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Thomas A. Ford Jr.

Probate Attorney at Plano, TX

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  • Licensed for 37 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1987
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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Professional Accreditation: Licensed by the Texas Supreme Court and admitted to practice by the Federal Courts of the Eastern and Northern Districts of Texas.

Education: Texas Christian University (Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Accounting); South Texas College of Law (Juris Doctor).

Member: Texas Bar Association, Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section, Wealth Counsel.

Positions: Principal, Ford & Watts, PLLC.; former Programmer and Operations Manager for Oil Field Services firm; former Programmer and Systems Analyst for Fortune 500 International Chemical firm; former Director of Management Information Services for Fortune 500 International Products and Services firm, former Vice President and President of an International Tuna Fishing firm; and former Part Owner and Treasurer of an International Sardine Canning firm. Plano Community Activities include Founder and Principal of The Law Firm of Thomas A. Ford, Jr.; graduate of the Leadership Plano Program; and former membership in the Plano Metro Rotary Club, Republican Men’s Club, Plano Chamber of Commerce; coach for PSA girls’ softball; assistant coach for PSA boys’ football and baseball; Collin County Bar Association, and Legal Advisor to the Plano Quarterback Club. Also a former member of the National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys, Estate Planning Counsel of Texas, Dallas Estate Planning Counsel, Dallas Bar Association, and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.

Personal: Married for 31 years to the former Myra Winn of Washburn, North Dakota, two children, Winston and Kendra. Honorable Discharge as a Second Lieutenant, Infantry, from the U.S. Army Reserve.


Law Firm of Thomas A. Ford, Jr.
1600 Idyllwild Court
Plano, TX, 75075

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  • South Texas College of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 1972
  • Texas Christian University
  • BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 1965


  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
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  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Texas chapter)
  • Member
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  • Texas Forum (Estate Planning TX)
  • Member
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  • State Bar of Texasa
  • Member
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  • Plano Bar Association
  • President
  • 1991 - 1992
  • WealthCounsel
  • Member
  • 1990 - 1993
  • Plano Bar Association
  • Vice President
  • 1990 - 1990
  • Plano Bar Association
  • Treasurer
  • 1988 - 1990
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016

Speaking Engagements

  • Retired School Teachers
  • Medicaid Planning
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  • Public seminars by my firm
  • Estate Planning Seminars
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  • Parent groups of special needs children
  • Special Needs Planning Seminars
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Plano Probate Lawyer Thomas A. Ford Jr.
Thomas A. Ford Jr.
Probate Attorney
Plano, TX
Licensed for 37 years