Mr. Champlin

I believe you ought to know as much as possible about the lawyer you are considering to represent you.  You should ask questions and "qualify" the lawyer, just like the lawyer asks you questions to "qualify" you as a client.   I want you to have available the information you otherwise might not ask for.  So, please look this Professional Summary over and call me to discuss your needs.  PLEASE NOTE that while I have done so in the past, I no longer wish to engage in any litigation or matters in dispute.


Professional Education and Employment History

 J.D. with Honors (Law Review, Order of the Coif) 1972, Texas Tech University - Lubbock, Texas

 B.A. English 1970, Texas Tech University - Lubbock, Texas 

Licensed Texas Attorney April 1973, State Bar No. 04086500 

Law, Snakard & Gambill, P.C., Fort Worth, Texas February 1973 - February 1991 (Associate Attorney, 1973-77; Shareholder/Partner, 1977-91) (Focus on Wills, Trusts, Probate of Estates and Estate Planning; Real Estate incl. Land Title Litigation;  Insurance Company, Broker and Agency Transactions;  General Business Litigation in State and Federal Courts; Environmental Law and Litigation)

RadioShack (formerly Tandy) Corporation, Fort Worth, Texas February 1991 – August 2001 (Staff Attorney, 1991-93; General Corporate Counsel and Manager of Corporate Law Section, 1993-98; Director, Year 2000 Readiness Project, 1998-2000; Senior Director, Corporate Compliance & Risk Management Department, 2000-01) (Focus on Domestic and International Complex Business Transactions and Projects; Regulated Business Affairs; Corporate Compliance and Risk Management, Incl. Environmental Health and Safety of Manufacturing and Other Facilities)

 Solo Practitioner/Champlin Law Firm, Fort Worth, Texas September 2001 – Present  (Focus on Individual's Wills and Trusts, Including Revocable Living Trusts, Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts, and Related Planning Documents; Probate (Including Independent Administration and Muniment of Title and Heirship Determinations);  Guardianship (Certified Attorney Ad Litem and Guardian Ad Litem under Texas Probate Code, State Bar of Texas);  Small and Medium-Size Business Entity Formation, Organization and Governance, as Well as Business Purchases and Sales)

Rated “AV Preeminent”, the highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings.

I know you don't want to read a Resume, but let me know if you want  selected examples of law or business experience 

 Professional and Community Memberships

 Texas, Tarrant County, and Tarrant County Probate Bar Associations

 Tarrant Bar Foundation and Texas Bar Foundation Life Fellow

 Leadership Fort Worth

 Past Service on Board of Trustees, Fort Worth Police Officers Awards Foundation (Retired May 2008; 20 Years’ Service)

 Past Service on Board of Trustees and as Elder, St. Stephen Presbyterian Church

 Moslah Shriners, Fort Worth, Supporting Shriner’s Hospitals for Children


U.S. Army 1967-1969 (Infantry Staff Sergeant; Decorated Combat Service in Vietnam with 1st Infantry Division; Honorable Discharge)

Thank you.


 Marvin Champlin