Lawyer Christopher L. Smith has been serving families in the Dallas area for decades.

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"It can be intimidating starting a case. It certainly helps to have someone to listen, understand, have your back, and fight with you. Thank you Chris for making my situation easier and fighting for me."

Melanie

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Christopher L. Smith is personal, affordable, and focused on building strong client relationships. With decades of experience helping families, you can rest assured your case will be in great hands. Christopher focuses his practice on probate and family law cases, but will consider all legal matters.  Christopher has been licensed to practice law in Texas since 1992 and has represented clients before various courts throughout the State of Texas.  Christopher is also admitted to represent clients before the United States District Court Northern District of Texas and the United States District Court Eastern District of Texas.

Roots in Texas

Christopher was born in Dallas and raised in Garland.  Christopher attended and graduated from North Garland High School. After earning his undergraduate degree at University of Texas at Dallas, Christopher went on to earn his Juris Doctorate at Southern Methodist University's Dedman School of Law.

Interests Outside of Law Practice

Besides practicing law, Christopher has been involved in film making.  He is a partner in a Dallas production company, Deep Ellum Pictures, which has produced many commercials and worked on motion picture projects.  Deep Ellum Pictures produced TV Junkie, an award winning documentary about the life of Richard Kirkham, a film maker and investigative reporter featured in the recent Netflix documentary, Tiger King.  Christopher served as legal counsel and executive producer for TV Junkie, which won a jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival, aired on HBO and Netflix, and can be rented on several streaming sites.

Christopher was one of the co-founders of the Deep Ellum Film Festival that began in 1999 and morphed into the current Dallas International Film Festival.  Christopher was also a founder and officer of Arts Fighting Cancer, a non-profit company that produced such events as Live Draw, Lone Star Drive-In, the Santa Monica Film Festival, and the Santa Monica Drive-In at the Pier.

Christopher has served as a commissioner on the Dallas County Historical Commission since 2015.

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