2000 S. Dairy Ashford Rd., Suite 520
Houston, Texas 77077

About Derek M. Thain

Texas Estate Planning Attorney

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Derek M. Thain
Attorney at Law

Mr. Thain focuses his practice on estate planning. He knows that a well-crafted estate plan can not only bring peace of mind to his clients and to their families, but can also provide long lasting asset protection to their beneficiaries. Because the circumstances of each of his clients are unique, Mr. Thain is committed to listen to and to work with his clients to create a plan that is right for them. Some of the many estate planning tools he employs to aid his clients include Living Trusts, IRA Inheritance Trust©, Family Limited Partnerships, Limited Liability Companies, Irrevocable Trusts, Life Insurance Trusts, Generation-Skipping Trusts, Heritage Trusts, and many more.


Juris Doctor, Pepperdine University, Malibu, California, 2011
Competition Trial Team, 2009-2011
American Association for Justice (AAJ) Regional Champion; National Quarterfinalist
Texas Young Lawyers Association (TYLA) Regional Quarterfinalist
Journal of The National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary (NAALJ), 2009-2011
Literary Citation Editor, 2010-2011

Bachelor of Arts, Brigham Young University, 2007
cum laude
Major: English Literature
Minor: Philosophy




  • Southern California native
  • Enjoys playing guitar and singing
  • Reads postmodern literature and romantic era poetry

Attend A Seminar

We invite you to attend our FREE estate planning seminar. The focus of the seminar is to educate you, our neighbors, about some of the various estate planning tools available to you. Not only will you have a free interactive presentation from one of our lawyers, but there will be a question and answer period with a lawyer to help clarify any thoughts you might have during the presentation.

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  • Well organized, informative, useful and practical seminar presented in an interesting and even entertaining manner!
    L.A.H., Baytown, TX
  • Sure wish I’d had this seminar before I had my trust created. Excellent presentation and Q & A.
    J.B., Baytown, TX
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Vacek & Thain, PLLC serves Texas families with their estate planning, estate tax planning, charitable planning, revocable living trusts, irrevocable trusts, Heritage trusts, wills, power of attorney, family limited partnerships, advanced asset protection planning, declaration of guardian for minor children, healthcare documents, will based estate planning and the hazards of will planning, special needs estate planning, estate administration and trust administration. Contact Vacek & Thain, PLLC if you or your loved ones reside in the Houston, Texas area, including: Katy, Cinco Ranch, Mission Bend, Pecan Grove, Richmond, Rosenberg, Greatwood, Sugar Land, Meadows Place, Bellaire, Fresno, Pearland, South Houston, Spring Valley Village, Pasadena, Clear Lake, Friendswood, and more!

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