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Paul Premack, JD, CELA

Paul Premack is a Certified Elder Law Attorney through the National Elder Law Foundation. He was a founding member of the Council of Advanced Practitioners of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and has been a NAELA member since 1989. His practice encompasses estate planning for individuals, couples and families of all ages, probate to assist surviving heirs when a family member dies, and elder law to assist clients with specific legal challenges. Paul is a Geriatric Scholar via the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.

Paul writes a weekly legal column for the San Antonio Express-News. His column archives are now located at the Texas Estate and Probate Blog (with the prior archive located here). He is the author of "Thinking Beyond Tomorrow," Edition 8.

He serves on the Board of the Texas Chapter (National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys), was Secretary and is active on several committees. Paul is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the San Antonio Bar Association and the Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law section of the State Bar. He is a Life Fellow of the San Antonio Bar Foundation and is a Fellow of the College of the State Bar of Texas. Paul has been recognized by Thompson-Reuters as a "Super Lawyer".

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Licenses, Certifications and Honors

  Member NAELA, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys   The National Advocates Top 100 Lawyers in Estate Planning and Probate   Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA)   AV Rated   Super Lawyer designation  
  • Licensed to Practice Law in Texas
  • Certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation, as accredited by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and the American Bar Association
  • 2014-2017 Recipient, The National Advocates Top 100 Lawyers in Wills, Trusts and Estates
  • 15-year Fellow, College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Sustaining Life Fellow, San Antonio Bar Foundation
  • Named recipient of the Barbara F. Kishpaugh Award from the Elder Law Section of the San Antonio Bar Association, in recognition of special contributions made on behalf of the elder community in San Antonio.
  • Rated AV Preeminent by the Martindale-Hubbell peer review system. (AV Preeminent is a certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of the bar and the judiciary.)
  • Designated by Thompson-Reuters as a Super Lawyer.
  • 2016 Recipient, Client's Choice Award from AVVO
  • 10.0 Rating (highest possible) from AVVO
  • Five Star Wealth Manager for Long Term Care, Will Preparation and Trust Services. Paul Premack is one of about 22 lawyers statewide who received this recognition five years in a row.
  • Selected for Texas Legal Leaders, an ALM publication in partnership with Martindale-Hubble, highlighting Texas' top rated lawyers.

Education

  • Juris Doctorate – University of Houston College of Law
  • Bachelor of Arts – University of Texas at Austin

Publications

Member of the Faculty

  • National Association of Retired Federal Employees
  • University of the Incarnate Word, Humana, Work-Life Program
  • San Antonio Bar Association Elder Law Section "Aging Gracefully" Conference
  • State Bar of Texas Advanced Elder Law & Guardianship Conference
  • University of Texas at Austin School of Law Elder Law Conference
  • State Bar of Texas Advanced Elder Law & Guardianship Course, Planning Committee
  • San Antonio Bar Association Elder Law Section "Aging Gracefully" Conference
  • State Bar of Texas 33rd Annual Advanced Family Law Conference (Elder Law)
  • State Bar of Texas Law Office Management Conference (Elder Law)
  • University of Texas Health Science Center/GRECC Medico-Legal Conference
  • San Antonio Bar Association Elder Law Section "Aging Gracefully" Conference
  • State Bar of Texas Advanced Elder Law & Guardianship Course, Planning Committee
  • State Bar of Texas Law Office Management Conference (Elder Law)
  • UT Austin School of Law Intermediate Estate Planning and Elder Law Conf.
  • South Texas College of Law Elder Law Conference
  • State Bar of Texas Mental Capacity Conference
  • Corpus Christi Estate Planners Council
  • UT Austin School of Law 4th Annual Elder Law Conference
  • Texas Society of CPAs “CPE Symposium”
  • UT Health Science Center Teleconference Network
  • San Antonio Real Estate Lawyers Group
  • State Bar of Texas Elder Law Course (Houston, Dallas)
  • Governor’s Conference on Aging, Austin, Texas
  • State Bar of Texas Elder Law Symposium (Dallas, Houston)
  • Federal Bar Association, San Antonio, Texas
  • Texas Chapter, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Symposium
  • UT Austin School of Law Elder Law Symposium
  • University of Texas Health Science Center Teleconference Network
  • Family Law Section, San Antonio Bar Association
  • Attorney General’s Conference on Fraud Against Older Texans (San Antonio)
  • Medical Social Workers Association, San Antonio
  • SA Bar Foundation & St. Mary's University Elder Law Seminar
  • State Bar of Texas Elder Law Institute (Austin, Dallas)
  • UT Health Science Center Teleconference Network
  • Adult Protective Services Conference, Texas DHS & American Public Welfare Association
  • Texas Long Term Care Coordinating Council, Austin
  • American Cancer Society Conference, San Antonio
  • Texas Joint Conference on Aging, Amarillo
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys First Annual Elder Law Institute
  • Texas Elder Law Conferences, National Business Institute
  • Adult Protective Services Conference, Texas DHS & American Public Welfare Association
  • Texas Joint Conference on Aging, Dallas
  • UT Health Science Center at San Antonio
  • Panhandle Regional Area Agency on Aging, Amarillo
  • Disabled American Veterans Texas Convention, Austin
  • Texas Dept. of Human Resources Adult Protective Services, San Antonio

Community Involvement

  • Member, Bylaws and Publications committees, Texas Chapter, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)
  • Director, Officer, Texas Chapter, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)
  • Elder Information Library: Secretary
  • Guardianship Services: President, VP, Secretary, Director
  • Chairman of SA Bar Foundation & St. Mary's University First People's Law School
  • Vice-Chair, SA Bar Foundation & St. Mary’s University Second People’s Law School
  • Visiting Nurse Association, Board of Directors
  • Alamo Area Council of Governments Senior Advisory Board
  • Visiting Nurse Association, SEIS Advisory Board
  • Alamo Hearing Impaired Senior Citizens Advisory Board
  • Texas Accountants & Lawyers for the Arts, Statewide Advisory Board
  • Citizens for Curbside Recycling Pickup, Director
  • Legal Assistance/Peer Counseling for the Elderly; Volunteer
  • Arthritis Foundation, Planned Giving Committee