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Rick Weaver

PROFESSIONAL BIOGRAPHY

Rick B. Weaver has nearly 30 years of estate planning and probate experience, has practiced Elder Law for more than 15 years and is one of the few certified Elder Law attorneys in Texas.    Mr. Weaver  is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Estate Planning and Probate and he specializes in qualifying older clients for Medicaid and preparing Qualified Income Trusts (Miller Trusts).    He assists his clients with preparation of Special Needs Trusts and Discretionary Testamentary Spousal Trusts for Medicaid Qualification as well as prepares Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney and Medical Directives and assists with estate planning with a specialty assisting individuals with special needs.    Mr. Weaver also routinely counsels clients in estate tax and gift tax planning, real estate transactions and the creation of corporations, Limited Liability Companies and Limited Partnerships.

Mr. Weaver is licensed in Texas, having graduated from The University of Texas School of Law.   He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Real Estate and Probate and Trust Sections, the Dallas Bar Association, the Tarrant County Bar Association, Tarrant County Probate Bar Association, the Texas Association of Defense Counsel, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and the Texas Guardianship Association.   Mr. Weaver is also a legal education instructor at the National Business Institute, Inc., and teaches business law at The University of Texas at Arlington’s Paralegal Program. 

Admissions & Certifications

Board Certified, Estate Planning and Probate by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Certified Elder Law Attorney by the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
National Certified Guardian, Center for Guardianship Certification
State Bar of Texas (1980)

Education

The University of Texas School of Law (J.D., 1980)
Southern Methodist University (B.B.A., 1976, summa cum laude) Beta Alpha Psi, Beta Gamma Sigma
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Master of Divinity degree, 1991)

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

State Bar of Texas, Real Estate, Probate and Trust Section
Denton County Bar Association, Real Estate, Probate & Trust Section
Tarrant County Bar Association
Tarrant County Probate Bar Association
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

Honors & Recognitions

Martindale-Hubbell® AV® PreeminentTM (5.0);
Top Rated Lawyers in Trust & Estate Law and Real Estate Law (2013), Martindale-Hubbell®
Top Attorney, Fort Worth, Texas magazine (2003-2012)
Texas Super Lawyer, Texas Monthly magazine (2008-2013)
Rick Weaver

PERSONAL BIOGRAPHY

Rick is active in various civic entities. Currently, he is a Board Member of North Texas Alzheimer Association. He has been a past member of Plan Giving Committee of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.  Rick and his wife have one son who is a college graduate of Texas A&M University. They are active in their local church. Rick enjoys golfing and hiking.