Chris Hartman began his career in the law as a civil trial attorney for a respected personal injury firm in South Texas, where he obtained favorable recoveries and jury verdicts for his clients in numerous personal injury cases. Later, Chris returned home to West Texas and further developed his litigation experience as an associate at a prominent criminal defense firm where he practiced as a criminal defense attorney, personal injury attorney, and family law attorney.
Throughout his career, Chris has aggressively represented his clients to maximize compensation through trial and settlement, tenaciously defended the rights of his clients who are accused of serious crimes, and passionately represented those experiencing trying situations.
Chris is a West Texas native who was born and raised in Sweetwater, TX. He grew up with a farming background where he learned the value of hard work and dedication. Chris maintains these principles and has translated them into his practice. He continued his education at Texas A&M University where he received his degree in finance in 2004.
Chris started his own firm in 2012, and since the firm has continued to grow to an additional office and added staff. Chris has represented numerous clients in matters from criminal defense to complex estate litigation. At the onset of representation, Chris handles each case as if it will be tried to a jury in order to obtain a favorable outcome for his clients. Chris has tried numerous cases before a jury including both criminal and civil cases and will be with you every step of the way throughout your case. With his professionalism and experience, you can be confident your case is in great hands when Chris is your attorney.
• Texas Tech University School of Law, Doctor of Jurisprudence, 2009
• Texas A&M University, Bachelors of Business Administration in Finance, 2004
Publications and Presentations:
• What Texas Estate Planners Need to Know About Transferring a Wind Interest, 37th Annual Estate Planning Seminar, Corpus Christi, Texas, May 2010.
• What Texas Estate Planners Need to Know About Transferring a Wind Interest, Estate Planning Developments for Texas Professionals, October 2009.
• Is the Wind Mine to Give Away? Guidance for Testators Wishing to Transfer a Wind Interest, Texas Tech Estate Planning and Community Property Law Journal, Vol. 1, Summer 2009.