Crystal M. Hawk, a partner at the law firm of Cary, Welch, Hickman & Hawk, LLP has been accepted into Heart of America Fellows Institute of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC).

Crystal M. Hawk, a partner at the law firm of Cary, Welch, Hickman & Hawk, LLP has been accepted into Heart of America Fellows Institute of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC).

Hawk attended Lindenwood University on a full academic scholarship and earned her B.A. in Business Administration in three years. She also completed her Juris Doctor in only two-and-a-half years, graduating from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in January 2007. She was admitted to the Missouri Bar in April 2007. Hawk is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), the Missouri Bar Association and is a Veterans Accredited Attorney. Her sole areas of responsibility are estate planning, Medicaid planning, elder law and Veteran’s Pension Planning.

The Heart of America Fellows Institute was created by ACTEC Fellows to develop the profession’s future leaders in trust and estate law through a series of in-depth educational presentations led by outstanding subject matter experts in each field from across the U.S.

The institute includes six sessions for lawyers who were nominated by an ACTEC Fellow and selected through a competitive application process. The program begins in November 2018 and concludes in May 2019.

The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel is a national organization of lawyers elected to membership by demonstrating the highest level of integrity, commitment to the profession, competence and experience as trust and estate counselors.