Caddo Mills, Texas Estate Planning Lawyers

Tom O'Connell
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Texas Estate Planning Attorney

St. Mary's University School of Law and St. Mary's University School of LawTexas, U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas and U.S. Supreme Court
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Clark S. Willingham
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Texas Estate Planning Lawyer with 47 years experience

Southern Methodist UniversityU.S. Court of Federal Claims, U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Tax Court and Texas
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Yolanda Castro-Dominguez
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Texas Estate Planning Lawyer

It is often said that there is no time like the present. This could not be truer than when considering to prepare an estate plan. Doing so will it put your mind at ease by taking care of your family and... Read More »
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M. Troy Murrell
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Texas Estate Planning Attorney with 45 years experience

M. Troy Murrell is engaged in the handling of formation and governance of business entities including choice of entity, buy-sell agreements, assistance with annual meetings and documentation and general... Read More »
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Greenville, TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 58 years experience
(903) 455-0611 2606 Lee St
Greenville, TX 75401
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Todd W. White
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Rockwall, TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 27 years experience
(972) 771-8011 503 South Goliad
Rockwall, TX 75087
Estate Planning, Appeals, Divorce and Family
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Jeffery Butler
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Rockwall, TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 6 years experience
(469) 402-3030 767 Justin Road
Rockwall, TX 75032
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Business
University of Idaho College of Law
David Moore Eaker
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Rockwall, TX Estate Planning Attorney with 19 years experience
(972) 772-8005 505 East Boydstun
Suite 1
Rockwall, TX 75087
Estate Planning, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Comprehensive Family Law Practice including divorce, custody, and support matters Trained and experienced in collaborative law process and mediation but also willing and able to litigate those cases where necessary. Principal office in Rockwall County. Dallas office by appointment only. As the founder of the Eaker Law Firm, Rockwall attorney David M. Eaker provides legal counsel in divorce and a variety of family law situations. Since 1999, he has been licensed to practice law in the state of Texas. Mr. Eaker’s work over the years has led to him being recognized by his peers with...
Raymond Hopson Jr.
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Royse City, TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 23 years experience
(972) 636-9377 PO Box 424
Royse City, TX 75189
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Criminal
I grew up in Mesquite, Texas where I lived with my parents and 3 sisters for 17 years. I later graduated from North Mesquite High School where I was into athletics, hunting and fishing. Upon graduation I entered the University of Texas at Arlington where I attended for 2 years and decided college life was not right for me. After this short college life I went to work in construction and various other jobs in the area. In 1976, I met my wife Donna and was married in 1978. We later purchased 10 acres near Quinlan, Texas where we...
Kerry Prisock
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Rockwall, TX Estate Planning Attorney
(214) 632-3823 1101 Ridge Road
Suite 103
Rockwall, TX 75087
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Foreclosure Defense and Real Estate
University of Mississippi
My primary focus is on full service commercial and residential real estate transactions with particular emphasis on document preparation and escrow services, commercial due diligence, foreclosures and foreclosure workouts, landlord/tenant relations and construction lien rights.
Carol A. Warren
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Royse City, TX Estate Planning Attorney with 10 years experience
(972) 635-2888 103 N. Houston Street
Royse City, TX 75189
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
Texas A&M University School of Law
W. Tyler Edmondson
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Wylie, TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 5 years experience
(972) 442-8326 303 S. Jackson Avenue
Suite 200
Wylie, TX 75098
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Criminal, Family and Probate
Texas Tech University School of Law
Rockwall, TX Estate Planning Attorney with 20 years experience
(469) 757-0253 105 E Kaufman St
Rockwall, TX 75087
Estate Planning, Business, Real Estate and Tax
Rockwall, TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 33 years experience
(972) 771-8515 965 E Ralph M Hall Pkwy
Rockwall, TX 75032
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Criminal
Kathy S. Cleaveland
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Texas Estate Planning Attorney with 40 years experience

The University of Texas School of LawTexas
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Rockwall, TX Estate Planning Attorney with 21 years experience
(972) 772-2600 701 Justin Rd
Rockwall, TX 75087
Estate Planning and Business
Rockwall, TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 22 years experience
(469) 698-4300 1010 E Ralph M Hall Pkwy
Rockwall, TX 75032
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
Rockwall, TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 33 years experience
(972) 772-6100 1 Horizon Ct
Rockwall, TX 75032
Estate Planning, Criminal and Personal Injury
Rockwall, TX Estate Planning Attorney with 16 years experience
(972) 771-8335 2435 Ridge Rd
Rockwall, TX 75087
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Energy
Rockwall, TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 39 years experience
(972) 771-8848 2095 E Quail Run
Rockwall, TX 75087
Estate Planning and Business
Rockwall, TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 20 years experience
(972) 772-2600 701 Justin Rd
Rockwall, TX 75087
Estate Planning and Tax
Rockwall, TX Estate Planning Attorney with 32 years experience
(972) 771-0111 965 E Ralph M Hall Pkwy
Rockwall, TX 75032
Estate Planning, Business, Divorce and Family
Rockwall, TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 49 years experience
(972) 771-8678 311 Stonebridge Dr
Rockwall, TX 75087
Estate Planning, Business, Criminal and Divorce
Matthew Davidson
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Allen, TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 6 years experience
(972) 591-6603 700 South Central Expressway
Suite 400 PMB#006
Allen, TX 75013
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Elder and Probate
Regent University School of Law
Matthew Davidson was born in Austin, Texas. He spent his high school years on a family ranch in Dripping Springs, Texas in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. After High School, Matthew attended and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Arts in English and American Studies. After working in the financial industry, Matt attended Regent University School of Law in Virginia Beach, Virginia where he earned his Juris Doctorate. After law school, Matthew moved back to his home state and began practicing law in Fort Worth, Texas. Ultimately, Matthew and his brother,...
(817) 900-6529 320 Purcey Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Brett Christiansen
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Dallas, TX Estate Planning Attorney with 19 years experience
(214) 838-3501 1021 N. Bishop Ave.
Dallas, TX 75208
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
For your Family Law, Probate and Business Legal Needs call Brett at (214) 838-3501.

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Successful representation of clients in divorce, complex property division and post-divorce modifications
Drafting and negotiation of premarital and post-marital agreements
Representation of clients in child custody disputes and enforcements of existing orders relating to custody and possession
Representing clients in probate of wills and intestate estates
Design and implementation of complex estate plans for all sizes of estates
Acting as attorney ad litem in heirship determination and guardianship proceedings
Conceptualization, implementation, and management of comprehensive legal strategy contributing to company growth from a $300K single-location organization to $100M international value-added reseller...
(214) 838-3501 7310 Seawall Blvd. Suite 602
Galveston, TX 75038
Robert A. Kraft
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Dallas, TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 47 years experience
(214) 999-9999 2777 N Stemmons Fwy
Suite 1300
Dallas, TX 75207
Estate Planning, Immigration, Personal Injury and Social Security Disability
Baylor Law School
Personal Injury, Social Security Disability Claims, Immigration, Criminal, and Estate Planning Are you looking for solutions to your legal problems without having to resort to calling a law firm running tasteless television commercials or big Yellow Page ads? If you want an established and professional law firm with friendly lawyers and staff who are easy to talk to, you've come to the right place. Please, call us now. Contact us at Kraft & Associates for a consultation if you have questions about any legal situation. Whatever legal problem you have, our Dallas, Texas attorneys want to help.
Robert Joseph Blankenship
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Plano, TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 23 years experience
(214) 438-0150 660 N. Central Expy.
Ste 290
Plano, TX 75074
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Family
Texas Wesleyan University School of Law - Texas Wesleyan University
Robert Blankenship has been licensed to practice law by the State Bar of Texas since receiving his degree in law from Texas Wesleyan University in 1995. A Big Spring native, Robert’s family moved to Weatherford after his father died. Robert is licensed to practice law in the Federal Northern District of Texas, and the Eastern District of Texas. Before joining the Bailey & Galyen Robert worked at the Office of the Attorney General of Texas where he was recognized as the Assistant Attorney General of the Year for 2010. While law school he was Order of the...
(817) 635-7013 2216 S. Cooper St.
Arlington, TX 76013
(817) 533-8484 1300 Summit Ave.
Ste 650
Fort Worth, TX 76102
(214) 438-0150 4131 N. Central Expy.
Ste 860
Dallas, TX 75204
(817) 533-8484 1901 Airport Fwy.
Bedford, TX 76021
(214) 438-0150 1000 Belt Line Rd.
Ste 210
Carrollton, TX 75006
(817) 533-8484 2304 W. Bardin Rd.
Ste 200
Grand Prairie, TX 75052
(281) 771-1690 18333 Egret Bay Blvd.
Ste 333
Houston, TX 77058
(214) 438-0150 1515 N. Town East Blvd.
Ste 228
Mesquite, TX 75150
(817) 241-2700 206 Houston Ave.
Weatherford, TX 76086
(817) 533-8484 2220 S. Cooper St.
Arlington, TX 76013
(817) 533-8484 4747 S. Hulen St.
Ste 100
Fort Worth, TX 76132
(817) 533-8484 2229 N. Main Street
Fort Worth, TX 76164
Curtis Harrison II
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Plano, TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 24 years experience
(214) 473-9696 6900 N. Dallas Parkway
Suite 400
Plano, TX 75024
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
Baylor Law School
Michael W. Eaton
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Dallas, TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 33 years experience
(817) 689-2434 #801-5549
Dallas, TX 75219
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Real Estate and Tax
A 4th generation Texas lawyer with over 28 years of experience, Michael Eaton serves clients in Dallas, Fort Worth, Colleyville, Grapevine, Coppell, Plano, Hurst, Euless, Bedford, Irving, Frisco, McKinney, Allen, and surrounding North Texas areas.
Richard M. Barron
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Plano, TX Estate Planning Attorney with 36 years experience
(903) 564-3663 1400 Preston Rd.
Suite 400
Plano, TX 75093
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder and Probate
Texas Tech University School of Law
Richard M. Barron founded the Barron Law Firm in 1991. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Southern Methodist University and received his Law Degree from Texas Tech University School of Law. Richard is a Veteran of the Vietnam War. While in Viet Nam, he served as a Cobra Helicopter Aircraft Commander, and is the recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross; the Air Medal for Valor; twenty-eight Air Medals; the Bronze Star; a Purple Heart; and the Vietnamese Cross for Gallantry. He holds a Second Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwan Do. The firm has...
(800) 939-9093 1308 Teasley Lane
Suite 246
Denton, TX 76205
(903) 564-3663 209 E. Main St.
Whitesboro, TX 76273
Stephen C. Key
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Dallas, TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 24 years experience
(214) 615-7925 3710 Rawlins St
Suite 950
Dallas, TX 75219
Estate Planning, Business and Employment
Southern Methodist University
Derek K. Prosser
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Dallas, TX Estate Planning Attorney with 11 years experience
(214) 609-8787 10000 N. Central Expressway
Suite 413B
Dallas, TX 75231
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy and Business
University of Houston Law Center
I am an attorney who specializes primarily in the area of bankruptcy law.

I represent debtors in all aspects of chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy, as well as debtors-in-possession in chapters 11 and 12. I have substantial experience representing Chapter 7 trustees in adversary proceedings as counsel for the bankruptcy estate, and have also represented creditors in non-dischargeability actions. In addition to my bankruptcy practice, I advise clients on matters related to civil litigation, debt negotiation, real estate and insolvency.

At Toronojo & Prosser Law we're a small first with just 2 attorneys. We have no staff/assistants/paralegals so you can...
Michael Wayne Weston
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Dallas, TX Estate Planning Attorney with 12 years experience
(214) 329-9837 4514 Cole Avenue
Suite 600
Dallas, TX 75205
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Consumer and Real Estate
Mike has devoted his career to helping consumers deal with debt. He graduated from St. Mary’s University School of Law in the top five percent of his graduating class. Mike made the Dean’s List every year he was enrolled and graduated 10th overall out of over 200 graduating law students. He was an associate editor on the St. Mary’s Law Review and also clerked for a Federal Judge while in school. Upon graduation, Mike immediately teamed up with his attorney and father, Pete, to form Weston Legal, a full service debt relief law firm. Since Pete practices exclusively in...
(713) 623-4242 5001 Bisssonnet
Suite 200
Bellaire, TX 77401
(800) 220-4318 2375 East Camelback
Suite 600
Phoenix, AZ 85016
1111 Brickell Avenue
Miami, FL 33131
618 East South Street
Suite 500
Orlando, FL 32801
841 Prudential Drive
12th Floor
Jacksonville, FL 32207
2202 N. West Shore Blvd
Suite 200
Tampa, FL 33607
106 E. Sixth Street
Suite 900
Austin, TX 78701
9901 I.H. 10 West
Suite 800
San Antonio, TX 78230
John Garland
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Dallas, TX Estate Planning Attorney with 3 years experience
(469) 389-1021 3839 McKinney Avenue Suite 155-2051
Dallas, TX 75204
Free ConsultationEstate Planning
New York Law School
Licensed attorney offering Estate Planning services in the State of Texas through in-person and virtual settings. The Law Office of John Garland offers Wills, Islamic Wills (Shariah Compliant), Professional Wills, Power of Attorney, Guardianship and Medical Directives.
Charles E. Beachley III
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Lewisville, TX Estate Planning Attorney with 36 years experience
(972) 538-0358 396 West Main St.
Lewisville, TX 75057
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Elder and Probate
Southern Methodist University
Born New York, N.Y., April 14, 1951 admitted to Bar: 1982, Texas; 1983, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas; 1984, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; 1986, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas; 1989, U.S. Supreme Court. Education: Paris Junior College, Paris, Texas (A.A. 1971); Trinity University (B.A., cum laude, 1973; M.F.A., 1976); Southern Methodist University (J.D., 1982). Adjunct Professor, Business Law, University of North Texas, 1992-1993. Lecturer, Lewisville Library Law Lectures, 1984-1986. Member, College of the State Bar of Texas, 1989-1998. Diplomate, National Institute for Trial Advocacy. Associate, Durand & Associates, P.C., 1990-2015. Sole Practitioner, 1986-1990....
Mark A Nacol
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Richardson, TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 44 years experience
(972) 690-3333 990 S Sherman St
Richardson, TX 75081
Estate Planning, Business, Divorce and Family
South Texas College Of Law
Attorney Mark Nacol has been serving clients in the Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex for over 30 years. Mark offers legal advice and representation in a broad scope of practice areas, with an emphasis on the following: - Civil Litigation - Commercial Litigation - Family Law & Divorce - Fathers Rights - Business Transactions - Intellectual Property - Probate Law and Will Contests - Real Estate Litigation Mark Nacol has a reputation as a smart and tough advocate who has a natural ability to communicate...
Dana Palmer
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McKinney, TX Estate Planning Attorney with 12 years experience
(855) 763-8763 321 N. Central Expressway, Suite 220
McKinney, TX 75070
Estate Planning, Family and Probate
SMU Dedman School of Law
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Sharon Almaguer
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Dallas, TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 28 years experience
(956) 451-3811 14902 Preston Rd., Suite 404-715
By Appointment
Dallas, TX 75254
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder, Family and Probate
An attorney with over twenty eight years of experience, Sharon helps individuals and companies resolve even the most difficult and complex cases in an efficient manner. Sharon has experience assisting clients in a variety of practice areas including estate planning, probate, guardianship law, elder law, wills and trusts, adoption law, special needs planning, qualified income trusts, medicaid eligibility, residential and commercial real estate, asset protection, corporate and business law, corporate and LLC formation, franchising, and ad valorem tax issues. Call to discuss your case or legal issue with us today.
(956) 451-3811 801 E. Fern Ave., Suite 139
McAllen, TX 78501
(956) 451-3811 By Appointment
Harlingen, TX 78550
(956) 451-3811 By Appointment
Port Isabel, TX 78578
William F. 'Bill' Bronson III
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Addison, TX Estate Planning Attorney with 39 years experience
(972) 770-2660 16475 Dallas Pkwy Ste 345
Addison, TX 75001
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Tax
Bill Bronson is a former judge. He enjoys going to battle for each client, making the most of the relief available under the IRS Code, IRS Manual, and other laws. He puts his 39 years of experience to work for each client, to present a case to the clients’ best advantage and achieve the best deal possible with the IRS. Mr. Bronson uses the Taxpayer Bill of Rights and 15 other programs to put the IRS on the defensive, with you in control and the IRS responding to your proposals, instead of the other-way-around.
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Darryl V. Pratt
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FRISCO, TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 20 years experience
(972) 712-1515 2591 DALLAS PKWY STE 505
FRISCO, TX 75034-8564
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder, Probate and Tax
Oklahoma City University School of Law
With over twenty (20) of experience as a dual-licensed attorney and Certified Public Accountant, Darryl V. Pratt has practiced law in all areas of corporate and business law, non profit law, estate planning, probate, guardianship, asset protection planning, bankruptcy (Chapters 7, 13 and 11), real estate, and taxation. Mr. Pratt focuses his practice on business representation and estate planning-probate and is a regular speaker on a variety of business law, non profit law, estate planning, asset protection, tax, bankruptcy, real estate and taxation topics. Mr. Pratt is a member of the Collin County, Denton County and Dallas County...
Jeffrey Albert Yates
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Plano, TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 20 years experience
(214) 423-5100 5601 Granite Parkway Suite 400
Plano, TX 75024
Estate Planning, Business, Construction and Probate
Albin Yates Balius Roach believes in aggressively preserving the truth for our clients while advancing the integrity of the profession. We also recognize that we cannot successfully cast a positive vision for our clients’ futures without possessing one for ourselves. The attorneys, paralegals and support staff of Albin Yates Balius Roach have chosen to commit their time and talent to the firm because we believe in the firm’s priorities and its future.
M. Troy Murrell
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Dallas, TX Estate Planning Attorney with 45 years experience
(214) 615-7925 3710 Rawlins St
Suite 950
Dallas, TX 75219
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Real Estate
The University of Texas School of Law
M. Troy Murrell is engaged in the handling of formation and governance of business entities including choice of entity, buy-sell agreements, assistance with annual meetings and documentation and general advice on daily operational issues including human resource issues including EEOC proceedings, employment agreements and non-compete issues, negotiating and enforcing contracts, advising clients on various compliance issues; business transactions including mergers, acquisitions, sales and entity conversions; real estate transactions including purchase and sale transactions, title issues, leases, mechanic and materialman’s liens, mortgage lending, secured loan modifications, foreclosures and ad valorem tax issues; and estate planning and probate law. As an adjunct...
Taylor M Mohr
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Frisco , TX Estate Planning Attorney with 6 years experience
(214) 741-2662 One Cowboys Way
Suite 175
Frisco , TX 75034
Estate Planning, Elder, Family and Probate
Baylor Law School
Taylor Mohr distinguishes herself by offering effective, affordable, and compassionate legal services. Her practice focuses on family law in Williamson and Travis counties. She is a member of the Williamson County Bar Association, Texas Bar Association, Texas Trial Lawyers Association and the Baylor Law Alumni Association.

Taylor graduated from the Baylor Law School. She attended this prestigious university with a full-tuition scholarship. As a law student, she balanced her studies with a variety of extracurricular work, serving as Secretary and Executive Vice-President for the Student Bar Association and working as an editing assistant for professor Gerald Powell, director of...
Christopher Jason Parvin
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Dallas, TX Estate Planning Attorney with 14 years experience
(214) 974-8940 1701 N Market St
#404
Dallas, TX 75202
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Elder and Probate
Christopher (Chris) Parvin is a Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Today, only approximately 1% of Texas attorneys have earned certification in this field. Chris is licensed to practice law in every court in the State of Texas and is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. Chris was named a “Rising Star” in Estate Planning and Probate Law in 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 by Super Lawyers® a designation awarded by Thomson Reuters through an extensive blue ribbon panel system that rates outstanding lawyers...
Michele Yvette Garza
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Dallas, TX Estate Planning Lawyer with 20 years experience
(214) 295-5600 13140 Coit Road, Ste. 345
Dallas, TX 75240
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
University of Oklahoma College of Law
Garza Law Firm, LLLP is a brother and sister team of aggressive trial lawyers. We focus our practice on two areas of law, Family Law and Estate Planning/Probate. Family law includes matters such as divorce, child support, custody/visitation modification, paternity, grandparents' rights and adoption. Estate Planning includes Wills/Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Deeds, etc. We charge a reasonable hourly rate or flat fee, depending on the complexity of the matter. We offer a military discount and can offer a payment plan for attorney fees upon request.
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