About Chris

  • State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of Texas Computer & Technology Section
    • Section Council Member, 2018-2021
  • State Bar of Texas Real Estate, Probate, & Trust Law Section
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Collin County Bar Association
  • Collin County Bar Association’s Estate Planning & Probate Section
    • Section Board Member & 2020-2021 President of Section
  • Dallas Bar Association
    • Past Chair of Lawyer Referral Service Committee
    • Former Chair of Pro Bono Activities Committee
  • Dallas Bar Association’s Probate, Trusts & Estates Section
    • Served on the Probate Manual Subcommittee
  • Estate Planning Council of North Texas
  • National Association of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)
  • Texas Guardianship Association
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • North Texas Pioneers Rotary Club’s Service Above Self Award
  • City of Plano’s Cultural Affairs Commission, Feb. 2018 – Present
  • City of Plano’s Complete Count 2020 Census Committee, Feb. 2019 – June 2020
    • Vice Chair of Committee, Chair of Business Subcommittee
  • Collin County Historical Commission, Mar. 2017 – Dec. 2019
  • Community Foundation of Texas’s Advisory Council, Oct. 2019 – Present
  • Hope’s Door Advisory Council
  • Junior League of Collin County, Aug. 2011 – Present
    • 2018-2020 Public Affairs Representative
    • 2017-2018 Executive Vice President
    • 2016-2017 Executive Vice President-Elect
    • 2015-2016 Treasurer
    • 2014-2015 Director of Governance (December 2015 to end of JLCC fiscal year)
    • 2014-2015 Treasurer-Elect
    • 2013-2014 Way & Means Council, Chair of Grants & Awards Committee
    • 2012-2013 Ways & Means Assistant II, Donor Management
  • North Texas Pioneer Rotary Club, Feb. 2011 – June 2018
  • This Side Up Family Center Board of Directors, Feb. 2011 – Apr. 2015
  • Women’s Auxiliary to Children’s Medical Center, Legacy Chapter
  • Live from Collin County Board of Directors, Jan. 2001 – July 2007
    • Served as Treasurer
  • Leadership Plano Class 22
  • Presenter, “60 Apps and Tech Tips in 60 Minutes,” State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting, June 2020.
  • Presenter, “Basics of Estate Planning,” American Immigration Lawyers Association Dallas Chapter, April 2020.
  • Presenter, “Guardianship & Alternatives,” Wylie ISD, Virtual Presentation, April 2020.
  • Co-Presenter, “Probate and Special Needs,” Accessible Law, UNT Dallas College of Law, Fall 2019 Issue, https://accessiblelaw.untdallas.edu/probate-and-special-needs.
  • Presenter, “60 Apps and Tech Tips in 60 Minutes,” State Bar of Texas Computer & Technology Section, Your Duty of Technical Competence Seminar, December 2019.
  • Presenter, “Estate Planning 101” and “Guardianship & Alternatives,” Weeks Law Firm, various dates.
  • Presenter, “Guardianship & Alternatives,” Plano Independent School District, September 2019.
  • Author & Presenter, “Probate Procedures and Forms of Administration,” State Bar of Texas Paralegal Division, Webinar, July 2019.
  • Author & Presenter, “Probate Procedures and Forms of Administration, and Whey They Are Used,” National Business Institute, Estate Administration Bootcamp, May 2019.
  • Author & Presenter, “Handling Distributions,” National Business Institute, Estate Administration Bootcamp, May 2019.
  • Presenter, “60 Apps in 60 Minutes,” State Bar of Texas Computer & Technology Section, Disaster Proofing Your Practice, December 2018.
  • Author & Presenter, “Practice and Client Management Software,” State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting, Law Practice Management, June 2016.
  • Co-Author & Presenter, “Case Management Software – Solo Conflicts, Checks, and Record- Retention,” State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting, Law Practice Management, June 2014.
  • Co-Presenter, “Law Practice Management in the 21st Century,” Collin County Bar Association’s “Making Your Practice Work!” Law Practice Management Seminar, January 2014.
  • Co-Presenter, “What’s Up in Office Technology: How to Avoid Malpractice While Using It,” Collin County Bar Association’s “Making Your Practice Work” Law Practice Management Seminar, January 2013.
  • Author & Presenter, “Practical Tips for Organizing the Tech-Savvy Law Office: A Practitioner’s Point of View,” Texas Advanced Paralegal Seminar, October 5, 2012.
  • Author & Presenter, “Office Technology: Practical Tips for Organizing the Small, Tech-Savvy Law Office from a Solo Practitioner’s Point of View,” Collin County Bar Association’s “Making Your Practice Work” Law Practice Management Seminar, January 2012.
  • Co-Author & Presenter, “Practical Tips for Organizing the Small, Tech-Savvy Law Office: A Practitioner’s Point of View,” Dallas Bar Association, Solo & Small Firm Section, October 2011.

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