W. Cameron McCulloch

BIOGRAPHY

W. Cameron McCulloch, Jr. focuses his practice on probate administration and litigation, estate planning, and general civil litigation. Mr. McCulloch has over 20 years of representing and counseling guardians, trustees, administrators, beneficiaries, and executors of estates in administrative matters as well as in litigation which concerns guardianships, trusts, wills, gifts, and estates including the preparation of wills, trust agreements, powers of attorney, and other necessary documents. Mr. McCulloch provides assistance in both independent and dependent administration of estates and guardianships with the preparation of and/or review of fiduciary accounts for both trustees and trust beneficiaries, and the institution of and/or the defense of estate, trust, and/or fiduciary litigation. 

EDUCATION

Juris Doctor degree from South Texas College of Law, 1993

Bachelor of Arts degree from Texas Christian University, 1990

ADMISSIONS

Texas

U.S. Dist. Ct., 
S. Dist. Texas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

Successful representation of individuals and non-profit organizations in the contest of wills and the construction of trusts involving assets of more than $200 million

Successful representation of individuals and corporate fiduciaries in trust and fiduciary litigation matters on multiple occasions

Represented numerous individual trust beneficiaries as well as corporate fiduciaries in their respective roles as guardians, trustees, administrators, and/or executors of trusts and estates

Counseled and represented numerous individuals on matters involving their lifetime planning and planning for the disposition of their assets at death

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

  • Admitted to the State Bar of Texas, 1994
  • Member, State Bar of Texas; Probate, Trust, and Estate Section and Litigation Section
  • Member, Houston Bar Association; Probate, Trusts, and Estate Section; Council Member, 2003-2007
  • Council Member, State Bar of Texas Real Estate, Probate and Trust Section, 2013
  • Chairman, Houston Bar Association; Probate, Trusts, and Estate Section, 2012 - 2013
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Council
  • Member, College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member, Regional Council – Texas Christian University
  • Texas Christian University Alumni Association
  • Board Member, South Campus Sport’s Association, 2004-2007
  • Board Member, West University Little League, 2004-2005
  • St. Luke’s Methodist Church
  • Phi Delta Theta Alumni Association
  • Selected for inclusion in listing of Texas Top Financial Advisors, Texas Monthly, 2009 and 2010
  • Selected for inclusion in listing of Texas Super Lawyers, Texas Monthly, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013
  • Selected for inclusion in listing of Best Lawyers in Houston, 
    H Texas Magazine, 2004
  • Selected for inclusion in listing of Texas Rising Stars, Texas Monthly, 2004, 2005, 2006, & 2007

PRESENTATIONS & PUBLICATIONS

“It’s Too Late to Say You’re Sorry – A Selection of Litigation Topics”
20th Annual Advanced Estate Planning Strategies Course, State Bar of Texas, 2014

“Privilege and Expert Witness Issues in Probate”
38th Annual Advanced Estate Planning and Probate Course, State Bar of Texas, 2014 

“Top 10 Things to Take Away”
37th Annual Advanced Estate Planning and Probate Course, State Bar of Texas, 2013

“Everything You Need to Know About Probating Estates in Texas” (with an added emphasis on Joint Tenancies with Rights of Survivorship and Oil and Gas Transactions Involving Estates)"
National Association of Division Order Analyst 38th Annual Institute Program, Savannah, Georgia, October 14, 2011

Course Director
21st Annual Estate Planning and Probate Drafting Course, State Bar of Texas, 2010 

Joint Tenancy with Right of Survivorship Issues”
33rd Annual Advanced Estate Planning & Probate Course, State Bar of Texas, 2009

“Landmines for Lawyers”
Houston Bar Association’s Wills and Probate Institute, 2009

“The Roles of an Attorney Ad Litem, a Guardian Ad Litem and a Mediator in a Contested Guardianship Mediation”
Advanced Guardianship Course, State Bar of Texas, 2009

“Joint Tenancy with Right of Survivorship Issues”
Texas Bankers’ Association Estate Administration Seminar, 2008

“Landmines for Lawyers”
32nd Annual Advanced Estate Planning & Probate Course, State Bar of Texas, 2008

“The Contested Guardianship”
Houston Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Seminar, 2008

“Landmines for Lawyers”
Wills & Probate Institute, South Texas College of Law, 2007

“Practical Aspects of Guardianship Law”
Texas College of Probate Judges 2007 Annual Meeting

“Preserving Error on Trial”
31st Annual Advanced Estate Planning and Probate Course, State Bar of Texas, 2007

"Techniques to Avoid Will Contests"
Wills and Probate Institute, South Texas College of Law, 2005

"Preserving Error on Trial"
29th Annual Advanced Estate Planning and Probate Course, State Bar of Texas, 2005

"Techniques to Avoid Will Contests"
Wills and Probate Institute, University of Houston, 2004

"Guardianships from Start to Finish"
Wills and Probate Institute, University of Houston, 2004

"Joint Tenancy With Right of Survivorship Issues"
27th Annual Advanced Estate Planning and Probate Course, State Bar of Texas, 2003

"JTWROS Accounts"
Wills and Probate Institute, South Texas College of Law, 2003

"Recent Legislative Developments for Probate, Trust & Estate Matters"
Speaker for Legislative Update in Family/Probate Court, Houston Bar Association, 2003

"Techniques to Avoid Will Contests"
Wills and Probate Institute, University of Houston, 2003

"Guardianships and Guardianship Alternatives"
Family Law Practice Seminar, University of Houston, 2003

"Marital Property Issues for the Incapacitated Spouse"
Houston Bar Association's Guardianship Certification Course, 2003

"Guardianships and Guardianship Alternatives"
Wills and Probate Institute, University of Houston, 2002

"Guardianships From A to Z"
Wills and Probate Institute, South Texas College of Law, 2002

"Challenging Relationships - Common Law Marriages, Putative Marriages and Adoption by Estoppel"
26th Annual Advanced Estate Planning and Probate Course, State Bar of Texas, 2002

"How to Initiate and Administer Guardianships"
Wills and Probate Institute Attorney and Guardian Ad Litem Certification Course, South Texas College of Law, 2001

"Ten Unanswered Questions in Probate"
25th Annual Advanced Estate Planning and Probate Course, State Bar of Texas, 2001

"Ten Unanswered Questions in Probate"
24th Annual Advanced Estate Planning and Probate Course, State Bar of Texas, 2000

"Statutory Probate Court Jurisdiction"
1994

"The ADA and its Application to the Incapacitated Individual" and "Advanced Directives"
The New Guardianship Laws in Texas: A Course of Instruction, 1994

"Appeals, Mandamus & Recusal"
Annual Wills & Probate Institute, 1992

"Advanced Directives"
Elder Law Institute, 1992