Title: Founder, Attorney and Counselor at Law
Company: GP Schoemakers PLLC
Location: Houston, Texas, United States
Dr. Gratia P. Schoemakers, JD, LLM, Founder and Attorney and Counselor at Law at GP Schoemakers PLLC, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in estate, trust and probate law.
Upon discovering her aptitude for problem-solving, Dr. Schoemakers decided to spearhead a career in the field of law. A native of the Netherlands, she initially obtained a doctorate in Dutch and European law and a Master of Laws in international law from Maastricht University in 2004. After relocating to the United States, she concluded her education at Washington University with a Master of Laws in business and contract law in 2005, a Master of Laws in intellectual property and technologies law in 2006 and a Doctor of Jurisprudence in 2008. She began her American career as an intern for Pfizer’s in-house legal patent department as well as for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. Dr. Schoemakers subsequently excelled at a firm dedicated to family law, as well as worked on multi-million dollar projects for Big Oil.
In 2011, Dr. Schoemakers established her firm, GP Schoemakers, in Houston, Texas, where she has flourished as an attorney and counselor at law. Specializing in estate, trust and probate law, she is also an experienced, certified mediator in civil, probate and family law cases, having mediated at the Harris County Dispute Resolution Center. To remain aware of developments in her industry, she maintains her affiliation with the State Bar of Texas Bar, the American Bar Association, Rotary International and the College of the State Bar of Texas. In the coming years, she hopes to make a larger impact in the state of Texas through her work and eventually expand to other surrounding states. She also aims to hire more associates and become a distinguished firm for family law, estate planning, contested probate and additional services. In her spare time, Dr. Schoemakers enjoys spending quality time with family, walking on the beach, sailing and traveling.
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