Hard, James H. Jr.
James H. Hard

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Practice Areas:

  • 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


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.

Current Employment Position

  • Founder, 1971

Past Positions

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


  • English


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

Bar Admissions

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


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

Professional Associations

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