Robert T. Jarvis has been in private practice in Sherman, Texas, concentrating primarily on criminal defense and family law. He graduated from Baylor University in 1982 and from Baylor Law School in 1984. After graduation, he was hired by legendary Dallas County District Attorney Henry Wade.
Jarvis rose through the ranks was promoted to felony prosecutor in just over a year. During the following 12 months, Jarvis tried 23 felony jury trials resulting in 100% guilty verdicts.
In 1987, Bob Jarvis was elected Grayson County District Attorney, an office he held for 12 years. As the youngest district attorney ever elected in Grayson County, Jarvis personally tried 42 cases before juries for offenses including murder, capital murder, and child abuse, again with a 100% conviction rate.
During his tenure as district attorney, Jarvis implemented many innovative programs that improved the procedures used in prosecuting family violence, sex crimes and child abuse cases throughout the state of Texas.
In addition to duties as district attorney, Jarvis was also appointed Special Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas. He was given general jurisdiction as opposed to a one-time appointment for a single case. Jarvis is the only elected district attorney in the history of the Eastern District of Texas to be designated both state and federal prosecutor simultaneously.
Jarvis has tried and won many difficult child sex abuse cases, several of which originated from divorce or child custody disputes. He also has extensive experience in federal cases and is often contacted by out-of-county attorneys for assistance with cases in the Eastern District of Texas in Sherman.
Jarvis’ combined experience as a metropolitan-area prosecutor, long-term elected district attorney in his hometown, special federal prosecutor, and private-practice lawyer defending state and federal cases gives him a unique advantage in almost every criminal case.
He is licensed to practice in all courts in the State of Texas, the United States District Court for the Eastern and Northern Districts of Texas, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.
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