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WINNER of the Texas State Bar Poll for

Chief Justice of the 9th District Court of Appeals


Hailing from Beaumont, Texas, Colleen and her husband, Larry Rice, a native of Montgomery County have practiced law and raised their four children in Montgomery County since 1996.

Currently, Colleen Rice is a staff attorney and Probate Investigator for Judge Claudia Laird, of Montgomery County Court at Law Number Two. Previously, she had a private practice with her husband Larry, providing: 

  • Experience handling hundreds of cases in probate and estate planning, guardianship, general civil litigation, and family law.

  • Judicial appointments as Guardian Ad Litem, Attorney Ad Litem, and Amicus Attorney in probate, civil and family areas.

  • Judicial appointments to serve as guardian for incapacitated adults.

  • Lawfirm management experience including accounting, budgeting, case and client management.


• South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas
• American Jurisprudence Award -

   Legal Writing and Research
• Pace University Moot Court Competition Team;

 • Finalist Best Speaker Award
• Member State Bar College
• BA from Agnes Scott College, Decatur, Georgia
• Monsignor Kelly High School, Beaumont, Texas

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