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About me

First and foremost, I have the experience and knowledge needed to defend your rights if you are accused of commiting a crime in Lubbock and/or surrounding counties.  Whether you are guilty or innocent, I will defend your rights to the best of my abilities.  


I am a three time graduate of Texas Tech University.  I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2008, a Master’s in Business Administration in 2011, and a Doctorate’s in Jurisprudence in 2011.  I have been licensed to practice in all the courts of the State of Texas since 2012.  While attending Texas Tech School of Law, I was awarded the coveted Excellence for the Future Award, only given to the students with the highest grade in their class.  After a 9 month externship for the Lubbock County Criminal District Attorney’s Office, I formed The Wanner Law Firm to serve citizens of Lubbock and surrounding counties.  I have represented clients as far away as Houston, Texas and in many different areas of the law, including family, probate, contract, commercial, and construction just to name a few.


I attend multiple educational seminars annually and was recently recognized by the College of the State Bar of Texas for attending at least double the required continuing education credits required by the State Bar.  In actuality, I have earned over 200 hours of continuing education credits since January of 2014 in order to keep up-to-date on the ever chaning laws our legislatures make.  Most recently, I was chosen as one of only 80 attorneys in Texas to attend the Texas Criminal Trial College in Huntsville.  While there I learned and demonstrated the latest trial techniques at the weeklong seminar. 


When I'm not working hard for my clients or attending seminars across the state of Texas, I enjoys spending time with my Family, reading books, and working with my hands.  


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 70%
  2. DUI & DWI: 15%
  3. Divorce: 5%
  4. Child Support: 5%
  5. Family: 5%



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

15 total 

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  • Brent R. Hardy

    I endorse Christopher without reservation. He has demonstrated an exceptional grasp of the law and has the refined skills of a superb litigator. Additionally, he has a character that is beyond reproach.


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  • Joseph Michael Wilkinson

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Contact info

The Wanner Law Firm

2114 Broadway
Lubbock, TX, 79401


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 201201/09/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Client's Choice Award - Child SupportAVVO2015
Client's Choice Award - Divorce/SeparationAVVO2015
Client's Choice Award - DUI/DWIAVVO2015
Client's Choice Award - Criminal DefenseAVVO2015
Top Contributor - Child SupportAVVO2015
Top Contributor - Divorce / SeparationAVVO2015
Top Contributor - DUI / DWIAVVO2015
Top Contributor - Criminal DefenseAVVO2015
Nominated for Outstanding Young Lawyer AwardLubbock Area Bar Association2014
Excellence Award - Race and RacismThe Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyThe Wanner Law Firm2012 - Present
Of CounselDionne, Hulten, & Johnson, PLLC2012 - 2013
Criminal District Attorney's Office ExternshipLubbock County2012 - 2012
Association namePosition nameDuration
Legal Aid SocietyDirector2015 - Present
College of the State Bar of TexasMember2015 - Present
DUI Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2014 - Present
Lubbock County Young Lawyers AssociationMember2013 - Present
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2013 - Present
American Inns of CourtAssociate Member at Texas Tech University Chapter2013 - 2015
Lubbock Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2013 - Present
Lubbock County Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2012 - 2015
State Bar of TexasMember2012 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. M.C.Case Dismissed
State v. D.C.Dismissed
State v. D.P.Dismissed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Legal Blog ArticleTo Blow or Not to Blow2015
Legal Blog ArticleWhat is a usable quantity as applied to Possession of Marijuana2015
Legal Blog ArticleHow much will it cost for me to represent you?2015
Legal Blog Article8 Reasons You Should Have a Will2015
Legal Blog ArticleTheft Charges 1012015
Legal Blog ArticleAssault Charges 1012015
Legal Blog ArticlePublic Intoxication 1012015
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Texas Criminal Trial CollegeCriminal DefenseCertificate2015
International Legal & Forensic Science ServicesDefending a DWI with Breath or Blood EvidenceCertificate2013
Texas Tech UniversityGeneral Business AdministrationMBA2011
Texas Tech University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2011
Texas Tech UniversityPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts2008
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
American Inns of CourtLegal Ethics2014
Race and Racism in the LawReverse Redlining and For-Profit Colleges2011