death
  • Adoption
  • Alimony
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Complex Property Division
  • Divorce
  • Enforcement
  • Family Law
  • High Net Worth Divorces
  • Modification Of Court Orders
  • Paternity
  • Protective Orders
  • Visitation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Civil Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1986

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1971
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of Texas, 1973
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 1973
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1987
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1987

Education

  • Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, Texas
    • J.D. - 1969
  • Louisiana Tech University
    • M.B.A. - 1966
    • Major: Finance Emphasis
  • Louisiana Tech University
    • B.S. cum laude - 1965
    • Major: Business Administration

Honors and Awards

  • ETLS 1991 Outstanding Service Award
  • 1993 ETLS Pro Bono Award
  • Outstanding Committee Chairman, 1981
  • Elected an Honorary Member of Nacogdoches County Exposition Center, 1984

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Nacogdoches County Bar Association, Member, 1972 - Present
  • Nacogdoches County Bar Association, President, 1997 - 2007
  • State Bar of Texas Grievance Committee, District 2-B, Member, 1982 - 1987
  • State Bar Grievance Committee, District 2-B, Member, 1998 - 2001
  • State Bar of Texas Grievance Committee, District 2-B, Panel Chair, 2000 - 2001
  • State Bar of Texas Grievance Committee, District 2-B, Chairman, 2000 - 2001
  • East Texas Legal Services, Member, Board of Directors, 1987 - 1992
  • East Texas Legal Services, Member, Executive Committee, 1988 - 1989
  • East Texas Legal Services, Member, Executive Committee, 1992 - 1993
  • State Bar of Texas Committee on Legal Services, Member, 2000 - 2002
  • Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce, Member, Board of Directors, 1980 - 1983
  • Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce, Exposition Center Department, Vice-President, 1982 - 1981
  • Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce, Member of Executive Committee, 1981 - 1982

Past Employment Positions

  • Superior Iron Works, Shreveport, Louisiana, 1967
  • Texas Instruments, Inc., Richardson, Texas, Payroll and Accounting, 1968 - 1969
  • Tom Rorie, Attorney at Law, Nacogdoches, Texas, Part-time Associate, 1969 - 1972
  • Rorie & Pedersen, Attorneys at Law, Nacogdoches, Texas, Partner, 1973 - 1987
  • Stripling, Rorie, Pedersen and Floyd, Attorneys at Law, Nacogdoches, Texas, Partner, 1987 - 2004