Established Houston Estate Planning And Probate Law Firm

Whether you're in need of help with an estate plan or probate law guidance, look no further than James H. Hard, Jr., Attorney at Law. Few practicing estate planning and probate lawyers have the longevity and depth of experience offered by Mr. Hard, who has been practicing law in the Houston area for over 50 years. His practice focuses on after-death matters, from probate law and estate administration, to distribution of your estate using personalized wills and trusts.

Estate planning is not only for the wealthy. However, high net worth families and individuals often present greater challenges when devising asset protection methods. Attorney James H. Hard, Jr., serves clients of all ages, from many income brackets, with a broad range of asset portfolio complexities. People with average incomes and higher incomes alike have generally accumulated significant resources by the latter half of life.

Transferable assets may include real estate, including family homes, vacation properties, commercial properties, residential properties held as investments, family farms, oil-and gas-producing properties, and other types of properties; vehicles, household goods, and other personal valuables such as collectibles, jewelry and proceeds from estate sales; cash accounts, stocks and bonds, gold and other liquid assets; investment accounts such as annuities, 401(k) accounts, health savings accounts and other varieties; and business interests.

This law firm has guided multiple generations in creating and implementing effective asset protection strategies, enabling successful transfer of wealth through wills, trusts and other methods, as well as estate and trust administration.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

Practice Areas

  • Estate Planning
  • Wills
  • Protect Assets And Avoid Probate
  • Probate Legal advice

Call James Hard today at 713-464-7755 to arrange your free initial consultation.

Attorney James H. Hard Jr.

Bar Admissions:

  • Texas, 1965
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. Tax Court


  • The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
    • J.D. - 1965
  • University of Texas, Austin, Texas
    • B.S. - 1962
    • Major: Accounting

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • State Bar of Texas, Member Attorney, 1965 - Present
  • Houston Bar Association, Member
  • Texas State Board of Public Accountancy, Texas Certified Public Accountant

Certified Legal Specialties:

  • Board Certified, Estate Planning and Probate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1977

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