About the Firm

Probate Law and Litigation | Farrow-Gillespie Heath Witter LLP | Dallas, TX

The law firm of Farrow-Gillespie Heath Witter LLP is a premiere Dallas law firm for probate proceedings.  Led by former Probate Judge Chris Wilmoth, the firm’s probate section serves the Dallas area, including the counties of Dallas, Collin, Rockwall, Tarrant, Kaufman, Ellis, and Denton.  Located a few blocks from the Dallas County Probate Courts, FGHW probate attorneys handle all aspects of probate proceedings, from the simplest will probate to the most complex trust or guardianship litigation.

Farrow-Gillespie Heath Witter LLP is a full-service law firm providing high-quality, cost-effective legal services to individuals and businesses.

In addition to probate law, the firm handles matters in a variety of practice areas.  Representing companies and organizations from family-owned shops to the Fortune 500 list, FGHW’s award-winning attorneys offer a full complement of business legal services, including litigation and arbitration defense, employment law, contracts and business transactions, government relations consulting, health law, trademarks and copyrights, mergers & acquisitions, taxation, cyber-liability counsel, and nonprofit organizations. FGHW also provides other legal services to individuals and families, including estate planning, family law, and elder law.

Located in downtown Dallas since 2007, Farrow-Gillespie Heath Witter LLP is rated AV™ Preeminent®, the highest rating awarded to law firms, and is certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE).

For more information, please visit the firm’s main website.

  • Routinely named to awards lists, including Texas Super Lawyers and Texas Super Lawyer “Rising Star” (a Thomson Reuters service); Top Lawyers in Texas (Texas Monthly); Best Lawyers in America (U.S. News & World Report); Best Lawyers in Dallas (D Magazine)
  • Substantial experience with large Dallas law firms
  • Board Certifications, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Former Probate Court Judge
  • Former Dallas Bar Association President
  • Former 4-term Dallas City Councilmember
  • Former State Bar of Texas Director
  • Routinely appointed in civil matters by state and federal judges
  • Former federal judicial law clerks, interns, briefing attorney

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PRACTICE AREAS

Advertising Law

  • Contracts
  • Sweepstakes and promotions

Commercial Real Estate

  • Purchase and sale
  • Leasing
  • Affordable Housing Act matters

Corporate Law and Business Transactions

  • Contract review and preparation
  • Business formation and structuring
  • Business deals and transactions
  • Development and governmental relations counsel
  • Trademarks and copyrights
  • Commercial leases
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Taxation

Employment Law

  • Internal investigations
  • General counsel services
  • Governmental agency audits
  • Noncompetition agreements
  • Severance negotiations
  • HR training, policies and manuals

Estate Planning & Elderlaw

  • Complex estate planning for taxable estates
  • Basic estate planning at fixed fee for smaller estates
  • Living Trust formation and administration
  • Asset protection
  • Business succession planning
  • Guardianships
  • Government benefits planning
  • Family limited partnerships

Family Law

  • Prenuptial and marital agreements
  • Adoption

Health Care Law

  • Affordable Care Act employer compliance
  • Anti-kickback and Stark law compliance
  • Physician agreements
  • HIPAA compliance
  • Peer review

Litigation

  • Employment litigation and arbitration defense
  • Contract and other commercial disputes
  • Personal injury defense
  • Products liability defense
  • Cyber-liability defense and counseling
  • Shareholder claims
  • Probate and fiduciary litigation
  • Conflict counsel and local counsel

Nonprofit Organizations

  • Formation
  • Governance
  • Sweepstakes and fundraising
  • Antitrust counsel

Probate Law

  • Probate proceedings
  • Trust litigation
  • Will contests
  • Guardianships and guardianship litigation
  • Trust and estate administration