We are pleased to announce that shareholders Sarah Patel Pacheco, Jill Panagos, and Darlene Payne Smith were listed on the Super Lawyers Top Women Attorneys in Texas 2020.  Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a research-driven, peer influenced rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

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

Jill Panagos  is a litigator who has tried close to thirty jury trials. Jill represents employers and corporate executives who need to avoid or resolve disputes regarding labor and employment practices and homebuilders and adjusters in residential and commercial disputes.  Jill is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Darlene Payne Smith represents individuals who have experienced a loss or are facing the issue of a loved one who is becoming incapacitated or suffered a traumatic injury that rendered them incapacitated.   Darlene fights to uphold the wishes of those who have established valid estate plans and she defends fiduciaries wrongfully accused.

Crain Caton & James is a law firm in Houston, Texas that has provided a full range legal services and client-focused solutions locally and around the world since 1912.  The firm has more than 40 experienced attorneys recognized for their legal expertise and professional accomplishments in a broad range of transactional, regulatory and litigation matters.  CCJ has well regarded practice groups in litigation, corporate and banking, employment, real estate, energy, environmental, intellectual property, estate planning and estate, trust and, guardianship.