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R. Shaun Rainey - Midland, TX

500 West Illinois Ave.Suite 300 Midland, TX 79701- 4337

Updated: 03/26/2020

Midland Estate Planning Lawyer


Shaun is a shareholder in the firms' Estate Planning and Probate Section. He is Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He is licensed to practice in the State of Texas and State of New Mexico as well as the United States District for the Western District of Texas. He is an active member of the Real Estate, Probate, and Trust Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, serving on the Decedent's Estates committee...

About R. Shaun Rainey

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Shareholder

Practice Areas

  • Estate Planning
  • Probate and Estate Administration
  • Trust Administration
  • Fiduciary Litigation
  • Incapacity Planning
  • Guardianship
  • Family Wealth Transfers
  • Asset Protection


  • 15%


Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2011
  • New Mexico, 2012
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 2012

Specialties and Certifications

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

Other Affiliations

  • College of the State Bar of Texas, Member
  • Midland/Odessa Business and Estates Council, 2017 - 2018 (President)
  • Midland County Bar Association
  • Midland County Young Lawyers Association, 2014 - 2015 (President)
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • Real Estate, Probate & Trust Law Section, State Bar of Texas
  • Real Property, Trust & Estate Law Section, State Bar of New Mexico

Classes and Seminars

  • Examples of Weird Things Clients Want in Their Documents; Panelist; 30th Annual Estate Planning & Drafting Course, TexasBarCLE, State Bar of Texas; December 13, 2019; Dallas, Texas
  • Administering the Trust: Stuck in the Middle with You; Co-Presenter; Handling Your First (or Next) Trust, TexasBarCLE, State Bar of Texas; February 1, 2019; Austin, Texas
  • Murder in the Heir: Application of the Slayers Rule in Texas; Co-Presenter; Webinar: TexasBarCLE, State Bar of Texas; December 6, 2018; Austin, Texas
  • When the Estate Reaches the Land of Enchantment: Issues of Estate Planning and Probate Across State Lines; Author and Presenter, Intermediate Estate Planning & Probate: Practical Applications, TexasBarCLE, State Bar of Texas; June 12, 2018; Dallas, Texas and 2018 Estate Planning & Elder Law Seminar, Amarillo Area Bar Associate; September 14, 2018; Amarillo, Texas
  • To Will or Not to Will and Newly Added To Trust or Not to Trust: What You Need to Know About Texas Probate Law, Wills, Trusts, and Incapacity Planning; Co-Author, A Project of the Inaugural REPTL Leadership Academy 2016-2017, Real Estate, Probate, and Trust Law Section, State Bar of Texas
  • Care Giver Do’s and Don’t’s; Co-Presenter, Webinar: TexasBarCLE, State Bar of Texas; May 10, 2017; Austin, Texas
  • Help Me Help Your Client, How Your Practice Affects The Estate Planning and Probate Attorney; September 21, 2016; Paralegal Association of the Permian Basin; Midland, Texas
  • A West Texas Perspective on Estate Planning and Probate; Author and Co-Presenter, June 10, 2016; Midland, Texas
  • Probate Disputes and Litigation: We’re Gonna Play the Sue Me, Sue You Blues; Author and Presenter, The Probate Process From Start to Finish; National Business Institute; August 27, 2015; Midland, Texas
  • Adjunct Professor: Civil Litigation and Wills & Trusts. Paralegal/Legal Assistant Program; Midland College, Midland, Texas

Pro Bono Activities

  • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Legal Aid of North West Texas
  • REPTL Leadership Academy, Participant, 2016-2017
  • Midland Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors, Member, 2018-2020
  • Midland Chamber of Commerce, Vice Chair: Community Development, 2019-2020
  • Leadership Midland, Graduate, Class of 2013
  • Leadership Midland, Planning Committee, Chair, 2017-2018
  • Midland Education Foundation Board of Directors, Member, 2018-2020
  • Midland Community Theater, Board of Governors, Member, 2020
  • Arts Council of Midland Board of Directors, Member, 2018-2019
  • St. Luke’s United Methodist Church


  • Texas Tech University School of Law, Lubbock, Texas, 2011
    Honors: cum laude
    Honors: President, Student Bar Association
    Honors: Murray Hensley Mock Trial Award
    Honors: Judge Ken G. Spencer Award
    Honors: Vice Chair for Trial Advocacy, Board of Barristers
  • Rice University, Houston, Texas, 2008
    Honors: Scholar Athlete Award
    Honors: Patrick Gordon Award
    Major: Political Science and History

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Phi Delta Phi


Accepts Credit Cards

Office Information


500 West Illinois Ave.Suite 300 Midland, TX 79701- 4337


  • 432-682-3672



  • Bob Black Bar Leaders Award, 2015, Presented by Texas Tech University, School of Law, Lubbock, Texas
  • Judge Ken G. Spencer Award, 2011, Presented by Texas Tech University, School of Law, Lubbock, Texas
  • Patrick Gordon Award for Dedication to Intercollegiate Athletics, 2008, Presented by Brown College, Rice University, Houston, Texas

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