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About me

It was instilled in me at a very early age that I should seek an honorable profession in which I could help people.  As a criminal defense attorney, I do just that.  If the government is out to get you, then give me a call.  Maybe I can help you too. 


Contact info

Law Offices of J. Christopher Abel

4315 Windsor Centre Trail
Suite 300
Flower Mound, TX, 75028

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 80%
    12 years, 4 thousand cases
  2. Personal Injury: 10%
    12 years, 50 cases
  3. Juvenile: 10%
    12 years, 100 cases



Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Efrain Sain

    I endorse this lawyer. I first knew Chris as a prosecutor for Denton County. In that positions, I found him to be a fair and very able adversary. As a fellow criminal defense attorney, I find he is very skilled and is a strong advocate for his clients. He is also personable and easily approachable, qualities many attorneys do not have that I think are valuable for clients.


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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse James. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


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TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200407/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Board Certification, Criminal LawTexas Board of Legal Specialization2014
Super FellowTexas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association2013
Moot Court SemifinalistBaylor University School of Law2002
Dean's Academic MeritBaylor University School of Law2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Offices of J. Christopher Abel, PLLC2014 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorUniversity Of North Texas2009 - Present
AttorneyPowers & Shanklin2007 - 2014
ProsecutorDenton County District Attorney's Office2005 - 2007
AttorneyEvans, Gandy, Daniel, and Moore2004 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Denton County Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationPresident2014 - Present
DUI Defense Lawyers AssociationFounding Member2014 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseMember2012 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2011 - Present
Denton County Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2007 - Present
Texas Bar CollegeMember2007 - Present
Baylor University School of LawLifetime Member2007 - Present
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationSuper Fellow2005 - Present
United Methodist ChurchMember1980 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State vs. JBDismissed
State vs. SSAcquittal
State vs. DMNot Guilty
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Publication nameTitleDate
Austin College PressNoble Allen Birge, a Biography2001
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
National College for DUI DefenseAttendeeMastering Scientific Evidence in a DUI Case2013
Jay Zager, Inc.Forensic Breath Alcohol TestingIntoxilyzer 5000 Maintenance Technician2013
Lance Platt and AssociatesStandardized Field Sobriety TestingPractitioner2012
Baylor University School of LawGeneral LitigationDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)2004
Austin CollegeHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts Magna Cum Laude2001
Texas Academy of Leadership in HumanitiesN/AN/A1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Criminal Defense Lawyers ProjectDWI Defense2016
Criminal Defense Lawyers ProjectDWI Defense2015
Hal Jackson, Jolly Roger SeminarCriminal Defense Seminar, Course Director2014
Denton County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Monthly MeetingBlood Retesting in DWI Cases2014
Hal Jackson, Jolly Roger SeminarCriminal Defense Seminar, Course Director2013
Frisco Police DepartmentCourtroom Testimony2013
The Colony Police DepartmentBreath Test Operator's School2007