Chris has been selected as an "Achiever Under 40" by The Journal Record, as well as a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyer Magazine. He has been featured on television and print media for his commentary on policy and legal issues affecting individuals and businesses. Chris is active in the local bar associations as well as the Oklahoma and Texas Bar Associations.
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, technology concerns, and divestiture and exit, as well as executive domestic counsel. Chris 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 and his wife Marissa live in the Oklahoma City metro area with their son Christopher and dog Rue.
Hourly ($250-300/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||09/22/2016|
|OK||Authorized to practice law||2004||11/09/2012|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2016|
|Achiever Under 40||The Journal Record||2016|
|Top 10 Attorneys Under 40||National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys||2015|
|Rising Star||SuperLawyers Magazine||2015|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2014|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2013|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2008|
|Outstanding Member||Oklahoma Association for Justice||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||Political Science/Government||BS - Bachelor of Science||2001|
|Firmhacker - OKC||Legal Business Boot Camp||2016|
|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|