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Providing for your loved ones’ future is one of the most important things you can do. You know you won’t live forever, but want to ensure your legacy will. So, you’ve decided to establish a plan to manage your legacy and distribute assets.

However, finding the best estate attorney can be difficult. Your first inclination will be to “Google” estate attorneys. But you’ll find yourself bombarded with numerous law firms and advertisements. You may be unsure who to pick, especially because many of these firms paid to rank on your search engine. 

At The Zimmerman Law Firm, P.C., we have compiled a list of the best estate attorneys in the Waco area to make your estate planning objectives easier.

Why Do We Provide Information About Other Law Firms?

Estate planning allows you to establish a plan for your legacy. But estate law is a complicated subject. Having the best estate attorney is imperative to a successful estate plan.

At The Zimmerman Law Firm, we want to represent every client that comes to us in need. However, we also know we may not be the best fit for your case. If we can’t represent you, we still want you to be in the best position possible. 

So, we have provided a list of the best estate lawyers in the Waco area. We hope one of these other reputable estate attorneys can help you if we’re not the right fit.

7 of the Best Waco Estate Attorneys

1. The Zimmerman Law Firm, P.C.

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The Zimmerman Law Firm, P.C. was founded over 60 years ago in 1962 by Rodger Zimmerman. Michael A. Zimmerman joined his father, Rodger, at the firm in 1992 and is now the managing partner. Michael is a Texas native and graduated from Thurgood Marshall School of Law. 

Our lawyers have over 100 years of combined legal experience and provide high-quality representation in various areas of estate law, including:

  • Estate planning,
  • Wills,
  • Trusts,
  • Powers of attorney, and
  • Probate.

At The Zimmerman Law Firm, our attorneys are committed to zealously representing each client and providing professional legal services.

2. Naman, Howell, Smith & Lee, PLLC

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Naman, Howell, Smith, & Lee, PLLC has a team of over 90 lawyers and legal professionals practicing in over 50 areas of law, including estate law. 

Naman Howell has received numerous recognitions, including Best Lawyers’ 2024 Best Law Firms and 2023 Best Law Firms. Many of Naman Howell’s attorneys have received accolades such as:

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rating,
  • Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters, 
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars by Thomson Reuters, and
  • Top Attorneys by Fort Worth Magazine.

Naman Howell boasts over 100 years of serving domestic and international clients in Texas.

3. Beard Kultgen Brophy Bostwick & Dickson, PLLC

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Beard Kultgen Brophy Bostwick & Dickson, PLLC is dedicated to serving its clients with excellence and integrity. Its legal practice encompasses multiple areas of law, including estate law.

Beard Kultgen Brophy Bostwick & Dickson, PLLC was established over 50 years ago by Pat Beard and David Kultgen. Its attorneys have received several accolades and certifications, including the following:

  • Best Lawyers in Texas by the Wall Street Journal,
  • Texas Rising Star by Thomson Reuters,
  • Texas Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters, and
  • Board Certified Estate Planning and Probate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Its attorneys are very active in the community as well.

4. Rainey & Rainey, Attorneys at Law, LP

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Rainey & Rainey represents clients in estate planning and personal injury law issues in Waco and the surrounding area. Founders P. James Rainey and Elisa Dillard Rainey use their two decades of legal experience to assist their clients. 

James and Elisa each received the Waco/McLennan County Outstanding Young Lawyers Award. James is licensed to provide continuing education to social workers in Texas, and Elisa lectures on estate planning to professionals and the general public.

In addition to their commitment to representing clients with estate planning cases, James and Elisa teach elder law at Baylor University School of Law.

5. Pakis, Giotes, Burleson & Deaconson, P.C.

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Pakis, Giotes, Burleson & Deaconson, P.C. was established by William (Bill) R. Pakis over six decades ago in 1963. Since then, Bill has expanded his practice into various areas of the law, including estate planning. The firm was voted the Best Law Firm by WACOAN magazine eight times.

The legal team at Pakis, Giotes, Burleson & Deaconson, P.C. is committed to justice and serving the Waco community. They are prepared and have the resources to litigate their clients’ cases in court.

6. Law Office of Harvey L. Cox

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At the Law Office of Harvey L. Cox, you can receive a free consultation from an experienced estate planning attorney. Founder Harvey L. Cox received his law degree from the University of Houston Law Center in 1989 and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1990.

Transparency is the key for Harvey. He will explain and keep you informed of the legal process. With over 30 years of legal experience, Harvey can advise you on the strategies for estate planning that will be the most beneficial for you and your family.

7. Sheehy, Lovelace & Mayfield, P.C.

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Sheehy, Lovelace & Mayfield, P.C. was founded in Waco 130 years ago in 1893. Its attorneys practice a wide range of law, such as estate planning, probate law, and litigation. 

In addition to the state of Texas, Sheehy, Lovelace & Mayfield, P.C. has attorneys admitted to practice in the following courts:

  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas,
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas,
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas,
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas,
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit, 
  • U.S. Supreme Court, and
  • U.S. Tax Court. 

The success of this high-quality legal practice is attributed to experience, community knowledge, and extensive modern resources.

Contact Us at The Zimmerman Law Firm for a Free Consultation

Our experienced attorneys understand what’s at stake with estate planning. At The Zimmerman Law Firm, we settle for nothing less than providing you with superior legal adviceContact our attorneys for a free case evaluation for your estate planning needs. We are here for you.

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Michael Zimmerman

Michael was born in Houston, Texas. His education at Baylor and Texas State Universities earned him a Bachelor of Science degree in 1987. His major was in Biology with a Minor in Chemistry. He finished his legal education at Texas Southern University in 1990, earning a Juris Doctorate from Thurgood Marshall School of Law. He was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1990.

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