Christopher Philley

Christopher Philley

Associate
Location:
Austin, Texas
Phone:
512-472-4040
Fax:
512-472-4086
Email:

Chris Philley is a licensed attorney in Texas that practices family law. Chris has worked in the Austin legal community since his undergraduate days.  Chris prides himself on being accessible to clients and helping them through stressful and difficult times. Helping clients through these times is what fuels Chris’ practice. While practicing law can be stressful, Chris believes his clients make it worthwhile. Chris is a member of the Austin Young Lawyer’s Association, Austin Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association, Austin Bar Association, Williamson County Bar Association, Williamson County Inns of Court, and the Hays County Bar Association.

Chris was licensed in May of 2010, and began work practicing civil litigation, family and criminal law. Chris chose Baylor University School of Law due to the emphasis placed on litigation and practice based approach to law school.  This is something he relied heavily on in his early years of practice – including winning an appeal from a divorce case which went all the way to the Supreme Court. Chris handled multiple trials, including divorces, in his first years out of law school. Chris was even recommended for a special trial college by a judge due to his advocacy in Court. While he understands the need for temperance in some cases, he has a passion for the courtroom.  He is a strong believer in the right to a jury trial and relishes the opportunity to use the skills he learned at Baylor and has honed during his practice.

Prior to attending university, Chris graduated from Amarillo High School and was a National Merit Scholar. He was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honour’s Society during his time at Amarillo College, where he graduated from the Honour’s Program in one year. He then proceeded to study government and history at the University of Texas at Austin. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Government, Chris attended Baylor University School of Law, graduating in two and a half years and passing the Bar exam two weeks after graduating. Chris was a Barrister in the Strasburger and Price Moot Court Competition, and made the Dean’s List each year at Baylor.

While Chris enjoys litigating in the courtroom, Chris spends his leisure time cheering on the Texas Longhorns, playing recreational hockey, enjoying live music, and spending time with his family.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2010

Education

  • Baylor University School of Law, Waco, Texas
  • McLennan Community College, Austin Community College, Texas State University
    • A.A. - 1981
    • Major: Business

Honors and Awards

  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys- Best Client Satisfaction , 2014 - 2017
  • The National Advocates - Top 40 Under 40

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Williamson County Inns of Court, Associate
  • Austin Bar Association, Attorney
  • 10 Best 2015 client satisfaction american institute of family law attorneys
  • Best Divorce
    Lawyers in
    Austin
    2016
  • Avvo Rating Top Attorney Family
  • American Academy For Certified Financial litigators
  • American Academy For Certified Financial litigators
  • Board Certified Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • IAMP | International Association of Managing Partners | Founding Member