Attorney Profiles

Bakutis, McCully & Sawyer, P. C.


Joel Sawyer, Dyann McCully and David Bakutis have practiced law together for more than twenty-seven (27) years. They started their legal careers in Fort Worth at a large downtown firm, and decided 20 years ago to form their own firm, and Bakutis, McCully and Sawyer, P. C. was born. Each shareholder is Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate and is certified by the State Bar to serve as an attorney ad litem to represent the interests of a person for whom a guardianship is proposed. Dyann McCully is also a Certified Mediator for Probate, Guardianship and Trust Matters.

Each brings a specific strength to the firm:

David Bakutis manages the Probate Litigation section of the firm. He and his team handle cases of will contests involving issues of contested capacity or undue influence and claims against executors or trustees involving breach of fiduciary duties and other administrative issues.

Dyann McCully manages the Guardianship section of the firm. She and her team often serve as Attorney Ad Litem or Guardian Ad Litem, Guardian of the Estate, or as the attorney for an individual who has been named Guardian of the Estate and/or Person. She is often appointed as a Successor Guardian by probate judges in Tarrant and surrounding counties due to her ability to resolve matters that have been mishandled by others.

Joel Sawyer manages the Estate Planning and Tax section of the firm. He and his team work with clients on complex estate plans involving business succession planning, wealth preservation, the use of LLC's and LP's for family businesses, farms and ranches, as well as oil and gas interests.

Bakutis, McCully & Sawyer, P.C. - Fort Worth Estate Planning Attorneys

Contact a Fort Worth wills and trusts lawyer or probate litigation attorney at Bakutis, McCully & Sawyer, P.C. for experienced and sophisticated advice about asset preservation, tax minimization, and incapacity planning. Additionally, a substantial portion of our practice involves litigation concerning wills or trusts, business transactions, and complex marital property issues.

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