Prior to founding the Lankford Law Firm, Christopher M. Lankford was a managing partner at the Law Offices of Lankford & Knapp. He founded the Lankford Law Firm in order to focus on criminal defense and to allow himself the flexibility to serve a broader range of clients. As a Fort Worth criminal defense attorney and DWI lawyer, 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 each year from 2014-2016 by the National Trial Lawyers Association (NTLA) for Texas (North) and a 2014 & 2015 Top Attorney by Fort Worth, Texas Magazine. He is rated 'Superb' by Avvo attorney ratings, Avvo's highest rating. Christopher graduated from Baylor Law School with a concentration in Criminal Law. While attending Baylor, he worked in the McLennan County District Attorney's office. He holds degrees from the University of Texas at Arlington and Tarrant County College. Christopher is also a graduate of the Texas Criminal Trial College in Huntsville, TX.
He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, 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 (The College).
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.