Chris Abel is an experienced, professional criminal defense attorney that focuses on protecting the citizens of Denton County and Tarrant County from unlawful and overzealous arrests. If you or someone that you know has been arrested or charged with a crime, let Chris Abel defend your rights and fight for you.
What Separates Chris Abel from Others
Chris Abel graduated from Baylor Law School and was a moot court semifinalist in the appellate advocacy track. As a law student he argued in front of nine appellate judges, and out of 75 teams in the competition Mr. Abel was on the fourth place team.
He has also been recognized as a Super Fellow for the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers’ Association. Super Fellows have shown diligence in teaching fellow defense attorneys, and only 100 to 200 attorneys in Texas are recognized as Super Fellows by the association.
Chris Abel has tried over 200 cases in front of a jury and is a former prosecutor for the Denton County District Attorney's Office. He knows how that side of the law works, and if he does not like the negotiations offered he will go to trial on your behalf to fight for you in court. Other attorneys are known as "plea attorneys," but Chris Abel will go to trial if it is necessary.
Mr. Abel is President of the Denton County Criminal Defense Association and was elected to serve in 2014. Chris Abel is also the founding member of the DUI Defense Lawyers Association, a new organization started in 2014 that has 50 founding members and 400 total members nationwide.
One of the biggest advantages of hiring Chris Abel as your criminal defense attorney is the close, personal interaction that he has with his clients. Mr. Abel does not have a vast list of open client cases; instead, he focuses on a small number of clients and provides them with one-on-one attention for their needs.
Chris Abel gets to know his clients beyond the cold facts of the case. He routinely gives out his personal cell phone number and email address so that clients can reach him at any time, day or night. Mr. Abel may charge more his services, but you are also getting more individualized attention and expert experience on your side.
Austin College, HistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts Magna Cum Laude 2001
Baylor University School of Law, General LitigationDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.) 2004
National College for DUI Defense, Attendee MasteringScientific Evidence in a DUI Case; 2013
Jay Zager, Inc., Forensic Breath Alcohol TestingIntoxilyzer 5000 Maintenance Technician 2013
Lance Platt and Associates, Standardized Field Sobriety TestingPractitioner 2012
Texas Academy of Leadership in Humanities 1999
Super Fellow: Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association 2013Moot Court Semifinalist: Baylor University School of Law 2002Dean’s Academic Merit: Baylor University School of Law 2001
Super Fellow, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association 2005-presentMember, Denton County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association 2007-presentMember, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2011presentMember, National College of DUI Defense, 2012-presentMember, Texas Bar College, 2007-presentLifetime Member, Baylor University School of Law 2007-presentMember, United Methodist Church 1980-presentPresident, Denton County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association 2014-presentFounding Member, DUI Defense Lawyers Association 2014-present
Call Chris Abel for Help Today
Mr. Abel promises to provide you with the expert, dedicated, and personalized criminal defense that your case needs. For a list of criminal charges that Chris Abel defends, please refer to his criminal defense page. If you or someone that you know is in need of an experienced criminal defense attorney, let Chris Abel help. Call or contact the office today for a private and free review of your case.