Chris Peterson attorney

Chris Peterson, Founding Attorney

Bio

Chris Peterson is the owner of Peterson Law Group. He practices primarily in the areas of wills, trusts and estate planning; probate and trust administration; elder law; and business law. In addition to the law practice, Chris is involved in Aggieland Title Company and Brazos 1031 Exchange Company.

He is a member of Wealth Counsel, Advisor’s Forum and Elder Counsel, three leading organizations for estate planning and elder law attorneys nationwide. Chris is also a Certified Estate Planner® through the National Institute of Certified Estate Planners. He has been a guest lecturer on estate planning for Texas A&M University’s Certified Financial Planer courses. In addition, he is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc., the National Institute of Certified Estate Planners, the National Association of Estate Planners and Councils, the State Bar of Texas Real Estate, Trust & Probate Section, the Brazos County Bar Association and the Montgomery County Bar Association. He is also on the Legal Advisory Council for the National Institute for Family and Life Advocates.

Chris grew up in Bryan and graduated from Bryan High in 1989. In 1993, he received a Bachelor of Arts from Wheaton College in Political Science and Biblical & Theological Studies. He then obtained his Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Texas School of Law in 1996.

In addition to being licensed in all Texas courts, he is also licensed to practice in the United States federal courts in the Southern, Western, Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas and before the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

He is actively involved in the local community. Chris currently serves as the Chairman of the Texas Triangle Regional Center for Innovation and Commercialization and on the local advisory board for BBVA Compass Bank. He previously served as President of the Bryan School Board, President of the Bryan Business Council, Chairman of the Board of the Research Valley Partnership, Vice President of the Bryan-Brazos County Economic Development Foundation, and Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of Bryan Texas Utilities, in addition to many other civic, nonprofit and church boards. Chris is a member of the Bryan-College Station Chamber of Commerce.

Besides practicing law, Chris is a serial entrepreneur and has been involved in starting businesses ranging from a local community newsmagazine, chocolates, and real estate development.

Chris has been married to his college sweetheart, Debbie since 1996. They have 3 kids (one of whom is adopted).

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1996

Education

  • J.D. (1996) – The University of Texas at Austin School of Law
  • B.A. (1993) – Wheaton College, Illinois

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Chris often appears in local media due to his community work and his representation of clients. Some examples of his being featured follow:

State Bar of Texas blog profile – Chris Peterson

Alumni returning to Johnson Elementary for 40th birthday celebration – The Eagle_ Local News

Preliminary Approval Given to West Bryan Housing Development – WTAW _ WTAW

Bryan Council to Consider Westside Housing Development – WTAW _ WTAW

Bryan City Council OK’s rezoning of land for neighborhood – The Eagle_ Local News

Bryan Planning and Zoning creates subcommittees to look into building setbacks, city parking – The Eagle_ Local News

Bryan approves $2 million in improvements – The Eagle_ Local News

Bryan Council OKs property purchase – The Eagle_ Local News

Center to help support projects, bring in research and create new jobs – The Eagle_ Local News

Bryan, CS Councils Approve BioCorridor Agreement

Bryan City Council Ironing Out Final Details of BioMedical Corridor Agreement

Bryan City Council Still Ironing Out BioMedical Corridor Agreement

BTU Board Getting Two New Members

Bryan City Council Approves BTU Appointments – WTAW _ WTAW

Dan Wilkerson retiring as BTU general manager – The Eagle_ Local News

Bryan’s takeover of BTU finalized – The Eagle_ Local News