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Christopher Jason Parvin

also known as Chris Parvin

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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. 


Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Probate: 35%
  2. Estate Planning: 35%
  3. Guardianship: 15%
  4. Business: 15%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Roy K Petty

    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.


    Roy Petty Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Brandy Nicole Baxter-Thompson

    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.


    Brandy Baxter-Thompson Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Emmert & Parvin LLP

1701 N. Market Street
Ste. 404
Dallas, TX, 75202


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200307/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarTexas Monthly Magazine2014
Rising StarTexas Monthly Magazine2013
Rising StarTexas Monthly Magazine2012
Board Certified - Estate Planning and Probate LawTexas Board of Legal Specialization2012
Rising StarTexas Monthly Magazine2011
Best LawyerSuburban Newspaper2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerEmmert & Parvin LLP2015 - Present
Adjunct Professor of LawTexas A&M University School of Law2015 - Present
Mayor Pro TemCity of Cedar Hill, Texas2013 - Present
City CouncilmanCity of Cedar Hill, Texas2009 - Present
PresidentWhite Rhino Coffee, LLC2007 - Present
Attorney At LawPalmer & Manuel, L.L.P.2007 - 2015
Association namePosition nameDuration
United States Supreme Court BarAdmitted Attorney2009 - Present
Dallas Association of Young Lawyers FoundationLife Fellow2008 - Present
College of the State Bar of TexasMember2005 - Present
State Bar of TexasMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of LawN/ALL.M - Master of Laws2006
Texas A&M University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
Southwestern Assemblies of God UniversityBusiness AdministrationBS - Bachelor of Science1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Monthly Members LuncheonKey Legislative Issues for Texas' 83rd Session2013
Lunch and Learn EventEstate Planning 1012012
Lunch and Learn EventEstate Planning 1012012
FDIC Lunch and LearnLegal Issues for Elderly Family Members2011
DAYL Teen Leadership Academy10 Things They Won't Tell You (About Real Life)2011
Chamber of Commerce Monthly Members LuncheonLegal and Financial Planning for Business Owners2011
Texas Wesleyan Univ. School of Law SSF Panel DiscussionSolo and Small Firm Law Practice Management2009