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Paul Premack

Estate planning Attorney at Olympia, WA

5.0   13 reviews
  • State Years
    Washington - WA 4 years
    Texas - TX 41 years
  • Licensed for 4 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2020
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 41 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1982
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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Paul Premack, JD, CELA

Paul Premack is a Certified Elder Law Attorney®* and SuperLawyer®*. His practice encompasses Probate, Estate Planning, Trusts, Elder Law, Asset Protection, and LLC formation. Paul has written a legal column for the Hearst newspapers. His column archives are now located on his website Premack . com. He is the author of "Thinking Beyond Tomorrow" available on Amazon. He practices in Washington and Texas.

*Certified by the National Elder Law Foundation

Paul was a founding member of the Council of Advanced Practitioners of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and is a Geriatric Scholar via the University of Texas Health Science Center.

He served as President of the Texas Chapter, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Paul is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Washington State Bar Association, and the Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law section of Texas and Washington Bars. He is a Life Fellow of the San Antonio Bar Foundation and is a Fellow of the College of the State Bar of Texas.

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The Premack Law Office
614 Alma Lane SE
Olympia, WA, 98513
The Premack Law Office
2186 Jackson Keller Road #720
San Antonio, TX, 78213
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Posted by David | February 5, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Working with Paul was like taking a load off our minds
Paul Premack has so many clients but we feel like the only ones. We have let our estate planning go undone for too long because we thought working with an attorney would be hard. Our friends told us such stories. But we found Paul Premack! He made every step of our process go so smoothly. Compared to our friends stories, we feel he undercharged for the fine service we received on the phone, in the office, and the understandable estate planning legal documents we received.
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Posted by Sylvia | December 27, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Letter of Recommendation
This letter is to recommend Mr.Premack to anyone who is seeking professional Estate Planning. I felt very comfortable with him,because he was meticulous and patient with my several questions. He has an outstanding experience and knowledge in every aspect of Estate Planning. I would not hesitate to recommend Mr. Premack for your legal advice concerning your Estate Planning. Sincerely, Sylvia
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Posted by Bruce | December 10, 2018
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Decades of Service
During the early 1990’s my father-in-law called a family meeting to discuss which of his four children would serve as his executor and exercise his power of attorney. My wife was selected by all to have this duty. My father-in-law read the San Antonio Express-News cover to cover on a daily basis and really appreciated Mr. Premack’s thoughtful articles. He asked my wife to set up an appointment to draw up a Will and such other documents that might be needed. My wife and I accompanied her father to his appointment in with Mr. Premack to facilitate the interview, as her father was profoundly deaf. We were so pleased with Mr. Premack’s manner and the quality of his efforts, that Ramona and I decided it was time to put our own affairs in order. Mr. Premack drew up our Wills, Durable Power of Attorney and Medical Power of Attorney in March of 2012. While in his offices, I purchased my first copy of The Senior Texan Legal Guide. Since that meeting I have subscribed to Mr. Premack’s articles for the San Antonio Express-News by email and downloaded his seventh edition of The Senior Texan Legal Guide Texas Elder Law. Later I found it necessary to move my parents from Florida to San Antonio due to their failing health. As soon as practical, we made appointments for my folks to bring their Wills and Estate documents to Mr. Premack for evaluation and translation into documents that would meet Texas Law and secure their Estate wishes. Mr. Premack developed a Restatement of their Living Trust as well as Wills and Durable Power of Attorney. In June 2017 we accompanied Ramona’s sister to have her Will, Directive to Physicians, Medical Power of Attorney and Declaration of Guardianship drawn up. During these many years, Mr. Premack and his lovely wife Ruthie have patiently and courtesy answered all of our many questions. Robert & Ramona
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Posted by Sheryl | March 9, 2018
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Trust, will, and extra bequests
I came to mr. Premack with the knowledge just that I needed more than a straight will. He walked me through living trust, living will, medical Powers of attorney, durable power of attorney, the will itself and other documents that would be necessary towards the end of my life and for my children. He even helped with no hesitation the addition of a special bequest just in case I wasn't able to make it to a certain period in my children's life. With his help I know that my family will be well cared for if something happens.
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Posted by Maria | February 7, 2018
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Top notch legal assistance for elder law/estate planning
Mr. Premack has been fantastic to work with during a stressful time for my family. He is clearly the best attorney I have ever worked with; very patient, professional, and helped us in record time to replace parental wills, POAs, etc. I highly recommend him if you need assistance or just have questions on elder law or estate planning. I will return to him as the “go-to” attorney in this field, HIs office manager is also extremely professional and kind. Thank you for all your help, my family is most grateful.
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Posted by Dennis | October 28, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Simply the best Estate Planning, Probate and Elder Law Firm for the State of Texas
I was looking for legal advice regarding estate planning. Based on my own research, I was certain that establishing a Living Trust was the only way to ensure my wishes would be carried out while also simplifying things for my family regarding Probate. I had taken advantage of “free consultations” with various attorneys but The Premack Law Office was the only firm to educate me on all of the available options at my disposal. Paul Premack walked me through legal approaches to avoiding probate while ensuring that my wishes were honored saving me both precious time and money. In the end, I worked with Mr. Premack to develop my Last Will and Testament, Durable Power of Attorney, Directive to Physicians, Medical Power of Attorney along with Affidavit of Heirship / Life Estate Deed for property. This is the only firm I’d recommend if you want to work with true experts for the State of Texas for these types of services. And you don’t have to take my word for it. Between his published books and roughly 29 years of weekly newspaper column writing on Texas estate planning, Texas probate and Texas elder law his work clearly speaks for itself.
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Posted by Kevin | October 1, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Paul Premack - Probate, Elder Law, Estate Planning Legal Services
Paul Premack and his lovely wife Ruthie provided us superb, top-tier legal services and an extremely satisfying personal experience from start to finish. During our initial consultation with Paul, my wife and I outlined our desire to have our Last Wills and Testaments, Community Property Survivorship Agreement, Durable Powers of Attorney, Directives to Physicians, and Medical Powers of Attorney prepared. Paul expertly collected the information necessary to prepare the documents from us and explained in detail the benefits of each document in simple, easy to understand language. Prior to signing the final documents, Paul meticulously reviewed each document with us to ensure that our needs were being met. Paul' s attention to detail and knowledge of Texas law is unsurpassed and he has the unique ability to communicate his vast knowledge to his clients in a friendly, personable, and educational manner. Paul's wife Ruthie, who is also the office manager, is an absolute joy to work and talk with and maintains a comforting and inviting office environment as well. My wife and I give Paul Premack our highest possible endorsement - 10/10. We will use the Premack Law Firm for all of our future needs.
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Posted by Terry and Edith | March 12, 2016
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Last Will and Testament
Paul Premack did a thorough and profession job transposing our wishes into a Last Will and Testament. He explained each provision and reviewed the document before having the signatures witnessed. During this process, he was personable and friendly -- an important component when discussing personal matters.
Posted by Michael | February 13, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Top Tier Legal Services
The Premack's provided a fully satisfying experience from beginning to end. Their offices are secure and the atmosphere set by Ruthie is inviting and comforting. Her in-depth knowledge of their services indicate she and Paul are clearly aligned with their knowledge, and applications of the law with respect to not only elder care law, but general law as well. They collect the details of your needs prior to meeting to ensure your time with them is fully utilized to achieve the tasks at hand and they are punctual meeting set appointments and timelines for delivery of legal services. Paul displays a level of meticulous attention to detail that is unsurpassed. We needed several legal orders executed quickly to include general power of attorney, medical power of attorney, medical directive (formerly living will), last will and testament, and legal guardianship for my Mother and each was executed to perfection. They will even ensure your pets (by name) are included in your estate if you desire. The detailed explanation by line item for each document executed was thorough and at an understandable level so no one left wondering, "What the heck did we just sign?" Follow-up post provision of services again ensured we were comfortable and knew what we needed to do next. I provide my strongest personal positive endorsement of their services.
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Posted by Kimberly | January 20, 2016
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Estate Planning and Elder Law
Paul Premack has been my family's legal advisor and estate planner for several years. He answers all of our questions and broaches further topics relevant to our evolving financial status, age, and physical and mental health. He always ensures that our legal documents are appropriate and current. His manner is consistently professional and patient. The office itself is comfortable and secure rather than intimidating and is most ably run by Office Manager Ruthie Premack. Mr. Premack’s experience and knowledge are well-known as evidenced by his book, The Senior Texan Legal Guide, his column in the San Antonio Express News, and his speeches/presentations. We had the privilege of attending one of his presentations at a local community; it was truly informative and extremely well received. It was a talk that not surprisingly prompted a lengthy, lively Q&A period. We plan to continue seeking counsel and guidance from Mr. Premack for the foreseeable future. We would recommend him to anyone in search of an excellent professional in elder law.
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Posted by Betty | December 22, 2015
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The Premack Law Office Provided Us with Quality Estate Planning at A Reasonable Price.
My husband and I always encounter two comforting situations upon entering Paul Premack's office. Ruthie Premack, Paul's wife, is a very warm, friendly and genuinely positive person who greets us on our arrival. She invites us to sit in the very comfortable and inviting waiting room which makes my husband and me feel like we are visiting a neighbor's home. More often than not, I'm disappointed that Paul is so punctual. I enjoy Ruthie's uplifting personality and would like to visit with her longer. What I find unusual is that Paul comes out to the waiting room to greet us. He addresses each of us by name and then escorts us to his office. My first impression is always, what a neat, organized and clean desk. Not cluttered with legal papers, awards and pictures. As business is conducted, Paul may mention my deceased family members by name. They were the reason my husband and I originally consulted with and hired Paul as our estate attorney over 12 years ago. We always have the impression that we are Paul's only clients. He takes a very personal interest in our legal welfare and always gives advice based on the most current legal statutes. He knows his stuff, translates it into language we can understand and patiently answers all of our questions. All costs are discussed up front. After reviewing our case, Paul outlined how much it would cost to complete the necessary documents along with his consultation fee. He listed and reviewed the specific work required to revise and update our estate documents. We were pleasantly surprised at the cost of his legal services. It is evident that Paul is more concerned about offering quality estate planning at a reasonable price than refurnishing his office. In the past 12 years of our client-attorney relationship, my husband and I have always left Paul's office feeling secure in knowing that our estate planning is up to date and will survive frivolous legal challenges upon our incapacitation or death. Once I went to probate court with Paul representing me as my attorney. It was an honor to have him as my counselor. I could tell by the way the judge related to him that he is a highly respected attorney. Paul and Ruthie are not only warm and friendly but knowledgeable, efficient and highly ethical. My husband and I recommend their services without hesitation or reservation.
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Posted by Dave | December 17, 2015
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Family Estate Plan Updates
Paul Premack's review of and update recommendations for our estate plan were positive and professional. He listened to every detail we presented and then followed with clear and concise guidance for what we needed to do to satisfy our plan goals. Just a few days after the initial consult, our revised documents were ready for signatures. At that meeting, we were impressed with Paul's personal attention to every written detail. His knowledge and presentation style left us comfortable and confident that we had selected the right attorney. Also, Paul's home-like office environment added to our overall satisfying experience. Further, the office manager's personal attention to our comfort needs was definitely appreciated. To add to our already great experience, as we prepared to leave the office, we were advised that the Paul Premack Law Office had made a donation for a tree to be planted in our name at a habitat protection project--nice touch! Well done Paul Premack Law Office, and thank you.
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Posted by Linda | December 15, 2015
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Paul Premack, Elder Law, Estate Planning
I found out about Paul Premack doing a search for elder law + trusts. In there I found his writings on elder law and trusts in which he writes a column for the San Antonio Express News. I chose him as my attorney because I felt I knew him after reading his columns and purchasing his book, The Senor Texan Legal Guide Texas Elder Law. He is highly experienced and did very well in communicating with me without making me feel inferior. He explained and cleared up my confusion on certain terms. I was very comfortable in his office and his business manager built a rapport with me. It is all about building a relationship with clients. I would definitely recommend this high caliber, knowledgeable and experienced attorney. I rate Mr. Premack as a 5 STAR (Excellent)
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  • Free Consultation 10 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Certified Elder Law Attorney
  • The Premack Law Office
  • 1982 - Present
  • Legal Services Provider
  • Panhandle Regional Planning Commission
  • 1990 - 1990

Education

  • University of Texas Health Science Center
  • Certificate of Geriatric Scholarship
  • 1989
  • University of Houston Law Center
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 1982
  • Temple University
  • Certificate in International Law
  • 1980
  • The University of Texas At Austin
  • BA
  • 1979
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Probate for estate with out-of-state Executor
  • Executor was appointed, debts and taxes were paid, and assets were distributed

Associations

  • National Elder Law Foundation
  • Certified Elder Law Attorney
  • 2003 - Present
  • Texas Bar College
  • Fellow
  • 2002 - Present
  • San Antonio Bar Foundation
  • Fellow
  • 1996 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas, Real Estate, Probate and Trust Section
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • San Antonio Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1982 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 1982 - Present
  • Texas Chapter, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • President
  • 2019 - 2020
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Texas chapter)
  • Chair, 2019 Summer Program Continuing Legal Education
  • 2019 - 2019
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Texas chapter)
  • Chair, 2019 UnProgram Continuing Legal Education
  • 2019 - 2019
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Texas chapter)
  • Vice President
  • 2018 - 2019
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Texas chapter)
  • Secretary
  • 2017 - 2018
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Texas chapter)
  • Director
  • 2014 - 2016
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Texas chapter)
  • Secretary
  • 2004 - 2005
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Texas chapter)
  • Director
  • 2000 - 2005
  • Guardianship Services
  • President
  • 1997 - 1999
  • Guardianship Services
  • Director
  • 1993 - 1999
  • AACOG Senior Advisory Board
  • Member
  • 1990 - 1992
  • Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts
  • Advisory Board
  • 1988 - 1989
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Lawyers in Wills, Trusts and Estates
  • The National Advocates
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • Thompson-Reuters
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • Thompson-Reuters
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2019
  • SuperLawer
  • Thompson Reuters
  • 2018
  • SuperLawyer
  • Thompson Reuters
  • 2017
  • 15 year Sustaining Fellow
  • State Bar College
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2016
  • Five Star Wealth Manager
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2013
  • Five Star Wealth Manager
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2012
  • Barbara F Kishpaugh Award
  • Elder Law Section of the San Antonio Bar Association
  • 2011
  • Five Star Wealth Manager
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2011
  • Five Star Wealth Manager
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2010
  • Five Start Wealth Manager
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2009
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Publications

  • Amazon
  • Texas Elder Law Portfolio Series
  • 2011
  • South Dakota Law Review
  • Elder Law Practice, An Overview
  • 1999
  • Eagle Press
  • When Someone Dies in Texas
  • 1995
  • Texas Bar Journal
  • Durable Powers of Attorney for Health Care
  • 1989
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Speaking Engagements

  • University of Texas & National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Summer Conference
  • Current status of Medical Directives under Texas Law
  • 2018
  • Roots Community Group
  • Estate and Elder Law Update
  • 2014
  • Faculty Conference
  • Wills, Trust, Advance Directives, Health Care Proxies and Living Wills
  • 2014
  • Community Meeting
  • Estate Tax and Estate Planning
  • 2014
  • Aging Gracefully Conference
  • Estate Planning
  • 2011
  • Advanced Elder Law & Guardianship Conference
  • Elder Law
  • 2010
  • UT Elder Law Conference
  • Practial Post Mortem Issues
  • 2009
  • Lw Office Management Conference
  • Producing the Work
  • 2007
  • Elder Law Conference
  • Survivorship planning
  • 2004
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Attorney endorsements

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Elder law Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Paul is experienced, knowledgeable and well-respected by his clients and the legal community. There is no doubt he should receive a 5 star recommendation as an elder law and estate planning attorney. Any prospective client will probably immediately discover that they are in good hands with Paul and his firm. receive"
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