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Christopher Michael Vincent Kirker

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Child Custody, Child Support, Family, Domestic Violence

About Me

Chris Kirker is a licensed attorney in Central Texas that primarily handles Divorce and Custody matters. This includes issues such as Child Support, Visitation, and Conservatorship.


 


In both 2014 and 2015 Chris was named one of the top 100 Civil Trial Lawyers in Texas by the National Trial Lawyers.


 


Chris has also been recognized by the National Trial Lawyers as a ‘Top 40 Under 40’ Trial lawyer in the State of Texas for the years 2012, 2013, and 2014. He was further recognized by Avvo as a ‘Top Divorce Attorney’ and ‘Client’s Choice’.


 


During law school Chris clerked at the international law firm of Norton Rose Fulbright (formerly Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP) in San Antonio as well as Scott, Douglass, & McConnico, LLP located in Austin, Texas. Chris also interned for Federal Judge Walter S. Smith in Waco, Texas and Valero Energy Corp., the largest refiner in the United States.


 

 


Chris was licensed in 2010 after graduating in the top 10% of his class at Baylor Law School. After graduation Chris worked with multiple Firms in complex litigation, he then worked with Bloomberg in creating a platform for legal research. In May of 2011 Chris joined Zinda & Davis, PLLC to focus his practice exclusively on Family Law. Since 2011, Chris has successfully represented Fathers, Mothers and even Grandparents in highly contested custody matters. Chris has also successfully represented clients in defending against false allegations and in protecting families when a danger was present.


 


Chris has extensive experience in highly contested custody and divorce cases, including cases involving multiple states.


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2010

  1. Divorce & Separation: 50%
  2. Child Custody: 30%
  3. Child Support: 10%
  4. Domestic Violence: 5%
  5. Family: 5%

Payment

Fees:

Retainer (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

43 total 

  • John Clayton Zinda

    Chris is an exceptionally talented family law attorney who treats every client with the care and respect they deserve. I highly recommend this attorney.

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    John Zinda Trucking Accident Attorney
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer

  • Allen Everett Gray

    Chris is of top shelf quality as a lawyer and as a person. He is brilliant, talented, and tireless. The 'motor' this guy has when it comes to his work is simply unbelievable. He has been my first call on a family law issue for every day of my career, and I simply can't ever see that changing.

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    Allen Gray Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

Contact Info

Zinda & Davis, PLLC (Principal Office)

8834 North Capital of Texas Highway
Suite 304
Austin, TX, 78759

San Antonio Office

227 North Loop 1604 East
Suite 150
San Antonio, TX, 78232

Round Rock Office

1000 Heritage Center Circle
Round Rock, TX

Temple Office

319 South First
Temple, TX

Bryan-College Station Office

1716 Briarcrest Drive
Suite 300
Bryan, TX

Waco Office

7215 Bosque Blvd
Suite 107
Waco, TX

Houston Office

1330 Post Oak Blvd
Suite 1600
Houston, TX

Arlington Office

3901 Arlington Highlands Blvd
Suite 200
Arlington, TX

Fort Worth Office

500 Main Street
Suite 300
Fort Worth, TX

Downtown Austin Office

100 Congress Avenue
Suite 2000
Austin, TX

Dallas Office

100 Highland Park Village
Suite 200
Dallas, TX

Carrollton Office

4125 Fairway Drive
Suite 132
Carrollton, TX

Corpus Christi Office

711 N Carancahua Road
Suite 700
Corpus Christi, TX

Plano Office

6860 North Dallas Parkway
Suite 200
Plano, TX

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 201005/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Nation's Top One PercentNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Top 10 Under 40 (Texas)National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2015
10 Best Attorneys (Texas)American Institute of Family Law Attorneys2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
Top 10 Attorneys Under 40National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys2014
Top 100 (Texas)The National Advocates2014
Client Satisfaction AwardAmerican Institute of Family Law Attorneys2014
Client's Choice AwardAVVO2014
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2014
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2013
Client's Choice AwardAVVO2013
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2012
Client's Choice AwardAVVO2012
Brian Serr Advocacy AwardBrian Serr2010
Regional ChampionAustin Bar Association Moot Court Champion2010
Top 10 SpeakerDawson & Sodd Moot Court Competition2010
Order of the BarristersBaylor Law School2009
Highest Grade- Family LawBaylor Law School2009
Highest Grade- ImmigrationBaylor Law School2009

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerZinda & Davis, PLLC2015 - Present
Contract AttorneyVinson & Elkins2011 - 2011
AttorneyZinda & Davis, PLLC2011 - Present
Contract AttorneyVinson & Elkins2010 - 2010
AttorneyBloomberg Law2010 - 2011
Summer AssociateFulbright & Jaworski2009 - 2009
Summer AssociateScott, Douglass, & McConnico, LLP2009 - 2009
Legal InternThe Western District Of Texas2008 - 2009
Summer AssociateValero Energy Corporation2008 - 2008

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Association for JusticeFamily Law Section2012 - Present
American Association for JusticeN/A2012 - Present
Texas Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A2011 - Present
Austin Young Lawyers AssociationN/A2011 - Present
Capital Area Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A2011 - Present
Williamson County Bar AssociationN/A2011 - Present
Texas Young Lawyers AssociationN/A2010 - Present
Travis County Bar Association, Family Law SectionN/A2010 - Present
State Bar of TexasN/A2010 - Present
Austin Bar AssociationN/A2010 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A2010 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Travis County Custody CaseSuccessfully represented a father in a child custody dispute involving a relocation request.
Williamson County Custody CaseMother retains primary conservatorship and father is ordered to pay an increased amount of child support.
Child Support ReductionSuccessfully represented a father in retroactively reducing his child support.

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Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Baylor University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2010
Syracuse UniversityPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts2006