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Christopher Whitener Lewis

Criminal defense Attorney at Dallas, TX

5.0   18 reviews

also known as Chris Lewis

  • Licensed for 25 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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Often included among the best criminal defense attorneys in Texas, Attorney Chris Lewis provides clients with aggressive, effective and seasoned criminal defense representation. In short, he gets results and gets them often. As a result, he has received the respect of judges, clients and fellow lawyers for his ethics and excellent practice. One of the reasons he has achieved so many acquittals and dismissals for his clients is his incredible amount of experience. Chris has tried over 250 jury trials. He is widely considered a “top-flight criminal defense lawyer” due to his skill, integrity and results.

Location

Chris Lewis & Associates, P.C.
1717 Main Street
Suite 4625
Dallas, TX, 75201

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Posted by anonymous | January 15, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Chris Lewis is everything you need in a trial lawyer.
Chris Lewis is everything you need in a trial lawyer. Intelligent, knowledgeable, experienced, energetic, strategic, and fearless. And, he has surrounded himself with a staff who complement his competency and intensity. He is truly gifted in simplifying the complex - without diluting the details necessary for effective communication to the jury. His cross examination skills are precise in exposing the weaknesses of opposing witnesses and counsel. His engaging personality and presentation capture and hold the attention of everyone in the courtroom. My family and I are truly grateful to have had Chris and his team as advocates and counsel – they are incredible!
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Posted by Amy | December 2, 2017
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Exceptional Legal Representation
Chris Lewis and his staff provided our family with the best representation during an extremely difficult time. He made himself available to listen and answer all of our questions and concerns. His entire staff was extremely professional, while at the same time providing comfort and encouragement to all of us. Chris is a master in the court room. The time and preparation his firm put into our case exceeded our expectations. I would highly recommend Chris to anyone. Our family is forever grateful to he and his staff of exceptional attorneys and paralegals.
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Posted by anonymous | January 19, 2017
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An Attorney You Can Trust
I cannot say enough great things about Chris and his firm. Unfortunately, I found myself in an awkward position with the law and needed the professional help and skill of Chris Lewis. He met with me to get the details and then quickly went to work on my case. While I was in an embarrassing situation, Chris was very professional and courteous, and put me at ease. At the conclusion of the ordeal, my case was dismissed and I was able to move on without the possible shadow on my record and career. I am grateful for professionalism and sincerity Chris gave me and to my case. If you're in need of a lawyer, Chris Lewis is the one to call on.
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Posted by anonymous | January 13, 2017
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Best Criminal Defense Attorney in the DFW Metroplex!
Needless to say no-one ever wants to hire a lawyer, but if you're faced with a situation that could haunt you for the rest of your life you definitely want the best. Well, I was faced with a DWI charge and I was more than terrified at the effect this could have on my life; I was in my early 20s with my whole life ahead of me. By a twist of fate, I received a letter from Chris's office, the last one before making my decision on representation and I decided to go for one more consultation. I'm SO glad I did! Chris made me feel at ease (as much as humanly possible in this situation) and I had complete confidence in the fact that he actually cared about the situation I was in. After years of having to go through the process, Chris ultimately got me acquitted and my burden was lifted; I will be forever grateful for this. I have referred countless friends who fell into similar unfortunate circumstances, all who ended up seeing the same deep sense of trust in Chris Lewis. Thank you for everything Chris! You were definitely the right choice!
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Posted by AD | December 1, 2016
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Hero of Lawyers
I've had almost three years to contemplate about writing this emotion-charged review. I hope I can adequately encapsulate our gratitude to Chris Lewis. Our legal battle was epic; full of intrigue, elements of danger, truths, and lies. We started this journey feeling despondent and scared because of the severity of the criminal charge and the damning immigration consequences of a conviction. We were faced with the other side who seemed omnipotent and relentless. We were ultimately up against Goliath, and we were David (literally since our surname translates to David). What we didn't expect, however, was the tremendous importance of having Chris defending us. Chris is intelligent, incredibly hard-working, zealous, and, sometimes, downright scary. He commands the respect of all of his peers (defense attorneys and prosecutors alike) and of the judges. Whenever my husband saw Chris at court, my husband would light up and feel encouraged because he "felt safe." He knew Chris would protect him and had his best interest in mind. If you want to be impressed and to witness the definition of a top advocate, you must watch Chris perform in the courtroom. He worked nonstop for 12 hours during voir dire (jury selection) and brought in his arsenal of attorneys to assist him. Yes, Chris busted the jury and after numerous trial resets and further negotiations, he was able to broker a plea agreement that would be anyone's dream: (1) avoiding jail time, (2) avoiding negative immigration consequences, and (3) having the right to apply for nondisclosure. David may have had his rock and slingshot, but we had Chris. My family and I will be forever thankful to Chris for his dedication and care. I can never recommend Chris Lewis enough and advise everyone to consult with him and ultimately trust him to handle their case.
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Posted by Anonymous client | August 4, 2016
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The Real Deal
Several years ago I was arrested for DWI. I began by hiring probably the most expensive DWI lawyer in my city, and was soon disheartened by how his office treated me. I quit the first attorney and hired Chris Lewis, and that decision ultimately saved me. From the outset, Chris had a strategy for my case that was insightful and practical. He evidently had the respect of judges and others in the courthouse, because his arguments convinced the judge to suppress nearly all of the evidence against me. The prosecutor finally dismissed the charges. Mr. Lewis could have done what so many mediocre lawyers do (the minimum), but instead he went to bat for me in a big way, and won my case. I am forever grateful. He is a shining example for others in his field; simply the best.
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Posted by anonymous | July 8, 2016
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You want Chris in your corner.
I couldn't have asked for a better defense attorney. If you need a defense attorney in Dallas, you need Chris Lewis. I was initially frustrated by his cool, laid back personality but discovered that playfulness in our meetings did not translate to laziness in the courtroom. Chris is extraordinarily capable, sharp and thoughtful. He's also well respected in the community which works to his clients benefit. Should your case go to trial, you want a lawyer who is charismatic, relatable and someone tuned in to the jury's psychology and motivation. Chris exhibits these qualities in a way that appears effortless. I don't normally write reviews but I am so impressed by Chris that even now, 5 years after he represented me, I feel very strongly that you couldn't find a better lawyer to represent you. If want an extremely clever lawyer who understands himself and his audience (jury/opposing counsel) and who will work hard not just because you're paying him but because he gets invested in his clients and cares about doing well for them, you want Chris Lewis.
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Posted by MK. | July 2, 2016
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Best Criminal Defense Attorney in Metroplex
I am very much thankful and grateful to Christopher Lewis and his Team. Christopher Lewis, well experienced, knowledgeable and competent criminal defense attorney. I hired Chris Lewis for my ICE case, by referring to the indictment, he concluded that, this is going to be a case settle without trial, and it happened the way he predicted. Chris Lewis had convinced ICE team and led me successfully to the ICE team to have my testimony before them at the right time. And advocated my case before them positively so my testimony would work to release me from the case well before the trial. He is a nice person, friendly and supportive at your side during the case proceeding. Initially, I remembered telling him I wanted to give testimony. But at that time he said, it was not the right time. He was protective to the clients. What I felt during my association with him. I strongly recommend him to any clients who is in need of criminal legal expert help. Disparate clients who did not find things working with other attorneys in the Metroplex, may find solace in Chris Lewis firm. He and his team kept me informed and updated all through the case proceeding.
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Posted by anonymous | July 1, 2016
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Chris Is Your Guy
Chris Lewis is the person you want in your corner. A consummate professional who puts his clients at ease. His preparation is second to none, and no stone is left unturned in the defense of his clients. I will recommend him to anyone needing his services. No one commands the attention of a jury like Chris, and they listen to each and every word he says.
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Posted by Jim | July 28, 2015
Consummate Professional
You want someone strong, knowledgeable & confident when you find yourself needing the services of an Attorney, Chris & his team exactly that! He's well connected & understands the process, which is absolutely critical! I hope I NEVER need his services again, but just in case he's listed in "Favorites"! Good Luck!
Posted by anonymous | September 30, 2014
For Criminal Defense, In Chris I Trust
If there were ten more stars (dots) for each of the above, Chris Lewis would get them all. I found myself in a very tough spot and in need of not just a good, but the best criminal defense lawyer I could find. I had heard from another friend that Chris took very good care of his case. After meeting with Chris I knew I had someone on my side that had excellent knowledge and experience. I felt more and more at ease as I received updates and progress reports. Long before I got the call that my case had been dismissed, I knew I had the right attorney representing me. Getting arrested for a crime, is a scary thing...compounded by the possibility of picking the wrong lawyer to represent you. Chris was honest with me from day one about the possible outcomes; the weaknesses; the strengths; and he didn't pull punches. "I'm not going to sugar coat it" was repeated throughout our first meeting. He's got the intelligence, experience, knowledge, and tenacity that is important for a good lawyer, but its his level of skill, his confidence, and his rare and unique charm that sets him apart. I have no doubt that no other lawyer could have handled my case the way he did and gotten the result that he did. For that I am eternally grateful. To make a long story short, if you are looking for a good criminal defense attorney. Keep looking. If you are looking for the best, Chris is your guy.
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Posted by anonymous | September 11, 2014
You NEED Chris on your side!
Chris is simply the best criminal attorney I have ever met. To be honest, I never thought I would need a criminal attorney but as luck should have it, I did. Chris is an absolute pro and he saved me from facing some potentially serious consequences. Chris is an absolute pro! He handled everything with great care and attention. Through the entire process I felt at ease knowing the best was on my side. You need Chris working for you!
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Posted by Chris | September 3, 2013
Excellent Attorney
I had an domestic violence case that Christopher Lewis assisted me with. I was nervous because I knew I was innocent, but I was dealing with a conservative county judging the book by its cover rather knowing all the details. Nevertheless, 18 months later; it was time for the trial. Before the jury selection started another judge walked in the court and stated "I'm here to see Mr. Lewis in action." Immediately I knew I hired the right attorney. By day two of my trial; it was dismissed as I had returned from lunch. During the trial I felt very confident as Mr. Lewis seemed to know more about my case and ex finance than I did. If you want to find an attorney who fights hard, very well educated and cares..... Christopher is the way to go. Thanks
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Posted by Randy | March 25, 2013
5 DWIs and still a free grandpa
Let me start my review of whom I consider the best attorney in the world. Christopher Lewis has defended me on two DWI arrests, one of which included a violation of a four year felony probation. I hired Chris in May 2007, for my fourth DWI. It was a felony in which I was facing a long time in the Texas Department of Corrections. He fought, tooth and nail, and I recieved four years probation. "Great job , Chris!". Unfortunately, I drove a friend to east Texas, where I picked up a fifth DWI on my way home. I was scared to death and feeling quite hopeless. Luckily, I made bond in Rusk County Texas. Then, I made a most miserable trip down I-20 to our home in the DFW area. Fortunately, my wife gave me a ride home, not a divorce. I called Chris the next day and told him the bad news. After getting over the initial shock of our conversation, Chris went into defense mode. After telling me everything I had to do to keep my freedom, I realized he was working two cases. I had the new DWI and the violations of the probation that Chris had gotten me 2 1/2 years earlier. I had to do a lot of work also, which I deserved, of course. Chris' assistant and staff were crucial in getting this insane incident behind me. He set up my bond for the probation violations, here, in Dallas, which was a miracle in itself. His assistant, Frank, and the entire office staff made calls, talked to bondsmen, Dallas probation officers, as well as judges and the courts in both counties. I was facing two to twenty years, with my less than perfect record. But, I still did not want to throw in the towel and neither did Chris, thank God. It was a tough task but after all the court dates, probation meetings, treatment programs, AA and, of course, money, it was well worth it. With his diligent hard work and numerous legal maneuvers, I still have my freedom today!
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Posted by Benny | October 12, 2012
Honest lawyer ,trust worthy by Benny g
He is a excellent lawyer .I went to his office 10/11/12 talk to him about the issue my daughter was involved . He informed what to expect about the case and he did not even charge me a penny .he gave me his price if he have go to trial. I will recommend him to anybody. Chris best lawyer that ever in my life I met. He is caring ,trust worthy,honest.if you in trouble please hire him as your lawyer
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Posted by anonymous | September 18, 2012
Excellent Advocate
Chris was absolutely outstanding. I am a client who lives in New York and Chris did everything in his power to adjourn hearings to accommodate my travel schedule. Chris along with his staff kept me informed about every step of the process from beginning to end. When it came time to go to trial Chris made me feel comfortable and confident the entire time. He helped me making informed decisions regarding the trial. Most importantly, through his hard work and zealous advocacy a not guilty verdict was returned by the Judge. I HIGHLY recommend Chris Lewis. He is a professional, intelligent and zealous advocate for his clients.
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Posted by anonymous | July 8, 2012
Knowledgeable, Solid and Comforting
I won't go into the details on why I required Mr. Lewis' services but I will say that I would not want any other defense attorney out there for my case. Not only was he and his staff responsive, patient and accessible but he also knew what to do and kept me apprised of everything that was going on throughout my case. Needless to say that everyone should want a clever, outside-of-the-box thinker representing them and that is what Chris proved himself to be. Professional, courteous, caring and a trusted advisor.
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Posted by Ronan | July 6, 2012
Second DUI
When arrested for DUI a second time, I thought my goose was thoroughly cooked. My career which I highly covet was in jeopardy pending a guilty verdict. I am not proud to admit that on this occasion, I sympathized with the decisions made by the arresting officer. I was less than optimistic about my future to say the least. However after a consultation with Chris Lewis, I felt I had a felt a fighting chance. Chris understood the magnitude of my reality and assured me he'd do his best to take care of things. During the process, I was kept informed and never even had to make an appearance in court. Eventually, the case was dismissed. When I inquired to find out the how's and why's, Chris simply responded, "I put them in a bad position". Enough said. His unbelievable record which I am now part of speaks for itself. If you find yourself having made a similar mistake, please learn from it and don't hesitate to call Chris Lewis. Plus he's a cool dude!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Shareholder
  • Chris Lewis & Associates, P.C.
  • 2020 - Present
  • Partner
  • Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP
  • 2007 - 2020
  • Partner
  • The Lewis Law Firm
  • 2004 - 2007
  • Associate
  • Touchstone Bernays
  • 2000 - 2000
  • Associate
  • Godwin Gruber, LLP
  • 2000 - 2004
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Dallas County District Attorney's Office
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Assistant County Attorney
  • Williamson County Attorney's Office
  • 1998 - 1999
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Education

  • Baylor University
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 1997
  • Evangel University
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994

Associations

  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2013 - Present
  • Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • 2007 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • 2004 - Present
  • Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • 2004 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2004 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • 2004 - Present
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • Director
  • 2004 - 2006
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • Farsi

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Monthly
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Monthly
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Monthly
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Monthly
  • 2014
  • Dallas' Best Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • DCDLA
  • 2014
  • Best Lawyers in Dallas
  • D Magazine
  • 2014
  • Dallas' Best Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • DCDLA
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Monthly
  • 2013
  • Best Lawyers in Dallas
  • D Magazine
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2012
  • Best Lawyers in Dallas
  • D Magazine
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2011
  • Top Attorney
  • Fort Worth, Texas Magazine
  • 2011
  • Best Lawyers in Dallas
  • D Magazine
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2010
  • Top Attorney
  • Fort Worth, Texas Magazine
  • 2010
  • Rising Star
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2009
  • Best Lawyers in Dallas
  • D Magazine
  • 2009
  • Rising Star
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2008
  • Best Lawyers in Dallas Under 40
  • D Magazine
  • 2006
  • Rising Star
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2005
  • Best Lawyers in Dallas Under 40
  • D Magazine
  • 2004
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Speaking Engagements

  • Trial Skills Section CLE
  • Witness Preparation: Failing to Prepare is Preparing to Fail
  • 2014
  • Cross-Examination CLE
  • Cross Examination of Arresting Officer in DWI case
  • 2014
  • Criminal Bar Involvement Committee CLE
  • Social Media: discovery in criminal cases, evidence in criminal proceedings, and attorney ethics
  • 2013
  • DAYL CLE
  • Closing Arguments
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (18)
Given (1)
Endorse Christopher
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Chris is an exceptional attorney! Knowledgeable and compassionate, Chris zealously advocates for his clients and always produces exceptional results. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Friend
"Chris has run the table with a string of consecutive not guilty verdicts that has crowned him as one of the very best trial lawyers around. That kind of winning takes preparation, intelligence, superior advocacy, charm and unparalled skill, all of which Chris brings to bear in each of his cases. Juries love him. His unmatched track record gives him a unique credibility and bargaining power with prosecutors and judges. Everybody at the courthouse knows who he is and what results he gets. You won't find a better lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I recommend Chris Lewis and Crain Lewis & Brogdon to anyone seeking guidance in criminal matters. The words tireless, dedicated, and responsive aptly describe Chris' dogged determination to obtain successful outcomes for his clients. Chris stands at the top of my referral list among Dallas/Forth Worth Metroplex criminal defense lawyers."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris' knowledge and experience in criminal law puts him at the top of the list in the North Texas area. Great guy, fantastic defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Christopher. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"Chris is an exceptional criminal lawyer who is well-regarded in the legal community. Chris is always at the top of my list when asked for recommendations for criminal lawyers in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If I were ever in need of a criminal defense lawyer, Chris Lewis would be at the very top of the list. He is truly a lawyer's lawyer and a good guy too. He knows how to climb inside of the jury box and get the jury believing that he's an alternate juror. By the end of his case, the jury is already on his side. It's no huge surprise when the foreperson utters the golden words NOT GUILTY!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I very highly endorse this lawyer. I have known Chris for many years including from 2002 to 2009 as a civil litigation defense lawyer and as an Associate Municipal Judge for the City of Dallas (2006-8). During that time, there is no doubt that Chris exemplified the highest reputation for hard work, team work, ethics, and good judgment among his fellow lawyers in the Dallas community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris is a great attorney. From trial skills to negotiation to respect in the community: Chris is top notch. If Chris is your lawyer, you have put yourself in the best position possible."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is professional, well-prepared, timely and provides an expert-level criminal defense at a reasonable cost."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Chris. He is my go-to recommendation for criminal defense lawyers in the DFW-metroplex."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I first met Chris Lewis in 2001, when the two of us worked together at a large law firm. Chris has always impressed me with his can-do attitude. When Chris faces a challenging situation, he relishes the opportunity to prevail through hard work and "outside the box" thinking. But that alone cannot explain Chris's tremendous track record. Rather, I believe that Chris has routinely prevailed in seemingly unwinnable situations due to the fact that he is such a likable guy. A prosecutor or juror would be hard-pressed to say "no" to Chris. And this, coupled with his hard work and creativity, make him an extremely effective criminal defense lawyer. If I myself were ever charged with a crime, I would not hesitate to call upon Chris."
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Dallas Criminal defense Lawyer Christopher Whitener Lewis
Christopher Whitener Lewis
Criminal defense Attorney
Dallas, TX
Licensed for 25 years
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