Craig Depew

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Austin, TX

Depew Law Firm, P.C.
 | 111 Congress Avenue, Suite 400
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: 512-212-5448
Fax: 713-759-1217
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2015
Licensed Since: 1988
Practice Areas:
  • Estate Planning & Probate
Attorney Profile

Attorney Craig Depew is the founder of the Depew Law Firm, P.C., in Austin, Texas. Mr. Depew focuses his practice on estate administration, estate planning and probate matters and has extensive knowledge and experience in these areas of law. He serves a diverse range of clients throughout the Austin region.

Mr. Depew has been licensed to practice law since 1988 and has several decades of experience helping Texas residents with their estate planning needs. He is licensed to practice in all Texas state courts and before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.

After earning a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Texas at Austin, Mr. Depew obtained his law degree from the University of Houston Law Center. While attending law school, he authored and edited articles for the Houston Journal of International Law.

Following law school graduation, Mr. Depew spent more than two years gaining legal experience as an associate at a private Texas-based firm. He went on to spend more than 10 years as a managing partner of another firm before opening Depew Law Firm, P.C., in 2006. He has been running his firm since that time.

Recognized for his significant accomplishments in the legal profession, Mr. Depew is AV Preeminent* peer-review rated through Martindale-Hubbell. This is the highest available rating given through the prominent and respected organization. 

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Estate Planning & Probate (100%): Estate Planning, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Focus Areas

Estate Planning, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills


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Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2015

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About Craig Depew

Admitted: 1988, Texas

Professional Webpage:


  • Retained an AV-Preeminent* rating from Martindale-Hubbell for the past 15 years
  • Recognized as a Top Attorney in Texas every year since 2011

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Real Estate License, 1984
  • Licensed Commercial Pilot, 1982

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Editor, Recent Developments and Book Review, Houston Journal of International Law
  • Author, Houston Journal of International Law: "Sidestepping Foreign Bank Secrecy Laws," 10 Hou. J. Intl. L. 57, 1987

Educational Background:

  • University of Texas at Austin, B.B.A.

Industry Groups

  • Estates of Substance
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Office Location for Craig Depew

111 Congress Avenue
Suite 400
Austin, TX 78701

Phone: 512-212-5448

Fax: 713-759-1217

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Last Updated: 4/25/2019

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