Sarah Patel Pacheco is a shareholder with Crain, Caton & James, P.C., where she limits her practice to estate, trust, guardianship and fiduciary litigaton and adiministration issues. She serves on the firm’s executive committee and was elected its President in 2008. She received her J.D. from Southern Methodist University, School of Law, and undergraduate degree in accounting from the University of Texas at Arlington. In 1998 she became Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and served as the exam committe's Chair from 2007-2010. She is a co-author of two (2) of West Publishing’s Texas Practice Guides: Probate and Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning. She is an Associate Editor of the State Bar of Texas’s Texas Guardianship Manual. She remains active various local and state legal organizations including: HBA Probate, Trust & Estates Section; Chair 2009-2010; CLE Committee; Co-Chair 2008-2009: Judicial Polls Committee; 2008-2010: HBA Foundation, Fellow (elected 2004): HYLA; Fellow (elected 2000). She has been named by Texas Monthy as One of the Top 50 Female Attorneys in Texas, a Texas Super Lawyer and a Texas Rising Star. She has also been named as a Top Lawyer in Houston and as one of the Best Lawyers Under 40 by H Texas Magazine, and as a Top Lawyer in Houston, by Houston Magazine. She continues to be a frequent author and speaker for various state and local professional organizations.