Artie Giotes




(254) 297-7301


Artie G. Giotes joined the firm in January, 1977.  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.  He serves 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.

Areas of Practice

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

Certified Legal Specialties

  • 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


  • Baylor University School of Law, Waco, Texas
    • J.D. - 1965
  • Baylor University, Waco, Texas
    • B.B.A. - 1963
  • National Trust School


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

    Honors and Awards

    • Fellow of Texas Bar Foundation

    Professional Associations and Memberships

    • Texas Board of Law Examiners, Past Member, 1980 to 1997
    • Waco-McLennan County Bar Association, Past President
    • Texas Bankers Association, Past Director and Officer of Trust Division
    • College of the State Bar of Texas, Member

    Past Employment Positions

    • First National Bank, Sr. Vice President, Sr. Trust Officer and General Counsel, 1965 to 1976

    Pro Bono Activities

    • Past President of Waco Foundation


    • Delta Sigma Pi
    • Delta Theta Phi