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James A. Creel '69 Named 2012 Aggie Lawyer of the Year

Wed, February 01, 2012 9:14 AM | Dan Price

The Texas Aggie Bar Association is proud to announce that James A. Creel '69 has been named the 2012 Aggie Lawyer of the Year.


Mr. Creel has practiced law for over 35 years and currently practices at Brackett & Ellis, P.C., in Fort Worth, Texas.  He specializes in tax law and is a leader in the legal community as well as a dedicated supporter of Texas A&M University.  Over the years, Mr. Creel has served as President of the Association of Former Students, President of the Fort Worth/Tarrant County A&M Club, and Chairman and Trustee of the Texas A&M Foundation.


Mr. Creel is a 1969 graduate of Texas A&M University, where he was a Ross Volunteer and a Distinguished Student.  After graduation, he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army where he served as an Artillery Officer.  He graduated from the University of Texas School of Law in 1972 and practiced with Price Waterhouse and Company for several years upon receiving his law degree.  Mr. Creel is a Certified Public Accountant and has been Board Certified in Tax Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization for over 25 years.  As a long-time member of the Broadway Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Mr. Creel has served on the Board of Deacons and is a former Chairman of the Board.  He has also served as Director of the Cotton Bowl Athletic Association and Chairman of the Board for the Lighthouse for the Blind of Fort Worth.


Mr. Creel is extremely proud that every member of his immediate family has earned a degree from Texas A&M University:  Bonnie Creel ’10 (wife), Mary Katherine Stout ’00 (daughter), and Matt Creel ’10 (son).


The Texas Aggie Bar Association would like to congratulate all of the nominees and finalists for this award.  You make us all proud to be Aggie lawyers.


We hope to see you all at the Annual Conference.  Register today at


Former Aggie Lawyers of the Year

Bob Surovik (2011)

Bill Jones (2010)

Fred McClure (2009)

Louie Gohmert (2008)

John White (2007)

The Honorable Willie E.B. Blackmon (2006)

Arno Krebs (2005)

W. Mike Baggett (2004)

James "Jimmy" Bond (2003)

Henry Gilchrist (2002)

Joseph Searcy Bracewell, Jr. (2001)

Otway Denny (2000)

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