Pakis, Giotes, Burleson & Deaconson, P.C.

Serving Central Texas with Distinction for 60 Years

Pakis, Giotes, Burleson & Deaconson continues to thrive and expand, consistently providing top-tier legal services through both stable and turbulent times. Their team, known for its exceptional depth of skill and experience, offers a broad spectrum of legal services. These include tax and estate planning, business formation and planning, litigation in all courts, intellectual property litigation, real estate transactions, employment matters, bankruptcy, municipal law, elder law and more. As a cornerstone in the revitalization of downtown Waco, they proudly established their offices in the renovated Roosevelt Tower at 400 Austin Avenue, positioning them near city, county, state and federal offices and courthouses. Their location also places them in close proximity to Baylor Law School, fostering strong connections with the academic community, where several of their attorneys are actively involved.

Founded by Bill Pakis in 1963, the firm continues to adapt and grow with the evolving legal landscape and the dynamic Central Texas community. They are dedicated to meeting each client’s unique needs and achieving favorable outcomes. Leadership through service is their guiding principle, reflected in their active engagement and contributions to the community.

They are honored to have been voted the Best of Waco ten times, a testament to their commitment and excellence. Their esteemed attorneys, including David Alford, Katelyn Burch, Rodney Chamness, Dave Deaconson, Tessa Denman, Carlie Gause, Will Gray, Jim Hering, Marcus Mataga, Scott Omo, Jeanine Rispoli and Chase Smith, are grateful for the ongoing support and the privilege to serve their clients and the community. They are also excited to announce the upcoming addition of two new associates — Seth Howton and Bailey Timmis — who will join the firm following their respective graduations from Baylor Law School.

Pakis, Giotes, Burleson & Deaconson, P.C.

The Roosevelt Tower
400 Austin Avenue, Suite 400

Best of Waco Winner

Law Firm, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2013-2015, 2017, 2018, 2021, 2022; Bankruptcy Lawyer, David Alford, 2021-2024