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Christopher Jay Harding

Christopher Jay Harding

also known as Chris J. Harding

Practice areas:

Family, Child Custody, Divorce & Separation, Litigation, Debt Collection

About Me

Chris believes one of the most important aspects of family law is seeing the ‘big picture.’ This means understanding the law, the facts of your case and the range of possible outcomes. Only after knowing each of those can an attorney convey the risks and potential results and guide you to make the right decision for your case, your life and your family. He understands every person and every case is unique. Chris will advocate for the very best possible result in your case.


He has worked on a variety of family law cases, including tracing of assets, property division of estates worth more than one million dollars, international and interstate child custody issues, enforcement actions as well as pre-marital and post-marital agreements. Chris continues to be a student of the Law and helps to educate others by maintaining the “Hot Topics” section of the Firm web site, which features current issues in Texas family law. Topics have included how a bankruptcy can affect child support and the differences between alimony and court ordered spousal maintenance.


Chris joined the firm after graduating cum laude from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. During his time at SMU, Chris competed in numerous mock and moot competitions and placed nationally. Chris is a native Texan, growing up in the Houston area and completing his undergraduate studies at the University of Texas at Austin.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2010

  1. Divorce & Separation: 25%
  2. Child Custody: 25%
  3. Family: 25%
  4. Litigation: 15%
  5. Debt Collection: 10%



Retainer (Always), Free Consultation (45 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

31 total 

  • Robert E. Holmes Jr.

    I endorse this lawyer. Smart, competent, hard-working.


    Robert Holmes Child Custody Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Erin Michelle Bogdanowicz

    Chris is a very professional and caring person. He has the knowledge and experience to address and obtain his client's objectives. I endorse this lawyer.


    Erin Bogdanowicz Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Holmes, Diggs & Eames

8350 N. Central Expressway
Suite 1100
Dallas, TX, 75206-1616



TXEligible To Practice In Texas 201008/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top Contributor - Family LawAVVO2013
Client's Choice Award - Family LawAVVO2013

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyHolmes, Diggs & Eames2011 - Present
AttorneyHolmes, Diggs, Eames & Puhl2010 - 2011


Association NamePosition NameDuration
College of the State Bar of TexasN/A2011 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A2010 - Present
American Bar Association, Family Law SectionN/A2010 - Present
Dallas Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Texas Bar AssociationN/AN/A
State Bar of Texas, Litigation SectionN/AN/A
State Bar of Texas, Family Law SectionN/AN/A
State Bar of TexasN/AN/A


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of LawN/AJuris DoctorateN/A
University of TexasGovernmentBachelor of ArtsN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Orthodox Christian Youth Movement ConferenceRights, Responsibilities and Protections for Parents and Children in the American Legal System2013