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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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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|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||2010||09/19/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Nation's Top One Percent||National Association of Distinguished Counsel||2015|
|Top 10 Under 40 (Texas)||National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys||2015|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2015|
|10 Best Attorneys (Texas)||American Institute of Family Law Attorneys||2015|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2014|
|Top 10 Attorneys Under 40||National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys||2014|
|Top 100 (Texas)||The National Advocates||2014|
|Client Satisfaction Award||American Institute of Family Law Attorneys||2014|
|Client's Choice Award||AVVO||2014|
|Top 40 Under 40||National Trial Lawyers||2014|
|Top 40 Under 40||National Trial Lawyers||2013|
|Client's Choice Award||AVVO||2013|
|Top 40 Under 40||National Trial Lawyers||2012|
|Client's Choice Award||AVVO||2012|
|Brian Serr Advocacy Award||Brian Serr||2010|
|Regional Champion||Austin Bar Association Moot Court Champion||2010|
|Top 10 Speaker||Dawson & Sodd Moot Court Competition||2010|
|Order of the Barristers||Baylor Law School||2009|
|Highest Grade- Family Law||Baylor Law School||2009|
|Highest Grade- Immigration||Baylor Law School||2009|
|Partner||Zinda & Davis, PLLC||2015 - Present|
|Attorney||Zinda & Davis, PLLC||2011 - Present|
|Contract Attorney||Vinson & Elkins||2011 - 2011|
|Contract Attorney||Vinson & Elkins||2010 - 2010|
|Attorney||Bloomberg Law||2010 - 2011|
|Summer Associate||Fulbright & Jaworski||2009 - 2009|
|Summer Associate||Scott, Douglass, & McConnico, LLP||2009 - 2009|
|Legal Intern||The Western District Of Texas||2008 - 2009|
|Summer Associate||Valero Energy Corporation||2008 - 2008|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|American Association for Justice||Family Law Section||2012 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||N/A||2012 - Present|
|Texas Trial Lawyers Association||N/A||2011 - Present|
|Austin Young Lawyers Association||N/A||2011 - Present|
|Capital Area Trial Lawyers Association||N/A||2011 - Present|
|Williamson County Bar Association||N/A||2011 - Present|
|Texas Young Lawyers Association||N/A||2010 - Present|
|Travis County Bar Association, Family Law Section||N/A||2010 - Present|
|State Bar of Texas||N/A||2010 - Present|
|Austin Bar Association||N/A||2010 - Present|
|American Bar Association||N/A||2010 - Present|
|Travis County Custody Case||Successfully represented a father in a child custody dispute involving a relocation request.|
|Williamson County Custody Case||Mother retains primary conservatorship and father is ordered to pay an increased amount of child support.|
|Child Support Reduction||Successfully represented a father in retroactively reducing his child support.|
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|Baylor University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2010|
|Syracuse University||Psychology||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2006|