Craig S. Adams

Craig S. Adams Member

Mr. Adams is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry, for his professionalism and ethics.


  • Baylor University School of Law, J.D., 1978
  • University of Texas at Arlington
  • State College of Arkansas


  • Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1984

Associations and memberships

  • Fellow – The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
  • State Bar of Texas

– Real Estate, Probate & Trust Law Section
— Chair (2011-2012)
— Chair-Elect (2010-2011)
— Treasurer (2009-2010)
— Council member (2000 – 2004; 2005-2007)
— Member and Past Chair, Advance Directives Committee
— Past Member, Administration Committee
— Member and Past Chair, Power of Attorney Committee
— Past Co-chair, Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee

  • Fellow of The Texas Bar Foundation
  • Texas Academy of Probate and Trust Lawyers
  • Smith County Bar Association
  • East Texas Estate Planning Council, Past Director
  • Texas Advance Directives Act Coalition, Member (2005-)

-– Chair, Legislation Drafting Committee

Past and Present Board Memberships

East Texas Communities Foundation – Chair (2010); Hospice of East Texas Foundation; Tyler-Smith County Crimestoppers; East Texas Communities Foundation; American Heart Association (Planned Giving Chair); Hospice of East Texas; Tyler Junior College Foundation Planned Giving Board; Children’s Village; American Cancer Society.

Adams & Coker, P.C. serves clients in Tyler and throughout East Texas.