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Certified Elder Law Attorney

Licensed in Texas and Washington

Paul Premack, Probate Attorney, San Antonio

Paul Premack and Ruthie Premack have been married joyfully since 1981 and have two wonderful adult children in the Olympia area, Tiffany Premack and Benjamin Premack.


Paul is Certified as an 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 (NAELA) 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.


Paul is licensed to practice law in Washington and Texas. View Washington State Bar directory. View Texas Bar Assn directory.

Beginning in 1989 Paul wrote the legal column for the Hearst Newspapers. The column archive is available to you free here.

Probate Lawyer San Antonio

He is the author of "Thinking Beyond Tomorrow: Organizing, Planning, and Settling Your Estate," now in its 9th Edition. Paul is also the author of the books "The Senior Texan Legal Guide" Editions 1-7, and co-author of "When Someone Dies in Texas", which are used throughout the country as guides to estate planning and probate.

Probate Lawyer San Antonio

Paul is Past-President of the Texas Chapter National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the Washington State Bar Association. He is a Life Fellow of the San Antonio Bar Foundation, is a Fellow of the Texas Bar College, and is a member of the Washington Chapter of NAELA.


Paul is nationally recognized by Thompson-Reuters as a "Super Lawyer" and is rated AV-Preeminent by the Bar and Judiciary.

Paul Premack

     Paul Premack is -- 

  • Licensed to practice law in the States of Texas and Washington. All consultations are remote.

  • Sustaining Life Fellow, San Antonio Bar Foundation.

  • Honored as 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 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 nationally by Thompson-Reuters as a Super Lawyer


  • Recipient of the Client's Choice Award from AVVO


  • Rated 10.0 (highest possible) from AVVO


  • A 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.

  • Designated a Texas Legal Leader by ALM Publications in partnership with Martindale-Hubble, highlighting Texas' top-rated lawyers

Member of the Faculty of --

  • UT Austin School of Law and Texas NAELA 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023 Summer Conference

  • National Association of Retired Federal Employees 2021 TXFed Conference


  • Chair, University of Texas School of Law 2019 Texas NAELA Summer Program, Galveston

  • Chair, Texas Chapter, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys 2019 UnProgram

  • UT Austin School of Law and Texas NAELA 2018 Summer Conference

  • San Antonio Bar Association Health Law Section

  • ​University of the Incarnate Word, Humana, Work-Life Program


  • Past President of the Texas Chapter National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys


  • Past Vice President and Secretary, Texas Chapter National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

  • Director, Texas Chapter National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (2015-2021, 1998-2001)

  • 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

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