Crain Caton & James is proud to announce four attorneys were named to the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America List published by BL Rankings.  The attorneys named are:  Sarah Sokol Clark for Trusts and Estates, Greg S. DeVries for Commercial Litigation, Suzanne D. Perry for Trusts and Estates, and Keith A. Taylor for Elder Law and Litigation – Trusts and Estates.

Sarah’s practice focuses on client counseling and drafting comprehensive estate plans, including simple and complex wills, generation skipping trusts, family limited partnerships, charitable entities, and pre and post marital agreements. Sarah assists clients in a wide variety of estate planning, probate and administration, trusts, and guardianship matters.

Greg is an experienced banking and financial institutions litigator who represents financial institution clients including national banks, mortgage lenders and servicers, auto finance companies, and other consumer financial service providers in state and federal courts.

Suzanne represents clients in estate, trust, and guardianship administrations and related litigation. She focuses her practice on guiding individuals and families through both contested and uncontested matters in Texas probate courts, as well as counseling clients on estate planning matters.

Keith’s practice primarily includes probate, trust and guardianship litigation.  His experience includes all aspects of probate administration and litigation. Keith has successfully represented trustees, executors, beneficiaries, and individuals in complex litigation matters including will contests, beneficiary claims, trust disputes, fraud, and breach of fiduciary duty claims.

“We are proud of the Firm’s young lawyers.  The recognition of Sarah, Greg, Suzanne, and Keith by Best Lawyers validates the Firm’s efforts to attract and retain top legal talent,” states C. Vance Christopher, Chairperson and President of the Firm.

Best Lawyers is one of the leading and oldest peer-review surveys for the legal industry.  Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch recognizes attorneys with less than 10 years of experience.  Generally, attorneys on the list have between 5-9 years of experience.

About Crain Caton & James

Crain Caton & James, P.C. provides first-class legal services with integrity and exceptional value to its clients in Houston and around the world.  The Firm’s more than 110-year history in downtown Houston gives it strong ties to Houston and a deep commitment to giving back to the community.  Founded in 1912, the Firm now has a wide range of practice areas, including Banking, Corporate, Real Estate, Probate and Estate Planning, Health, Safety and Environmental, Employment, Intellectual Property, Family Law, Fiduciary Litigation, Commercial Litigation & Appeals, and more.  Recently, the Firm was named by the Houston Chronicle as a Best of Best Law Firm winner in the areas of commercial litigation, corporate law, family law, real estate, and trusts and estate.  See Houston Chronicle link

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