Crain Caton & James P.C. congratulates Sarah Patel Pacheco for being named to the Top 100 Houston Super Lawyers and Top 50 Women Texas Super Lawyers Lists for Estates & Trusts Litigation (2021 edition).  Sarah was named to both lists in 2008, 2017, 2018, 2020 and 2021.

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.  Attorneys appearing on Top 100 or Top 50 received the highest ratings from their peers and researchers.


About Sarah Patel Pacheco

Sarah Patel Pacheco is a shareholder with Crain Caton & James, P.C., where she assists clients involved in complex estate, trust, guardianship and fiduciary litigation and administration issues. She received her J.D. from Southern Methodist University School of Law, and undergraduate degree in accounting from the University of Texas at Arlington. In 1998 she became Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and served as the Chair of that exam committee’ from 2007-2010. Sarah participated in firm leadership as a member of the Executive Committee for 15 years.

Sarah is a co-author of two (2) of West Publishing’s Texas Practice Guides:  Probate and Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning.  She is an Associate Editor of the State Bar of Texas’s Texas Guardianship Manual.   She remains active in various local and state legal organizations including:  HBA Probate, Trust & Estates Section; Chair 2009-2010; CLE Committee; Co-Chair 2008-2009: Judicial Polls Committee; 2008-2010: HBA Foundation, Fellow (elected 2004): HYLA; Fellow (elected 2000).

She has been named by Texas Monthly as One of the Top 50 Female Attorneys in Texas, a Texas Super Lawyer since 2004, and a Texas Rising Star.  She has also been named 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.  Sarah has appeared on the Best Lawyers in America list since 2007.  She continues to be a frequent author and speaker for various state and local professional organizations.