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Robert T. Jarvis

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Sherman, TX

Jarvis & Hamilton Law Firm
123 West Houston
Sherman, TX 75090
Phone: 903-892-8500
Fax: 903-892-8550
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2022
Licensed in Texas Since: 1984
Education: Baylor Law School
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI, Criminal Defense: White Collar
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Attorney Profile

Bob Jarvis is the principal attorney at the Jarvis & Hamilton Law Firm located in Sherman, Texas. Representing clients throughout North Texas, he focuses his practice primarily on criminal defense, assisting people who have been charged with DWI, child abuse, sexual assault, murder, drug offenses, assault and family violence, and probation violations among others. He also handles federal cases involving illegal drug and drug conspiracies, white-collar crimes, and child pornography.

Another of Mr. Jarvis’ specialties, Child Protective Service investigations, often involves both criminal charges and family issues. Jarvis understands that all too often parents accuse each other of abusing the children as a means to gain leverage in divorce or custody suits. These are extremely difficult cases, but in every one where the client has been wrongfully accused, Jarvis works hard to expose the false allegations and set the innocent person free.

Mr. Jarvis’ success has earned him a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo, and he has been named the Best Criminal Attorney in the annual Best of Texoma list released by a local newspaper.

Mr. Jarvis received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Baylor University in 1982. Remaining in Waco, he attended Baylor Law School and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1984. Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Jarvis served for 12 years as the Grayson County District Attorney, an elected position, where he tried more than 40 criminal cases and had a 100 percent conviction rate. Admitted to practice in Texas, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Practice Areas
  • 70%Criminal Defense
  • 20%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • 10%Criminal Defense: White Collar
Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Probation, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence


5 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2022

About Robert T. Jarvis

First Admitted: 1984, Texas

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Bar/Professional Activity

  • Former Elected Grayson County District Attorney, 1989-2000
  • National Criminal Defense Attorneys Association
  • Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Judge Paul Brown Inn of Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Grayson County Bar Association, President, 2010
  • Texas District and County Attorneys Association
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • Program Director of Criminal Defense Trial Skills & Trial Law Program
  • Grayson County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Secretary, 2001- Present
  • American Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Panelist, Emerging Issues in Death Penalty Litigation, Austin College Symposium, 2012
  • Speaker, Jury Selection from a Former Prosecutor’s Perspective, The Center for American and International and International Law
  • Speaker/Small Group Leader, Criminal Defense Trial Skills and Trial Law Program, 2009-2015
  • Speaker, Military Defense Counsel Trial Litigation, The Center for American and International Law, Plano, Texas, 2009-2015
  • Speaker, Integrating Responses to Domestic Violence, Loyola Law Review Symposium, New Orleans, 1998
  • “A Proposal for a Model Domestic Violence Protocol”, Loyola Law Review, Symposium on Integrating Responses to Domestic Violence, New Orleans, 1998

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Juvenile Alternatives, Past Board Member
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Sustaining Member
  • Circle 10 Boy Scouts of America, Past Executive Board Member
  • American Heart Association, Past Board Member
  • March of Dimes, Past Board Member
  • Texas Attorney General's Sex Offender Management Protocol Committee, Prosecutor Representative

Educational Background

  • Baylor University, Waco, Texas, B.B.A., 1982


  • Best Attorney, Best of Texoma, 2008
  • Best Criminal Attorney, Best of Texoma, 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, 2018
  • Best Attorney, Best of Texoma, 2010
  • Best Criminal Attorney, Best of Texoma, 2014
  • Best Criminal Attorney, Best of Texoma, 2015
  • Best Criminal Attorney, Best of Texoma, 2018
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Office Location for Robert T. Jarvis

123 West Houston
Sherman, TX 75090

Phone: 903-892-8500

Fax: 903-892-8550

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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