Former Marine and Hope, Arkansas native, Brad Crayne currently lives in Texarkana with his wife, Juanita and has three children Jayce, Lakyn, and Conley. Between December 1993 and October 2002, Brad served on active duty with the United States Marine Corps as an aircraft electrician with VMFA (AW) 533, VMFA (AW) 224, and VMFA 112. He earned his first baccalaureate degree from Columbia College of Missouri in July 2002 while on active duty.
Brad entered law school at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR), William H. Bowen School of Law in the Fall of 2003. During law school, he gained valuable experience as an Assistant Research Editor for the UALR Law Review while also working as a clerk for the Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Regional Counsel. Brad graduated the UALR, William H. Bowen School of Law, with honors, in January 2006. He was admitted to the State Bar of Texas and accepted an active-duty commission to serve as a Judge Advocate in the United States Air Force in May 2006. As a Judge Advocate, Brad prosecuted and defended numerous criminal cases brought under the Uniform Code of Military Justice in the Air Force Courts. He litigated at many administrative hearings held pursuant to Air Force Regulations and served as Legal Advisor to several administrative proceedings to include discharge boards and flying evaluation boards. During that time, he also provided legal counsel to Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines on a wide range of civil legal issues including estate planning, contracts, real property law, consumer law, debtor/creditor relations, banking, bankruptcy, immigration, divorce and child custody, small claims, and probate.
Brad retired from active duty in the Summer of 2018 and began working on a second baccalaureate degree in Mathematics. He graduated from Texas A&M University-Texarkana with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Magna Cum Laude, in the Spring of 2021. Brad taught Mathematics courses at Ashdown High School during the 2021-2022 school year before joining the team of Elder Law Attorneys at Ross and Shoalmire, PLLC in June 2022.
- Bachelor of Arts in General Studies, Columbia College of Missouri (Fort Worth Campus); 2002
- Juris Doctorate with Honors, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law; 2006
- Associate of Science concentration in Mathematics with High Honors, Texarkana College; 2020
- Bachelor of Scient in Mathematics, Magna Cum Laude, Texas A&M University (Texarkana); 2021
- Texas - all state courts
- Arkansas - all state courts
Professional Associations and Memberships
- National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
- United States Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals
- United States Air Force Court of Appeals of the Armed Forces
- Literacy Center of Bowie and Miller Counties; Volunteer Tutor
- Habitat for Humanity; Volunteer