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Hlavinka & Associates

Estate Planning, Probate and Commercial Law

Attorney Profile

Paul Thomas Hlavinka



  • Bachelor of Arts (Economics and Political Science), Rice University, 1973.
  • Master of Arts (Journalism), University of Texas, Austin, 1977.
  • Juris Doctor, University of Texas, Austin, 1977.

Admitted to practice in the following Jurisdictions:

  • Admitted to State Bar of Texas, 1977;
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit,
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas, 1981.

Professional Associations:

  • Member: National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, 1992.
  • Member: Houston Bar Association
  • Member: American Bar Association.
  • Section memberships include: International; Real Estate, Probate and Trust; Oil & Gas; Corporate


  • Hlavinka & Associates, Attorneys, Houston, Texas, 1994-present, attorney/owner.
  • Morris & Hlavinka, Attorneys, Houston, Texas, 1979-1994, attorney, partner.
  • Atchley, Russell, Waldrop & Hlavinka, Texarkana, Texas, 1975-78, briefing clerk/attorney.
  • The University of Texas, Department of Journalism, Austin, Texas, 1974-77, instructor/teaching assistant.
  • The Houston Post Co., Houston, Texas, 1971-73, administrative assistant/reporter.



  • Director and Secretary, Czech Educational Foundation of Texas, 1996-present;
  • Director, Association of Rice University Alumni, 1988-91;
  • Director, Rice University Friends of Fondren Library, 1990-1993;
  • Regional Admissions Committee, State Bar of Texas, 1982-1994;
  • Institute of International Education; Houston Foreign Affairs Council;
  • Secretary/Director, the Jabboury Foundation for Cancer Research, 1993-present;
  • Editor and publisher, The Rice Football Webletter , 1998-present;
  • Rice Owl Club Honorary Coach;
  • Member, Rice Associates;
  • Who's Who in the South and Southwest (Marquis), 1989-present

Military Service:

  • U.S. Air Force Reserve, 1970-76.


  • German: Zertifikat Deutsch als Fremdsprache, Goethe-Institut und Deutscher Volkshochschul-Verband E.V., 1990.
  • Spanish: Three years of university-level language instruction.
  • Czech: Osvedcení, Jazykový Kurs, Ceskoslovenský Ústav Zahranicní, Praha, 1991.