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Kimberly D. Moss

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Sugar Land, TX

The Law Offices of Kimberly D. Moss, PLLC
77 Sugar Creek Center Blvd, Suite 600
Sugar Land, TX 77478
Phone: 713-574-7209
Selected to Rising Stars: 2018 - 2022
Licensed in Texas Since: 2010
Practice Areas: Estate Planning & Probate, Family Law, Energy & Natural Resources
Attorney Profile

The principal attorney at her own firm located in Sugar Land, Texas, Kimberly D. Moss represents clients throughout the Houston metropolitan area in a variety of different types of matters. In her estate planning and administration practice, she prepares wills, trusts, powers of attorney and related documents, and she has experience in probate litigation. Ms. Moss also provides advice and counsel to clients who are going through a divorce and are facing decisions regarding property division, child custody and visitation, and spousal and child support. She is experienced in oil and gas and other types of business litigation, and she assists consumers who are seeking information about their rights and obligations as mineral and royalty interest owners.

Ms. Moss is a 2005 recipient of a Bachelor of Arts in political science and Spanish from the University of Florida. After working for a consumer credit reporting agency, she decided to pursue a legal education and enrolled at The University of Texas at Austin School of Law. While there, she served an internship with Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc., where she provided legal assistance to low-income clients in matters involving divorce, landlord-tenant disputes, and domestic violence protective orders.

After receiving her Juris Doctor in 2010, Ms. Moss worked as an associate landman, title analyst and land negotiator for various Texas-based energy companies before opening her law firm in January 2012. Admitted to practice before all Texas state courts, Ms. Moss is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit.

Attorney Moss is currently studying to complete a Masters in Public Administration at The University of Baltimore College of Public Affairs and expects to graduate in 2023. She has a heart for service to others and is very honored to be named a Super Lawyers Rising Star by her peers in the legal community. 

Practice Areas
  • 50%Estate Planning & Probate
  • 30%Family Law
  • 20%Energy & Natural Resources
Focus Areas

Estate Planning, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Wills, Dissolution, Divorce, Prenuptial Agreements, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Natural Resources Law

Selections

5 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2018 - 2022

About Kimberly D. Moss

First Admitted: 2010, Texas

Professional Webpage: http://mosslawhouston.com/kimberly-d-moss/

Bar/Professional Activity

  • State Bar of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 2014
  • United States Bankruptcy Court Southern District of Texas, 2012
  • United States District Court Southern District of Texas, 2012

Honors/Awards

  • Super Lawyers Rising Star , Super Lawyers, 2020
  • , Super Lawyers Rising Star , Super Lawyers, 2019
  • , Super Lawyers Rising Star , Super Lawyers, 2018
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star , Super Lawyers, 2017
  • Top Lawyers General Practice, Houstonia Magazaine, 2016

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Proud donor and volunteer for Houston Food Bank, a local charity dedicated to assisting low income people who are food insecure in the Houston metropolitan area. , 2021
  • Donor to the Montrose Center, which is Houston's oldest LGBTQ organization dedicated to providing services, housing, and medical care to members of the LGBTQ community in Houston, Texas., 2020
  • Fort Bend Lawyers Care provides free legal advice and counsel to low-income residents with legal questions and concerns. Attorney Moss has been participating with this organization for several years and enjoys giving back to the community. , 2018
  • Houston Volunteer Lawyers, Associate volunteer attorney, 2017

Representative Clients

  • Representing the managing partner of Hayes-N-Hayes Transportation Inc., ensuring the managing partner receives a fair share of his community property interest in the business after a hotly contested divorce.  , 2021
  • In the Estate of E.L., deceased, an elderly man was appointed executor of his late wife's estate. He was the sole beneficiary to all of the property she left at death. A few months after his appointment, the executor was diagnosed with dementia and eventually became unable to handle his own affairs or live independently. His brother took him into his home and came to the Moss law firm for assistance.  At the time, the younger brother had a power of attorney designation from his brother that the bank would not recognize, resulting in a frozen estate bank account that contained a considerable sum of money. Within a few months we had the brother appointed as successor executor to the wife's estate so that he could access the funds to take care of his brother (the original executor). We also fulfilled the requirements of the Texas Estates Code to ensure the successor executor complied with his obligations to the probate court. , 2019
  • In the Estate of J.T., Deceased a beloved husband passed away after a long period of illness. His wife initially hired another attorney who spoke Vietnamese (her native language) to handle his affairs, but the process dragged on without much progress for over a year. We took over the case in 2019 and in three (3) months, we had the husband's will probated as a muniment of title and prepared a distribution deed that allowed the widow to refinance her home at a more favorable rate so she could more easily afford to stay in her home.  , 2019
  • In the Matter of the Marriage of T. H. and L.D., our client was a recovering alcoholic whose wife was seeking a divorce and sole custody of their only child during a lengthy divorce case. After preventing him from having access to his child for several weeks, we obtained a favorable Temporary Order at a contested hearing that allowed the father to have contact with his daughter while he attended AA meetings and monitored his blood alcohol periodically on his journey to sobriety. Ultimately, they reached an agreement on the disputed elements of their case and the two parents have a healthy co-parenting relationship to this day. , 2016

Verdicts/Settlements

  • We represented a man in New York whose sister passed away in Houston during the COVID-19 pandemic. She did not have a will. We helped him navigate the probate process and appeared at the closing for the sale of her home as the client's registered agent. We assisted him with sorting out her last expenses and provided their family with much needed closure. , 2021
  • One of our clients' family members was recently diagnosed with dementia, making her very vulnerable to financial abuse and exploitation. An unscrupulous neighbor cleaned out her investment and retirement accounts, costing her tens of thousands of dollars in tax debt for making withdrawals without the proper withholdings. We reviewed her information, explained the circumstances to the Internal Revenue Service, and got her tax debt declared "uncollectible," so she no longer has to deal with collection letters and escalating threats to her right to remain in her home. , 2021
  • In a sad scenario, grandparents in the Houston area sought counsel after their daughter got a DWI with their grandchild in the car. Concerned that their daughter would eventually face incarceration, the family decided to seek legal rights to the child so that the child would not be without a legal guardian. We filed a lawsuit that gave co-parenting rights and duties to the grandparents and have assisted them in asserting their rights to make decisions on behalf of their grandchild. , 2020
  • A local electronics company in the Sugar Land area went out of business after the owner was diagnosed with dementia. The company was housed in a large commercial building and subject to a lease that did not expire for several years after the company ended its operations. The owner's daughter came to the Moss Law firm for assistance, fearing that her elderly mother would be sued and publicly humiliated by the potential fallout. Within six (6) months, we were able to negotiate a pre-litigation settlement that satisfied the landlord and allowed the owner to retire in peace without worry of a pending lawsuit. The owner is still living peacefully at home with the assistance of her family. , 2019
  • In Armstrong v. Christian Brothers Automotive, the client took his low mileage used vehicle to a mechanic for repair. When the technician put his compact car on the hydraulic lift, it failed and the vehicle fell six feet to the ground. As a result of the fall, the vehicle was declared a total loss and was completely inoperable. The client was completely devastated, having only one car and sharing it with his wife who works in Katy, Texas while his job is in the medical center. We swiftly determined the mechanic was at fault and should make the client whole for his damages and the inconvenience. Due to a pre-litigation settlement notice, we obtained a settlement in the amount of $7,000.00 to pay off the remaining lien on the totaled car and pay the down payment on another car. , 2019

Educational Background

  • University of Baltimore M. P. A., Public Administration , 2021
  • University of Florida, B.A. Spanish , 2005
  • University of Florida, B.A., Political Science, cum laude, 2005
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Office Location for Kimberly D. Moss

77 Sugar Creek Center Blvd
Suite 600
Sugar Land, TX 77478

Phone: 713-574-7209

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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