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Nicholas "Nick" E. Arrott II

Attorney at Law

 

Decker & Arrott P.C.

104 Pine Street, Suite 712

Abilene, Texas 79601

Business Phone: 325-773-2255

Cell Phone: 214-683-6154

Business Fax: 325-773-2277

nick@gdalawtx.com

 

 

Nick Arrott is a Shareholder of Decker & Arrott P.C. who is licensed to practice law in Texas.  Nick’s practice is principally focused in the transactional practice areas of agriculture law, banking and finance law, business and corporate law, oil and gas law, real estate law, and trust and estate planning law.  Nick handles these transactional matters for clients by providing advice and counsel, drafting all necessary documentation, and continuing with oversight of matters if needed.

 

Nick also represents both defendants and plaintiffs in commercial litigation cases in state and federal courts both inside and outside of Texas, with a primary focus on matters related to agriculture law, banking and finance law, business and corporate law, oil and gas law, real estate law, and trust and estate planning law.  Nick handles these commercial litigation cases from beginning to end, including client counseling, pleadings, motion practice, discovery, depositions, hearings, settlement negotiations, and trial.  In addition, Nick is qualified to serve as an impartial third-party mediator in Texas for alternative dispute resolutions.

 

Nick also assists clients with all facets of the probate and guardianship process, including application, administration, and representation in matters of contested litigation.  Nick can also handle the representation of rural landowners with matters of administrative and regulatory law before state governmental agencies, with a special focus on contested transmission line proceedings before the Public Utilities Commission and the Texas State Office of Administrative Hearings.

 

Prior to attending law school, Nick was an Event Coordinator for the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks and for the City of Dallas Parks and Recreation Department at Fair Park.  Prior to forming Decker & Arrott P.C., Nick practiced as an Associate Attorney with the law firm of Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP (“Gardere”), a large law firm located in downtown Dallas, Texas.  At Gardere, Nick’s practice was mainly focused on general commercial litigation, class action litigation, and antitrust and trade regulation litigation.

 

Nick was born in San Angelo, Texas, and grew up in Bronte, Texas, where he spent a lot of time helping his father and grandfathers on their farms and ranches.  Nick enjoys being involved in the community and volunteering for local non-profit organizations, such as church and legal aid.  Outside of practicing law, Nick also enjoys spending time with his family, farming and ranching, playing golf, playing basketball, snow skiing, bird hunting, and running. Nick is married to Jodie, and they have a daughter, Payton.

 

Education

  • J.D., Texas Tech University School of Law, magna cum laude (2009)

    • Editor in Chief, Estate Planning & Community Property Law Journal

    • Associate Editor, Texas Tech Administrative Law Journal

    • Member, Texas Tech Board of Barristers

    • President, Mineral Law Interest Group

    • Social Chair, Aggie Bar Association

    • Member, Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity

  • B.S., Texas A&M University, cum laude (2000)

    • Major in Kinesiology with Specialization in Sports Mgmt

    • Minor in Business

    • Member, Sports Management Society

    • Member, Texas Aggies Making Changes

    • Member, HOSTS Mentoring Program

    • Member, Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society

    • Member, Golden Key National Honor Society

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, State Bar of Texas
  • Member, Abilene Bar Association
    • Chair, Abilene Bar Association Bylaws Committee (2011-2012)
    • Secretary/Treasuer, Abilene Bar Association (2012-2013)
  • Member, Abilene Young Lawyers Association
  • Admitted to practice before:
    • Texas State Courts
    • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas

Certifications

  • Certified Mediator in Texas
    • Qualified to serve as an impartial third party in accordance with the TEXAS CIVIL PRACTICE AND REMEDIES CODE

Honors & Awards

  • Jurisprudence Award for Superior Academic Achievement, Legal Practice II (Spring 2007)
  • Judicial Externship, United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, Honorable Judge Robert Junell (May 2007 - June 2007)
  • Jurisprudence Award for Superior Academic Achievement, Wills & Trusts (Spring 2008)

Publications

  • Caution!  T. Boone Pickens Plans to Permanently Alter Texas’s Landscape Above and Below Ground, from the Panhandle to Metropolis, Volume IX, Book 2 of the Texas Tech Administrative Law Journal.

Community Involvement

  • Volunteer, Legal Aid of Northwest Texas, Abilene, Texas
  • Member, Wylie United Methodist Church
  • Member, Abilene A&M Club
    • Director, Abilene A&M Club (2013-2014)
  • Member, Abilene Country Club

 

 

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