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Paul Thomas Francis

also known as Paul Francis

Practice areas:

Lawsuits & Disputes, Probate, Business, Contracts & Agreements, Real Estate

About Me

Since graduating from Baylor Law School I have been a solo practitioner and a shareholder with Cribbs & McFarland, PC, an Arlington law firm where I handled most of the litigation.  I also have handled many matters involving real estate, business and probate that did not involve contested lawsuits. 


 


My objective is to work with my clients to determine their goals, or as I usually ask "at the end of the day when all this is behind you, what does it look like.  What do you want to see?  What do you want to accomplish?"  After agreeing on a realistic end-game we can tailor strategy and work towards achieving it.  Sometimes it is as straightforward as deciding how their estate is to be distributed in a Will.  Other times it is how to handle a lawsuit that has been brought against them, or how to vindicate their rights if they have a claim against someone else.  


 


There is no such thing as a routine matter. 


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1982

  1. Lawsuits & Disputes: 40%
    32 years
  2. Business: 20%
    32 years
  3. Probate: 20%
    31 years
  4. Real Estate: 10%
    32 years
  5. Contracts & Agreements: 10%
    32 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($200-275/hour), Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • James Samuel Winegardner

    I enthusiastically endorse this lawyer's work. Paul is Honest and VERY knowledgeable.

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    James Winegardner Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Paul Francis Wieneskie

    I practiced with Paul for many years, and have handled cases with him since. He definitely knows his stuff. He is a hard working, tenacious litigator. Paul will do his research and prepare well for any case. If I needed a litigator personally, he's who I would hire.

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    Paul Wieneskie Appeals Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Paul Francis Attorney at Law

1178 W. Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, TX, 76013

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198205/02/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2005
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2004
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2003
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2002
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2001
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2000
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell1999
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell1998
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell1997
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell1996
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell1995
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell1994
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell1993
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell1992
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell1991
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell1990

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of Paul Francis2002 - Present
AttorneyCribbs & McFarland, PC1988 - 2002
AttorneyPaul Francis Attorney at Law1984 - 1987
Prosecuting AttorneySmith County Criminal District Attorney's Office1983 - 1984

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Arlington Bar AssociationDirector2005 - 2008
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember1985 - Present
Tarrant County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of TexasMemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Settle v. George, 02-11-00444-CV, 2012 WL 2923302 (Tex. App.--Fort Worth July 19, 2012, no pet.)Affirmed on appeal
Greenlee Enterprises, Inc. v. Compass Bank, N.A., 05-10-00490-CV, 2011 WL 6209192 (Tex. App.--Dallas Dec. 5, 2011, no pet.)Affirmed on appeal
Leonard v. State, 385 S.W.3d 570 (Tex. Crim. App. 2012)Court of Criminal Appeals overturned trial court and held polygraph test results could not form the basis of expert opinions.

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Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Baylor University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
Baylor UniversityN/AB.B.AN/A