BIO

Chris Smith is a Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent peer-review rated attorney that has been recognized as a Journal Record Achiever Under 40, and has been named to the Super Lawyer Rising Star list from 2014-2020 as well as identified by Best Lawyers in the area of Family Law.

Chris focuses his practice on representing individuals in domestic litigation matters and he understands that business and personal matters are intimately intertwined. As a result, Chris believes an attorney's full value is only realized when they are a strategic partner in the critical aspects of both business life and personal life.

Chris’ experience combined with his genuine compassion allow him to break down complex legal matters in a relatable way for his clients.

He represents individuals located throughout Oklahoma, Texas and the Western United States in family law litigation. Chris does not shy away from complicated cases including ones that involve: highly contested custody matters, sexual abuse allegations, high-stakes property division, family businesses and child support.

Outside of the office Chris is committed to multiple civic organizations, serves on the board of Oklahoma Institute of Child AdvocacyOklahoma Christian National Alumni Council and he is a member of the Oklahoma Advisory Committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights.

Chris and his wife, Marissa, reside in Edmond, Oklahoma with their son, daughter and their dog Rue. The family they enjoys being active in their church and various community activities.

Bar Admissions

Oklahoma, Texas, and Federal Court in Denver

Education

University of Oklahoma College of Law  Norman, Oklahoma

Juris Doctor, 2004

Oklahoma Christian University  Edmond, Oklahoma

B.S., 2001

Honors and Awards

“AV Preeminent” – Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating
“Achiever Under 40” – The Journal Record, 2016
“Rising Star” – Super Lawyers Magazine, Thomson Reuters,  annually 2014 - 2020

"Best Lawyers in America" – Family Law

 

Professional Associations and Memberships

Admitted, all Oklahoma State Courts
Admitted, all Texas State Courts
Admitted, Western District of Oklahoma
Admitted, Eastern District of Texas
Member, Oklahoma Bar Association
Member, State Bar of Texas
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Oklahoma County Bar Association
Member, National Alumni Council, Oklahoma Christian University
Board Member - Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy

Oklahoma State Advisory Committee Member - U.S. Commission on Civil Rights