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James Norman Willi

James Norman Willi

Willi Law Firm, P.C.
  • Estate Planning, Elder Law, Probate
  • Colorado, Texas
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Summary

I focus my law practice on estate planning, wills, living trusts, firearms trusts, powers of attorney, living wills, probate and estate administration, trust administration, special needs trusts, disability planning, Medicaid applications and qualification, long-term care planning, elder law, Medicaid crisis planning, charitable planning, estate tax planning, business and corporate planning, business succession and sales, and asset protection. Willi Law Firm proudly serves Central Texas individuals and families in the following counties: Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Hays, Lampasas, Lee, Travis, and Williamson, and in the following communities: Austin, Bastrop, Brushy Creek, Buda, Burnet, Cedar Park, Driftwood, Dripping Springs, Elgin, Georgetown, Hutto, Jollyville, Kyle, Lakeway, Lago Vista, Lampasas, Leander, Lockhart, Luling, Manchaca, Manor, Marble Falls, Oak Hill, Pfugerville, Rollingwood, Round Rock, San Marcos, Shady Hollow, Spicewood, Taylor, Wells Branch, Westlake, Windemere, and Wimberley.

Practice Areas
  • Estate Planning
  • Elder Law
  • Probate
Additional Practice Area
  • Gun Trusts
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Colorado
Texas
Federal Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney/Shareholder
Willi Law Firm, P.C.
- Current
I focus my law practice on estate planning, wills, living trusts, firearms trusts, powers of attorney, living wills, probate and estate administration, trust administration, special needs trusts, disability planning, Medicaid applications and qualification, long-term care planning, elder law, Medicaid crisis planning, charitable planning, estate tax planning, business and corporate planning, business succession and sales, and asset protection. Willi Law Firm proudly serves Central Texas individuals and families in the following counties: Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Hays, Lampasas, Lee, Travis, and Williamson, and in the following communities: Austin, Bastrop, Brushy Creek, Buda, Burnet, Cedar Park, Driftwood, Dripping Springs, Elgin, Georgetown, Hutto, Jollyville, Kyle, Lakeway, Lago Vista, Lampasas, Leander, Lockhart, Luling, Manchaca, Manor, Marble Falls, Oak Hill, Pfugerville, Rollingwood, Round Rock, San Marcos, Shady Hollow, Spicewood, Taylor, Wells Branch, Westlake, Windemere, and Wimberley.
Education
University of Houston - Main Campus
LL.M. / Intellectual Property & Information Law (2005)
South Texas College of Law
J.D. / Jurisprudence (1995)
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Honors: Order of the Lytae, Dean's List - Seven Semesters; Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity, South Texas Law Review
University of Houston - Main Campus
MBA / Business Administration (1989)
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University of Texas - Austin
B.S. / Electrical Engineering (1985)
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Awards
Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers
Jim Willi was recognized by his attorney peers as a Texas Super Lawyer.
Top Cougar 100 Company
University of Houston
Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers
Jim Willi was recognized by his attorney peers as a Texas Super Lawyer.
Top Cougar 100 Company
University of Houston
Willi Law Firm was listed as a Top Cougar 100 Company, Top Cougar 100 Company, Houston Business Journal, 2016
Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers
Jim Willi was recognized by his attorney peers as a Texas Super Lawyer.
Top Cougar 100 Company
University of Houston
Willi Law Firm was listed as a Top Cougar 100 Company, Top Cougar 100 Company, Houston Business Journal, 2015.
Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers
Jim Willi was recognized by his attorney peers as a Texas Super Lawyer.
Order of the Lytae
South Texas College of Law
Professional Associations
Austin Bar Association
Member
Current
Capitol Area Council, Boy Scouts of America
Adult Leader
- Current
State Bar of Texas
Member
- Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
Proposal for a Uniform Federal Common Law of Attorney-Client Privilege for Communications with U.S. and Foreign Patent Practitioners
13 Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal 279
Speaking Engagements
What is a NFA Gun Trust and Why Does Your Client Need One?, 2017 American Bar Association Joint Fall CLE Meeting, Austin, Texas
American Bar Association
NFA Trusts 101, Texas State Rifle Association Annual Meeting, Austin, Texas
Texas State Rifle Association
Jim Willi was the speaker for the NFA Trusts 101 Seminar at the Texas State Rifle Association's Annual Meeting.
Certifications
U.S. Patent Attorney
United States Patent and Trademark Office
Licensed Professional Engineer
Texas State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers
Websites & Blogs
Website
Estate Planning & Elder Law Attorneys in Austin, Texas
Website
Experienced Texas Gun Trust Attorneys
Legal Answers
10 Questions Answered

Q. My mom is remarried for 30 years. Lives in Texas and bought a home in her name only its her house. Should I be on it?
A: I highly recommend that your mother discuss these issues with an experienced Texas estate planning attorney. There are several different options that she could use to achieve the same result.
Q. My mom died and left a will that states who gets what. On her bank accounts it says to the benificiary on account.
A: Your mother and sister may have created a joint account with right of survivorship, in which case your sister would inherit all of the money in the account.
Q. My sister has Power of Atty over my mother in her will. Mother has not been proven incompetent and wants to change will.
A: If your mother is still competent, she can change her will, revoke any existing powers of attorney, and create new powers of attorney.
Q. My Grandmother will reads "Per stirpes" My father pass before my Grandmother. He as Myself, and my sister as his child
A: I highly recommend that you contact a probate attorney in your area.
Q. In 1990, is a revocable trust created in Texas valid if signed by only the trustor and trustee, which is the same person
A: Yes.
Q. If my sister died and her children want me over her estate what do I need to file?
A: The answer would depend on whether your sister left a will, as well as the value of her estate. I highly recommend that you contact a probate attorney in your area.
Q. can a trusty refuse to help, a benificiarie, with funding for education ,if it is writen in the trust to do so, ??
A: Much of this would depend on how the trust is written.
Q. Can i appoint a legal guradian in a will for my son other than his father if something were to happen to me?
A: Yes, you can designate legal guardians in your last will and testament.
Q. Mother died 2 yrs ago had notarized will but did not file it in the court system. Is will still valid? What do I do now?
A: Yes, the will should still be valid. I recommend that you contact an estate planning and/or probate attorney to discuss your options.
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Contact & Map
Southwest Austin
5920 W. William Cannon Drive
Building 6, Suite 100
Austin, TX 78749
USA
Telephone: (512) 288-3200
Cell: (512) 751-3229
Fax: (512) 277-6010