Joe E. Weis
Joe Weis is an AV® peer rated* attorney, practicing in his hometown of Greenville, Texas since his admission to the state bar in 1977. He has also been admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court, Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas; U.S. Bankruptcy Courts, Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas; and the U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit.
He earned his B.S. degree in 1973 and M.Ed. degree in 1975, both from the University of Texas in Austin. He received his Juris Doctor degree from St. Mary's University in San Antonio in 1977, where he was recipient of American Jurisprudence Awards of Excellence in Contracts, Evidence and Constitutional Law.
Mr. Weis served as chairman of the Professionalism Enhancement Program Committee, District 1A, Grievance Committee, State Bar of Texas, from 1996 through 1999. The committee counsels attorneys whose conduct has been questioned, helping them solve communication problems with clients and assisting them in becoming better lawyers.
He is a court-approved mediator having completed the 40-hour mediation training prescribed by the Alternative Dispute Resolution statutes.
He is a member of the State Bar of Texas (Litigation and Consumer Law Sections) and the Hunt County Bar Associations.
He has served on the board of directors of the Greenville YMCA, is a former board member for Colonial Bank, and served seven years (two years as chairman) on the City of Greenville Economic Development Board.
In addition to mediation, his practice areas include a range of law in the general category of General Civil Litigation, Business Organizations (Corporation, Partnerships, Limited Liability Companies), Wills, and Probate.
*AV is the highest rating a lawyer can achieve under a national peer-review system. According to the Martindale-Hubbell® Law Directory (www.martindale.com), an AV rating is a significant accomplishment – "a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence". A lawyer must be admitted to the bar for 10 years or more to receive an AV rating.