Attorneys & Staff

Scott Anderson

Scott M. Anderson

Scott M. Anderson is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.  During his service to his country, Mr. Anderson worked in military intelligence as a Russian Linguist and held a cryptographic clearance (higher than top-secret).  He was meritoriously promoted to Non-Commissioned Officer status.  He also was selected twice for Marine of the month and once for Marine of the Quarter.

Mr. Anderson is a 1990 graduate of the College of English at The Ohio State University, where he was a student in the honors program and became a member of the Golden Key National Honor Society.  He also is a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Law.  During his final year in law school, he was elected the President of his class. Since establishing his practice, Mr. Anderson has represented clients in Texas and 27 other states.  His practice is focused 100% upon estate planning and asset protection matters.

He speaks frequently to public and private audiences.  Several of his articles have been published in local newspapers and professional periodicals.  Mr. Anderson also has been featured on “talk radio” regarding estate planning and asset protection.
He has been selected as a member of the “National Registry of Who’s Who” and the “Association of Outstanding Professionals.”

He has been a member of the Board of Directors of a local YMCA and as well as a member of the board of directors of the local chamber of commerce and the United Way.  He also has served as the Vice-President of a downtown business association.

He is an active member of First United Methodist Church of McKinney and is the proud father of six children.


Adam Crum

Adam is a 5th generation Texas attorney. He received his J.D. from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law and is a member of the State Bar of Texas and licensed to practice law by the Texas Supreme Court. Adam’s family has a long history in oil and gas industry, both as lawyers and as independent producers. His knowledge and experience give him insight into the special considerations that large landholder and mineral owners must consider when planning an estate.

In 2004, Mr. Crum received his Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from Texas A&M University. During his undergraduate years, he was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. He also worked extensively with Habitat for Humanity and the Children’s Miracle Network.

In 2009, Adam earned his J.D. from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law (now the Texas A&M University School of Law), in Fort Worth. During law school, he was active in the Tax and Estate Planning Law Organization.

Mr. Crum conducts workshops for public and private audiences regarding estate planning and asset protection. He is a member of numerous professional and civic organizations, including American Bar Association, State Bar of Texas (Member of Sections On: Probate and Estate Planning, General Practice and Solo and Small Firm), Texas Young Lawyers Association, Collin County Bar Association (Member of Sections On: Estate Planning and Family Law), Celina Chamber of Commerce, Prosper Chamber of Commerce, the Prosper Rotary Club and the Nancy Seaberry Frost Arts Endowment.

Adam and family live in Celina and are active members of First Baptist Church Celina where he teaches Sunday school and is a small group leader for the Church’s youth.


Christen Crum

Mrs. Crum’s roots in Collin County, Texas reach back to the 1880s. Her ancestors were from Celina, Tennessee, and they were among some of the original settlors who founded Celina, Texas, where her grandfather still farms the original homestead. She was born and raised in Celina and graduated from Celina High School in 2002. While in high school she was involved in various extracurricular activities (through both her school and church) including cheerleading, mission work and student council. She won a state championship as a member of the women’s cross country team.

In 2006, Mrs. Crum earned her Bachelor of Arts in Government from The University of Texas at Austin. While in Austin, she worked for Collin County State Representative Jodie Laubenberg. She also volunteered at the Austin Children’s Shelter and participated in mission work in Mexico with the student ministry. During this same time period, Mrs. Crum also received her Business Foundations Certification from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin.

She received her J.D. from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, in 2009, and earned her Master of Laws in Taxation, L.L.M., from the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, in 2010. During law school she was a member of the Board of Advocates where she received awards in various competitions. She was also Secretary of the Tax and Estate Planning Law Organization, and a certified tax preparer for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program that advised low income clients in preparing tax returns.

Mrs. Crum speaks to various groups and audiences on the importance of estate planning and asset protection. She is involved in a variety of professional organizations and has served on the Board of Directors for the Celina, Texas Chamber of Commerce. She also is active in Fidelis Inter Se, which is a women’s organization involved in multiple charitable activities within the community.

Mrs. Crum met her husband while in law school. They have one daughter and now live in her hometown of Celina. They are active members of the community and the First Baptist Church of Celina. Mrs. Crum participates in the women’s ministry, volunteers as a small group leader for the church youth group and with the I-Serve program. In 2012, she and her husband took a pilgrimage trip to Israel with their church.


Cecilia HerreraCecilia Herrera

Cecilia Herrera is a Certified Paralegal, who joined Anderson Estate Planning in October, 2012. Ms. Herrera received her Associate of Applied Science in Paralegal Studies from Collin College, in May, 2013. She received her undergraduate degree, with a double major in Political Science (emphasis on Paralegal Studies) and English from Texas A&M University – Commerce in December, 2015.

Ms. Herrera is the proud daughter of Francisco and Yolanda Herrera, who migrated to the United States, from Mexico, in the 1980’s. She is the youngest of four children and a loving aunt to her three nieces and two nephews. She is a first generation college graduate and is also fluent in English and Spanish. Cecilia is an active member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, in Frisco, Texas. She loves spending time with family and friends, but most of all she enjoys meeting new people, building new friendships, and making new memories.


Monica NunezMonica Nunez

Monica Nunez is a Certified Paralegal who joined Anderson Estate Planning in January, 2015. Ms. Nunez received her Associate of Applied Science in Paralegal Studies from Collin College in May, 2015. She received her certification with the National Association of Legal Assistants in 2016.

Ms. Nunez is the proud daughter of Roberto and Celia Nunez. She is the oldest of six children, and she strives to be a good role model for her siblings. Monica is a first generation college graduate and also is fluent in English and Spanish.

She is a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Frisco, Texas. Monica loves spending time with her family and friends, and making new memories with them.


Rosi GurrolaRosi Gurrola

Rosi Gurrola is a legal assistant who joined Anderson Estate Planning, in April, 2016. Ms. Gurrola received her high school diploma from Little Elm High School, in 2015. During high school she was Editor-in-Chief of the yearbook, and she participated in Student Council, DECA, and National Technical Honor Society.

Ms. Gurrola is the proud daughter of Pilar Diaz, and has an older sister and younger brother. Rosi is fluent in English and Spanish. She has a passion for photography and capturing special moments for others. She is a member of her local Catholic church, in Frisco, where she participates in the Matachines of St. Francis of Assis. Rosi loves spending time with her family, friends, her dog, Canelo, and making new memories with them.

 


Andrew AllistonAndrew

Prior to attending law school, Andrew pursued a career in aviation. Through this process, he achieved a Commercial Certificate with a multiengine and instrument rating, managed a small Fixed Base Operator, served as a Corporate Pilot, and taught others to fly. As a Certified Flight Instructor, Andrew learned to take complicated aviation concepts and make them easy to understand for his students. Similarly, as an attorney, Andrew breaks down complex estate planning issues and communicates them to clients in plain English. He is an expert at spotting issues that impact the client and their planning goals.
In 2013, Andrew received his J.D. from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law (now Texas A&M University School of Law) and is a member of the State Bar of Texas. In 2007, he graduated with a B.A. in English from the University of Kentucky.

Andrew initially served as in-house counsel for a privately held company. His practice focused on asset protection, which entailed extensive business entity formation. Additionally, Andrew garnered considerable experience in the review, interpretation, and explanation of legal matters and documents to the client.

Andrew and his family live in McKinney and are active members of Lighthouse Christian Fellowship Church. Andrew enjoys flying airplanes and riding his motorcycle through the Texas countryside.