About

Memberships
Southlake Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors 2019-21
Southlake Chamber of Commerce – Chairman 2020-21
Southlake Executive Forum Board of Directors 2019-present

Law Organizations
State Bar of Texas
Texas Young Lawyers Association
Tarrant County Bar Association
Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association
Tarrant County Probate Bar Association

Attorney

RYAN E. PEABODY

As the founder of Peabody Law Firm, Ryan Peabody wanted to create a firm centered on quality customer service coupled with a unique legal expertise. By focusing the firm on only estate and business planning, the philosophy of the firm could be uncompromisingly driven toward this end.

Estate and business law and planning is all about creating functional asset protection that should be designed to protect the resources we use to support our families. That’s our mission, that’s our goal.

Ryan is married with two wonderful children – twins! A boy and a girl. They are energetic, fun and active, highlighting every day the key importance of having a well-done estate plan in place.
 
Ryan graduated from St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio, Texas, having focused his research and studies on estate and business planning. He gained experience in both Texas and California law firms giving him multi-jurisdictional exposure to the law and has allowed him to broaden his knowledge and approach to the more sophisticated applications of estate and business planning taking place in the United States.
 
Ryan’s approach to the law strongly emphasizes getting to know his clients as personally as possible, to gain the insight into their lives and families, to better understand their needs and goals, and deliver quality legal service beyond their expectations.

Attorney

RYAN E. PEABODY

As the founder of Peabody Law Firm, Ryan Peabody wanted to create a firm centered on quality customer service coupled with a unique legal expertise. By focusing the firm on only estate and business planning, the philosophy of the firm could be uncompromisingly driven toward this end.

Estate and business law and planning is all about creating functional asset protection that should be designed to protect the resources we use to support our families. That’s our mission, that’s our goal.

Ryan is married with two wonderful children – twins! A boy and a girl. They are energetic, fun and active, highlighting every day the key importance of having a well-done estate plan in place.
 
Ryan graduated from St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio, Texas, having focused his research and studies on estate and business planning. He gained experience in both Texas and California law firms giving him multi-jurisdictional exposure to the law and has allowed him to broaden his knowledge and approach to the more sophisticated applications of estate and business planning taking place in the United States.
 
Ryan’s approach to the law strongly emphasizes getting to know his clients as personally as possible, to gain the insight into their lives and families, to better understand their needs and goals, and deliver quality legal service beyond their expectations.

Memberships
Southlake Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors 2019-21
Southlake Chamber of Commerce – Chairman 2020-21
Southlake Executive Forum Board of Directors 2019-present

Law Organizations
State Bar of Texas
Texas Young Lawyers Association
Tarrant County Bar Association
Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association
Tarrant County Probate Bar Association

Attorney

KRISTA Paschke

Krista was born and raised in the DFW area, attending schools in Mansfield, Texas for the majority of her childhood. Krista went on to attend East Central University where she graduated cum lade with a Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies in 2015. While at East Central, she earned academic all-conference for four consecutive years while playing for the school’s NCAA Division II soccer team on a full tuition scholarship and was the Chief Justice for the school’s Greek Judicial Board as a member of the Chi Omega Fraternity. Krista believes that her years as a competitive athlete shaped her work ethic and determined mentality.

Krista then received her Doctor of Jurisprudence from Texas A&M University School of Law with distinction. While attending Texas A&M, Krista focused her education on a concentration in business law and estate planning. She has always had a heart to serve her community and views estate planning as one of many ways she can help those around her.

Prior to joining Peabody Law Firm, Krista’s career was focused primarily on corporate litigation, business law, estate planning & probate litigation. She gained valuable experience as a law clerk for the Honorable Judge John Chupp in Tarrant County while she completed law school and in fast-paced litigation environments as a young attorney. She was excited to make the transition to focus solely on estate planning, probate litigation, and business formation and is certain that her experiences managing complex legal issues and corporate structures will help her assist her clients in forming plans that provide adequate protection for all their needs. 

When she is not working with clients, Krista enjoys spending time with her husband, Daniel, whom she married in 2019. Krista and Daniel welcomed their first child–a boy–into the world in 2021 and absolutely love being parents. Krista also loves attending church, spending time with friends, and going on walks with her rambunctious black lab. 

Krista looks forward to serving you and meeting all of your estate and business planning needs! 

Legal Assistant

MISSY NICHOLS

Having raised three children in Southlake, Missy and her husband Steve have lived in and enjoyed the local community since moving here in 2002. Her addition to the firm has been an invaluable asset to clients and the team.

As a first point of contact for most of our clients, Missy ensures that everything runs smoothly and efficiently, leveraging her B.A. in Education from Purdue University and a depth of experience.

Paralegal

JACQUELINE BULCHER

Jacqueline is a trained biochemist with a bachelor’s in Biochemistry from Washington State University and a Master’s in Biochemistry from Utah State University. She moved to Texas with her husband Marc in January of 2021 to be near family. 

Jacqueline’s unique education and perspective are a wonderful asset to the firm, further expanding our ability to better serve our clients in medical, science and related fields.