P. James Rainey

Waco Estate Planning, Elder Law & Personal Injury Attorney

James RaineyFounding attorney P. James Rainey handles estate planning, elder law, and serious personal injury cases at Rainey & Rainey. He has more than 2 decades of legal experience and is Board-Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He is passionate about protecting the rights of the injured, disabled, and elderly.

James graduated from the University of North Dakota magnum cum laude with a BBA and is a graduate of Baylor University School of Law. At Baylor, he received the Hulen D. Wendorf evidence award and the Loy Simpkins marital property award. He served as a JAG officer in the U.S. Army Reserve for 10 years while maintaining his private practice. James is a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Waco.

Some of James Rainey’s primary practice areas include:

  • Medicaid Planning
  • Probate
  • Guardianship
  • Estate Planning
  • Wills and Trusts
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Miller Trusts
  • Personal Injury Cases

In each of these areas, James strives to provide the highest quality counsel that maximizes his clients’ success.

Accolades & Community Involvement

James is committed to remaining involved in the legal community, to sharing his knowledge with others, and to furthering his education and experience as much as possible. He teaches elder law at Baylor University School of Law and is a frequent speaker on estate planning and elder law. He is certified by the State Bar of Texas to work as a guardian ad litem on guardianship cases and is licensed by the State of Texas to provide continuing education to social workers.

Some other items of note include:

  • 2004 recipient of the Waco/McLennan County Outstanding Young Lawyers Award
  • Past president of the Waco/McLennan County Bar Association
  • Past president of the Waco Chamber of Commerce Leadership program
  • Current president elect for the Midway ISD Foundation
  • Barrister for the Abner McCall Inn of Court
  • Member of the Waco Rotary Club

James is a proud Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation, one of the highest honors a member of the State Bar of Texas can hope to receive. Every year, less than 1% of the top attorneys in Texas are invited to become fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation. Nomination is based on outstanding contributions to the legal profession and community commitment.

To contact P. James Rainey or our other professionals, call (254) 826-8151.

Client Testimonials

  • Rainey & Rainey, Attorneys at Law, LP James Rainey is exceptionally knowledgeable in a wide range of legal fields.

    Jill R.

  • Rainey & Rainey, Attorneys at Law, LP Elisa and James Rainey focus their practice on Elder Law, which is exactly what people need as they are preparing for the future.

    Daryl M.

  • Rainey & Rainey, Attorneys at Law, LP They are very easy to talk to and along with being very friendly, they are most professional.

    Louise M.

  • Rainey & Rainey, Attorneys at Law, LP Mr. Rainey was very knowledgeable about my Aunt and Uncle’s rights concerning changing their powers of attorney, wills and applying for Medicaid.

    Lindsey M. M.

  • Rainey & Rainey, Attorneys at Law, LP You are awesome & good at what you do.

    Lisa L. L.

  • Rainey & Rainey, Attorneys at Law, LP I look forward to working with you all in the future as the need may arise.

    William M. H.

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