Chris A. Spofford

Chris A. Spofford

Chris A. Spofford, Family Law Attorney
  • Divorce, Family Law, Domestic Violence
  • Texas
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Chris A. Spofford is a Family Law Attorney in Houston who has been defending the rights of men, women and children in Texas Family Law matters for more than 30 years. Over that time, he has handled thousands of divorce and Family Law cases. He has distinguished himself during intense courtroom trials as well as innovating in alternatives to family law litigation, such as divorce mediation and collaborative family law.

Board Certification: Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1993; recertified, 1998, 2003, 2008, 2013

Admitted to the Bar: 1986, Texas; 1998, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas

Law School: University of Houston, J.D., 1985

College: University of Houston, B.B.A., cum laude, 1981

Member: State Bar of Texas, member of the Family Law Section; College of State Bar of Texas; Collaborative Law Institute of Texas; Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists; and the Burta Rhodes Raborn American Inns of Court

Leadership: Served as director on the board of the Houston Bar Association, Family Law Section from 1998-2001; past president of the Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists and served on the board for that organization from 1996 until 2004; and served on the board of directors for the Houston Lawyer Referral Service

Earned the distinction of being a Super Lawyer as published in Texas Monthly and Texas Super Lawyers
One of Houston’s Top Lawyers by HTexas Magazine (2007-16)
Top Lawyer in Houstonia Magazine (2015)
Top Lawyer in The Dallas Morning News (2016)
Completed mediation training 1993 with the Attorney-Mediator Institute; mediated more than 500 family law cases and facilitated a settlement in more than 90 percent

Among the first in Texas to be trained in collaborative family law, Jan. 2000. Participated in numerous Family Law cases using the collaborative model. He is a member of the International Association of Collaborative Professionals and member of the first Houston Collaborative Law practice group

University Of Houston
Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
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University of Houston - Main Campus
B.B.A. (1981)
Honors: Graduated cum laude
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Family Law
Texas State Bar
Professional Associations
Texas State Bar  # 18958250
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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U.S. District Court, So Dist. of Texas
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Practice Areas
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights , Victims Rights
  • Spanish
Websites & Blogs
Chris A. Spofford, Family Law Attorney
Spofford Law Blog
Contact & Map
Chris A. Spofford PC
3000 Weslayan Street
Suite 365
Houston, TX 77027
Telephone: (713) 526-2400
Fax: (713) 526-4902