I’m an attorney and counselor at law, with an emphasis on the role of counselor.
When discussing estate planning with you, my first job is to listen and ask questions to learn about your circumstances and wishes. I then outline your options and list the advantages and disadvantages, if any, of each option.
When I Understand Your Wishes, I Prepare the Necessary Legal Documents
Collectively, these documents function together as your personal estate plan.
My Legal Background
I have been an attorney licensed by the State of Texas for more than 30 years. I am admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, as well as Texas state courts.
I am a member of the State Bar of Texas and the Austin Bar Association, as well as a member of the Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section of the State Bar of Texas and the Estate Planning and Probate Law Section of the Austin Bar Association.
I am proud to be a member of The College of the State Bar of Texas. The College of the State Bar of Texas is an honorary society of lawyers who are among the best trained attorneys in Texas. Members are qualified attorneys who are interested in both high ethical standards and improved training for all Texas attorneys.
I was appointed and served as a commissioner to the Supreme Court of Texas Permanent Judicial Commission for Children, Youth and Families from 2009 to 2011.
I am a member, at my church, of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, and a frequent volunteer for Breakthrough Austin. With my son, Charlie, I am a former volunteer for the Handy Wheels program of Meals on Wheels and More.
This was our third Will that we have done so I was pretty familiar with how it goes. I did a bit of research on my choices to update our will and Joseph Gagen had some very impressive credentials as well as experience.
Our experience (wife and myself) was GREAT. Joseph LISTENED to our needs and provided a very customized and well thought out plan. I was particularly impressed by his commitment to answer all my questions. Overall, our experience was 5 stars and I would not hesitate to recommend Joseph Gagen as the best.
5 Star Google Review – G.A.