Theodore (Ted) D. Ogilvie
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Juris Doctor, Texas A&M University School of Law, Fort Worth, Texas Dec 2000
Master of Business Administration, Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Weatherford, Oklahoma Dec 1990
Bachelor of University Studies, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico May 1989
As an attorney, Ted Ogilvie keeps professionalism on the highest bar in his practice. Not only does he believe in the Texas Lawyer's Creed, he believes in upholding the Golden Rule. He learned throughout his childhood from his father and mother the importance of being honest and treating everyone with dignity and respect. Maybe this is why he continues to receive year after year the Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating (highest rating possible) from his Peers, as well as the Judiciary.
He has represented clients in multiple civil facets over the past two decades in an array of Texas courts and tribunals, but his practice is vastly evident in Denton and Collin Counties, as well as Dallas, Tarrant and surrounding Texas Counties. Much of this has been in the Probate Courts dealing with estates and probate litigation.
Ted strives to resolve issues outside of court, if possible. He is well-trained and experienced in alternative dispute resolution techniques, particularly mediation, collaborative law, and arbitration. But when necessary, he is an excellent litigator in court and has tried many cases in our Texas Courtrooms. He continues to maintain his esteemed membership in the College of the State Bar of Texas as a practitioner who regularly performs well beyond the basic continuing legal education requirements of attorney licensure with the Texas Bar, and he is certified under the Texas Estates Code to litigate guardianship cases.
He is a strong professional and local community leader. For over eight years he served on the Executive Board of the Denton County Bar Association, distinguishing himself as its President (2013-14), and he is a former Executive Board Officer and President (2018-19) for Denton County Collaborative Professionals. In the community Ted is former Executive Vice President of North Central Texas College, Foundation Board of Directors (2002-08) as well as former Vice President (2013-15) for Arts in Education for Denton Area Council of Parent Teachers Association. Ted has also been a favored lecturer and adjunct professor for Seniors at Collin College. He truly desires to give back to his community.
Advanced Family Law Mediation, Denton County Alternative Dispute Resolution Program, 2011
Basic Mediation, Texas Woman's University, 2007
Interdisciplinary Collaborative Law Training, New Paradigm, 2008