Andrea L. Uresti Barr launched and serves as Managing Attorney of RMO’s Houston office. A seasoned probate litigator, Andrea’s area of practice includes defending and prosecuting causes of action on behalf and against heirs, beneficiaries, fiduciaries, and creditors in probate, trust, guardianship, and power of attorney proceedings. Andrea also handles contested estate, probate, and trust administrations.
In the context of probate litigation, Andrea has experience handling several commercial real estate transactions (including acreage), commercial and dram shop liability litigation, equitable and statutory bill of review proceedings, and appeals.
Andrea defends wrongfully accused fiduciaries but also prosecutes fiduciaries who have abused their position, including experience handling several commercial real estate transactions (including acreage), commercial and dram shop liability litigation, equitable and statutory bill of review proceedings, and appeals. Andrea also has extensive experience pursuing and defending will contests and trust contests, including claims for incapacity, undue influence, financial elder abuse, fraud and forgery.
Andrea is from College Station, Texas, and moved to Houston, Texas in 1999. She graduated from University of Houston and University of Houston Law Center. While pursuing her law degree, she participated as a student attorney in the transactional clinic at the University of Houston Law Center where she formed entities and drafted agreements related to entity formation, liability, and employment. While serving as an intern appellate brief writer at the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, she filed five successful appellate briefs and created a new system with the Fourteenth and First Court of Appeals to retrieve records and evidence. She also served as Chief Articles Editor for the Houston and Business Tax Law Journal in 2012 to 2013 and was elected Editor of the Year for 2012 to 2013. She was a member of the University of Houston Law Center Moot Court Team as a brief writer. She received the Samson Memorial Animal Law Scholarship in 2012 to 2013.