Tom M. McCrory III was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. He attended Baylor University in Waco, Texas and graduated in 1967 earning a B.B.A. degree. He then attended Baylor Law School graduating with a J.D. (Juris Doctorate) in 1970. He was a member of social and legal fraternities while at Baylor University. Mr. McCrory returned to Dallas where he served as general counsel to a banking institution for 10 years. Then, in 1980 he entered the private practice of law.
Mr. McCrory is licensed by the State Bar of Texas (1970) and to practice before the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas (1974). He is a member of the Dallas Trial Lawyers Association and has served on the Dallas Bar Association Judiciary Committee, Courthouse Committee, Legal Ethics Committee and Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee (now a of the State Bar of Texas) over the years (1970-1980) and is a current member of the Personal Injury, Business, Family and Probate, Trust sections (since 2014). He is a member of the State Bar of Texas Personal Injury/Litigation (since 2002), Family Law (since 2002), Real Estate, Probate and Trust Sections (since 2002). He was listed in Who’s Who In American Law and holds an ‘AV’ peer review rating, the highest rating attainable with Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. McCrory, also, is a licensed real estate broker (since 1992).
His Personal Injury & Wrongful death legal experience includes cases involving: death and/or injuries resulting from vehicle rollover, fall from a vertical elevator, automobile collisions, slip and falls in grocery stores, shooting at a restaurant, pedestrian hit by SUV, employee struck by structure suspended from ceiling, door dropping on loading elevator, sliding glass door at a retail establishment closing on customer, among others.
As a Business Law attorney, Mr. McCrory’s knowledge and experience had its genesis while he was general counsel for a long time Dallas financial institution which subsequently evolved into Chase Bank today. His commercial and real estate litigation experience has involved suits involving loan agreements, embezzlement by employees, fraud and breach of fiduciary duty by partners, suits on promissory notes, breach of contract for employment, breach of non-compete agreements, suits for dissolution of partnerships, suits for commissions due investors, suits for recovery of fraudulent investments among many others.
Family Law Litigation includes custody battles involving the murder/suicide of parents, obtaining custody of a son and daughter for their father, obtaining children on behalf of maternal grandparents, in bitter case involving Child Protective Services and abuse, and divorce and property divisions involving attempts to hide property. Mr. McCrory has been providing clients with successful, aggressive legal representation for over 25 years.
Litigation involving Real Estate, Probate, Trust, Guardianships included recovering client’s investments in real estate partnerships, cases involving breach of fiduciary duties by general partners and a bank and executors/trustees, suits to partition real estate, contested appointments of guardians and administrators, securities fraud (sending the perpetrators to prison and recovering most or all of the clients losses in a few cases), employee embezzlement, additionally,among others, promissory notes and guarantors, and recovering ERISA benefits for beneficiaries that was payable to a former spouse.