Victor N. Makris: Lawyer with Makris Law Firm, P.C.

Victor N. Makris

Houston,  TX  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Bankruptcy Chapter 7
  • Annulment
  • Business Formation
  • Business Organization
  • Business Start-Ups
  • Buy-Sell Agreements
  • Buying and Selling of Businesses
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Termination of Parental Rights
  • Visitation Rights
  • Step Parent Adoptions
  • Private Adoptions
  • Expungements
  • Corporate Formation
  • Corporate Organization
  • Corporate Partnerships
  • S Corporations
  • Incorporation
  • Entertainment Contracts
  • Entertainment Law
  • Divorce
  • Name Changes
  • No Fault Divorce
  • Paternity
  • Post Divorce Modification
  • Postnuptial Agreements
  • Premarital Agreements
  • Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs)
  • Restraining Orders
  • Spousal Support
  • Uncontested Divorce
  • Adult Guardianship
  • Guardianship Administration
  • Family Limited Partnerships
  • Contested Wills
  • Limited Liability Partnerships
  • Limited Partnerships
  • Partnership Formation
  • Accidents
  • Animal Attacks
  • Automobile Accidents and Injuries
  • Automobile Negligence
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Bodily Injury
  • Brain Injury
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Commercial Vehicle Liability
  • Head Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents and Injuries
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Pedestrian Injuries
  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Plaintiffs Personal Injury
  • Slip and Fall
  • Wrongful Death
  • Whiplash
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Ancillary Probate
  • Probate Administration
  • Probate Litigation
  • Adverse Possession
  • Quiet Title
  • Real Estate Tax Appeals
  • Conveyancing
  • Social Security Disability
  • Social Security Appeals
  • Social Security
  • Supplemental Security Income
  • Civil Liability
  • Tort Defense
University University of Houston, B.A., Political Science, with honors, 1974
Law SchoolUniversity of Houston, J.D., 1977
Admitted1977, Texas; 1978, U.S. District Court, Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western, Districts of Texas; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
Memberships Houston Bar Association; State Bar of Texas.
LanguagesSpanish, Greek and (knowledge of) French

Victor began his career as a lawyer at the age of 24. After gaining experience in Washington as a Congressional Intern during college, working in New York in a big firm litigation department during law school, and a boutique CPA/Attorney firm in Houston, he started the firm at the age of 26. During his career, he has handled business litigation (defense and plaintiff), injunctive relief, personal injury (defense and plaintiff), Social Security Disability SSD and SSI hearings, worker's compensation, auto accident, contract litigation, employment law litigation (defense and plaintiff), child custody trials, and divorce property dispute trials. He has taken over 20 cases to the Supreme Court of Texas, Texas Court of Appeals, and Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals combined. He is board certified in Personal Injury trial law, a distinction shared by only 3% of Texas Attorneys. He is a frequent lecturer at State Bar functions, colleges, health interest and other groups. He speaks Spanish and modern Greek fluently. Professional Experience Congressional Intern, Washington D.C. 1973, U.S. Representative Bob Eckhardt Lorance, Thompson & Wittig, Houston, Texas, 1975-1976, Law Clerk, Insurance Defense Rogers & Wells, New York, New York, Houston, Texas, 1976, Summer Associate, Business Litigation and Appeals Covington & Reese, Houston, Texas, 1977-1978, Associate, General Practice Makris Law Firm, PC, Houston, Texas, 1978 through present. Board Certified, Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Reported CasesDavis v. Zoning Bd. of Adjustment of La Porte, No. D-3831, Supreme Court of Texas, 865 S.W.2d 941; 1993 Tex. Lexis 145; 37 Tex. Sup. J. 204, November 24, 1993, Delivered; Cary v. Cary, No. 01-94-00940-CV, Court of Appeals of Texas, First District, Houston, 894 S.W.2d 111; 1995 Tex. App. Lexis 362, March 2, 1995, rendered and delivered, March 2, 1995, Filed; Davis v. Zoning Bd. of Adjustment of La Porte, No. C14-92-00876-CV, Court of Appeals of Texas, Fourteenth District, Houston, 853 S.W.2d 650; 1993 Tex. App. Lexis 821, March 25, 1993, Rendered, March 25, 1993, Filed; Zalta v. Tennant, No. 01-90-00313-CV, Court of Appeals of Texas, First District, Houston, 789 S.W.2d 432; 1990 Tex. App. Lexis 1077, May 2, 1990, Delivered; Donovan v. Rankin, No. 01-86-00815-CV, Court of Appeals of Texas, First District, Houston, 762 S.W.2d 342; 1988 Tex. App. Lexis 3089, December 15, 1988, Original opinion of August 31, 1988 Withdrawn and Substituted; Kelley v. Southwestern Bell Media, Inc., No. 01-87-00781-CV, Court of Appeals of Texas, First District, Houston, 745 S.W.2d 447; 1988 Tex. App. Lexis 142, January 28, 1988, Decided; In re Rebector, Civil Action No. SA-96-CA-229, United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, San Antonio Division, 208 Bankr. 867; 1997 U.S. Dist. Lexis 7508, May 22, 1997, Decided, May 22, 1997, Filed; Spring Branch Independent School District v. Siebert, 100 S.W.3rd 520 (Tex.App.-Houston [1 Dist.], Feb 06, 2003) (No. 01-00-00892-CV); Cary v. Cary, 894 S.W.2d 111 (Tex.App.-Houston [1st Dist.], March 2, 1995) (No. 01-94-00940-CV); Davis v. Zoning Bd. Of Adjustment of City of La Porte, 865 S.W.2d 941 (Tex., November 24, 1993) (No. D-3831); Kelley v. Southwestern Bell Media, Inc., 745 S.W.2 447 (Tex.App.-Houston [1st Dist.], January 28, 1988) (No. 01-87-00781); Brown v. Barnhart, 285 F.Supp.2d 9191, 92 Soc.Sec.Rep.Serv. 434 (S.D. Tex., June 12, 2003) (Civ. A. No. H-02-4036); Johnson v. Barnhart, 285 F.Supp.2d 899, 92 Soc.Sec.Rep.Serv. 452 (S.D. Tex, March 18, 2003) (Civ. A. No. H-02-2657); Robinson v. Barnhart, 248 F.Supp.2d 607, 87 Soc.Sec.Rep.Serv. 297 (S.D. Tex., January 31, 2003) (H-02-1369); Howe v. Barnhart, 285 F.Supp.2d 837 (S.D. Tex., October 2, 2002) (Civ. A. No. H-02-1599); Spears v. Barnhart, 284 F.Supp.2d 477 (S.D. Tex., March 28, 2002 (Civ. A. No. H-00-4024); Locke v. Massanari, 285 F.Supp.2d 784 (S.D. Tex., July 20, 2001) (Civ. A. No. H-00-0238).

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Victor N. Makris

9898 Bissonnet, Suite 100
HoustonTX 77036-8031


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