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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 "The Senior Texan Legal Guide," now in eBook Edition 7.0.

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.

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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)  
  • 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
  • 2014-2016 Recipient, The National Advocates Top 100 Lawyers in Wills, Trusts and Estates
  • Fellow, College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Fellow, San Antonio Bar Foundation
  • 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 members of the bar and the judiciary.)
  • Selected for SuperLawers Star Search
  • Five Star Wealth Manager for Long Term Care, Will Preparation and Trust Services, as published in Texas Monthly Magazine (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.
  • 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.

Education

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

Publications

Member of the Faculty

  • 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 Elder Law Seminar
    Vice-Chair, SA Bar Foundation & St. Mary’s University “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