Practices

Estate Planning and Probate

Corporate

Certification

Board Certified, Tax Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Certified Public Accountant, Texas State Board of Public Accountancy

Education

J.D. The University of Texas School of Law, 1972

B.B.A. Texas A&M University, 1969

Bar Admissions

State of Texas, 1972

U.S. Tax Court

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas

Jim Creel has practiced in the area of tax law and estate planning and probate for over 40 years. He routinely advises individuals as well as corporations and other business entities concerning the tax implications of business transactions. He also works with individuals and families in estate planning matters.

Mr. Creel is Board Certified in Tax Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization – a mark of excellence and distinguishing accomplishment achieved by fewer than 10% of practicing attorneys in Texas. To achieve board certification, Mr. Creel was required to pass a rigorous examination and demonstrate extensive expertise and knowledge in his specialty area. He must also engage in a continuous course of study in his specialty. Mr. Creel is a Certified Public Accountant.

Mr. Creel is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review, signifying the highest level of professional excellence and adherence to the highest ethical standards – a distinction achieved by fewer than 5% of attorneys nationwide. He was chosen by his peers for inclusion in the List of Top Attorneys from 2011-2015 for Tax Law in Fort Worth, Texas Magazine. He was also recognized by Five Star Professionals in Texas Monthly from 2012-2013 as a Five Star Taxation Attorney for providing quality service to clients.

Community

Chairman of the Board, Texas A&M Foundation (2000-2001)

Chairman of the Board, Association of Former Students, Texas A&M University (1995)

Chairman of the Board, Lighthouse for the Blind of Tarrant County (1991-1992)

Director, Cotton Bowl Athletic Association (1997-2000)

President, Fort Worth Tarrant County A&M Club (1980)

Chair of Deacons, Broadway Baptist Church (1986-1988 and 2002-2004)

Professional Recognition

List of Top Attorneys for Tax in Fort Worth, Texas Magazine (2011-2015)

AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review

Five Star Taxation Attorney by Five Star Professional, Texas Monthly (2012-2013)

Aggie Lawyer of the Year Award, Aggie Bar Association (2013)

Chairman, Fort Worth Business and Estates Planning Council (1981-1982)

Chairman, Estate Planning Committee, Fort Worth Chapter CPA’s (1981-1982)

Member, Tax Law Exam Commission of Texas Board of Legal Specialization (2001-2007)

Memberships

State Bar of Texas

Tarrant County Bar Association

Fellow, Tarrant County Bar Foundation

Sustaining Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation

Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants