Joanne M. Badeaux, Senior Attorney

Joanne M. Badeaux obtained her undergraduate degree (B.S.) in 1979 from Texas A&M University. She received her law degree (J.D.) in 1982 from Texas Tech School of Law. Ms. Badeaux is a licensed attorney member of the State Bar of Texas in good standing. She is in the Corporate, Real Estate, and Probate & Trust sections of the State Bar.

Prior to opening her own law firm in 1986, Ms. Badeaux worked for midsized law firms in Houston which represented business and commercial real estate owners. Ms. Badeaux was a real estate closing attorney for Commonwealth Title Company, and many of the firm’s clients need legal advice for their real estate. Ms. Badeaux is uniquely qualified in advising clients for their Wills, Powers of Attorney, and in probate because of her volunteer work through Hospice, where she witnessed first hand, families with ill and dying loved ones.

Joanne Badeaux has lived in the Clear Lake area since 1986, and currently lives in League City, Texas. She enjoys kayaking and bicycle riding. Joanne has one son, in his 20’s, who lives in Austin and engineers internet software for clients like Balfour rings. His hobby is skydiving.

Community Involvement

Organizations of which Joanne M. Badeaux has been a member include:

  • Board of Director of the Small Business Development Center.
  • Vice-President of Council of Business Women.
  • Clear Lake and League City Chambers of Commerce (Speaker and Education Committee)
  • Member of CLear Lake Economic Development Foundation (International Committee)
  • Board of Director and Vice President of Hospice Care Team, Inc.
  • Business Network International (BNI)
  • Jr. Achievement, Volunteer, at Clear Creek High School and Clear Lake High School

Published Articles and Speaking Engagements

Corporate, Real Estate, Franchise Seminars:

  • Published 8 Series on real estate and corporate law, Citizen Newspaper.
  • Published 8 series on real estate and Corporate law, Friendswood Journal, 2001
  • Published speaker, open Panel Discussion, “Family Limited Partnerships,” approved for 2 hours of continuing education by the State Bar of Texas, Sponsored by Smith Barney, Clear Lake, Texas
  • Published Conference speaker, “Drafting and Negotiation Commercial Leases,” National Business Institute, 2004, Houston, Texas. Approved by the state Bar of Texas for 1 hour credit of continuing education
  • Conference Speaker, “Top Ten Things to Know About Buying a Franchise,” Franchise Trade Show, Astrohall Houston, 2003-2005 Texas

Wills, Trusts, Probate, Estate Administration Seminars:

Guest Speaker

  • “Wills and Trusts,” AARP, 1994, Clear Lake, Texas.
  • “Top Ten Things to Know About Wills and Probate,” Senior Friends, 2004, Clear Lake, Texas
  • “Wills and Trusts,” Parkinson Society, 1999. Clear Lake, Texas.
  • “Wills and Estates,” Texas A&M Mother’s Club, 1998, Clear Lake, Texas.
  • “Everything You Wanted to Know About Wills and Probate But Were Afraid to Ask,” hosted by Merrill Lynch, 2004, Clear Lake, Texas
  • “Powers of Attorney and Directives,” Bay Area Networking Forum, 2008. Hosted by the Terrace Assisted Living Center, Clear Lake Texas
  • “Wills and Trusts,” Jack & Jill of America, Inc., 2008, Houston, Texas


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