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Christopher Jason Parvin

Estate planning Attorney at Dallas, TX

5.0   7 reviews

also known as Chris Parvin

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About Christopher

Learn Christopher’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    Simple and complex estate planning including wills, trusts, charitable gift planning, powers of attorney, medical directives, asset protection trusts, gun trusts and business planning.

  2. Probate
    All matters related to decedent's estates, both simple and complex. Probate includes probate of wills, administration of estates without wills, probate litigation and trust litigation.

  3. Business
    Business entity formation (e.g., LLCs, Corporations and Partnerships) and maintenance; Business succession planning; Contract law and Litigation.

  4. Guardianship
    Assisting those who are incapacitated by reason of physical or mental illness or injury by obtaining guardianships for loved ones related to financial estates or of the person. Assisting guardians with applicable legal filings and issues related to guardianship.

Board-certified in probate and estates law, Chris Parvin has dedicated his practice to the complex issues of business law and taxation. Primarily focusing on clients in North Texas, Mr. Parvin has extensive experience in matters such as simple and complex estate planning, trust creation, probate litigation, guardianship, elder law and business law. He has successfully litigated numerous cases in the courtroom, and has negotiated settlements and obtained summary judgments for many other clients. His law firm, Emmert & Parvin, LLP, handles cases throughout Texas.


After receiving his Bachelor of Arts in business management from Southwestern A/G University in 1999, Mr. Parvin went on to earn his Juris Doctor from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law in 2003, and then received his Master of Laws in 2006 from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. He is admitted to practice law in Texas, before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, the Supreme Court of Texas and the U.S. Supreme Court.


A proud Texas native with family roots in the area since 1867, Mr. Parvin has served Cedar Hill since 2009 as an elected city councilman. He has enjoyed various positions throughout North Texas on civic and philanthropic boards, and has served as the magistrate at Dallas County Truancy Court and as a part-time adjunct professor of business law at Northwood University. in addition to practicing law, he also currently serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Texas A&M University School of Law. 

Licensed for 19 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 2003
Updated 01/14/2023

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Parvin Law Group, P.C.
500 N. Akard St.
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Dallas, TX, 75201


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Posted by Jane | July 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Having never needed an attorney before we didn’t know where to turn. We did ask a few friends for recommendations, but in the end we decided to do a google search. We did a search for several days with basically the same names appearing each time and after reading about each attorney firm, Emmert & Parvin stood out above the rest. For some reason we knew they would be a good fit for the situation. This has been a most trying time, going through the death of a parent, one who had no will and who also had an outstanding loan (taken out on the home that had been paid off years before); this loan was a surprise to the family. The loan had never been paid back and we had no idea of what to do because the mortgage company wanted their money immediately. Mr. Parvin is a no-nonsense kind of man when it comes to the law. We soon realized that helping others during a difficult time is his forte; it is evident his clients are a top priority. He has directed us down a path, a road that has been very clear and concise from the beginning. He, along with his staff, have remained in communication with us. He has taken us through the process of probate court. He is currently working with us to remain on a timeline in order to repay the loan. The sleepless nights have become fewer and fewer. We know we met an attorney that is very professional and at the same time very personable. What a great combination!
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Posted by Joel | July 3, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Corporate Entity Formation
Chris recently assisted me with the formation of my startup business. In our first consultation he clearly outlined the overall process, the timeline involved, and the expected deliverables. Throughout the process he listened closely to my questions and concerns, and based on our specific needs, provided sound advice on various aspects of corporate entities and provided recommendations on how to address each concern. Chris assisted with some very specific language in our operating agreement, and customized our buy/sell agreement to best fit our investor needs, so I never felt that I was accepting a cookie cutter business entity. Whether over the phone or via email, Chris and his legal assistant were responsive, communicative, and courteous. Overall, I was relieved to find a friendly and trustworthy attorney to help us through this process, and I look forward to working with Chris the next time I need legal advise or assistance.
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Posted by Carlton | June 21, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Honest Advice
My friend was looking to set up a business that I was helping him with. We found Mr. Parvin on and are glad we did. He gave us straightforward information to let us make an educated decision about our company.
Posted by Sandy | July 20, 2011
Mr. Probate
I came to Chris with a complicated probate matter a year ago. He was knowledgable, responsive and very good to deal with. He resolved our case quickly and our family was grateful.
Posted by Wade | July 20, 2011
Great lawyer
Can't say enough good things about Mr. Parvin. He is immensely qualified and experienced and had an excellent understanding of the law. He is my "go to" attorney for all probate and estate matters.
Posted by Barry | March 26, 2010
Awesome litigator.
Chris was awesome. He was aggressive, smart and promptly handled my case. I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Jonathan | March 23, 2010
Business Dispute Settlement
Chris was very knowledgable and did an excellent job in assisting with a very difficult business settlement case. He was diligent in his work and helped with every facet of the case, including plotting a strategic course for favorable resolution of the issue.
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Work Experience

  • Chief Executive Office
  • The Parvin Group
  • 2018 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Parvin Law Group, P.C.
  • 2016 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor of Law
  • Texas A&M University School of Law
  • 2015 - Present
  • President
  • White Rhino Coffee, LLC
  • 2007 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Emmert & Parvin LLP
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Mayor Pro Tem
  • City of Cedar Hill, Texas
  • 2013 - 2018
  • City Councilman
  • City of Cedar Hill, Texas
  • 2009 - 2018
  • Attorney At Law
  • Palmer & Manuel, L.L.P.
  • 2007 - 2015
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  • Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2006
  • Texas A&M University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • Southwestern Assemblies of God University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1999


  • United States Supreme Court Bar
  • Admitted Attorney
  • 2009 - Present
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Foundation
  • Life Fellow
  • 2008 - Present
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • N/A
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Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2012
  • Board Certified - Estate Planning and Probate Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2011
  • Best Lawyer
  • Suburban Newspaper
  • 2011
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Speaking Engagements

  • Monthly Members Luncheon
  • Key Legislative Issues for Texas' 83rd Session
  • 2013
  • Lunch and Learn Event
  • Estate Planning 101
  • 2012
  • Lunch and Learn Event
  • Estate Planning 101
  • 2012
  • FDIC Lunch and Learn
  • Legal Issues for Elderly Family Members
  • 2011
  • DAYL Teen Leadership Academy
  • 10 Things They Won't Tell You (About Real Life)
  • 2011
  • Chamber of Commerce Monthly Members Luncheon
  • Legal and Financial Planning for Business Owners
  • 2011
  • Texas Wesleyan Univ. School of Law SSF Panel Discussion
  • Solo and Small Firm Law Practice Management
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (3)
Endorse Christopher
Business Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Chris Parvin has represented me on various matters over the years. He thinks strategically and uses sound judgment. I have followed his advice to make important decisions and I have come out ahead every time."
Probate Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Chris is a diligent and smart attorney that works hard for his clients. He comes up with creative solutions for his clients' matters and is always mindful of the best use of his clients' time and money."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"I practiced with Chris for several years and he is still the attorney I call when I have estate planning questions. I have even referred family members to him."