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H.C. Bauman III

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Elder Law Attorney in Tyler, TX

Bauman & Smith, PLLC
400 E Fifth St
Tyler, TX 75701
Phone: 903-597-6333
Fax: 903-597-6335
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2015
Licensed in Texas Since: 1992
Education: Baylor Law School
Practice Areas: Elder Law, Estate Planning & Probate, Business/Corporate
Attorney Profile

A partner at Brown, Bauman & Smith, A Professional Corporation, located in Tyler, Texas, H.C. "Chuck" Bauman, III, was the first East Texas lawyer to become a certified Elder Law Attorney as designated by the National Elder Law Foundation. Mr. Bauman represents clients throughout the area on end-of-life and estate planning issues, and his practice also includes nursing home rights, probate, trusts, business succession and preservation of assets. He also has experience in arranging guardianships for minor children, the drafting of living wills and physician directives and the preparation of medical powers of attorney.

After graduating from Baylor University with his Bachelor of Arts in 1989, Mr. Bauman went on to attend Baylor Law School and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1992. Before joining Brown, Bauman & Smith, A Professional Corporation, he was an assistant district attorney in Smith County while also serving as a legal adviser in Smith County Court. Admitted to practice in Texas, Mr. Bauman is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

An active participant in several professional and community organizations, Mr. Bauman has served as president of the Smith County Young Lawyers Association, The Rotary Club of Tyler and the Texas chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, where he is currently still a member. He is also a member of the Smith County Bar Association and the East Texas Estate Planning Council, where he has also been a board member in the past. Mr. Bauman also serves as a deacon and youth ministry volunteer at Green Acres Baptist Church.


Practice Areas
  • 50%Elder Law
  • 30%Estate Planning & Probate
  • 20%Business/Corporate
Focus Areas

Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills, Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Contracts, Business Organizations


2 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2015

About H.C. Bauman III

First Admitted: 1992, Texas

Professional Webpage:

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Recognized expert in planning for families of children with disabilities and other special needs
  • Youth ministry volunteer
  • Deacon at Green Acres Baptist Church in Tyler
  • Past president of the Tyler Rotary Club

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Texas
  • East Texas Estate Planning Council (former board member)
  • Phi Delta Phi Fraternity member
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • Smith County Bar Association, Member
  • Past president of Smith County Young Lawyers
  • State Bar of Texas, Member
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (past president of Texas chapter, NAELA)


  • The first Certified Elder Law Attorney in East Texas

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • CELA (Certified Elder Law Attorney) by the National Elder Law Foundation, as recognized by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
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Office Location for H.C. Bauman III

400 E Fifth St
Tyler, TX 75701

Phone: 903-597-6333

Fax: 903-597-6335

Last Updated: 6/16/2022

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