The practice of elder law requires attorneys to be a jack of all trades, from advising on how to handle assisted living and nursing care costs, to probate and marital issues, all during a time when clients are facing some of life’s most difficult personal choices on behalf of their families. In this new 2022 edition of Texas Elder Law, Professor Vaughn E. James draws on his long career specializing in these topics to deliver a comprehensive reference tool that will be invaluable to new and experienced practitioners alike.
Vaughn E. James is the Judge Robert H. Bean Professor at Texas Tech University School of Law in Lubbock, Texas. He teaches—or has taught—various courses, including Elder Law, Estate and Gift Taxation, Estate Planning, Federal Income Taxation, Gratuitous Transfers, Taxation of International Transactions, Law and Religion, and Wills and Trusts. He practices law in New York and Texas, and before the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Texas and the United States Tax Court. An avid believer in the notion of Equal Justice for All, Professor James has been a member of the Texas State Bar Pro Bono College for several years. Notwithstanding his hectic teaching, research, and writing schedule, Professor James manages to clock at least 100 hours of pro bono work each year. In October 2016, the Texas State Bar named him the Access to Justice (ATJ) Pro Bono champion. His other books include The Alzheimer’s Advisor: A Caregiver’s Guide to Dealing With the Tough Legal and Ethical Issues (Amacom Books, 2008); Current Conflicts in Law and Religion: Cases and Materials (Vandeplas Publishing, 2015); Texas Elder Law, 2017 Edition (ALM, 2016); Texas Elder Law, 2018 Edition (ALM, 2017); Elder Law: Cases and Materials (Esquire Books, 2019); Texas Elder Law, 2020 Edition (Fastcase, 2020); and Contemporary Issues in Law and Religion, First Edition (Esquire Books, 2021).