Justin T. Crain is an Estate Planning Attorney and partner at Crain & Wooley. He is a licensed attorney with the State Bar of Texas, has been licensed as a Risk Manager and an Agent with the Texas Department of Insurance, and holds the Associate Risk Manager designation with the American Institute for Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters.
Justin has been recognized by the Texas Bar College as one of the best-trained attorneys in Texas. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas’ Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section, the National Elder Counsel, and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and he is often asked to speak at conferences and seminars regarding important estate planning issues. Justin practices exclusively in estate planning and settlement.
Justin has achieved Gold Champion status on Lawyers.com by providing consistently excellent service.
We found Justin to be very knowledgeable and helpful to us on the subjects of trusts and estate planning. He was easy with which to work. His staff was very friendly and helpful in preparing our family trust and related documents. In the short time since finishing our work, I have already personally recommended him to two others, and I intend to continue doing so.
We are very pleased with Justin Crain and his staff. All of our questions were answered professionally and quickly. He has a unique ability to take a complex subject like estate planning and turn it into easy-to-understand concepts. We would rate his services as 5-star and recommend to anyone need help with estate planning.
I needed to have my will and trust updated. Justin was the right attorney for the job. He is easy to work with and answered all questions you might have. He made me very comfortable and at ease. Justin does not rush you through the process. If you are looking for an estate planner, I would recommend Justin.
Linda and I have found Attorney Crain to be knowledgeable, helpful, insightful, caring and thorough in our dealings with him thus far.
Justin explained, in detail, the “revocable living trust” what it does and for whom it is most advantageous. He further explained the impact of probate laws and how they can impact the distribution of one’s estate following death. Justin’s patient responses to our many questions made us feel comfortable and at ease.
My husband and I were very pleased with the services received from Justin and his office staff.
The phrase “get your affairs in order” is not something anyone wants to hear. If someone were to tell us that, we can now reply “ALREADY DONE!”. Preparing now to help our children later was a painless experience with Justin Crain’s help. Mr. Crain and his amazing staff walked us through gathering all of our documents into order and a binder. Now our affairs are in order, and we can get on with our lives.
For some time, my husband and I discussed our estate but never acted on setting one (a plan) up. We went to Justin’s seminar and had our questions answered in layman’s terms. There is a lot to know, and it was daunting. Justin made setting up our end of life plan, in detail, a very easy task. He is the expert on these matters, and we felt that he could best take care of us. He did! It took the step on our part to finally get this off our plate and into the hands of this very competent individual and his staff. Thank you, Justin!
After attending a presentation, I took advantage of the free hour Justin offered at his office. We reviewed several topics and decided an Irrevocable Trust was my most current need. Justin was very helpful with suggestions as we defined the details. He never pressured me to get additional services and was very pleasant to work with. I would highly recommend Justin for any legal help you may need.
This was an important item on our “bucket list”. So glad and relieved that we can start the new year off right with that box checked off. Thank you & your staff for your/their patience with us.
It was truly a pleasure dealing with Justin and his staff - professional and understanding in all aspects. We had procrastinated in doing our trust and wills and were pleased at how painless the total experience was.
Thank you so much for all of your help with our estate planning and revocable living trust. You made us feel very comfortable explaining our options and giving us suggestions. Joy & Shelly have always been so helpful when have called with questions. We feel good knowing we can call anytime with questions, changes or updates. Thank you!
After years of procrastinating, I attended a seminar to learn about wills & living trusts presented by Crain & Wooley. I liked what I was hearing (at the seminar) and took advantage of the 1 hour free consultation. It was a pleasure working with Justin. He clearly explained trusts, wills, etc. and always made me feel comfortable. I would refer friends and family to Justin without hesitation.
We can't thank Justin enough for his help in getting our estate in order. He is so knowledgeable and his patience to explain things and answer any questions make you feel at ease. Yet, he is as professional and as thorough as you would ever want!
Justin Crain did my trust recently, and I felt that he did an outstanding job in a timely manner. He was an excellent listener and made me feel much more at ease about what I thought would be a daunting task. He was very thorough and made sure that we took care of every last detail. I highly recommend Mr. Crain when it's time to make such important decisions and put together a trust.
Reviews on Lawyers.com put Justin Crain at a 5 out of 5 for communication, responsiveness, quality of service and value for money.
I recommend Justin Crain for your legal needs. He was patient, answered all my questions and thoughtfully worked with me in my decision making process.
I want to say the whole process we went through was nothing I expected. It was better! Justin was attentive to our questions, comments and concerns. He answered all of them on a level that Kathie and I could understand. This was a very important accomplishment in our lives that needed to be done, and it was very easy to take care of. I would and will point all my friends seeking this service to Justin without hesitation. It was simple, and it took a load off our minds and hearts as well. Thank you, Justin for the job you’ve done.
My husband and I had been talking about getting our will updated and putting an estate plan together so our family would know exactly what to do and not have to worry after we're gone. We were invited, by a friend, to attend a dinner workshop on estate planning - just what we needed! This is where we met Justin Crain with Crain & Wooley. We made an appointment to see him and began putting our plan together. Mr. Crain and his staff were extremely efficient and kept us on track. He was detailed and thorough in explaining the steps we needed to take and how to implement them. We wholeheartedly recommend Justin Crain and his firm.
We can recommend Mr. Crain to anyone thinking of planning their estate. After attending his seminar, we knew that had to have professional guidance in planning our estate. After working with Mr. Crain, we feel secure that our portfolio is the way it should be, and that if there should be any changes we can call on him. Thank you to you and your staff!
I would like to thank Justin Crain and his staff for their diligence in helping us establish a plan to protect our assets, and make the process easier for our heirs going forward. Justin and his staff patiently explained the pros and cons of a will versus a trust, which helped us make a intelligent decision that was right for our specific needs. We would highly recommend Justin for anyone in need of estate planning.
Attorney Justin Crain impressed me with his through knowledge of the laws involved with estate planning, wills, etc. I found this firm when I attended a dinner seminar on estate planing. Attorney Crain's presentation was point on, easy to understand, and he listens will to your concerns and questions. Attorney Crain completed my estate plan, and I am thoroughly pleased with his services.
"I would like to take a few minutes and express my sincere thanks to you and your wonderful staff for preparing accurate and complete trust documentation that my wife and myself wanted to be prepared. We will definitely recommend your specialty to our friends and family at every occasion. I will be in touch with you as further legal needs may arise. Thank you all again."
“Estate planning can be a difficult subject to discuss, however Justin does an excellent job listening to the goals and wishes of his clients ensuring that everything is carried out exactly as they desire. He works with families to develop a fully comprehensive estate plan that fulfills their needs and is as simple as possible.”
“We appreciate the extra effort that Justin Crain provided to us in the short time that he had to complete our trust documents. Justin took plenty of time to answer all of our questions that we had concerning our estate in a kind and patient manner. We would definitely recommend Justin for estate planning.”
“We are glad we attended Justin Crain’s Lewisville presentation last October. We had a Living Trust in place at the time, but felt it would be beneficial to have Justin review it. Indeed, we could do better. We found Justin to be thorough, considerate, and knowledgeable. He rewrote our Living Trust and put in place a trust for the benefit of one of our children. Justin always answered all questions promptly, thoroughly and with precision. He responded to all messages in a timely manner. Even after the documents were executed. The “Attorney for Life” feature of Justin’s firm will greatly benefit my wife and I as well as our heirs. We highly recommend Justin Crain for anyone needing Estate planning.”
“Being a senior citizen – I needed to get my affairs in order (Will, DNR, Power of Attorney, etc). Justin Crain was very helpful in understanding. He was very detailed and efficient. I was very pleased with the results.”
“I met Justin Crain at an informational seminar on estate planning in December 2016. The session provided an excellent overview of estate planning with enough detail to explain the process without overwhelming the audience. As a result of the seminar, I booked an appointment with Mr. Crain. There were no surprises or hidden fees at the actual appointment. It was just as he said it would be. Mr. Crain was very patient and explained each document, what was required, and why. He did not rush me through the process and I felt comfortable taking as much time as needed. I read every document in the package – about 100 pages – before signing. I have my estate notebook, as mentioned in the informational seminar, catered to my specific needs. It was a pleasure working with Mr. Crain and his staff.”
“We are just a typical retired couple trying to make the best of our retirement on a very meager Social Security Income. When God chooses to take us from this Earth, we have wishes and desires concerning our Estate and our children. Unfortunately, we procrastinated on getting our affairs in order because of expense, and it really just seemed like too big a deal! Then we received an invitation to a free lunch and seminar. We needed some direction and answers to our questions and of course, a free lunch! There we met Justin T. Crain, Attorney with Thomas Walters, PLLC, and a homegrown West Texas boy graduating from Texas Tech in Lubbock. Being from Lubbock ourselves, we just really clicked with Justin. He seems very sincere about wanting to help us to fulfill our needs and wishes concerning our Estate and he is willing to work with us financially. He has walked us through a simple process and has provided us with an affordable customized plan to fit our needs and desires. Thanks to Justin’s expertise and his willingness to listen and spend time with us, we now have peace of mind that the handling of our Estate will not be a burden for our children and our desires will be met. We have placed our trust and confidence in Justin and will highly recommend him and his services to everyone!”
“Justin was professional, knowledgeable and personable and made our estate planning easy and very organized. He was flexible in creating our will quickly and explained the legaleze of the trust process. We would recommend his services to friends and family.”
“We first met Justin at a lunch seminar and were impressed at his review of current Texas laws governing wills. Coming from New York via Florida our documents needed updating. Justin provided clear direction on how to proceed. The drafts were comprehensive and timely. We had a final sit down at signing going over all our questions. We recommend his program to all.”
"We appreciate your efforts on our behalf. We feel good to have the matter completed i.e. establishing a Trust. You were kind and patient and helpful. We felt confident that everything was proper. Also, that we could trust you to look after our interest in this matter. If we have questions in the future we will not hesitate to call you and may the Lord bless you."
“Getting this trust is the best thing in 48 years we have done. We now have peace of mind knowing our daughters will have no question or problem upon our passing. All information is very clear of what we want. Justin made it very easy for us with no work on our part except getting him the papers he asked for."
“Pat and I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for assisting us through the estate planning process! We had been postponing it because we thought it would be difficult and time-consuming. However, you and your staff were available for questions and we appreciated how quick and simple you made the experience! Again, thank you so much!”
“The relationship with Justin Crain began when I received a mailing advertising a seminar on wills and trusts. I had already decided that I was going to have to create a trust since probating a will was time consuming and expensive. I attended Justin’s seminar and by the end of it, I decided to proceed with the trust and promptly made the initial appointment. Justin explained in detail how the trust would work and what he needed from me. He made every effort to explain the process and quickly answered my questions. When the final documents were signed, I felt a great sense of relief since I had delayed far too long. In a nutshell, Justin and his staff did a great job. I would recommend him to anyone looking for an estate planning attorney.”
“Justin, Jan and I would like, very much, to thank you for your time and effort in creating our Trust. Your professionalism and ability to explain things as we went through the process were phenomenal. You made what could have been a confusing and tedious process seamless and easy. You and your staff were, in all regards, professional, congenial and extremely helpful.”
“Mr. Crain made the process of settling our estate plan easy. We were able to put the plan in place, including all the document creation and property transfers, in the space of 30 days. Our goal was to make the transfer of our estate to our children as painless as possible, when the time came, and he succeeded beautifully.”
“Mr. Crain has been very responsive and thorough to all my questions. He is knowledgeable to all things related to estate planning. I look forward to continuing to have him as my attorney for any future estate planning items.”
"Our estate planning needs were a much discussed topic between my wife and I, but, like most things on the list-of-things-that-need-to-be-done-eventually, not much progress was being made toward that aim. We weren’t sure of which legal specialty we needed to consult for the planning we needed to do, and, in fact, did not know what precisely needed to be done. And, we didn’t know any lawyers aside from those we were acquainted with through business relationships. Fortunately, we took advantage of an invitation to dinner to hear Justin Crain speak on the subject of estate planning and were immediately impressed by his professionalism and the depth of knowledge he brought to bear on the subject. After a brief chat with Justin following his formal presentation, we were more than comfortable with his expertise. We made the decision to engage him to complete our planning. Justin completed the work in a timely and efficient manner and we couldn’t be happier with the result. We look forward to working with Justin in the future if our situation changes or estate planning needs evolve."
"Doug and I first met Mr. Crain at one of his dinner seminars. He presented information regarding estate planning in a way that was easily understood by the “lay” person. Mr. Crain made sure that he listened to all of our needs and requests that we wanted to be in our trust. After our trust was completed, Doug and I have comfort that our children have a plan in place to handle our estate."
"(I) was pleased with the service and attention to detail. The office staff was also very effective and made us feel welcomed. A great experience."
"We appreciate the extra effort that Justin Crain provided to us in the short time that he had to complete our trust documents. Justin took plenty of time to answer all of our questions that we had concerning our estate in a kind and patient manner. We would definitely recommend Justin for estate planning."
"Estate planning can be a difficult subject to discuss, however Justin does an excellent job listening to the goals and wishes of his clients ensuring that everything is carried out exactly as they desire. He works with families to develop a fully comprehensive estate plan that fulfills their needs and is as simple as possible."
"Justin is a focused and knowledgeable attorney. He is true to his client’s mission and desired outcomes. His pragmatic presentation is informative, and he is one of the best speakers that I have had the pleasure of listening to. Justin is a great listener and took the time necessary to talk with me. He thinks about what I may want and worked with me to have a plan that is best for me. I will not hesitate to recommend Justin to anyone who needs an estate plan."
“Justin Crain is the best choice for estate planning. He possesses all the skills necessary to help each client fully understand what steps they need to take in order to achieve their personal goals.”