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Robert T. Jarvis

also known as Bob

About me

Bob Jarvis, the former elected Grayson County District Attorney, has been in private practice for 15 years, concentrating primarily on criminal defense and family law. He graduated from Baylor University in 1982 and from Baylor Law School in 1984. After graduation, he was hired by legendary Dallas County District Attorney Henry Wade. Jarvis rose through the ranks was promoted to felony prosecutor in just over a year. During the following 12 months, Jarvis tried 23 felony jury trials resulting in 100% guilty verdicts.


In 1987, Bob Jarvis was elected Grayson County District Attorney, an office he held for 12 years. As the youngest district attorney ever elected in Grayson County, Jarvis personally tried 42 cases before juries for offenses including murder, capital murder, and child abuse, again with a 100% conviction rate. During his tenure as district attorney, Jarvis implemented many innovative programs that improved the procedures used in prosecuting family violence, sex crimes and child abuse cases throughout the state of Texas.


Bob has represented clients for a variety of offenses, both at the State and Federal level.  He is licensed to practice in the Eastern District and the Northern District representing clients in federal cases.  He has represented criminal defense clients in Grayson, Fannin, Cook, Collin, Dallas and Tarrant counties with great success. Bob's success is largely attributable to his experience as both a prosecutor and a defense lawyer and his intense preparation for each and every case he takes on.  Give him a call and let him go to work.


Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 24%
  2. Criminal Law: 24%
  3. Child Abuse: 24%
  4. Family: 23%
  5. Sex Crime: 5%



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  • Waren C. Price

    I strongly endorse Bob Jarvis. Bob is a skilled trial attorney. He is always the most prepared attorney in the courtroom. He is a tenacious advocate and fights tirelessly for the rights of his clients.


    Waren Price Criminal Defense Attorney
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    Bob is an excellent trial lawyer.


    Myles Porter Criminal Defense Attorney
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Contact info

Robert T.Jarvis Law Firm

123 W. Houston St.
Sherman, TX, 75090

Robert T. Jarvis Law Firm

3340 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Suite 100
Fort Worth, TX, 76107



TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198410/19/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best of Texoma - Criminal Defense LawyerHerald Democrat Newspaper2015
Best of Texoma - Criminal Defense LawyerHerald Democrat Newspaper2014
Political AwardTexas Senate1994
Award and RecognitionSherman Branch NAACP1994
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerRobert T. Jarvis Law Firm, P.C.2000 - Present
Elected District AttorneyGrayson County District Attorney's Office1988 - 2000
OwnerRobert T. Jarvis Law Firm1986 - 1988
Assistant District AttorneyDallas County District Attorney's Office1984 - 1986
Association namePosition nameDuration
Grayson County Bar AssociationPast President2009 - 2010
Paul Brown American Inn of CourtMember2009 - Present
Grayson County Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationSecretary2002 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2002 - Present
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2000 - Present
Texas Attorney General's Sex Offender Management Protocol CommitteeProsecutor Representative1991 - 1991
Texas District and County Attorneys AssociationMember1988 - Present
Juvenile AlternativesPast PresidentN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. A.C.Not guilty of 2nd degrees, found guilty of State Jail Felony
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Baylor University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
Baylor UniversityBusinessN/A1982
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Criminal Defense Trial Skills ProgramClosing Arguments2013
Trial Lawyers SeminarDemonstrative Evidence & Exhibits2012
Criminal Defense Trial Skills ProgramClosing Arguments2012
Criminal Defense Trial Skills ProgramClosing Arguments2011
Criminal Defense Trial Skills ProgramClosing Arguments2010
Criminal Defense Trial Skills ProgramClosing Arguments2009