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John M. Groce, Jr., is a native to the Metroplex. As a third-generation attorney, the legal profession has been a family tradition. Mr. Groce is a seasoned trial attorney who has represented a diverse client base for over 20 years. While focusing on cases in the metroplex and surrounding areas, Mr. Groce has tried cases in counties across the state of Texas, from Amarillo to Brownsville, Texarkana to El Paso, and many locations in between. In addition to his trial experience, Mr. Groce has also worked with clients on estate planning and business organization thorughout his career. Through his experience, creativity, and commitment to his client, Mr. Groce focuses on the needs and objectives of his clients to formulate a hands-on game-plan designed to meet or exceed his client's expectations.  


A graduate of Grapevine High School, Mr. Groce went on to receive his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1992 from Baylor University, with a major in English and a minor in Rhetoric & Argumentation. He then attended Texas Tech University School of Law where he graduated in 1995 with a Juris Doctor degree. Mr. Groce was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1995.

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JOHN M. GROCE is a second generation attorney.  Mr. Groce grew up in north Fort Worth. After completing his education, he started practicing law with his father, Charles T. Groce in downtown Fort Worth.  Mr. Groce has always been committed to helping those in need of legal services.  Through his entire career he has maintained a general practice, including the areas of estate planning and probate, business organization, personal injury, family law, and civil litigation.  Over the course of his distinguished career, Mr. Groce has also practiced criminal law and worker's compensation law.   Mr. Groce is married to his wife of 50 years, and enjoys spending time with his children and grandchildren.  He is keenly aware of the importance of family, the need for security, and importance of protection in times of conflict.  


Mr. Groce received a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in History and a minor in Government from Texas Wesleyan College in 1963.  Thereafter, he received his Juris Doctor from Baylor University in 1970.  Mr. Groce is licensed by the Texas Supreme Court to practice in Texas state courts and he is licensed by the North District of Texas to practice in United States federal courts.

Gaylen L. Groce​, like his brother John, is a second generation attorney.   After completing his education, Mr. Groce started his legal career working with a prominent firm in Midland, Texas. Initially, his practice was in litigation, focused primarily on business disputes and insurance defense cases.  In the late 1970s, Mr. Groce moved back to the Fort Worth area where he engaged in a general practice and assisted new and growing business with his father, Charles T. Groce, and his brother, John M. Groce.   Then in the early 1980s, Mr. Groce partnered with some distinguished Fort Worth attorneys to form the law firm of Mehl, Williams, Cummings and Groce, PC., where Mr. Groce practiced until becoming a founding member of The Groce Firm, PLLC in 2016.  Mr. Groce has developed a real passion for working with clients through the estate planning and probate process and with organizing, structuring and running business organizations.  


Mr. Groce received a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in History from the University of Texas at Austin in 1973 and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.  Thereafter, he received his Juris Doctor from the University of Texas at Austin in 1976.  Mr. Groce is licensed by the Texas Supreme Court to practice in Texas state courts and he is licensed by the North District of Texas to practice in United States federal courts.