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Christopher M. Lankford

Christopher M. Lankford

Lankford Law Firm
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI
  • Texas
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Prior to founding the Lankford Law Firm, I was a managing partner at the Law Offices of Lankford & Knapp. I founded the Lankford Law Firm in order to focus exclusively on criminal defense and to allow myself the flexibility to serve a broader range of clients. In 2014, I was named a Top Attorney by Fort Worth, Texas magazine and a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers Association. I take pride in fighting for individual's rights, freedom, and protecting them from the harsh consequences of the criminal justice system. I am a member of the State Bar of Texas, Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (TCCDLA), Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (TCDLA), the Tarrant County Bar Association (TCBA) and the College of the State Bar of Texas (The College). I have also been recognized as a Top Contributor on Avvo in 2013 and 2014, where I provides free legal advice to persons in need. I graduated from Baylor Law School (J.D. '13) with a concentration in Criminal Law. While attending Baylor in Waco, Texas, I also worked in the McLennan County District Attorney's office. There, I assisted with misdemeanor trials. I also hold degrees from the University of Texas at Arlington (B.A. '10) and Tarrant County College (A.A. '09). I am also a graduate of the Texas Criminal Trial College ('14). I am a United States Marine Corps veteran ('02-'06). Enlisting after September 11, 2001, I served primarily as a legal administration clerk. I served in key roles such as a security specialist and a marksmanship instructor. I am also an active member of the Tarrant County community. I spend much of his free time volunteering, attending sporting events or participating in triathlons, endurance and adventure races.

Baylor Law School
J.D. (2013) | Criminal Law
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University of Texas - Arlington
B.A. | Philosophy, Communication Studies, Latin
Honors: Cum Laude
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Professional Experience
Lankford Law Firm
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Law Offices of Lankford & Knapp
Legal Clerk
United States Marine Corps
Articles & Publications
Understanding DWI Related License Suspenions in Texas
Certified Ad Litem
State Bar of Texas
Top Attorney
Fort Worth, Texas Magazine
Christopher Lankford was named a 2014 Top Attorney in criminal defense by Fort Worth, Texas Magazine.
Top 100 Trial Lawyer
National Trial Lawyers Association
Christopher Lankford was named a Top 100 Trial Lawyer in criminal defense by the National Trial lawyers Association.
Top Contributor
Top Contributor
Professional Associations
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
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Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
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Tarrant County Bar Association
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • Free Consultation
    Free initial consultation. Typically, 45 minutes - 1 hour.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    We accept all major credit cards.
Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    DUI & DWI
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. Do I need a attorney present to talk to the police over a stolen gun
A: I would strongly advise it.
Q. Do I have to serve the full sentence of my deferred adjudication probation if I have completed all requirements?
A: Early dismissal is granted by the Judge, not the probation officer. For that reason, you need to hire an attorney to motion the Court for early release.
Q. If he is 29 and im 17 and i end up pregnant can he go to jail in texas ?
A: No. 17 is the age of consent in Texas.
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Lankford Law Firm
1020 Macon Street
Suite 17
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Telephone: (817) 870-9803
Fax: (817) 886-8633