Attorney, Jana Fay Bacarisse

Probate, Estate Planning and Guardianship Attorneys

For over 17 years, Ms. Bacarisse has served as an attorney for clients in estate planning, probate, guardianship and elder law.  Ms. Bacarisse graduated from Baylor University and South Texas College of Law, and has been a licensed attorney since 1990.  Ms. Bacarisse graduated from St. Thomas' Episcopal School and is a native Houstonian. 


Ms. Bacarisee is a member of the Houston Bar Association Probate and Trusts Section and serves on the Elder Law Committee.  She previously served on the Teach Texas Committee of the Houston Bar Association for several years, teaching the HBA's Texas History program in local schools.  Ms. Bacarisse is a member of the State Bar of Texas Probate, Trusts and Estates Section and the Disability and Elder Law Attorneys Association.   She is certified to reprsent clients in guardianship matters and is often appointed by the probate court as an attorney ad litem.  She also represented clients in mental health matters.


If you wish to contact Jana Fay, please call the office at 713-623-1029 or send an email to 





Jana Fay Bacarisse focuses her law practice on the following areas:

  • Probate and Estate Administration
  • Estate Planning
  • Guardianship
  • Elder Law




South Texas College of Law, J.D., 1990

      Honors: George T. Barrow Award by Dean of South Texas College of Law


Baylor University, 1982

      Bachelor of Business Administration


St. Thomas Episcopal School, Houston, Texas




  • Disability and Elder Law Attorneys Association, Board 2010 to 2013; President for 2012/2013 term; current member
  • Houston Bar Association: Probate, Trust and Estate Section; Elder Law Committee Member,
  • Houston Bar Association, Teach Texas Committee Member
  • Houston Bar Association, Elder Law Committee
  • State Bar of Texas (licensed 1990), Real Estate, Probate and Trust Section Member                           
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (2010, 2011)
  • Christian Legal Society


Ancillary Practice:


  • Served as Attorney Ad Litem and Guardian Ad Litem in guardianship and heirship cases
  • Served as Guardian Ad Litem representing the best interests of minors in personal injury cases
  • Served as Attorney Ad Litem in Mental Health and Tax Court cases


Presentations and Speeches:


See Link to Articles in The Houston Lawyer Magazine (under Articles and Speeches tab).


Guest appearances on the Price of Business Radio on the Biz Radio Network, 1110 AM KTEK, to discuss estate planning tips


Probate and Estate Planning: The Importance of Planning Now - given to GLO CPA Firm, Houston, Texas - 2014 


Powers of Attorney, Probate and Estate Planning - given to Prostate Survivor's at St. Luke's Methodist Church, Houston, Texas - 2012


What Everyone Needs to Know About Estate Planning and Practical Tips to Help You and Your Family - given at Bayland Community Center, Houston, Texas - 2011


What Everyone Needs to Know About Estate Planning and Practical Tips to Help You and Your Family - given at Greenberg Traurig, L.L.P., Houston, Texas - 2011