Dr. Tave Parker Doty advises individuals and business entities from a variety of industries in selecting appropriate corporate structures and negotiating complex commercial transactions.  She works with companies ranging from start-ups to large companies, advising them through formation, mergers/acquisitions, and divestiture of assets. Tave also helps her clients protect their valuable intellectual property, including patents, copyrights, trademarks and other intellectual assets.

Tave grew up in a ranching family and continues to raise cattle and horses, which gives her a unique ability to understand and advise her clients in all aspects of their farm, ranch, water rights, agricultural, oil/gas, and real estate businesses. She also advises clients through the TABC licensing process for distilleries, vineyards, breweries, and venues.

Awards & Recognitions

Recognized as a Top Attorney by Fort Worth Magazine 2018 & 2019

Recognized as a Top Attorney by 360West Magazine 2018 to present

Texas A&M Law Review Board Member of the Year (2017)

American Agricultural Law Association Champion Quiz Bowl Team

Texas A&M University School of Law Study Abroad Scholarship

Baylor University Presidential Award Scholarship

Baylor University Honor Council, Graduate Student Member

Baylor University Academic Integrity Student Advisory Board, Graduate Student Member

Areas of Practice

Business Transactions

Contract Negotiations

Corporate Law

Healthcare Law

Intellectual Property Law

– Patent

– Trademark

– Copyright

– Trade Secret

Mergers & Acquisitions

Municipal Law

Real Estate


Agricultural/Farm & Ranch Law

– Energy/Oil & Gas Law

– Water Law (domestic and international)

– Wine & Spirits Law

– TABC Licensing & Regulations

– Distillery & Brewery Law

– Environmental Law

School Law

Associations & Memberships

Texas A&M School of Law Alumni Board of Directors

Tarrant County Bar Association

–Intellectual Property Section

–Business Litigation Section

–Energy Section

Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association

Aggie Bar Association

American Agricultural Law Association

American Statistical Association

National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame

North American Limousin Foundation

Kimbell Art Musuem

Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Society, Elliott Inn, Vice-President (2016–2017)

The Honorable Barbara M.G. Lynn American Inn of Court, Pupil (2016–2017)

Community Involvement

  • FireFly Stage Board, City of Grandview, Texas, Chairperson (2012-2017)
  • Texas Health Huguley Hospital Fort Worth South, Volunteer (2012-2014)
  • City Council, Grandview, Texas, Junior Member (2002-2003)
  • Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo, Volunteer
  • North American Limousin Foundation, Member
  • Texas 4-H and FFA Clubs, Volunteer
  • Camp Fire Boys and Girls of Johnson County, Past Volunteer

Publications & Presentations

TAMU School of Law Eminent Domain White Paper to 85th Texas Legislature, Co-Editor and Student Author.

Bayesian Topics in Biostatistics: Treatment Selection, Sample Size, Power, and Misclassification.

Working Papers

Something to Wine About: Get Those California Grapes out of my Texas Wine. An Argument for Strengthening Geographical Indications of Origin Protection for Agricultural Goods in the United States.

The San Juan River Dispute: Round Seven. History, Customary Principles of International Law & the Latest Case before the International Court of Justice Involving Road and Canal Construction.

Have No Fear, Terroir Is Here: GI ≈ GL x HF. An Analysis of Geographical Indications in the Context of Terroir and the Human Factor.

A Preliminary Study of Arsenic & Fluoride Contamination in Guanajuato, Mexico Water Wells.


J.D. Texas A&M University School of Law (2017)

Texas A&M Law Review (2015–2017), Executive Board (Symposia Editor) (2016–2017)

Ph.D. Baylor University, Statistical Science (2011)

M.S. Baylor University, Statistical Science (2009)

B.S. Baylor University, Psychology & Neuroscience, Minor: Chemistry (2007)

Bar/Court Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas (2017)





Tave Parker Doty and Rick Sanchez featured in the Ag Law in the Field Podcast

Tave Parker Doty and Rick Sanchez were featured in the Ag Law in the Field Podcast discussing intellectual property protection...

Tave Doty elected to Texas A&M School Alumni Board of Directors

Tave Parker Doty has been elected to the Texas A&M School of Law Alumni Board of Directors. Tave is a...

Whitaker Chalk represented a privately held animal pharmaceutical company

Vernon Rew, Tom Brandon, Clark Cowley, Tim Harvard, Rick Sanchez, Jessica Lavely, and Tave Parker Doty represented a privately held...

Rew, Lavely, and Doty represented a privately held land services company

Vernon Rew, Jessica Lavely, and Tave Parker Doty represented a privately held land services company headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas...

Jason Pierce and Tave Parker Doty represented a client in its obtaining of a $21,000,000 credit facility

Jason Pierce and Tave Parker Doty represented a privately held industrial wood and packaging products company in its obtaining of a...