Sawyer Law Firm PLLC

Achieve Your Objectives

A Tradition Of Planning,
Protecting And Preserving Wealth

Estate Planning

Estate And Probate Administration


Tax Law

Guardianship Law

Joel T. Sawyer
Fort Worth, TX

Joel T. Sawyer, native Texan; admitted to bar, 1987, Texas. Preparatory education: Texas A & M University (B.S., cum laude, 1984); legal education, Baylor University (J.D., 1987); New York University (LL.M., 1988). Board Certified, Estate Planning and Probate Law and Taxation Law; Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1994. Fraternity: Delta Theta Phi. Member: State Bar of Texas; American Bar Association; Tarrant County Bar Association; Tarrant County Probate Bar Association; Tarrant County Estate Planning Bar Association; Fort Worth Business and Estate Counsel; Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation.

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Estate Planning & Probate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1994

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1987


  • New York University School of Law, New York, New York
    • Major: Masters in Law (Taxation)
  • Baylor University School of Law, Waco, Texas
    • J.D. - 1987
  • Texas A & M University, College Station, Texas
    • B.S. - 1984
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Dean's List

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas, Member, 1987
  • Tarrant County Bar Association, Member, 1987
  • Tarrant County Probate Bar Association, Member, 1995
  • Tarrant County Bar, Tax and Estate Planning Section, Member, 2000
  • American Bar Association, Member, 1997
  • Performing Arts Fort Worth, Board Member, 2013 to Present
  • Texas Ballet Theater, Director, Past President, V.P. & Management, 2000 to 2000
  • Fort Worth Opera Association, 1997 - 1999, 2005-2011, Director
  • Fort Worth Business & Estate Council, Member, 2000
  • Jewel Charity Ball, Inc. - Board Member 2009, Chair - Men's Committee 2007-2011
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow, 2015

Past Employment Positions

  • Cantey & Hanger, LLP, Associate Attorney, 1988 to 1995


  • Phi Gamma Delta