Matt Anthony is licensed to practice law and is a member of the State Bars of Texas, New York and Georgia. His practice focuses in the area of nonprofit organizations with an emphasis on compliance issues, real estate, commercial construction, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, executive compensation and litigation/arbitration. His clients include all types of charitable, religious and, educational organizations as well as small business individuals.
Mr. Anthony attended Baylor University receiving his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in the areas of Finance and Real Estate. He then attended St. Mary’s University School of Law where he earned his Juris Doctor degree in 1989 with honors in the study of Secured Transactions.
Prior to founding the Church Law Group, Mr. Anthony began his legal career prosecuting criminal cases as an assistant county and district attorney before entering private civil practice. He is AV Rated by the Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Rating System. An AV rating is a testament to the fact that his peers rank Mr. Anthony at the highest level of professional Excellence. Mr. Anthony is also a member of the Christian Legal Society and National Association of Church Business Administration (NACBA). Mr. Anthony has been selected by Fort Worth, Texas Magazine, as a “Top Attorney” in the area of Religious/Nonprofit Law.
Samantha R. Burns is an associate attorney with Anthony | Kennedy, PLLC and is licensed to practice law in the state of Texas. Samantha regularly assists clients on a wide range of issues related to corporate governance, employment, intellectual property, real estate, and transactional law. Her clients include churches of various sizes and denomination, ministries, educational institutions, and other charitable organizations.
Samantha attended Southern Methodist University receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in the areas of History and English. She then attended Texas A&M School of Law where she earned her Juris Doctor degree in 2016. During her time at Texas A&M School of Law, Samantha was a Board of Advocates Member for Alternative Dispute Resolution and also completed mediation training. Prior to joining Anthony | Kennedy, PLLC, Samantha worked as a Plaintiff’s attorney, where she focused on helping injured individuals with pharmaceutical and medical device claims and federal workers’ compensation.
Kristina Denapolis West
Kristina Denapolis West is an attorney with Anthony Kennedy, PLLC and is licensed to practice law in the states of Texas and Louisiana. She attended Texas Christian University for her undergraduate degree and attended law school at Loyola College of Law in New Orleans. Kristina brings a wide array of experience to the firm, along with a practical approach to solving a myriad of legal issues facing clients today. Kristina has been named a “Top Attorney,” “Attorney Worth Knowing,” and “Rising Star” by several Texas publications.
Kristina enjoys spending time with her family, socializing, and writing. She serves on various community and alumni executive committees and is also a member of her city’s economic development board.
Ms. Fallin serves as “of counsel” for the firm and is licensed to practice law in the States of Texas and Tennessee, as well as in the Supreme Court of the United States. Her primary practice areas are transactional law, nonprofit and profit corporate law, as well as probate and estate planning.
Ms. Fallin graduated magna cum laude from the University of North Texas and received her Juris Doctor from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law. Prior to attending law school.
Ms Fallin worked in the corporate world where she gained experience in the insurance and oil & gas industries.
David Joe serves as “of counsel” to the firm and is licensed to practice law in the State of Texas. Mr. Joe’s practice focuses primarily of civil litigation including corporate law and employment law.
Mr. Joe also practices in the area of nonprofit law handling a wide range of issues affecting churches and ministries. Within the field of nonprofit law. Mr. Joe advices clients on a wide range of issues arising under the laws of more than 25 states. Additionally, Mr. Joe’s practice also includes demonstrated expertise in alternative dispute resolution.
Mr. Joe graduated from the University of Texas School of Law in 1997 where he participated in moot court competition and was a staff editor of the Texas Forum on Civil Liberties and Civil Rights.
In the course of earning his Juris Doctor, Mr. Joe completed training in mediation and was certified to mediate in his third year of law school. Prior to law school Mr. Joe attended Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History.