Our Lawyers

OUR FIRM IS COMPOSED OF A TEAM OF EXPERIENCED LAWYERS, PARALEGALS AND STAFF MEMBERS COMMITTED TO THE ZEALOUS REPRESENTATION OF OUR CLIENTS AND DEDICATED TO PROVIDING THEM WITH EXCELLENT AND EFFECTIVE LEGAL REPRESENTATION IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE THE RESULTS OUR CLIENTS EXPECT AND DESERVE.

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CONTACT

Phone: 972.444.8777

Matt Anthony

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.

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Nonprofit Compliance Issues
  • Internal Revenue Inquiries and Audits
  • Real Estate and Construction Matters
  • Corporate Governance
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Executive Compensation in Tax Exempt Organizations
  • Executive Employment
  • Civil Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Complex Business Transactions
  • Insurance Related Matters

LICENSURE

  • State of Texas
  • State of Georgia
  • State of New York

COURT ADMISSIONS

  • All Texas State Courts
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
  • All Georgia State Courts
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia
  • All New York State Courts
  • U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Tax Court

EDUCATION

  • St. Mary’s University School of Law (J.D. 1989)
  • Baylor University (B.B.A. 1986)

MEMBERSHIPS

  • State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Christian Legal Society
  • Board of Directors, Central Christian Church, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Baylor University Alumni Association
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CONTACT

Phone: 972.444.8777

Samantha Burns

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.

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Nonprofit Compliance
  • Contracts and Business Transactions
  • Corporate Governance
  • Employment Matters
  • Real Estate Matters
  • Transactional Law
  • Intellectual Property Matters
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

LICENSURE

  • State of Texas

COURT ADMISSIONS

  • All Texas State Courts

EDUCATION

  • Texas A & M School of Law (2016)
  • Southern Methodist University, B.A. (History and English) (2011)

MEMBERSHIPS

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Aggie Law Bar Association
  • Texas A & M School of Law Board of Advocates
  • Dallas Women Lawyer Association
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CONTACT

Phone: 972.444.8777

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.

Practice Areas

  • Nonprofit law
  • Civil Litigation, including 1983 actions
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Adoption law

Licensure

  • State of Texas
  • State of Louisiana

Court Admissions

  • All Texas State Courts
  • All Louisiana State Courts
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas

Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of Louisiana
  • Texas Bar College
  • American Bar Association
  • Christian Legal Society
  • Allied Attorney, Alliance Defending Freedom
Featured Attorney

CONTACT

Phone: 972.444.8777

Peggy Fallin

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.

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Transactional Law
  • Nonprofit Corporate Law
  • For Profit Corporate Law
  • Probate and Estate Planning

LICENSURE

  • State of Texas
  • State of Tennessee

COURT ADMISSIONS

  • All Texas State Courts
  • All Tennessee State Courts iv.

EDUCATION

  • Texas Wesleyan University School of Law (J.D.)
  • University of North Texas (B.A.)

MEMBERSHIPS

  • State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of Tennessee
  • Tarrant County Bar Association
Featured Attorney

CONTACT

Phone: 972.444.8777

David Joe

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.

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Civil Litigation concentrating on Employment Matters
  • Nonprofit Compliance and Tax Exempt Status
  • Corporate Governance
  • Internal Investigations
  • Corporate Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

LICENSURE

  • State of Texas

COURT ADMISSIONS

  • All Texas State Courts

EDUCATION

  • University of Texas School of Law (J.D. 1997)
  • Bucknell University (B.A. 1994)

MEMBERSHIPS

  • State Bar of Texas
  • American Bar Association
  • Willacy County Bar Association
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