Christopher J. Parvin

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Dallas, TX

Emmert & Parvin, L.L.P.
 | 1701 N. Market Street, Suite 404
Dallas, TX 75202
Phone: 469-607-4503
Selected to Rising Stars: 2011 - 2014
Licensed Since: 2003
Practice Areas:
  • Estate Planning & Probate (80%),
  • Business Litigation (20%)
Attorney Profile

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.

Mr. Parvin's professionalism has earned him the recognition of his peers. In addition to being named as a best lawyer by The Suburban Newspaper, Mr. Parvin has earned the peer-rated distinction of AV-Preeminent* with Martindale-Hubbell.

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. 

*AV-Preeminent and BV-Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Estate Planning & Probate (80%): Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Business Litigation (20%)

Focus Areas

Estate Planning & Probate: Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills


top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 4 years

Rising Stars: 2011 - 2014

Certificates and Credentials

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About Christopher Parvin

Admitted: 2003, Texas

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Honors and Awards:

  • AV-Preeminent* with Martindale-Hubbell
  • "Best Lawyer", Southwest Dallas "Best Awards", The Suburban Newspaper, 2010 - 2011
  • Life Fellow, Dallas Association of Young Lawyer's Foundation

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Graduate, Dallas Association of Young Lawyer's Leadership Class
  • Board Certified, Estate Planning & Probate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • United States Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.
  • Member, College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Co-Chair, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Solo and Small Firm Committee, 2004 - 2014
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2009
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 2003
  • Supreme Court of Texas
  • Texas, 2003

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • City Councilman, City of Cedar Hill, Texas., 2009
  • Vice Chairman, City of Cedar Hill, Texas Main Street Preservation, Former Vice Chair, City of Cedar Hill, Texas Main Street Development Board, 2002

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Adjunct Professor, Business Law, Northwood University, 2011

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Life Fellow, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Foundation, 2006
  • Member, College of the State Bar of Texas, 2003

Educational Background:

  • Taxation, Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, L.L.M, 2006
  • Southwestern Assemblies of God University, Waxahachie, Texas, B.S., in Business Management, 1999
Office Location for Christopher J. Parvin

1701 N. Market Street
Suite 404
Dallas, TX 75202

Phone: 469-607-4503


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Last Updated: 12/20/2016

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