Jarvis & Kelly

Jarvis and Kelly - McKinney, Denton and Sherman, Texas Lawyers

Who are We?

We are more than a cut above the rest. How do we prove that?

When you become our client, you get our cell phone numbers. Because we get it. Your fears and worries don’t stop at 5pm or take the weekend off.

Who are we? The buttons on the navigation bar give you our specialities within Family & Criminal Law. But we are not a list of legal descriptions.

We are Chip Jarvis and Audrey Kelly, two people passionate about the law since childhood. Two native Texans – a Veteran & a competitive athlete – who joined forces personally and professionally to create a law firm that prides itself on fighting harder and smarter, putting our legal prowess and connections to work for our clients, and treating each client with compassion and understanding.

Why Family and Criminal Law? Because they often intersect and influence the other. To practice one at the exclusion of the other does a disservice to clients, and our approach gives our clients their very best chance at success and peace.

On a personal note, we have both seen family members endure the suffering that comes with divorce/custody battles and with getting into trouble with the law. So we treat our clients the way we’d want our own family to be treated. We know others may say the same thing. But we actually do it.

Click on our photos for more about each of us

Chip Jarvis
Chip Jarvis

Veteran. Father. Defender.

McKinney, Denton and Sherman, Texas Lawyers
Audrey Kelly

A fist in a velvet glove.

Associations and Memberships

Family Law Section
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers
Military and Veterans
Denton Criminal Defense


  • I was recommend to speak Chip Jarvis. When I first met him I never thought that instead of seeking a legal counsel I would find a friend within Chip. Throughout my case there were times that I would find myself overwhelmed, stressed, and impatient but I always knew that I could call Chip as my attorney and most importantly as my friend to reassure me that everything will be fine. Most importantly from the beginning Chip has been straight forward and honest about everything that was to be expected and what actions we would take step by step, and receive more then what I had expected. Chip, thank you for everything you have done for me and my family you are greatly appreciated. And for those who are seeking legal advice Chip Jarvis comes HIGHLY RECCOMENDED.

    God Bless you and your family you will forever be in my prayers.


    David C.
    satisfied client
  • I was very pleased with the responsiveness and attentiveness Chip and Audrey provided
    to me and my family during a very difficult chapter of our lives. They genuinely cared about the crisis we were facing.
    Their knowledge and experience put our minds at ease knowing they had our best interest at heart. It’s very refreshing to find a pair of attorneys that genuinely care about the wellbeing of their clients and actually do what they say they are going to do.

    Gloria C.
    happy client
  • I used Jarvis and Kelly several times over the past 5 years and every day I am thankful I made that decision.  Audrey worked very at having several charges completely dismissed as well as always being available when I needed to speak with her.  She even went as far as accepting all my collect calls from jail, which I’ll never forget.  Hands down the Jarvis and Kelly law firm will also always fight to get you the best possible outcome of your legal dilemma.  Thank you Audrey and Chip.

    happy client
  • Mr. Jarvis is an excellent attorney. He is honest and upfront with his clients while explaining legal code in a way that anyone can understand. He isn’t afraid of anyone, doesn’t decline a case because it’s difficult, and stays with his clients until the very end. I personally recommend Chip to anyone I know who needs a family law attorney. He was recommended to me when many other attorney’s told me they wouldn’t take my case. I won and will never call another attorney again when I need help.

    S.M. Cuny
    satisfied client
  • I first met Chip Jarvis when he represented one of my friend’s in their divorce. I was immediately impressed with his knowledge, abilities, and the verdict he achieved on behalf of my friend. I retained him to represent me in my divorce with the same successful results. Chip was very honest and knowledgeable concerning all the nuances of family law. I felt fully prepared and well-represented in my case. I have since recommended countless friends and family members, and because they too were so pleased with his services, they have passed along the recommendation. I will continue to seek Chip’s counsel in any and all legal matters I may face. He is by far one of the top professionals in his industry!

    Denise Phelps
    divorce client
  • I had a case that hasn’t been touched on before. My circumstances were rare. I had talked to an attorney or two before who had no desire to hear me out. Chip treated me and my situation with the up most respect. He was truthful with me even when I didn’t want to hear it. I had days where I wanted to scream and he was more than willing to talk with me and calm me down. Truly one of the best lawyers I have ever encountered. He is a real person and truly cares. He doesn’t treat you like a job. He gets invested.

    Diana S.
    family law client
  • Chip is an excellent attorney. He was my anchor in the most trying time in my life. I recommend him to everyone needing family law attorney.

    child custody client
  • I hired Jarvis & Kelly Law for the adoption of my son. I could not have been happier with the work they did. My son is now 2 years old and he is everything to our family and it wouldn’t have been possible without their help. We are thinking about adopting another baby and we wouldn’t use any law firm other than Jarvis and Kelly.

    Leticia J.
    satisfied content
  • I have known Chip and Audrey for 5 years. They have always been there for me and have helped me through my legal difficulties on several occasions. I have never felt alone with Jarvis & Kelly representing me. They are a firm that is constantly thinking “outside the box” in working to get the best outcome possible.


    happy client
  • I used Jarvis and Kelly for my divorce in 2011.  I am overly impressed by the timely manner that it took them to do it!!!  They were very sweet and compassionate about everything that I was going thru. Thank you for all your help

    satisfied client
  • I have used Jarvis and Kelly for a couple of my criminal charges.  Audrey Kelly got me by far the best deal ever!  I have used lawyers in the past but I’ve never had one that treated me like I was a person and not just a number.  She worked hard to get me the best deal and didn’t settle quickly like others to move on to the next!

    happy client