Courtland John Kristoferson
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Attorney Courtland Kristoferson


Courtland Kristoferson was born and raised in Denton County and has long standing ties to North Texas. He attended the University of Texas at Austin, graduating with a degree in Government. After graduation, he returned to the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and attended law school at Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law where he was a Dean’s Scholarship recipient as well as a founding member of the Van Sickle Family Law Clinic, which provided pro bono legal services related to family law matters for indigent members of the community.

During law school, Courtland clerked for the law firm of Shanklin & Cox and the Chenault Law Firm. Those experiences helped cement his belief that to successfully represent a client, an attorney must not only possess the requisite legal knowledge, but they must also fully understand the client’s goals and circumstances in order to provide the most effective representation.

As an Attorney at the Chenault Law Firm, his practice focuses on all aspects of probate, trust, fiduciary and guardianship matters. This includes estate, trust, and guardianship administrations, as well as contested matters including will contests, trust disputes, guardianship contests and disputes, and fiduciary liability.  He also assists clients in real estate, estate planning and civil litigation matters.

In addition to representing his individual clients, he has served in numerous roles in the Texas Probate Court system.  These have included being a Court appointed Trustee, a Court appointed Guardian of the Person and Estate of an alleged incapacitated individual and a Court appointed Administrator in multiple complex and contested estates.

Courtland was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 2016. He is a member of the Denton County Bar Association, the Real Estate, Probate, and Trust Section of the State Bar, and is a past Treasurer for the Denton County Young Lawyers Association.

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