James J. Aycock is Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He served as the Estate and Gift Tax Editor and Editor in Chief of the Reporter published by the Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, and is a Past Chair of that Section. Mr. Aycock is a Fellow of the American College of Trust & Estate Counsel, and is listed in "Best Lawyers in America." Mr. Aycock is listed as a "Super Lawyer" by Texas Monthly magazine in the area of estate planning and probate law, and was named as one of the nation’s "Top 100" estate planning attorneys by Worth magazine in 2005. Mr. Aycock is Past President of both the El Paso Estate Planning Council and the San Antonio Estate Planners Council, and the San Antonio Estate Planning and Probate Law Association. Currently, Mr. Aycock is a member, director, and officer of the Texas Academy of Probate and Trust Lawyers. He is a member of the San Antonio Bar Association, the State Bar of Texas, the San Antonio Estate Planning and Probate Law Association, and the San Antonio Estate Planners Council. He has been a frequent author and speaker on estate planning and probate topics and served as Course Director for the Advanced Drafting: Estate Planning and Probate Course of the State Bar of Texas. Mr. Aycock received both his Bachelor of Arts Degree and Juris Doctorate Degree from the University of Texas at Austin.