Attorney Resume – Chris A. Spofford

Chris A. Spofford, Family Law and Divorce Attorney

Family Law Attorney in Houston, Texas

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

Practice Areas: Dedicated To Family Law

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

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

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 magazine
  • 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 in 1993 with the Attorney-Mediator Institute and has mediated more than 500 family law cases and facilitated a settlement in more than 90 percent of those matters.

Among the first lawyers in Texas to be trained in collaborative family law in January 2000. He has participated in numerous Family Law cases using the collaborative model. He is a member of the International Association of Collaborative Professionals and is a member of the first Collaborative Law practice group formed in the Houston area.

Chris has authored papers and made presentations to the legal community and law students on a wide range of legal and family law topics.

Born: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, March 10, 1958