Artie G. Giotes

Artie Giotes

Artie G. Giotes joined the firm in December 1976. Artie received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Baylor University in 1963 and his Juris Doctor degree from Baylor University School of Law in 1965. He was a member of the Texas Board of Law Examiners from 1980 through 1997. Artie has served as President of the Waco-McLennan County Bar Association.

Artie has served as an Adjunct Professor at Baylor Law School. He is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Estate Planning and Probate Law. He is also a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas and is a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation. His primary areas of practice include Estate Planning, Litigation in State and Federal Courts, Business and Commercial Matters, Real Estate Law and Probate Law.


Phone:  (254) 297-7300
Fax: (254) 297-7301
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Areas of Practice:

Alternative Dispute Resolution
Business & Commercial Law
Business Organizations
Construction Law
Estate Planning
Commercial Litigation
Natural Resources Law
Probate & Estate Administration
Real Estate Law
Taxation Law
Trust Litigation
Will Contests


Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1977

Bar Admissions

U.S. Supreme Court, 1985
U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1981
U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 1978
U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 2001
U.S. Tax Court, 1977
U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1977
Texas, 1965


J.D., Baylor University School of Law, 1965
B.B.A., Baylor University, 1963
Graduate of National Trust School, 1970

Classes/Seminars Taught:

Administration of Estates, Baylor Law School, 2000 – 2006
Negotiable Instruments, Baylor Law School, 1976 – 1979

Professional Associations:

Past Member of Texas Board of Law Examiners, 1980-1997
Past President of Waco-McLennan County Bar Association
Past President of Waco Foundation
Fellow of Texas Bar Foundation
Past Director and Officer of Trust Division of Texas Bankers Association

Past Employment Positions:

First National Bank – Sr. Vice Pres., Sr. Trust Officer and General Counsel, 1965 – 1976


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