P. James Rainey

Founding Attorney

James Rainey

Backed by more than 20 years of legal experience and with a passion to protect the rights of the injured, disabled, and elderly, founding Attorney P. James Rainey handles cases related to:

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

Additionally, he is Board-Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He served as a JAG officer in the U.S. Army Reserve for 10 years while maintaining his private practice.

Accolades and Community Involvement

Attorney Rainey 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. In addition, he is a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Waco.

Awards and Recognition

  • 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
  • Past President for the Midway ISD Foundation
  • Barrister for the Abner McCall Inn of Court
  • Member of the Waco Rotary Club


  • Texas Bar Foundation (Fellow)


  • University of North Dakota
    • Bachelor of Business Administration
    • Magnum cum laude
  • Baylor University School of Law
    • Juris Doctorate
    • Received the Hulen D. Wendorf evidence award
    • Received Loy Simpkins marital property award

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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