Charles M Hornberger, Attorney

Charles M “Boxy” Hornberger

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Professional Experience

Mr. Hornberger’s practice is devoted to Trust and Probate Litigation and Trust and Estate Planning. Mr. Hornberger’s Trust and Probate Litigation practice involves will and trust contests, estate administration disputes, breach of fiduciary duty actions, removal of executors and trustees, modification of trust actions, heirship determinations, guardianship litigation, and Declaratory Judgment actions. Mr. Hornberger’s Trust and Estate Planning practice involves estate and gift tax planning, tax exempt organizations, and trust and estate administration.

Professional and Community Activities

San Antonio Estate Planners Association-Past President and Member
Christian Assistance Ministry-Past President
Real Estate, Trust and Probate Law Section, State Bar of Texas-Past Board Member
Downtown Rotary Club of San Antonio, Member
First Presbyterian Church, Elder
Children’s Bereavement Center, past Board Member
Respite Care of San Antonio, past Board Member
Texas Bar Foundation, Life Fellow

Professional Recognition

Admitted, United States District Court, Western District of Texas
Admitted, United States Tax Court
Over 50 articles, most recent “Declaratory Judgment Actions in Trust and Estate Litigation” and “Attorney’s Fees in Trust and Estate Litigation”
Board Certified, Tax law and Estate Planning and Probate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Member
International Academy of Estate and Trust Law, Member
Listed in “The Best Lawyers in America” for over 20 years
Regularly voted a “Super Lawyer” in Texas Monthly
Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Certified Public Accountant and Member, Texas Society and American Institute of CPAs
Member, San Antonio, Texas and American Bar Associations

Military Service

1st Lt. (Infantry), US Army, 1981-1983

Recent Publications

Attorneys Fees in Trust and Estate Litigation (131 KB)

Declaratory Judgment Actions in Trust and Estate Litigation Matters (107 KB)

Recent News

Practice Areas


  • 1980, Texas


  • BBA (Honors), Accounting and Finance, University of Texas, 1977

    J.D. (Honors), University of Texas, 1980

    Masters of Law in Tax, New York University (1981)


  • (210) 271-1700 office
  • (210) 271-1740 facsimile