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Arthur Harold Geffen

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About me

I have been practicing Law in Dallas since the late 70's primarily in the fields of Estate Planning, Probate, Tax and Business Organizations.  Outside of the office, my avocations include SCUBA, Underwater Photography, Cooking and utilizing my outdoor wood burning oven to make pizza, bread, and just about anything else that could be made in an indoor oven.


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Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 45%
    41 years
  2. Probate: 40%
    41 years
  3. Business: 10%
    41 years
  4. Tax: 5%
    41 years



Hourly ($250-450/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

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Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Steven J. Fromm

    I have read hundreds of Arthur's comments and answers here at Avvo and found him to be very knowledgeable, experienced and insightful when it comes to estate and tax matters. He also is very practical in this approach to solving legal problems. He would be someone to rely on and assist with any estate matter.


    Steven Fromm Tax Attorney
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  • James Brian Thomas

    I would send any client Mr. Geffen's way. Through this site and others like it, Mr. Geffen has time and again demonstrated to me a true passion for assisting others through challenges of all shapes and sizes. His responses and suggestions are accurate, well-balanced and aimed at resolving the real issues at hand. Anyone seeking help would be well-served in contacting such an experienced counselor.


    James Thomas Probate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

1620 E Belt Line Rd
ste 204
Dallas, TX, 75006-6309


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 197408/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2012
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell1978
Order of the Barons Honor SocietyUniversity of Houston School of Law1972
EditorHouston Law Review1972
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentArthur H. Geffen, P.C.1975 - Present
AttorneyHirsch, Westheimer and Block1974 - 1975
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of TexasProfessional Efficiency & Economic Research Committee1991 - Present
State Bar of TexasComputerization of Profession Committee1991 - Present
Dallas Bar AssociationEconomics and Law Practice Committee1990 - Present
Dallas County Bar AssociationChairman & Founder Computer USe Section1989 - Present
United States Tax CourtN/A1984 - Present
United States Court of Federal ClaimsN/A1984 - Present
United States Supreme Court Bar BarN/A1977 - Present
Dallas Bar AssociationN/A1975 - Present
State Bar of TexasN/A1974 - Present
Phi Delta Phi legal fraternityN/A1972 - Present
Dallas Bar AssociationFee Dispute Committee member2012 - 2012
Dallas Bar AssociationPeer Assistance Committee member2012 - 2012
Dallas Bar AssociationMentoring Committee Member2012 - 2012
Dallas Estate Planning CouncilN/A2008 - 2012
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Federal Income tax Deficiency for $150,000Sucessfully argued that the loss was a business bad debt and thus the loss offset the income from the IRA withdrawal.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Dallas Bar Computer Use and Technology SectionAutomation Insights1989
Houston Law ReviewThe Waiver Doctrine1973
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Houston Law CenterDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)N/A1973
University of GeorgiaPharmacyBS - Bachelor of Science1969
University of GeorgiaChemistryBS - Bachelor of Science1966
Emory UniversityChemistryN/A1964
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Texas District and County Attorneys AssociationComputer Technology1992
State Bar of Texas Annual ConventionAdvanced Office Practice1991
State Bar of Texas Annual Computer UseBringing you and your Desk into the 21st Century1991
Advanced Family LawComputers: Overview of Technology1991
Dalls Bar Computer UseUsing your computer to communicate with the World1990
Dallas Bar Association Computer UseUsing a PC as a Lawyer's Personal Workstation1989