Crain Caton & James, P.C. attorney Sarah Patel Pacheco was recently recognized on the 2022 edition of the Best Lawyers List for Litigation – Trusts and Estates and Trusts and Estates.

Sarah has appeared on The Best Lawyers in America in Trusts and Estates Specialties since 2007 and The Best Lawyers in America in Litigation – Trusts and Estates Specialties since 2012.  She has named as Best Lawyers’ Houston Litigation – Trusts and Estates “Lawyer of the Year” in 2014, 2017 and again in 2021

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About Sarah Patel Pacheco

Sarah Patel Pacheco has also been named again to the Top 100 Houston Super Lawyers and Top 50 Women Texas Super Lawyers Lists for Estates & Trusts Litigation (2021 edition).   She has been named as a Texas Super Lawyer since 2004,  She has also been recognized as a Top Lawyer in Houston and as one of the Best Lawyers Under 40 by H Texas Magazine, and as a Top Lawyer in Houston, by Houston Magazine.

She is a shareholder with Crain Caton & James, P.C., where she advises clients in complex estate, trust, guardianship and fiduciary litigation matters. She received her J.D. from Southern Methodist University School of Law, and undergraduate degree in accounting from the University of Texas at Arlington.  She has been Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1998.

Sarah is a co-author of two (2) of West Publishing’s Texas Practice Guides:  Probate and Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning.  She is the Editor of the State Bar of Texas’s Texas Guardianship Manual.   She is the former Chair of the HBA Probate, Trust & Estates Section and has served on numerous State Bar of Texas and HBA committees.  She continues to be a frequent author and speaker for various state and local professional organizations.