Pakis, Giotes, Page & Burleson A Professional Corporation

Pakis, Giotes, Page & Burleson A Professional Corporation

Law Firm in Waco, TX

Firm Overview

In 1963, William R. "Bill" Pakis opened his law office in Waco. With a primary focus on the formation and operation of business entities and the effective administration and disposition of estates, Bill formed and guided what is now this fourteen-lawyer firm. Our firm has grown along with many of our clients, and our attorneys now practice in virtually every area of the law. With offices near both county and federal courthouses, our firm has been a constant presence in Waco for more than 50 years.

Pakis, Giotes, Page & Burleson, P.C. has a long and distinguished tradition of service to our clients and takes pride in maintaining the impressive standard set by Bill Pakis. Our attorneys, with more than 250 years of practice experience among them, share strength in their accumulated knowledge and passion in their achievements. The Martindale Hubbell legal directory has consistently recognized our firm and our lawyers with the highest ethical and professional ratings. We take great pride in our dedication to meeting our clients' needs and obtaining favorable results. Our firm has been voted Best Law Firm in the annual Best of Waco edition of the WACOAN magazine four times: 2006, 2008, 2009, and 2013.

Our firm is committed to improving the Waco community and serving its residents. Our firm, through both its attorneys and its staff, believes in giving back to Waco and its surrounding communities. With a generous spirit, demonstrated through civic and community leadership, volunteerism, and financial support, our attorneys and staff serve on the boards of numerous educational, health and welfare, arts, children's, and faith-based organizations. In addition to civic involvement, our attorneys and staff have given countless hours to professional organizations.

With the continued growth and development of Central Texas, our firm stands ready to serve the needs of our clients and our community.
Main Office
Main Office
400 Austin Avenue, Suite 400, The Roosevelt Tower
Waco  TX  76701
Phone
  • (254) 297-7300
Fax
  • (254) 297-7301
Websites
Business
Pakis, Giotes, Page & Burleson A Professional Corporation will represent your Business legal matters.
Areas of Law:
-Administrative Law
-Banking
-Business and Commercial Law
-Collection and Lien Rights
-Bankruptcy
-Estate Planning
-Family Law
-Labor and Employment Law
-Trust Law.
-Litigation and Appeals
-Mediation and Arbitration
-Municipal Law
-Personal Injury
-Probate and Estate Administration
-Real Estate
-Stockholders' Rights
-Taxation

David C. Alford

Attorney in Waco, TX

David C. Alford joined the firm in May, 2010 after being in solo practice for 22 years. He has a strong background in creditor's rights, consumer's rights, bankruptcy, business and financial counseling, business entities, real estate, probate and civil litigation. He graduated from Baylor University in 1980 with a degree in Business Administration and from Baylor Law School in 1982 with his J.D. degree.

David is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys hunting, fishing, backpacking, softball and all other sports. He is active in the community and in Columbus Avenue Baptist Church.

Areas of Law:
-Bankruptcy
-Creditors' Rights
-Civil Litigation
-Business Law
-Wills and Probate
-Real Estate

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Partner

Admission Details:
-Admitted in 1983, Texas
-1985, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
-1986, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
-1988, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
-1989, U.S. Supreme Court

Law School Attended:
Baylor University
Class of 1982
J.D.

University Attended:
Baylor University
Class of 1980
B.B.A.

Birth Information:
Born in 1958
July 28, 1958
Education
  • Baylor University
    Juris Doctorate , 1982

Lee Allgood

Attorney in Waco, TX

Lee Allgood joined the firm in November, 2012. Lee received his Bachelor of Science degree, magna cum laude, in Accounting and his Master of Science degree, with a focus in taxation, from the University of North Texas in 2006, and his Juris Doctor degree from Baylor University School of Law in 2011.

Lee's primary practice areas include Taxation, Estate Planning and Business Planning.

Lee and his wife, Katie live in Hewitt. In his free time, Lee enjoys hiking, basketball, and the restoration and racing of trucks and classic cars.

Areas of Law:
-Taxation
-Business Organization Planning
-Estate Planning

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Associate

Admission Details:
Admitted in 2012, Texas

Law School Attended:
Baylor University School of Law
Class of 2011
J.D.

University Attended:
University of North Texas
Class of 2006
B.S.
Accounting, magna cum laude

University of North Texas
Class of 2006
M.S.
Taxation

Hobbies & Interests:
Hiking, Basketball and Restoration and racing of trucks and classic cars
Education
  • Baylor University School of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 2011

Josh Borderud

Attorney in Waco, TX

Areas of Law:
-Civil Litigation
-Commercial Litigation
-Business Litigation

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Associate

Admission Details:
-Admitted in 2009, Texas
-2011, U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
-2013, U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas

Law School Attended:
Baylor University School of Law
Class of 2009
J.D.

University Attended:
Baylor University
Class of 2001
B.A.

Baylor University
Class of 2003
M.A.
Education
  • Baylor University School of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 2009

John Burleson

Attorney in Waco, TX

John Burleson joined the firm in March, 1981. John received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Baylor University in 1979 and his Juris Doctor degree from Baylor University School of Law in 1981.

His primary areas of practice include Business and Commercial Matters, Real Estate Law, and Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures.

Areas of Law:
-Corporate Law
-Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures
-Business and Commercial Law
-Real Estate

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Partner

Admission Details:
Admitted in 1981, Texas

Law School Attended:
Baylor University
Class of 1981
J.D.

University Attended:
Baylor University
Class of 1979
B.B.A.

Birth Information:
Born in 1956
December 14, 1956
Education
  • Baylor University
    Juris Doctorate , 1981

Rodney A. Chamness, II

Attorney in Waco, TX
Certified Public Accountant, Texas, 1989.

Areas of Law:
-Business Law
-Commercial Law
-Real Estate
-Intellectual Property
-Taxation
-Estate Planning

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Partner

Admission Details:
-Admitted in 1986, Texas
-1986, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
-1986, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
-U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

Law School Attended:
Baylor University
Class of 1986
J.D.
cum laude

University Attended:
New Mexico State University
Class of 1984
B.A.

Birth Information:
Born in 1961
April 18, 1961
Education
  • Baylor University
    Juris Doctorate, cum laude , 1986

Michael G. Cosby

Attorney in Waco, TX
Certified Mediator.

Areas of Law:
-Commercial Litigation
-Employment Litigation
-Personal Injury Litigation
-Health Care Law

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Partner

Admission Details:
-Admitted in 1983, Texas
-1985, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
-1986, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
-1986, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
-1991, U.S. Supreme Court
-1993, U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
-1998, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas

Law School Attended:
Baylor University
Class of 1983
J.D.

University Attended:
Howard Payne University
Class of 1979
B.S.

Birth Information:
Born in 1956
October 30, 1956
Education
  • Baylor University
    Juris Doctorate , 1983

David N. Deaconson

Attorney in Waco, TX

David N. Deaconson joined the firm in September, 1986. Prior to joining the firm, Dave served as an assistant district attorney in McLennan County. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Baylor University in 1981 and his Juris Doctor degree from Baylor University School of Law in 1983. In 1990, Dave was selected as the Outstanding Young Lawyer by the Waco-McLennan County Young Lawyers Association.

Dave is a past president of the Waco-McLennan County Bar Association and he is a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation. Dave also serves as an adjunct professor for Baylor University School of Law, where he coaches mock trial competition teams. Primary areas of practice include Litigation in State and Federal Courts, Commercial and Employment Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation and Municipal Law.

Areas of Law:
-Commercial Litigation
-Employment Litigation
-Municipal Law
-Personal Injury Litigation
-Health Care Litigation

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Partner

Admission Details:
-Admitted in 1983, Texas
-1987, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
-1996, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
-2003, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
-1991, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
-1991, U.S. Supreme Court

Law School Attended:
Baylor University
Class of 1983
J.D.

University Attended:
Baylor University
Class of 1981
B.B.A.

Birth Information:
Born in 1959
January 28, 1959
Education
  • Baylor University
    Juris Doctorate , 1983

Carlie C. Gause

Attorney in Waco, TX

Areas of Law:
-Estate Planning
-Probate and Estate Administration
-Real Estate Law
-Elder Law

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Associate

Associations & Memberships:
State Bar of Texas; Waco-McLennan County Bar Association.

Artie G. Giotes

Attorney in Waco, TX

Artie G. Giotes joined the firm in December, 1976. Artie received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Baylor University in 1963 and his Juris Doctor degree from Baylor University School of Law in 1965. He was a member of the Texas Board of Law Examiners from 1980 through 1997. Artie has served as President of the Waco-McLennan County Bar Association.

Artie has served as an Adjunct Professor at Baylor Law School. He is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Estate Planning and Probate Law. He is also a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas and is a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation. His primary areas of practice include Estate Planning, Litigation in State and Federal Courts, Business and Commercial Matters, Real Estate Law and Probate Law.

Areas of Law:
-Estate Planning
-Business and Commercial Law
-Real Estate Law
-Oil and Gas Law
-Probate
-Will Contests
-Trust Litigation
-Estate Litigation

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Partner

Admission Details:
-Admitted in 1965, Texas
-1977, U.S. Court of Federal Claims
-1977, U.S. Tax Court
-1978, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
-1981, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
-1985, U.S. Supreme Court
-2001, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas

Law School Attended:
Baylor University
Class of 1965
J.D.

University Attended:
Baylor University
Class of 1963
B.B.A.

Birth Information:
Born in 1941
February 2, 1941

Certifications:
(Board Certified, Estate Planning and Probate Law, Texas Board Of Legal Specialization)
Education
  • Baylor University
    Juris Doctorate , 1965

Jim Hering

Attorney in Waco, TX
Certified Mediator.

Areas of Law:
-Commercial Litigation
-Appellate Law
-Personal Injury Litigation
-Insurance Litigation

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Partner

Admission Details:
-Admitted in 1996, Texas
-1999, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
-2009, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
-2001, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
-2003, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas

Law School Attended:
South Texas College of Law
Class of 1996
J.D.

University Attended:
Tarleton State University
Class of 1993
B.B.A.

Birth Information:
Born in 1970
January 27, 1970
Education
  • South Texas College of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 1996

Fred M. Johnson, Jr.

Attorney in Waco, TX

Fred M. Johnson, Jr. joined the firm in August, 1983. Fred received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Baylor University in 1976 and his Juris Doctor degree from Baylor University School of Law in 1983.

Areas of Law:
-Divorce
-Family Law
-Construction Litigation
-Personal Injury Litigation
-Mediation
-Debt Collection
-Employment Law
-Consumer Litigation
-Business Litigation

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Partner

Admission Details:
-Admitted in 1983, Texas
-1983, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
-1983, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
-1983, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
-1983, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
-1988, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

Law School Attended:
Baylor University
Class of 1983
J.D.

University Attended:
Baylor University
Class of 1976
B.B.A.

Birth Information:
Born in 1954
August 20, 1954
Education
  • Baylor University
    Juris Doctorate , 1983

C. Scott Omo

Attorney in Waco, TX

Scott Omo joined the firm in May, 2009. Scott received his Bachelor of Science degree, cum laude, in Economics from Texas A&M University in 1999, his Juris Doctor degree from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law in 2008, and his Master of Laws in Taxation from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law in 2009.

Scott's primary practice areas include Tax, Estate and Business Planning. He has been retained to defend numerous IRS audits throughout Central Texas and is highly sought after for protection in IRS collection matters. He also focuses on assisting clients with contested estate and trust matters.

Scott and his wife, Nicole, are proud to call China Spring home where they raise their three boys. In his free time, Scott enjoys coaching his boys' sports teams and volunteering with the Heart O'Texas Fair & Rodeo.

Areas of Law:
-Business Planning
-Estate Planning
-Estate Litigation
-Probate
-Taxation

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Associate

Admission Details:
Admitted in 2008, Texas

Law School Attended:
Texas Wesleyan University School of Law
Class of 2008
J.D.

Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law
Class of 2009
LL.M.
Taxation

University Attended:
Texas A & M University
Class of 1999
B.S.
Economics

Birth Information:
Born in 1977
June 16, 1977
Education
  • Texas Wesleyan University School of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 2008

Jack Randall Page

Attorney in Waco, TX

Certified Public Accountant, Texas, 1978.

Areas of Law:
-Taxation
-Estate Planning

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Partner

Admission Details:
-Admitted in 1980, Texas
-1984, U.S. Tax Court
-1987, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
-1989, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

Law School Attended:
Baylor University
Class of 1980
J.D.

University Attended:
Baylor University
Class of 1977
B.B.A.

Birth Information:
Born in 1956
August 1, 1956

Certifications:
(Board Certified, Tax Law, Texas Board Of Legal Specialization)
Education
  • Baylor University
    Juris Doctorate , 1980

Geneva Brown Turner

Attorney in Waco, TX

Geneva Brown Turner joined the firm in March, 1988. Gena received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Baylor University in 1986 and her Juris Doctor degree from Baylor University School of Law in 1988. Her primary areas of practice include Elder Law, Estate Planning, Probate Law, Guardianship Law, Real Estate Law, and Business and Commercial Matters.

Areas of Law:
-Real Estate Law
-Estate Planning
-Probate Law
-Elder Law

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Partner

Admission Details:
Admitted in 1988, Texas

Law School Attended:
Baylor University
Class of 1988
J.D.

University Attended:
Baylor University
Class of 1986
B.A.

Birth Information:
Born in 1947
July 22, 1947
Education
  • Baylor University
    Juris Doctorate , 1988

William R. Pakis

Attorney in Waco, TX

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Of Counsel

Admission Details:
Admitted in 1960, Texas

Law School Attended:
Baylor University
Class of 1960
J.D.

University Attended:
University of Arkansas
Class of 1955
B.S.

Birth Information:
Born in 1933
September 10, 1933
Education
  • Baylor University
    Juris Doctorate , 1960
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