Patricia B. Cole named Shareholder at Decker Jones

Patricia B. Cole named
Shareholder at Decker Jones

Fort Worth, Texas (January 20, 2010) – Patricia B. Cole, who joined Decker, Jones, McMackin, McClane, Hall & Bates in 2005, has been named a shareholder with the firm, Managing Partner Charles Milliken announced today.

“Patricia is an outstanding attorney, dedicated to and passionate for the clients she represents,” Milliken said.

Cole focuses her practice areas on Probate, Estate Planning, Litigation, Guardianships, Business Transactions and Tax Law. She was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 2000, the year she graduated with her juris doctor from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University in 1996.

“It has been my pleasure the past 10 years to serve my many wonderful clients in Tarrant and Dallas counties. I am truly looking forward to serving them now as a permanent part of a wonderful law firm that has a rich tradition and some great predecessors.”

Professionally, Cole is a member of the Tarrant County Probate Bar,
Texas Guardianship Association, Tarrant County Bar Association (Business; Tax and Estates sections); State Bar of Texas (Estate and Tax Section) and the Fort Worth Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association. (She was President in 2006.)

She is on the Board of Directors of Clark Educational Services (a nonprofit assisting international music students) and EMCF (a nonprofit supporting women and children around the world). Additionally, she volunteers for Habitat for Humanity and Big Brothers Big Sisters, and provides pro bono legal services through Legal Aid of North West Texas.

Cole has been recognized by Texas Monthly magazine as a “Rising Star”, selected a Tarrant County “Top Attorney” by Fort Worth, Texas magazine and as one of Tarrant County’s top “40 Under 40” by the Fort Worth Business Press.

Decker, Jones, McMackin, McClane, Hall & Bates has practiced law in a variety of area from its headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas. Decker Jones can be reached by calling (817) 336-2400 or through its website,