James H. Hard, Jr. Attorney at Law
Practicing Law In Texas For Over Four Decades Advising Individuals, Families And Businesses Serving Multiple Generations; All Ages Welcome.

James H. Hard Jr.

James H. Hard Jr.

Founder since 1971
Houston, Texas

Attorney Jim Hard, a specialist who has been board-certified in estate planning and probate law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1977, has been guiding clients since 1966. Jim focuses his practice on tax and estate planning for a wide variety of clients in Houston, Austin, and other areas throughout Texas.

He is recognized in the tax planning and the estate tax planning area for his insight into the tax law structure and the mindset of government officials. He spent many years working with IRS agents on estate and gift tax matters and audits of tax returns.

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning
  • Wills
  • Probate
  • Trusts
  • Asset Protection
  • Trust Administration

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Board Certified, Estate Planning and Probate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1977

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1965
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. Tax Court


  • The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
    • J.D. - 1965
  • University of Texas, Austin, Texas
    • B.S. - 1962
    • Major: Accounting

Honors and Awards

  • Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law, Texas Bar Board of Legal Specialization, 1977

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas, Member Attorney, 1965 - Present
  • Houston Bar Association, Member
  • Texas State Board of Public Accountancy, Texas Certified Public Accountant

Past Employment Positions

  • Haskins & Sells (National CPA Firm), CPA, 1965 - 1968
  • Exxon Mobil, Inc., Tax Attorney, 1968 - 1972
  • Schomer, Hard & Wesley, Founder


  • English (Primary)


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