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My law practice focuses on estate planning, probate, guardianship and elder law.  Specifically, I prepare wills, trusts, powers of attorney and other estate planning documents.  I help families and individuals settle the estates of their loved ones through the probate process and then guide them through estate administration to settle any estate matters. I represent clients  in heirship matters if they are an heir of a Decedent who died without a will. I also represent clients who need to become appointed as a Guardian for an incapacited or disabled person. 


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I have helped my clients solve problems in complicated estate administration matters involving debts, family conflict and unintended results from poor estate planning.  I enjoy speaking and giving presentations to groups on the importance of proper estate planning. In 2012/2013 I served as the President of the Disability and Elder Law Attorneys Association (DELAA) in Houston.


My firm offers a complimentary initial consultation.  Estate planning and document preparation is charged at a flat rate.  Probate, guardianship and elder law matters are billed hourly.  If necessary, I offer nursing home and hospital consultations for clients who may be too ill to come to my office, for an additional nominal charge. I work with clients to find a payment arrangement that meets their needs. 


I enjoy helping my clients and bring a personal and caring approach to my law practice.  I grew up in Houston and graduated from St. Thomas Episcopal School, Baylor University and South Texas College of Law.  I am married and have two children including a high school and college student. 



Practice areas


  1. Probate: 35%
    11 years
  2. Estate Planning: 35%
    11 years
  3. Guardianship: 25%
    11 years
  4. Elder Law: 5%
    6 years



Hourly ($200-300/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (45 minutes)

Payment types:

Check, Credit card

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  • Robert Warren Painter

    Ms. Bacarisse is a well-versed in probate and estate matters, and I regularly refer cases to her and consult with her on issues that come up within her area. She is a consummate professional and shows great attention and concern for her clients' interests.


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Contact info

Jana Fay Bacarisse

Attorney at Law
1800 Bering Dr., Suite 1050
Houston, TX, 77057


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199007/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Account Representative of the Year - Southern RegionWEST Services, Inc.1993
George T. Barrow AwardDean, South Texas College of Law1990
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of Jana Fay Bacarisse2006 - Present
Westlaw Account RepresentativeWest Publishing Company1991 - 1995
Assistantvarious political interests1985 - 1987
Real Estate AgentColdwell Banker1982 - 1985
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of Texas, Real Estate, Probate and Trust SectionMember1990 - Present
Disability and Elder Law Attorneys AssociationPresident2012 - 2013
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Texas chapter)Member2010 - 2011
Disability and Elder Law Attorneys AssociationBoard Member2010 - 2013
Houston Bar Association, Probate, Trusts and Estate SectionMember2008 - 2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
South Texas College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
Baylor University School of LawBusiness/JournalismB.B.A.1982
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Seminar at GLO CPA Firm, Houston, TexasProbate and Estate Planning: The Importance of Planning Now2014
Prostate Cancer Survivor's - St. Luke's United Methodist Church, Houston, TexasPowers of Attorney, Probate and Estate Planning2012
Seminar at Bayland Community Center, Houston, TexasWhat Everyone Needs to Know About Estate Planning and Practical Tips to Help You and Your Family2011
Greenberg Traurig, L.L.P., Lunch and Learn SeminarWhat Everyone Needs to Know About Estate Planning and Practical Tips to Help You and Your Family2011