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J. Crispin Clarke


Practice Areas



Estate Planning



University of Houston Law Center
Juris Doctorate 2016

University of Texas Austin
Bachelor of Arts, with Honors in History, 2012
Bachelor of Arts, with Special Honors in Humanities, 2011


Crispin Clarke joined Ford + Bergner in 2020. Mr. Clarke is a native Houstonian and earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Houston Law Center.

While pursuing his law degree, Mr. Clarke developed a strong interest in the subject area of probate, trust, estate, and guardianship law. Mr. Clarke showed success in the area through grades, honors and awards, and publication in the section area’s quarterly journal of the State Bar of Texas; he also served as a judicial intern in Harris County Probate Court Number Three (3).

Both during and after law school, Mr. Clarke worked for a probate litigation firm in Houston where he represented guardians, trustees, administrators, beneficiaries, and executors of estates in administrative matters and fiduciary litigation matters. He also counseled and represented individuals on matters involving financial planning and planning for the disposition of assets at death.

Mr. Clarke continues to handle administrative and estate planning matters at Ford + Bergner and caters to a diverse base of clients in both the Greater Houston are and throughout the State of Texas.

Our Houston office conveniently serves our clients in Harris, Montgomery, Brazoria, Galveston, and Fort Bend counties, while our Dallas office serves clients in Dallas, Tarrant, Denton, and Collin counties.