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Attorney T. Christopher Lewis
Few people have been able to deliver like T. Christopher Lewis. With over 20 years of experience, he brings action boldly, by challenging the traditional ways legal services are delivered. The Law Office of T. Christopher Lewis is committed to answering the communities cry for help. We are not afraid to go to war for you. If you're seeking solutions, so are WE! Our law firm opens doors for those who can't by themselves. YOUR JUSTICE MATTERS! It's not a slogan, it's our promise. Call 817-795-3900 for criminal defense, personal injury, and immigration issues in Dallas and surrounding cities in Texas.
Attorney T. Christopher Lewis | Partner
IT IS THE ATTITUDE OF MY LAW FIRM, THAT WHEN WE REPRESENT YOU, YOUR JUSTICE MATTERS!
T. Christopher Lewis is the founder of The Law Office of T. Christopher Lewis and an experienced criminal defense and personal injury lawyer who is committed to providing high-quality, client-focused care. He is a respected member of the community known for his knowledge, commitment, and solid defenses. When you need a someone who can walk you through each step of the Texas legal system, turn to T. Christopher Lewis.
I graduated Dunbar High School and attended the University of Nebraska, where I majored in Corporate Finance and pledged Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. After completion of my sophomore year, I received the opportunity to study abroad in England and Munich, Germany. Living in Munich helped me better understand the values, beliefs and ethics of others and although sometimes different, must be respected.
After leaving Germany, I attended Texas Tech University and planned to join the Air Force and become a fighter pilot. While I enjoyed Texas Tech, one incident changed my life. Members of a fraternity hosted a “Party in the Projects”. The party featured White fraternity members dressed in “black face”, portraying every stereotype of lower socioeconomic communities and taking pictures in nooses held by partygoers in Ku Klux Klan outfits. As President of my fraternity, I organized multiple protests under the title “We’re Not Satisfied!”. This led the administration and the fraternity to apologize, and take steps to improve sensitivity with regard to racism. Finally, we convinced the fraternity to donate money to several local African American charities and sponsor a scholarship for minority students. This ability to effectuate change, by being a voice for others, finalized my decision to go to law school. I was awarded a full academic scholarship to Creighton University School of Law (Francis M. Ryan Scholarship). During my first summer of law school, I was selected as a congressional intern for Congressmen Martin Frost in Washington, D.C. I also clerked at the Omaha Housing Authority and was President of the Black Law Students Association.
Following law school graduation, I began my professional legal career at the Omaha Housing Authority (OHA). Within two (2) years, I was promoted to lead attorney responsible for preparing corporate board minutes, real estate acquisitions, reviewing and negotiating all contracts, criminal evictions and ensuring compliance with U.S. Housing and Urban Development regulations. This opportunity was rewarding due to OHA’s commitment to provide quality housing and programs.
I left OHA to take a litigation position with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska. I worked on the federal Synthroid litigation lawsuit and litigation against the tobacco industry. I also assisted in automobile subrogation claims, where I was first introduced to Personal Injury cases and litigation. I was recruited by Union Pacific Railroad and gladly accepted their offer. Working for a Fortune 500 company, I was able to utilize my previous experience on a larger scale. I was blessed with the opportunity to work my way up to the Energy Marketing Law team. For the majority of my career, I was the only African American Attorney and spent a significant amount of my personal time assisting the community through mentoring/tutoring children, the Urban League, and the local bar association. I was also chosen to assist Union Pacific in changing its recruiting of African American graduates and provide perspective on diversifying the Union Pacific workforce.
After relocating to the Dallas-Fort Worth area and growing tired of being a contracts attorney, I took a leap of faith and decided to start my own practice. This decision was a tough one because I left my corporate comfort zone and learned to fight in the trenches as a lawyer for the people.