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Christopher David Wanner

Criminal defense Attorney at Lubbock, TX

4.6   11 reviews

also known as Chris, Wanner


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About Christopher

Learn Christopher’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    94%

    12 years, 800 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    6%

    10 years, 50 cases

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 have served as a Board Member, Secretary, and Vice President of Education and am currently the President-Elect for the Lubbock Criminal Defense Bar Association.

I attend multiple educational seminars annually and have been 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.  Due to my hard work, I was chosen in 2019 to become a regular presenter at seminars organized by the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association to educate other Criminal Defense Attonreys. 

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.  

Licensed for 10 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 2012
Updated 10/23/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Christopher

Wanner Law Firm, P.C.
1402 Texas Ave.
Lubbock, TX, 79401

Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
  11 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | September 29, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Information needed Information obtained
The start of the conversation, he came across as someone there to assist me, thru out the conversation he continued on that same high level. The end of the conversation the bar was still high. I felt at ease discussing my criminal issues with him, my son had recommended that I give him a call and Chris referred me to another Attorney that specializes in cases involving minors. Thank You Chris, if I ever need an attorney you will be my first choice
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Posted by anonymous | January 24, 2015
Really Helpful
I hired Chris after I was not satisfied with the work my court appointed attorney was doing. Within a few weeks, Chris had a settlement offer from the court where my charge would be dismissed once I completed some community service and paid a fine. No other attorney has taken the time to listen to my side of the story. I would definitely recommend Chris.
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Posted by anonymous | January 21, 2015
Very Helpful
Chris represented me in my divorce. He knew his stuff and his staff was always polite and helpful. I highly recommend Chris and his staff to help you file your divorce.
Posted by anonymous | January 17, 2015
Excellent
Chris is a great lawyer. He represented me in a criminal matter. Even though I was innocent, I wanted to take the offer the prosecution made because it was so much less than I faced if the Jury would have found me guilty, but I trusted him. Chris did his job wonderfully and in the end my charges were dropped without even having to go to trial.
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Posted by anonymous | January 17, 2015
Superb Attorney
I used him for my divorce a few years ago and now my fiance is using him to finally finalize his divorce from his ex that he has not been with for over five years. He was a great help both times. He really knows his stuff and his staff is great too.
Posted by anonymous | January 12, 2015
Criminal Defense
Chris was appointed to represent me, and he did better work than lawyers I had hired in the past. I would recommend hiring Chris in a heartbeat.
Posted by John | August 20, 2013
Very Competent and Professional
Excellent attention to detail and I feel genuine concern and detication to serving my legal issues.
Posted by Christopher | June 11, 2013
Would recommend. Very knowledgeable and helpful
Mr. Wanner was extrememly polite and helpful. He maintains a firnedly, professional demeanor, and I would highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | April 8, 2013
He's the best
Mr. Wanner was very knowledgeable. He listened to my concerns and answered all my questions. I felt at ease knowing he was working for me.
Posted by anonymous | March 22, 2013
family law
Mr. Wanner was very open and honest with his feedback. Very knowledgeable!! Thanks for everything! Will definitely recommend
Posted by anonymous | June 10, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Disinterested at best
I hired Chris for a custody case. He talked a good game, but when it came time for court, I may as well have represented myself. He did not even present my side of the story. Never rebutted any of the other side's contentions, nor their inaccurate narrative. "We'll just present the facts" he said. The other lawyer told their story, and we didn't. Proceed at your own risk. Makes me wonder if the other reviews are even real....
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Wanner Law Firm, P.C.
  • 2012 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • Dionne, Hulten, & Johnson, PLLC
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Criminal District Attorney's Office Externship
  • Lubbock County
  • 2012 - 2012

Education

  • Texas Criminal Trial College
  • Certificate
  • 2015
  • International Legal & Forensic Science Services
  • Certificate
  • 2013
  • Texas Tech University Rawls College of Business
  • MBA
  • 2011
  • Texas Tech University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • Texas Tech University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2008
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Legal Cases

  • State v. Y.M.
  • Plea to a lesser included offense
  • State v. M.C.
  • Case Dismissed
  • State v. D.C.
  • Dismissed
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Associations

  • Lubbock Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • President-Elect
  • 2020 - Present
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Top 40 Under 40 - Criminal Defense
  • 2016 - Present
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • "10 Best"
  • 2016 - Present
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Lubbock Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Lubbock County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Lubbock Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Vice President
  • 2019 - 2020
  • Lubbock Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Secretary
  • 2018 - 2019
  • Lubbock Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Director
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Legal Aid Society
  • Director
  • 2015 - 2016
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Lubbock County Young Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2018
  • American Inns of Court
  • Associate Member at Texas Tech University Chapter
  • 2013 - 2015
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • 10 best for client satisfaction
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top Contributor - Criminal Defense
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Top Contributor - DUI / DWI
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Top Contributor - Divorce / Separation
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Top Contributor - Child Support
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice Award - Criminal Defense
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice Award - DUI/DWI
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice Award - Divorce/Separation
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice Award - Child Support
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Nominated for Outstanding Young Lawyer Award
  • Lubbock Area Bar Association
  • 2014
  • Excellence Award - Race and Racism
  • The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction
  • 2011
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Publications

  • Legal Blog Article
  • 8 Reasons You Should Have a Will
  • 2015
  • Legal Blog Article
  • Theft Charges 101
  • 2015
  • Legal Blog Article
  • Assault Charges 101
  • 2015
  • Legal Blog Article
  • Public Intoxication 101
  • 2015
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Speaking Engagements

  • Monthly Meeting
  • Lesser Included Offenses
  • 2019
  • Defense: We Make Champions (Wichita Falls, TX)
  • Cross Examination
  • 2019
  • Defense: We Make Champions (Denton, TX)
  • Cross Examination
  • 2019
  • American Inns of Court
  • Legal Ethics
  • 2014
  • Race and Racism in the Law
  • Reverse Redlining and For-Profit Colleges
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (13)
Endorse Christopher
Criminal defense Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Chris is an excellent attorney. One of the most client friendly professionals I have ever done business with."
Child support Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Christopher is an excellent attorney committed to providing the highest quality representation to clients. I endorse this attorney without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child support Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer for his dedication and commitment to clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris is a Great attorney. What sets him apart from others is his ability to aggressively represent his clients while always maintaining a professional attitude. Whenever I have a tough question on a Family or Criminal matter, Chis has always been an excellent resource."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Christopher. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Wanner is an excellent asset to the Lubbock legal community. His advocacy for his clients is second to none. I highly endorse him as a peer and trusted colleague."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris and I were law school classmates at Texas Tech University. He is hardworking and very bright. I highly recommend him to anyone in the Lubbock area needing legal services."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Simply put, Chris knows the law. He is dedicated to his practice and his clients. He gives solid legal advice and works hard for his clients. I would recommend him to anyone on a criminal matter."
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