Patricia B. Cole

Decker Jones, P.C.
801 Cherry Street, Suite 2000
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
Telephone: 817-336-2400
Facsimile: 817-336-2181

Practice Areas:

Litigation:Representation of businesses in litigation matters including contract disputes, taxation disputes, shareholder disputes, shareholder oppression and breach of fiduciary duty. Outside counsel for all legal matters for numerous local business owners. bird deeds and other estate tax planning documents.

Probate: Representation of executors, heirs and beneficiaries in litigation involving, will contests, and breach of fiduciary duties issues in estates and trusts. Also, representing the executor, heirs and beneficiaries in uncontested large to small estates and trusts.

Guardianship: Representation in contested and uncontested guardianship matters; breach of fiduciary duty cases against or defending guardians.  Also other elderly law matters.

Estate Planning: Assists with business and family succession including preparation of wills, living trusts, insurance trusts, Special Needs Trusts, family limited partnerships, lady.

Mental Health: Representation of parties being committed by the State of Texas to a residential mental health facility.


Texas Wesleyan University School of Law (now known as Texas A&M School of Law), (J.D., 2000)
Louisiana State University, (B.A., 1996)

Admissions & Certifications

Texas Supreme Court
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
United States Supreme Court

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Tarrant County Bar Association Member
Tarrant County Bar Foundation Fellow
Tarrant County Probate Bar Member
Texas Guardianship Association Member
National Guardianship Association Member

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Member
State Bar of Texas Member

Texas Bar Foundation Fellow

Business Litigation Section of State Bar of Texas Member

Real Estate, Probate & Trust Law Section of State Bar of Texas Member
Louisiana State University Alumni 

Certified Attorney/Guardian Ad Litem


Community Involvement

Texas Family and Protective Services Council (appointed by Governor Perry)
Business Litigation Section of TCBA – Chair
Clark Educational Services, Inc. – Chair
Leadership Fort Worth – Class of 2011 Member

FW-Tarrant County Young Lawyers Past President

Humane Society of North Texas


Honors & Recognition

“Tarrant County Top Attorneys” by Fort Worth, Texas Magazine, (2005 – 2017)
“Woman of Influence” by Fort Worth Business Press, (2011)
“Legacy of Women Award” by SafeHaven of Tarrant County (2011)
“Rising Star” by Thomson Reuters, (2006)
“40 under 40″ by Fort Worth Business Press, (2003)
“Outstanding PAI Attorney” by West Texas Legal Services, (2001 and 2002)

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