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Overview

Clients count on Chival’s accountability and consistency in real estate matters.

With more than 20 years in the legal profession, Chival brings a broad skill set to clients and attorneys. She began her career in retail management as a buyer for Neiman Marcus but also worked as a dental assistant, pursuing her degree in biology. She holds a J.D. and assisted her father in his criminal law practice for two decades before joining Husch Blackwell.

Chival has extensive experience preparing matters for state and federal trial and appeal, and is versed in all stages of the litigation process in multiple areas of law. Her detail-oriented work includes reviewing magistration videos, preparing and summarizing statistical data, evaluating and analyzing documents, and coding documents for production, ensuring consistency and compliance. She works closely with the Harris County District Clerk’s Office and Sherriff’s Department to ensure timeliness and accuracy of the daily reporting of arrests and probable causes hearings. As a Registered Lobbyist and Public Policy Professional, she also works as a liaison between client and governmental entities at the state and local levels to help develop and advance client agendas in collaboration with trustees, boards, executive administration and other key stakeholders.


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Education

  • J.D., Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law
  • B.S., Texas Southern University
    • Biology

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Harris County Public Defender’s Office, Board Member
  • Victim’s Advocate and Community Justice Task Force
  • Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association, Paralegal Division
  • Registered Lobbyist and Public Policy Professional
Outside the Office

Chival plays tennis, knits, needlepoints and is learning embroidery. In 2017, she spent 10 days touring Italy, and plans on returning. Musical theatre is another favorite pastime of Chival’s, as is baking and watching baking shows such as “Martha Bakes” and the “Great British Bake Off.”

Community Leadership
  • Prairie View A&M University College of Juvenile Justice and Psychology
  • Harris County Volunteer Deputy Voter Registrar
  • Theatre Under the Stars, Leading Ladies, Volunteer of the Year, 2017
  • Episcopal Woman Service Organization, St. James Episcopal Church
  • Earl Carl Institute, Thurgood Marshall School of Law
  • River Oaks Clay Court Classic - Volunteer Greeter