J. Patrick Atkins

J. Patrick Atkins

Partner since January 1, 2006
Location:
Waco, Texas
Phone:
254-776-5095
877-283-5355 (877-2TEKELL)
Fax:
254-776-5091
Email:

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Litigation
  • Business & Commercial
  • Probate & Estate Administration
  • Estate Planning

Litigation Percentage

  • 65% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 1993
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1995
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1997

Education

  • Baylor University School of Law, Waco, Texas
    • J.D. - 1991
  • University of Texas

Classes/Seminars

  • Instructor, Estate Planning & Taxation, McLennan Community College, M&M Mars Retirement Seminars, 1995 - 2000
  • Instructor, Estate Planning & Taxation, Providence Foundation Estate Planning Series, 1999 - 2000
  • Instructor, Use of Turnover Statute in Collection of Judgments, Collection Law in Texas (Lorman Education Services), 1998 - Present
  • Moderator, Federal Practice Seminar, Waco-McLennan County Young Lawyers Association, 1997 - Present
  • Instructor, Estate Planning, Successful Aging in the '90s Seminar (Waco-McLennan County Young Lawyers Association), 1996 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Young Lawyer-- Waco-McLennan County Bar Association, 2000 - Present
  • President-- Waco Independent School District Board of Trustees
  • Life Fellow-- Texas Bar Foundation, 1998 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Waco-McLennan County Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of Texas, Member
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel, Member
  • Judge Abner McCall American Inn of Court, Member
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Life Fellow

Pro Bono Activities

  • Waco Independent School District Board of Trustees, President
  • Texas Sports Hall of Fame Board of Directors, 2008 - 2011
  • Saint Alban’s Episcopal Church