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Christopher William Peterson

Christopher William Peterson

also known as Chris Peterson

Practice areas:

Estate Planning, Business, Real Estate, Wills & Living Wills, Probate

About Me

Chris Peterson is the owner of Peterson Law Group, a civil practice law firm based in Bryan-College Station, Texas with an additional office in Kingwood, Texas. He practices primarily in the areas of small business law, corporate law, real estate development, estate planning, probate, and banking.


 


He is a member of Wealth Counsel and Advisor's Forum, two leading organizations for estate planning attorneys nationwide. Chris is also a Certified Estate Planner® through the National Institute of Certified Estate Planners. He has been a guest lecturer on estate planning for Texas A&M University's Certified Financial Planer courses. In addition, he is a member of the National Institute of Certified Estate Planners, the National Association of Estate Planners and Councils, the State Bar of Texas Real Estate, Trust & Probate Section, the Brazos County Bar Association and the Montgomery County Bar Association. He is also on the Legal Advisory Council for the National Institute for Family and Life Advocates.


 


Chris grew up in Bryan and graduated from Bryan High in 1989. In 1993, he received a Bachelor of Arts from Wheaton College in Political Science and Biblical & Theological Studies. He then obtained his Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Texas School of Law in 1996.


 


In addition to being licensed in all Texas courts, he is also licensed to practice in the United States federal courts in the Southern, Western, Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas and before the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.


 


He is actively involved in the local community. Chris currently serves as the Chairman of the Texas Triangle Regional Center for Innovation and Commercialization and on the local advisory board for BBVA Compass Bank. He previously served as President of the Bryan School Board, President of the Bryan Business Council, Chairman of the Board of the Research Valley Partnership, Vice President of the Bryan-Brazos County Economic Development Foundation, and Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of Bryan Texas Utilities, in addition to many other civic, nonprofit and church boards. Chris is a member of both the Bryan-College Station and the Conroe Chambers of Commerce.


 


Besides practicing law, Chris is a serial entrepreneur and has been involved in starting businesses ranging from a local community newsmagazine, chocolates, and real estate development.


 


Chris has been married to his college sweetheart, Debbie since 1996. They have 3 kids (one of whom is adopted) – Bethany, a junior at Bryan High School School; Caleb, a 7th grader at Jane Long Middle School; and Joshua, a 3rd grader at Johnson Elementary.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1996

  1. Business: 30%
  2. Estate Planning: 30%
  3. Real Estate: 20%
  4. Probate: 10%
  5. Wills & Living Wills: 10%

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

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    Hovanes Margarian Consumer Protection Attorney
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  • Ronald Christopher Peil

    I endorse this lawyer. I got to know Chris through a professional development program that we both attended. He maintains a high profile in his community and is so respected that an industry group selected him to represent them at an important industry event at a major university in another state. In my experience, he has a versatile, thoughtful intellect and possesses a broad set of legal skills.

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    Ronald Peil Intellectual Property Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Peterson Law Group

1733 Briarcrest Drive
Suite 100
Bryan, TX, 77802

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199608/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Certified Estate PlannerNational Institute of Certified Estate Planners2013
Special Appreciation AwardBrazos Valley African American National Heritage Society2008
Ambassador Rookie of the Year AwardBryan/College Station Chamber of Commerce2004
Ambassador Team Leaader AwardBryan/College Station Chamber of Commerce2004

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Vice PresidentBrazos 1031 Exchange, LLC2009 - Present
PresidentPeterson Law Group2008 - Present
PartnerSwearingen, Peterson & Benn, LLC2007 - 2008
OwnerAbouTown Press, LLC2007 - 2012
PartnerPeterson & Swearingen, LLC2004 - 2007
Of CounselVacek, Kiecke & Currier, LLP2002 - 2004
PartnerChristopher W. Peterson, PC2002 - 2004
AssociateMeece & Associates2001 - 2002
AssociateWest Webb Allbritton & Gentry Pc1998 - 2001
AssociateMeece & Kohn1996 - 1998

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Association of Elder Law AttorneysMember2015 - Present
ElderCounselMember2015 - Present
National Institute of Family and Life AdvocatesLegal Advisory Council2015 - Present
Advisor's ForumMember2014 - Present
WealthCounselMember2014 - Present
National Association of Estate Planners and CouncilsMember2013 - Present
National Institute of Certified Estate PlannersMember, Certified Estate Planner2013 - Present
Texas Triangle Regional Center for Innovation and CommercializationChair of Board2013 - Present
Montgomery County Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
Houston Association of RealtorsAffiliate Member2012 - 2014
Research Valley PartnershipPast Chair2012 - 2013
Greater Conroe / Lake Conroe Area Chamber of CommerceMember2012 - Present
Research Valley PartnershipChairman2011 - 2012
Bryan-College Station Association of RealtorsAffiliate Member2011 - Present
Bryan Texas UtilitiesBoard of Directors2009 - 2014
Bryan Business CouncilChairman2009 - 2010
Bryan Texas UtilitiesVice Chair2009 - 2014
Bryan-Brazos County Economic Development FoundationVice Chair, Board of Directors2009 - 2013
Bryan/College Station Chamber of CommerceInner Circle Member2008 - Present
Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone Board, City of BryanBoard Member2008 - 2009
Research Valley PartnershipBoard of Directors2007 - 2013
Research Valley Innovation CenterAdvisory Council2007 - 2010
Bryan ISDPresident, School Board2005 - 2006
Bryan Business CouncilBoard of Directors2004 - 2010
Bryan ISDSchool Board member2003 - 2006
Hope Pregnancy Centers of the Brazos ValleyAdvisory Board2003 - Present
Hope Pregnancy CentersBoard of Directors1997 - 2003
State Bar of TexasMember1996 - Present
Brazos County Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present

Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
AbouTown Press, LLCEssential Tools for Planning for Death or Disability2010

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Texas School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Wheaton College, Wheaton ILBiblical/Theological StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts1993
Wheaton College, Wheaton ILPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1993

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Estate Planning: How To Protect Your Family & Your Life Savings From The Costs Of Probate, Taxes, And Long-term CareEstate Planning: How To Protect Your Family & Your Life Savings From The Costs Of Probate, Taxes, And Long-term Care2015
Estate Planning: How To Protect Your Family & Your Life Savings From The Costs Of Probate, Taxes, And Long-term CareEstate Planning: How To Protect Your Family & Your Life Savings From The Costs Of Probate, Taxes, And Long-term Care2015
Estate Planning: How To Protect Your Family & Your Life Savings From The Costs Of Probate, Taxes, And Long-term CareEstate Planning: How To Protect Your Family & Your Life Savings From The Costs Of Probate, Taxes, And Long-term Care2015
Estate Planning: How To Protect Your Family & Your Life Savings From The Costs Of Probate, Taxes, And Long-term CareEstate Planning: How To Protect Your Family & Your Life Savings From The Costs Of Probate, Taxes, And Long-term Care2015
Estate Planning: How To Protect Your Family & Your Life Savings From The Costs Of Probate, Taxes, And Long-term CareEstate Planning: How To Protect Your Family & Your Life Savings From The Costs Of Probate, Taxes, And Long-term Care2015
Estate Planning: How To Protect Your Family & Your Life Savings From The Costs Of Probate, Taxes, And Long-term CareEstate Planning: How To Protect Your Family & Your Life Savings From The Costs Of Probate, Taxes, And Long-term Care2015
How to Protect Your Estate, Assets & Life Savings from the Costs of Probate & Long-Term CareHow to Protect Your Estate, Assets & Life Savings from the Costs of Probate & Long-Term Care2014
CFP course on Estate PlanningEstate Planning2014
Estate Planning BasicsEstate Planning Basics2013
Small Business SummitChoice of Business Entity2010
Senior Seminar SeriesEnd of Life Decision-Making2010
Senior Seminar SeriesRights of the Elderly2010
Senior Seminar SeriesEstate Planning for Seniors2010
Edward Joness SeminarPreparing Your Estate Plan2010
The Debbie Davis ShowReal Estate2009
The Debbie Davis ShowEstate Planning Topics2009