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Christopher Dean Smith

also known as Chris Smith

About me

Chris has been selected as a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyer Magazine, and has been featured on television and print media for his commentary on state policy issues affecting the legal profession. Chris is active in the local bar associations as well as the Business and Family Law Sections of the Oklahoma and Texas Bar Associations, the Oklahoma Academy of Collaborative Professionals, and the Collaborative Law Institute of Texas.  


Chris Smith is a multi-faceted attorney whose practice emphasizes matters relevant to creative entrepreneurs.  Knowing too well that business and personal life are intertwined, as never before, Chris knows the value of an attorney is only realized when they become a strategic partner for the entrepreneur in the critical aspects of their business and life. 


Chris works with business owners to protect their interests, from business formation and contracts, to first acquisitions, employment matters, technology concerns, and divestiture and exit.  Chris is a business owner, and knows the unique needs of the startup entrepreneur and enjoys helping others who are investing so much of themselves into a dream.


Chris represents clients in all areas of business law, including general business matters, business formation and succession, estate planning, joint venture and partnership agreements, social media and advertising matters, protection of intellectual property, mobile technology licensing, as well as critical family law matters such as bet the business divorce litigation, split family child planning, custody matters, child support and premarital agreements. 


Chris is a collaboratively certified attorney and mediator. Chris’ skills, personality, and interests lend themselves well to the holistic approach to business and personal matters that matter to the business owner.


Prior to law school, Chris was a campaign aid to United States Congressman Frank D. Lucas of Oklahoma, as well as a policy aid to former Oklahoma Governor Frank Keating.  


Chris is an entrepreneur himself having started and developed multiple ventures unique to the legal profession such as law practice management consulting seminar Firm Hacker and the legal lifestyle blog The Lawyer Life.  


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Practice areas


  1. Business: 25%
  2. Estate Planning: 25%
    11 years
  3. Family: 25%
    11 years
  4. Divorce & Separation: 25%



Hourly ($225-250/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Attorney endorsements

7 total 

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  • Roe Theron Simmons

    I have known Chris for over six years as both an adversary and now as a colleague. I am extremely impressed with his attention to detail, knowledge, preparation and desire to ensure his clients are satisfied with his representation and results. I am proud to have Chris as my partner, and am excited to work with him.


    Roe Simmons Family Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Richard E. Smalley IV

    I am pleased to endorse Chris. He is extremely knowledgeable and good to work with.


    Richard Smalley Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Smith Simmons, PLLC

252 N.W. 70th St.
Oklahoma City, OK, 73116

Smith Simmons, PLLC - Dallas

3131 McKinney Ave.
Suite 600
Dallas, TX, 75204



TXEligible To Practice In Texas 201110/19/2015
OKAuthorized to practice law200411/09/2012
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuperLawyers Magazine2015
Top 10 Attorneys Under 40National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Outstanding MemberOklahoma Association for Justice2008
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2008
Outstanding American Indian Law StudentUniversity of Oklahoma2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing AttorneyChris Smith Law, PLLC2008 - Present
Associate AttorneyBurnett Brown, PLLC2006 - 2008
AttorneyThe Smith Firm, PLLC2005 - 2006
Director of Legal InformationOklahoma State School Boards Association2004 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
WealthCounselMember2013 - Present
Collaborative Law Institute of TexasMember2011 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember2011 - Present
Dallas County Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Oklahoma Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsMember2010 - Present
Oklahoma Association for JusticeMember2005 - Present
Oklahoma County Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Oklahoma Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Conrad v. ConradN/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Lawyer LifeModerator2014
Oklahoma GazetteWhat Is the End Game?2011
Oklahoma GazetteEnough With the MAPS Bashing2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of OklahomaLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
Oklahoma Christian University of Science and ArtsPolitical Science/GovernmentBS - Bachelor of Science2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
South-by-SouthwestLessons in Life / Work Learned Living in My Office2015
AAF Dallas Monthly MeetingEmployment Issues for Agencies2013
Oklahoma ForumTort Reform2005
Shawnee Rotary LuncheonConservative Issues with Tort ReformN/A
Oklahoma Christian Univ. ChapelA day in the lifeN/A