Matthew A. Bourque

Managing Attorney – Dallas & Houston

Matthew A. Bourque serves as Managing Attorney of RMO LLP’s Dallas and Houston offices. A thoughtful, diligent litigator, Matthew focuses his practice on representing heirs, beneficiaries, fiduciaries, creditors, and other interested parties in contested probate, trust, guardianship, and financial elder abuse cases. As supported by his accomplished track record, Matthew is able to calmly and expertly navigate the most tumultuous situations with relative ease while securing results for his clients that allow them to move past their dispute and on with their lives.

Credentials

Boston University School of Law
Juris Doctor

The George Washington University
BA, Political Science, magna cum laude

Board Member, Probate Section, Collin County Bar Association

Member, Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners

Member, Dallas Bar Association

Member, Dallas Estate Planning Council

Member, Collin County Bar Association

Member, ProVisors

 

State Bar of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

  • Helped clients whose stepmother procured an invalid will from their dementia-stricken father, prevailing at trial and securing findings of bad faith, which prevented stepmother from recovering her attorney’s fees from the estate.
  • Obtained emergency guardianship order for client whose rogue brother planned to kidnap their mentally incapacitated father and move him to an unsafe environment.
  • Removed executor who stole several hundred thousand dollars in estate funds, preserving the remainder of the estate for national charity organization clients.
  • Secured injunctive relief requiring the return of $2,000,000 in unlawfully distributed estate funds held by the business partner of client’s deceased mother.
  • Defended elderly client against guardianship proceedings masterminded by her greedy son-in-law who attempted to take control of her multi-million-dollar estate. Proved that son-in-law acted in bad faith and forced him to pay fees and costs.
  • Protected client’s six-figure inheritance from her beloved grandmother by defending grandmother’s will against client’s spiteful aunts and uncles.
  • Defended trustee against false accusations of mismanagement and theft initiated by her son’s ex-wife; secured settlement that fully exonerated client.
  • Secured highly favorable settlement over the estate of client’s sister after sister’s new neighbor, a non-English speaker and supposed “best friend” produced a suspicious handwritten will written in broken English.
  • Obtained summary judgment proving common law marriage when client’s common-law husband died in a trucking accident, which allowed client to pursue wrongful death claims worth millions.

 

  • Williams v. Tanner, No. 05-23-00080-CV, pending.
  • Golfis v. Houillion, No. 05-15-00036-CV, 2016 WL 6236842 (Tex. App.—Dallas Oct. 25, 2016, no pet).
  • Transitional Entity, LP v. Elder Care, LP, No. 05-14-01615-CV, 2016 WL 3197160 (Tex. App.—Dallas May 27, 2016, no pet.).
  • Sherrill v. Williams, No. 05-14-00847-CV, 2015 WL 1910015 (Tex. App.—Dallas Apr. 28, 2015, pet. denied).
  • Golfis v. Houillion, No. 05-13-01330-CV, 2014 WL 4090141 (Tex. App.—Dallas Aug. 19, 2014, no pet.).

Latest Articles from Matthew

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Speaking Engagements

WealthWise Webinar

Financial Capacity Concerns

2024 | Presenter

TX CPA Summit 

Responsibilities of Fiduciaries in Administering Trusts and Estates

2024 | Speaker

Hopkins County Bar Association

Shifting Burdens in the Probate World

2022 | Speaker

State Bar of Texas CLE 

Probate Pitfalls for Personal Injury Lawyers

2015 | Speaker