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    Brooke Allen appointed to fill Probate Court No. 2 vacancy


    The Tarrant County Commissioners Court today appointed Brooke Allen to take over as the Probate Court No. 2 Judge to replace Judge Patrick W. Ferchill, who retired effective August 31, 2016, after 37 years of service to Tarrant County.

    Since Ferchill’s resignation occurred in the middle of a term (which will expire at the end of 2018), under State law, the Commissioners Court was required to appoint a replacement.

    As a partner with Moses, Palmer and Howell, LLP, she represented clients in probate-specific cases, such as dependent and independent administrations, muniments of title, small estate affidavits, litigation within estates and guardianships.  She also negotiated family settle agreements to prevent the financial and emotional costs of litigation.

    Allen earned a doctor of jurisprudence from the Texas Wesleyan University Law School and a bachelor of science in business administration from Auburn University.

    “People come to probate courts from all walks of life,” Allen wrote in her application to the Commissioners Court.  “My diverse background, representing both the wealthy and the indigent, large companies and small proprietorships, businesses and individual citizens, provides me with a unique understanding of the many facets of the probate court system.”

    “Brooke Allen’s legal experience not only with the probate court system but also with related business disputes, real estate issues and fiduciary claims made her uniquely qualified for this appointment,” said County Judge Glen Whitley.


    News release date: October 04, 2016