also known as Chris Smith
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.
Hourly ($225-250/hour), Fixed (sometimes)
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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.
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|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||2011||10/19/2015|
|OK||Authorized to practice law||2004||11/09/2012|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||SuperLawyers Magazine||2015|
|Top 10 Attorneys Under 40||National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys||2015|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2014|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2013|
|Outstanding Member||Oklahoma Association for Justice||2008|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2008|
|Outstanding American Indian Law Student||University of Oklahoma||2004|
|Managing Attorney||Chris Smith Law, PLLC||2008 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||Burnett Brown, PLLC||2006 - 2008|
|Attorney||The Smith Firm, PLLC||2005 - 2006|
|Director of Legal Information||Oklahoma State School Boards Association||2004 - 2005|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|WealthCounsel||Member||2013 - Present|
|Collaborative Law Institute of Texas||Member||2011 - Present|
|State Bar of Texas||Member||2011 - Present|
|Dallas County Bar Association||Member||2011 - Present|
|Oklahoma Academy of Collaborative Professionals||Member||2010 - Present|
|Oklahoma Association for Justice||Member||2005 - Present|
|Oklahoma County Bar Association||Member||2005 - Present|
|Oklahoma Bar Association||Member||2004 - Present|
|University of Oklahoma||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2004|
|Oklahoma Christian University of Science and Arts||Political Science/Government||BS - Bachelor of Science||2001|
|South-by-Southwest||Lessons in Life / Work Learned Living in My Office||2015|
|AAF Dallas Monthly Meeting||Employment Issues for Agencies||2013|
|Oklahoma Forum||Tort Reform||2005|
|Shawnee Rotary Luncheon||Conservative Issues with Tort Reform||N/A|
|Oklahoma Christian Univ. Chapel||A day in the life||N/A|