Crain & Wooley, with principal offices in Plano, TX, is a North Texas law firm with a multi-state reach. With more than 12 years experience in crafting comprehensive estate plans, Crain & Wooley works with you to formulate the perfect plan thereby achieving your goals and leaving an intentional legacy.
We have helped hundreds of families, just like yours, achieve peace of mind by applying our expertise to the confusing world of Probate, Wills, Living Trusts, Irrevocable Trusts, Special Needs Trust, Medicaid Applications and much, much more. We fully believe in our ability to help you reach your estate planning goals.
We have offices across the north Texas region from Plano to Mansfield to Coppell and beyond. Schedule a complimentary 1-hour consultation to learn how Crain & Wooley’s estate planning, probate and Medicaid expertise can give you peace of mind both now and in the future.
My wife and I attended an educational session on Estate Planning presented by Justin Crain. From the initial consultation through the information gathering, sharing and eventual close meeting the process was very easy. Justin and his team were a pleasure to work with and their secure site for sharing information made the journey that much easier. There is a sense of relief knowing we have an Estate Plan that will smooth the transition of our assets when the time comes.
We met Justin Crain at a seminar on estate planning and discussed a need to update our family trust. He said he would be happy to help and quoted a very reasonable fee. In took two short visits in his office and within a few weeks, the process was complete. It is comforting to know we have the Crain & Wooley team to turn to if we need additional help. Thank you!
Justin Crain and his staff were so easy to work with and our experience was great. They were all helpful and professional. I would recommend them anytime.
Thank you, Justin and team. It is refreshing to find a team that is both professional and pleasant while providing their services. Justin was very clear and organized in completing our estate plan.
(The) Crain & Wooley firm recently completed our estate planning documents. The whole experience from beginning to end went smoother and much better than we could have ever imagined. Our needs were put first, our opinions valued, (our) doubts reassured, and the quality of work was exceptional. Crain & Wooley exceeded all of our expectations, and the staff was just as exceptional. We highly recommend Crain & Wooley law firm for their estate planning services. They are totally professional and “results oriented”.
Jacob's presentation was very professional, and he explained in great detail the pros and cons of estate planning. We were very impressed with his presentation. He explained everything in terms everyone could understand. After he explained everything to us and answered all our questions we made the decision to have him set up our trust. We met a few weeks later to sign and finalize all the documents. Everything was done to our satisfaction and was put in a beautiful notebook to which we could add all our important information and documents to make it easier for our children. We would recommend Jacob Wooley for any of your legal needs.
My wife and I recently created a living trust. Jacob Wooley led us through the entire process and answered any questions or concerns we had. We would definitely recommend Jacob and Crain & Wooley to anyone needing estate planning help.
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.
Jacob Wooley was very professional in helping us with our will and living trust. We felt very confident in him from our first meeting. He took the time to explain and make sure we understood every step of the way. He answered all our questions in a professional manner. He was very kind, understanding and willing to do whatever it took to get our living trust done. I (we) would highly recommend him to anyone.
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.
I am grateful Jacob had the foresight to make contact via post card. I had a will, advanced directive and power of attorney but was in need of updating my will. By receiving an overview of estate planning beyond a will, I realized I needed a plan to protect my middle-class assets, to safeguard against delays and attorney fees upon my death and to smoothly transfer my assets (mainly my home) and small business assets accurately to my heirs. I greatly appreciated the guidance to a Living Trust to safeguard dissemination of my assets.
We went to Jacob Wooley’s dinner (event) expecting to eat and leave. We were so impressed by his presentation. Our will was way out-of-date, and it was something we just kept putting off. Jacob motivated us and got us moving. His knowledge of how to deal with our family and our desires and concerns for them made it so easy. We are now free of doubts for our future, and we are organized as well all due to Jacob Wooley’s work ethic and kindness. We recommend him highly!
Our thanks to you (Jacob) for making our revocable trust. You made it very easy for us with your knowledge and professionalism. We appreciate how it all came together in a timely manner and how comfortable you made us feel as we all worked together. We now are confident that this trust will make our passing easier for our family and gives us the peace of mind that our wishes will be met and that there will be no probate.
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!
We met Jacob at an estate planning dinner where he presented the advantages of having a revocable trust rather than just having a will. He is very knowledgeable of the estate planning process and is very personable. He provided prompt service, and we enjoyed working with him very much. We would not hesitate to recommend him to family and friends. On a scale of 1 to 10, he is definitely a 10.
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.
My wife and I recently completed a family living trust and related documentation with Jacob Wooley, an estate planning attorney. Mr. Wooley was entirely professional and through in his handling of our affairs and patiently answered every questions and concerns that we had. We are very satisfied with his efforts on our behalf and take comfort in knowing our family now has an added level of estate planning preparation. We recommend Mr. Wooley without reservation to anyone who need estate planning advice.
Jacob is easy to work with. He is knowledgeable and compassionate. A great sense of humor makes him fun! Great job!
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.
We knew a little about Living Trusts. Jacob’s explanations make it very easy to understand. We discovered Jacob to be very personable and professional. The entire process went quickly and flawlessly. The thing that impressed us the most was Jacob’s easy-to-talk-to personality and how he is always available and willing to answer our numerous questions. Jacob also helped Barbara’s parents complete some work on their Trust and even went to the hospital where her dad was a patient and unable to go to Jacob’s office. We recommend Jacob. You will not be disappointed.
"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."
Jacob walked us through the advantages of setting up the trust. While doing the Trust we took care of our Will, Power of Attorney and a lot of other things we hadn’t considered. Jacob is easy to talk to and down to earth explanations of what the advantages were for our heirs.
"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.”