Sarah Patel Pacheco

Southern Methodist University, J.D., 1993

University of Texas at Arlington, B.A. in Accounting, 1990

Sarah Patel Pacheco represents clients in matters of fiduciary litigation, probate, trust and guardianship and general litigation.  Sarah’s practice focus is on representing fiduciaries and beneficiaries in trial and appellate courts in the State of Texas in matters relating to probate and trust administration and litigation.  Her extensive experience includes will contests, will and trust interpretation issues, accounting and administration issues, prosecution and defense of various fiduciary claims, and representation of creditors in probate and trust proceedings.

She works with applicants and contestants in guardianship proceedings, representing personal representatives, trustees, beneficiaries, and guardians in matters relating to the administration of estates, trusts, and guardianships. 

Sarah is Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. 

Sarah is the co-author of three legal treatises, serves on the Legal Specialization Estate Planning and Probate Commission, is a frequent speaker and has been repeatedly recognized for her expertise and professionalism. Some of her awards include being named as one of the Top 50 Women Attorneys in Texas, Texas Super Lawyers lists (Thomson Reuters) 2018 ,2017, 2008 and 2006, being selected to the 2004-2018 Texas Super Lawyers lists (Thomson Reuters), and included in The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward White, Inc.) in the fields of Trusts & Estates - Litigation (2011-2020), and Trusts & Estates (2007-2020).  She was featured as a Profile in Professionalism by Houston Lawyer Magazine (Houston Bar Association) in 2013,  and included in the 2014 and 2017 Best Lawyers in Houston, Lawyer of the Year (Woodward White, Inc.) in the field of Litigation-Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year. 

Practice Areas
Texas, 1993

United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, 1995

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