Justin Hurst is an Attorney at Law licensed to practice in the State of Texas. He focuses his practice primarily on estate planning, probate law, will contests, and other related matters such as wrongful death litigation and common law spouse inheritance disputes.


  • $5,000,000 recovery for surviving spouse client during probate dispute with stepchildren where deceased husband left ambiguous handwritten will; secured rare conversion from dependent to independent administration; client obtained full control and possession of all companies, corporate interests, and real estate
  • Recovery of full 133 acre ranch appraised at over $3,400,000; discovery, subpoenas, litigation, and motion for summary judgment on behalf of heirs-at-law clients in will contest and common law spouse claimant dispute
  • At trial in probate court, successfully defeated $1,300,000 fraud claim against surviving spouse serving as administrator of deceased husband’s estate

He has served as lead probate counsel in numerous probate matters throughout Southeast Texas, assisting clients with probates in estates of all sizes and also during high-stakes swing-for-the-fences litigation.  And he has drafted countless Wills and Trusts that have successfully and peacefully managed the distribution and settlement of his clients’ affairs.  In other words, he compassionately helps his clients safely and securely fulfill their final wishes.

Now celebrating over a decade in practice, in 2013 he founded Justin Hurst Law, PLLC, a private law firm serving the greater Houston area and all surrounding counties, including Harris County, Montgomery County, and Fort Bend County. He launched JustinHurstLaw.com to provide a resource for families needing information and legal services related to estate planning and probate law and a down-to-Earth explanation of the Texas Estates Code.

He earned a Juris Doctor degree from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University. During law school, he won the Rex E. Lee Moot Court competition, and subsequently competed with BYU Law’s National Moot Court Team. During undergraduate studies, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy, with minors in both Logic and Business Management.

He participates in several professional organizations. For example, he has served on the Board of Directors of the Houston Northwest Bar Association. He is a member of the Real Estate, Probate & Trust Law section of the State Bar of Texas (REPTL), and was accepted as a member of the inaugural class of the REPTL Leadership Academy.  This led to the opportunity to serve on the REPTL Power of Attorney and Advance Directives (PAAD) Committee, which advises and lobbies the Texas legislature about potential improvements to that area of law.  He has also been a member of the Houston Estate and Financial Forum. Additionally, he is a member of the Texas Bar College, an honorary society of lawyers who are among the best trained attorneys in Texas. Less than 5% of Texas attorneys qualify for membership, which requires earning at least double the amount of continuing legal education credits as required annually by the State Bar of Texas.

Texas Bar College 298 X 99

HNBA Blue 292 X 115

REPTL 290 X 74