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Jacob Scott Pelley

Litigation Attorney at Sherman, TX

4.5   8 reviews

also known as (903) 964 0852

  • Licensed for 14 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2009
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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About Jacob

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Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    Will Contests, Trust Disputes, Business Litigation, Estate Disputes, Probate Litigation

  2. Probate

  3. Estate planning

  4. Business

  5. Elder law

Estate Planning, Tax, Elder Law, Business, Real Estate, Probate, Trust, Asset Protection, Oil and Gas, Eminent Domain, and Litigation attorney in Sherman, Texas.



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Jacob Scott Pelley
717 N Crockett St
Sherman, TX, 75090


4.5 / 5.0
  8 customer reviews
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Posted by Amanda | December 7, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
The best attorney
Jacob was so thorough with the estate I was planning. He was seriously the the best attorney I’ve ever hired. He knows what he’s doing and will go out of his way to make sure you are comfortable. He will also make sure you know what and when you’re paying. He’s just awesome all around.
Posted by Joe | July 31, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Wills and Estate Planning
Was extremely thorough, responsive and efficient. We had questions and to/fro was done quickly and accurately. Highly recommend him!
Posted by Tim | October 21, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Cant say enough about this attorney
Start to finish. First rate. Mr. Pelley had all the answers. I do not know how our family would have made it without him.
Posted by Kristin | November 4, 2013
Professional, Courteous and Knowledgable
Mr. Pelley was extremely helpful in putting together a legal document for a last minute business need. He was professional, curteious and knowledgable. His efforts and guidance helped me to tackle a necessary business task within a very short timeline. I appreciate his hard work and look forward to working with him in the future.
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Posted by John L. | August 7, 2013
Great business and trust lawyer - Prompt and easy to get ahold of!
Mr. Pelley helped me set up my business, and has become a constant referral source for my customers. In my line of work (firearms and outdoor industry) I require an attorney I can trust, and Mr. Pelley has never failed to provide excellent and prompt service. I will continue to use Mr. Pelley for all my business needs, and will continue to refer clients to him in the future.
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Posted by anonymous | May 21, 2013
Mr. Pelley - Respectful, Patient, and Pleasant
Mr. Pelley helped my family through a complicated probate dispute. He made the process as pain-free, smooth, and efficient as possible, while respecting our concerns and feelings. He also won us a favorable outcome - at a fair price - for which we are grateful. Now that I've found a lawyer I trust, I am considering what other estate matters he might be able to help me get in order.
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Posted by Marie | December 25, 2012
He will be my family attorney from now on
I used Jacob for estate planning for my family, and he went above and beyond my expectations. He explained everything up front, walked us through every step, and was very transparent with all billing. I have referred him to my family and friends, and he will represent us in the future should we need a lawyer.
Posted by Scott | January 25, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
This attorney should not be hired and avoid any law firm he represents. Used car salesman mind all about his pay. Makes everything worse and take longer than should just to over charge.
Response from Jacob Pelley February 15, 2024
Scott- not sure who you are but if you have an issue with my office please contact me directly. If anything, I've never been accused of intentional delays or over-billing, so if you have something that needs to be addressed please let me know.
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AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • Scott Pelley P.C.
  • 2010 - Present
  • Associate
  • Scott Pelley PC
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Property Tax, Real Estate, Right of Way Group
  • Conoco Philips
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Staff Student Attorney
  • Legal Aid Public Defender
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Associate
  • National Wildlife Federation
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Law Clerk
  • Us Attorneys Office
  • 2007 - 2007
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  • University of Miami School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2010
  • University of Colorado School of Law
  • JD
  • 2009
  • Duke University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science, BA- Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Life Insurance Dispute
  • Summary Judgment in favor of client
  • Will Contest
  • Successful recovery for family members


  • American Bar Association
  • 2013 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • 2009 - Present
  • Grayson County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2014 - 2015

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (13)
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Estate planning Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jacob Pelley is an outstanding lawyer, colleague, and friend. He is both well-versed in some of the most complex areas of law, and also a skilled courtroom litigator. Jacob is often referred to as "the lawyer that other lawyers hire." As a family lawyer, when any of my clients need anything pertaining to tax law or estate planning, I easily refer them to Jacob (with complete peace of mind), knowing that their issues will be solved."
Probate Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Pelley and I were on opposite sides of a probate dispute. During the course of our negotiations, he proved to be an admirable and competent advocate while at all times preserving the integrity of the profession. An outstanding member of the bar."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Other
"I was looking for an attorney near Grayson County, TX to handle a complicated estate planning and real estate trust matter for a friend. I was immediately struck by Mr. Pelley's academic background and positive client reviews. As a fellow estate planning blogger, I was impressed by the in-depth analysis in his writing; he knows what he is talking about. When I reached out to him, he was friendly and immediately helpful, even willing to make accommodations to work with my friend who is stationed overseas with the military."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Simply, Mr. Pelley is one of the smartest lawyers I know. His mastery of tax and estate planning is truly impressive. When such issues arise for my clients, I do not hesitate in recommending him. You should do the same."
Estate planning Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Mr. Pelley as having the patience, compassion, and dedication that one seeks in an attorney. I have long been impressed by his work ethic and I therefore offer him a resounding endorsement."
Estate planning Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Pelley is an intelligent and enthusiastic advocate for his clients. The skill, knowledge, and passion he exhibits in estate planning and other areas of legal expertise truly put his clients at an advantage. I strongly endorse Mr. Pelley."
Estate planning Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Pelley is one of the best estate planning attorneys money can buy. His understanding of tax law comes from experience helping endless clients as well as a masters in law in estate planning from the best school in the country. Whenever I have an issue with estate planning I consult with Mr. Pelley."
Estate planning Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Pelley is a very competent lawyer, especially in complex areas of the law such as tax and Estate Planning. I highly recommend him."
General practice Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Other
"Mr. Pelley is an extremely talented and capable attorney with high morals and exceptional work product. Mr. Pelley works efficiently and effectively on behalf of his clients. I endorse Mr. Pelley to the fullest extent possible."
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