About Us

Trusted local attorneys Kristen J. Ishihara and Christopher A. Parker are privileged to assist you and your family with all your estate planning and elder law needs.

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Kristen J. Ishihara

Kristen J. Ishihara has been a practicing attorney in Longview, Texas since 2006.

She graduated from Baylor Law School with honors and lives in Longview with her husband Richard and two children, Lucas & Brianna.

Kristen was elected to the Longview City Council as a representative for District Four in 2014.

She is a past President of the Junior League of Longview, the Zonta Club of Longview and the Gregg County Bar Association. She is a founding member of the East Texas Alzheimer’s Alliance, Longview PAWS, the Longview Community Foundation and the Greater Longview Estate Planning Council.

Kristen also has the following certifications and accreditations:

  • Board Certified in Estate Planning & Probate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation
  • Accredited Estate Planner by the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils
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Christopher A. Parker

Chris is an elder law attorney, a member of the National Association of Elder Law attorneys, and licensed to practice in Texas. 

Chris is married to Danieli Parker who is Director of Innovation and Instructional Technology for Hallsville ISD. They have three children Jacob, Audrey, and Jackson.

Chris is a former felony prosecutor in Gregg County where he represented the victims of the community for over a decade. He prosecuted hundreds of cases and represented many of the most vulnerable members of our community. 

Chris and his family attend service at Motion Church. Chris and his family are involved in local soccer, rugby and wrestling leagues. Chris serves on the Adult Protective Services, Community Connections, and Alzheimer’s Alliance board for our community.  

Meet the Team

Jordan Jones

Office Manager

Jordan has worked for Chris and Kristen for 3 years serving as Chris Parker’s Legal Assistant. Jordan is married to husband Hunter Jones, who is a Longview Police Officer.  They have a daughter named Sadie. We have been attending Motion Church for 7 years and enjoy volunteering there weekly. Jordan also enjoys reading and traveling
when she has the time.

Beckie Austin

Office Manager

Beckie has worked for Kristen and Chris for a year and lovesher job! She is currently serving as the Office Manager of Ishihara &Parker Law Firm PLLC.  Beckie is engagedto her soulmate and has 7 nieces and nephews that she adores.  Beckie is passionate about Jesus, reading,and spending time with her family. She attends New Beginning Baptist Church andBible Study Fellowship.  In her freetime, Beckie likes to relax, spend time with family, watch TV and read.

Kamekia Gray

Legal Assistant for Kristen Ishihara

Kamekia has worked under Kristen Ishihara’s leadership for 8 years serving as her legal assistant. She has 3 children: Jizaiah, Monzell and Sa’Mia that are her pride and joy. Kamekia is passionate about helping people in any way possible. She likes to travel in her free time. Kamekia is God fearing and attends church at The House of Refuge Ministries.

Brandi Hardin

Administrative Assistant

Brandi has worked for Kristen and Chris for a year and saysthey are the best bosses to work for.   Brandi is an AdministrativeAssistant and loves what she does! She is in a serious relationship and he isthe love of her life.  Brandi has 3 grown kids and 9 grandchildren thatare her world.   Brandi lovesspending time with her grandkids and loved ones in her free time. Brandiattends Morton Church.