Chris M. Kirker is a Texas trial lawyer handling highly contested divorce and custody matters. Chris has been successfully handling divorce and custody cases for years and places intense focus and attention on every client he works with. While most cases do not go to trial, Chris knows the importance of being ready for trial should it become necessary.
After successfully handling many divorce and custody matters Chris has received numerous awards related to his prior clients' satisfaction with his work. He has been named a top 100 Trial Lawyer in the State of Texas by the National Trial Lawyers (2014-2018). Further, he has consistently been named one of the Top Ten Texas Family Law Attorneys under 40 by the National Association of Family Law Attorneys (2012-2019).
Chris frequently handles highly contested property matters, including but not limited to: claims of separate property and divorces involving business interests.
For custody matters, Chris has successfully represented Fathers, Mothers and even Grandparents in highly contested cases. As a father himself, Chris takes seriously a parent's most precious gift: time with their child.
Chris graduated with honors from Baylor Law School, was a member of the Baylor Law Review, and finished in the top 10% of his graduating class.
Chris clerked at the international law firm of Norton Rose Fulbright (formerly Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP) in San Antonio as well as Scott, Douglass, & McConnico, LLP located in Austin, Texas. Chris also interned for Federal Judge Walter S. Smith in Waco, Texas and Valero Energy Corp., the largest refiner in the United States.
Chris' areas of practice include Divorce, Custody, Child Support, Family Violence, and other Family law matters.
Honors and Awards:
National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 2012-2019
National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyer in the State of Texas - 2014-2018
National Academy of Family Law Attorneys (NAFLA) Top Ten Under 40, State of Texas- 2014-2018
The National Advocates Top 100 Lawyers, State of Texas- 2018
The National Advocates Top 40 Under 40, State of Texas- 2018
Executive Committee, The National Advocates, Top 40 Under 40
Superlawyers Rising Star 2017 - 2019
Baylor University School of Law, cum laude, J.D.; member, Baylor Law Review
Syracuse University, cum laude, B.A. Psychology
Austin Bar Association; Family Law Section
Williamson County Bar Association
Travis County Bar Association
American Bar Association
Capital Area Trial Lawyers Association
Texas Trial Lawyers Association