Get to know the OKC lawyer that 50+ happy clients rated 5-Stars on Google and Facebook!
With over 30 years of legal experience, Chris has devoted the majority of his life to helping the good people of Oklahoma. As an Oklahoma City adoption lawyer, Chris has united hundreds of families. He’s saved houses and cars with Chapter 13 Bankruptcies in the OKC area and provided much-needed debt-relief through Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. Chris prides himself on bringing personalized, compassionate, and affordable legal services to his clients.
Chris is a native of Oklahoma, born in Tulsa in 1963. He attended Central State University and earned a B.S. in finance. He attended law school at the University of Oklahoma College of Law in Norman. He received his Juris Doctor (J.D.) in 1988. He began practicing law in Oklahoma immediately and hasn’t stopped for a second.
As Mayor of Warr Acres, Chris set up a juvenile court system to address the needs of youth with minor infractions that escaped the larger county court systems. This court allows more individual attention for each child. The court system was credited with cutting the number of fights in schools by one-half.
Chris served almost 10 years as Scoutmaster for local troops. Chris continues his involvement in the community teaching essential life skills to the young men who will be tomorrow’s leaders.
In his spare time, Chris enjoys running. One of the great milestones of his life marked his completion of the New York City Marathon. He also enjoys hunting, biking, and rock climbing. While some people drive to the top of Pikes Peak, Chris likes to hike up the mountain. And, for his mid-life crisis, he has started a “passionate love affair” with OU football!
Chris’ first job was sailing on ocean-going ships in the merchant marine. “My dad used to say ‘shape up or ship out’, so I am not sure what it means that my first job was sailing.” This experience brought Chris exposure to people from many different cultures around the world. From delivering jet fuel to NATO bases in the Arctic Circle to taking food to the starving millions in Sudan, Chris has a broad range of experience in the world to draw from.
Family is a central aspect of Chris’s life. This is just one thing that makes him an extraordinary OKC adoption lawyer. With his dear wife Bev and two children, Chris enjoys many adventures. Believe it or not, Chris is an enthusiastic ‘Papa’ to a little one he loves to take on exciting outings.