Matthew S. Crider, Attorney
Matthew Crider formed Crider Law PC in 1999. He provides a wide range of estate planning services, advising individuals and families on how to protect themselves, their loved ones, and their assets. His estate planning practice focuses on preserving and growing wealth by providing comprehensive, highly personalized estate planning counsel to couples, families, individuals and businesses. He serves his clients by listening closely to their goals, dreams and concerns and working with them to develop superior and comprehensive plans. Matthew also provides advice to individuals who own businesses, focusing on entity selection, management, and various other financial and business management issues.
Matthew earned his Bachelor of Business Administration and Master in Professional Accounting degrees from the University of Texas at Austin, which has consistently been ranked as one of the top graduate accounting programs in the nation. He earned his Juris Doctorate from South Texas College of Law in Houston, where he served as Chief Note and Comment Editor on Law Review and received numerous faculty awards. Matthew has litigated cases in the California Superior Courts, Texas District Courts, United States District Courts, and the United States Supreme Court.
Laney Lyons, Senior Paralegal
Laney joined Crider Law in 2010 as a Senior Paralegal. Laney has more than 14 years of experience working in law firms specializing in estate planning and corporate law. She has co-led a national coaching program for legal assistants and has trained law firms across the country in multiple practice models. She has also co-authored a book published by Simon & Schuster. Laney is a true renaissance woman who has a very broad range of talents and interests.
Bari Vallas, Funding Coordinator
Bari’s expertise lies in asset examination, organization and trust funding. As Funding Coordinator, Bari reviews and organizes asset information for each client, prepares our clients’ asset reports, and works diligently with our clients and their financial institutions to make sure their assets are properly titled. Bari resides in California with her husband and their four-legged babies.