About

FIRM PROFILE

Baird, Crews, Schiller & Whitaker, P.C. (BCSW) is engaged regularly as lead counsel on complex business and estate planning, transaction and litigation matters. BCSW attorneys bring a combined legal experience spanning more than 300 years, truly making it a premier Regional Firm with Global Reach.

The firm serves as legal counsel to businesses that conduct operations regionally and internationally; in transactions related to IPOs, private placements, securities and venture capital; and in the sale and acquisition of businesses. Its attorneys handle estate planning matters ranging from wills to the most complex estate plans. In addition, its attorneys represent individuals and business entities in real estate and commercial transactions at all levels of complexity. BCSW attorneys provide formidable representation in court, whether Federal or State, in trial or on the appellate level. Its attorneys represent clients in significant commercial, condemnation, probate, real property, family law property division and professional liability matters.

BCSW is proud of its decades of service to the community, charitable causes and local and state Bar Associations.

Combining deep and broad legal experience with vision and technological sophistication, BCSW has established a reputation for innovation, problem solving and results. It is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing clients with superior legal services, promptly delivered by excellent attorneys and assisted by professional, client-oriented staff.

BCSW traces its roots in Bell County, Texas, to 1978. It presently has nine attorneys and four Of Counsel attorneys.


Executive Leadership

Thomas Baird 2
Thomas C. Baird
Founding Member & Shareholder
(254) 743-7310
Mark Whitaker2
Mark S. Whitaker
Shareholder
(254) 743-7340
JACK R. CREWS – IN MEMORIAM

(1957-2019)

Jack Crews joined Baird, Crews, Schiller & Whitaker, P.C. more than 35 years ago upon graduation from Baylor Law School. Jack had a distinguished legal career and was committed to providing exceptional and personal representation to clients in complex litigation matters. More than anything, Jack was a man of faith who entrusted his life, family and career to the God he served so devotedly. He approached the practice of law from his faith as a Christian, which time and again was reflected in his interactions with clients and opposing parties alike. During his esteemed legal career, Jack served his local community through various non-profits, the City of Temple, and the Bell County Bar Association. He was honored with the Bell County Bar Association Lawyer of the Year Award in 2006. Jack was a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and was active in the State Bar of Texas, having been appointed by the Texas Supreme Court to serve on the Board of Disciplinary Appeals from 2009 to 2015. Jack is survived by his wife, Diane, his five children, two grandchildren, his mother, and his brother. Jack’s leadership, generosity, compassion, and wise counsel will be missed.

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