We want to assure our clients that Matthews, Shiels, Knott, Eden, Davis & Beanland, LLP is prepared to continue our operations during this public health crisis, the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We are currently working in our offices and in the event of an office closure or other disruption, we are equipped to work remotely in a technologically secure environment. We look forward to continuing to serve you and we wish safety and good health to everyone.


Daniel A. Knott – [email protected]
Robert L. Eden – [email protected]
Robert J. Davis – [email protected]
Misti L. Beanland – [email protected]
Marlene D. Thomson – [email protected]

Christen C. Paquin

  • Associate


Dallas, TX





Christen C. Paquin was born in San Antonio on November 3, 1974. She was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 2003. Ms. Paquin received a B.S.M. in 1997 from Tulane University and a J.D. degree from Southern Methodist University in 2003. She was a member of Phi Delta Phi and served on the Computer Law Review & Technology Journal.  She is a member of the Dallas Bar Association and practices in the areas of Commercial Litigation, Construction Litigation, Employment Law, Real Estate, Governmental Defense and Insurance Defense.

Areas Of Practice

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Governmental Defense
  • Insurance Defense
  • Employment Litigation
  • Real Estate

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 2006
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 2006


  • Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, Texas
    • J.D. – 2003
    • Honors:
      Member, Phi Delta Phi
    • Law Journal: Computer Law Review & Technology Journal
  • Tulane University
    • B.S.M. – 1997

Professional Associations And Memberships

  • Dallas Bar Association, Member