Christopher Lankford | Fort Worth Criminal Defense Lawyer

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Christopher Lankford

Criminal, DUI-DWI, Misdemeanor, Felony, White Collar Crime

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Christopher Lankford is licensed to practice law in all Texas state courts, Federal court (Northern District of Texas), and the Supreme Court of the United States. He focuses exclusively on criminal and DWI cases in Tarrant County, Texas. By practicing exclusively criminal defense in Tarrant County, he knows the ins and outs of the courts. He takes pride in fighting for individual's rights, freedom, and protecting them from the harsh consequences of the criminal justice system.

Christopher has been named a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers Association for Texas (North) and Top Attorney by Fort Worth, Texas Magazine every year since 2014. He is rated "10.0" and "Superb" by Avvo attorney ratings, Avvo's highest rating. Christopher graduated from Baylor Law School with a concentration in criminal law. He is also a graduate of the Texas Criminal Trial College in Huntsville, TX, class of 2014. The Criminal Trial College is considered one of the most rigorous pieces of training a criminal defense lawyer can undergo.

He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Federal Bar Association, Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (TCCDLA), Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (TCDLA), Tarrant County Bar Association (TCBA), Christian Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA), National College for DUI Defense (NCDD), and the College of the State Bar of Texas.

Christopher is a United States Marine Corps veteran. Enlisting a month after September 11, 2001, he served primarily as a legal administration clerk. He also served in key roles such as a security specialist and a marksmanship instructor. He now spends much of his free time volunteering, attending sporting events, or participating in triathlons, endurance, and adventure races.
Please describe a case in the last year or two where you made a big difference.

In October 2019, I represented a young man charged with arson. He was facing life in jail. He had been wrongfully accused. He was actually a victim of the horrendous fire he was accused of starting. After four days of trial, he was found not guilty and acquitted of all charges. The full story as reported by the Fort Worth Star Telegram can be found here: https://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/arlington/article245388670.html

How did you build a successful practice?

Taking care of your clients is the key. Satisfied clients become lifelong sources of referrals and endorsements.

What should clients look for in a lawyer?

Find someone who is knowledgeable, hard-working, and most importantly of all, trustworthy.

How important is local knowledge to the success of your cases?

Local knowledge is vital. by handling only cases in Tarrant County, Texas, I am familiar with the various judges and prosecutors. My reputation is essential in negotiating and guiding clients through the legal system which varies greatly by location.

What information can you provide in a free phone consultation?

We can provide details on your particular offense, possible paths, and a timeline.

What information do you need in a free phone consultation?

Generally, we can pull the specific information on your charge with just a name and date of birth. Any information about the offense a client can provide is confidential and very helpful.

What differentiates you from other lawyers in your community?

I am straight forward whether the news is good or bad.

What is the most rewarding aspect of your job?

Helping people. There is no better satisfaction than helping people through what is often the greatest challenge of their life.

What are your other interests in addition to law?

I spend my free time enjoying the outdoors, doing carpentry, and of course, all things football.

Are you involved in your community?

I am very active and I am even a part-time judge in my small hometown.

Position Organization Location Duration
AttorneyLankford Law FirmFort Worth, TXPresent
School Degree Major Graduation
Baylor Law School, Baylor UniversityJ.D. Law School2013  
Texas Criminal Trial CollegeCertificate2014
University of Texas at ArlingtonBachelors2010
Tarrant County CollegeAssociates2009
State / Court Date
Supreme Court of the United States 
United States District Court - Northern District of Texas 
Texas2013
  • National College of DUI Defense | Member | 2015 - Present
    College of the State Bar of Texas | Member | 2014 - Present
    Christian Trial Lawyers Association | Lifetime Member | 2014 - Present
    National Trial Lawyers Association | Member | 2014 - Present
    Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association | Attorney Member | 2013 - Present
    State Bar of Texas | Criminal Justice Section | Member | 2013 - Present
    Texas Young Lawyers Association | Member | 2013 - Present
    Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association | Attorney Member | 2013 - Present
  • Top Attorney | Fort Worth, Texas Magazine
    Top Attorney | 360 West Magazine
    Rising Star | Super Lawyers Magazine
    Top 100 Trial Lawyers | National Trial Lawyers Association
    Top Contributor | Avvo
    Certified Ad Litem | State Bar of Texas CLE
  • AVVO Legal Guides | Understanding DWI Related License Suspensions in Texas | 2013
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(2013) Licensed as Attorney in Texas. Verified with Texas Bar Association.January 21, 2021

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1020 Macon Street
Suite 17
Fort Worth, TX 76102
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