Attorneys

SC&S lawyers devote most of their professional time to assisting clients in eight closely-related practice areas: Tax Counseling, Estate Planning and Administration, Real Estate, Business Planning, Tax Controversies, Charitable Planning, and Litigation Support.
  • R. James Curphy

    R. James Curphy

    Prior to founding Schoenbaum, Curphy & Scanlan, R. James Curphy worked as a trial attorney for the Internal Revenue Service. He has been AV Rated for thirty years and has also been designated by Texas Monthly as a Texas Super Lawyer in Tax, Estate Planning and Trusts.
  • William Scanlan, Jr.

    William Scanlan, Jr.

    William Scanlan, Jr. is a Fellow and a Former Regent of the American College of Trusts and Estates Counsel and was an Adjunct Professor of Estate and Gift Taxation at St. Mary’s University School of Law for over twenty years.
  • Banks M. Smith

    Banks M. Smith

    Banks M. Smith represents the San Antonio Conservation Society, the San Antonio Museum of Art, the San Antonio River Foundation, and the Voelcker Fund. He is consistently named in the Best Lawyers in America in Real Estate.
  • Darin N. Digby

    Darin N. Digby

    Darin N. Digby is the author of numerous articles and a frequent lecturer on taxation, estate planning and trust and estate administration issues at continuing legal and professional education programs. He is a Certified Public Accountant and is consistently named in the Best Lawyers in America in both the Tax and Trusts and Estates areas.
  • Emily Harrison Liljenwall

    Emily Harrison Liljenwall

    Emily Harrison Liljenwall has been designated numerous times by Texas Monthly as a Texas Super Lawyer Rising Star in Estate Planning and Trusts. She is A-V rated by Martindale Hubbell.
  • Ashley Ressman Gray

    Ashley Ressmann Gray

    Ashley Ressmann Gray is Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. In 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013, Ashley was designated by Texas Monthly as a Texas Super Lawyer Rising Star in Estate Planning and Probate.
  • Michael Hatfield

    Michael Hatfield

    Michael Hatfield is currently Of Counsel to SC&S and the a Professor of Law at the University of Washington.  In 2010, Michael Hatfield was awarded the Texas Tech University President’s Excellence in Teaching Award.