Joe Marrs represents clients at trial and arbitration in matters concerning fiduciary, trust, and will contests, as well as other complex disputes in the courts. He is a founding partner of Marrs Ellis & Hodge, a litigation boutique that specializes in high-stakes property disputes.
From 2016 to present, Mr. Marrs has been recognized on the list of Texas Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters in the area of estate and trust litigation. In 2020, he earned recognition in The Best Lawyers in America. He also has been named as one of Houston’s top lawyers in commercial litigation by H-Magazine. Mr. Marrs has an AV-Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell, for the highest level of professional excellence, based on peer-review.
Mr. Marrs earned a B.A. in Plan II Honors and Latin from the University of Texas before attending the University of Texas School of Law. There, he served as a member of the Texas Law Review’s editorial board. After earning his J.D., Mr. Marrs served as law clerk to the Honorable Guy Herman in the Travis County Probate Court Number One.
He is admitted to practice in the State of Texas, as well as the United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas. He is a member of the Probate section of the Houston Bar Association and is a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation. He served on the board of directors for the Estate Planning and Probate section of the Austin Bar Association from 2011-2012.