Christopher Wrampelmeier

Christopher Wrampelmeier

Underwood Law Firm PC

Profile

Born in Jordan, Chris grew up in Saudi Arabia, Washington, DC, and Zambia, graduating high school in Massachusetts at Groton School and college at Princeton University. He majored in Near Eastern Studies. After four years active duty in the U.S. Army, Chris attended the University of Texas School of Law. He has practiced at the Underwood Law Firm in Amarillo, Texas since then. Chris is the archdeacon of the Episcopal Diocese of Northwest Texas. Chris and his wife, Hortencia, have three children.

Education

University of Texas School of Law, 1993, J.D.

Admitted to Practice

Texas, 1993

AAML Position(s) Held

National
  • None
State
  • None

Legal Organizations

  • Texas Family Law Council (Member 2005 to 2010 and 2016 to 2019
  • Secretary 2019 to 2020
  • Treasurer 2020 to 2021
  • Vice-Chair 2021 to 2022
  • Chair-Elect 2022-2023)Panhandle Family Law Association, President (twice, second time in 2020-2021)Chair, Texas Family Law Foundation Bill Review Committee (2007 to present)

CLE Presentations

  • Co-Author, New Discovery Frontiers: Rule Changes and Impacts from Both Sides of the Bench, 48th Annual Advanced Family Law Course (2022)Author, If the Devil Danced (in Empty Pockets): Addressing Liabilities, Marriage Dissolution Institute (2022)Faculty Member, 37th Annual TAFLS Trial Institute, Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists (2022)Author, Drafting Rule 194 Discovery Responses, Advanced Family Law Drafting Course (2021)Presenter, Additional Causes of Action to Plead and Know in Family Law, 47th Annual Advanced Family Law Course (2021)Author, Reimbursement and Reconstituted Estate, 47th Annual Advanced Family Law Course (2021)Author, 2021 Changes to Discovery and the Impact on Family Cases, 23rd Annual Summer School: Sun, Sand, and CLE for the General Practitioner (2021)Author, Securing Property at Point Blank, Marriage Dissolution Institute (2021)Faculty Member, 36th Annual TAFLS Trial Institute, Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists (2021)Author, You Presume Too Much: Overcoming Fit Parent, Visitation, and Child Support Presumptions, Advanced Trial Skills for Family Lawyers 2020 (2020)Author, Impact of Proposed New Discovery Rules on Family Law, Panhandle Family Law Association (2020)Author, Securing Property at Point Blank, E-TAPS 2020, CLE All Stars – Home Edition (2020)Author, Case Law Update with a Twist, Advanced Family Law Drafting Course (2019)Moderator, Judges’ Panel, Handling Your First (or Next) Divorce Case (2019)Author and Co-Presenter, UCCJEA, UIFSA, and UPA Made Easy: UCCJEA, 45th Annual Advanced Family Law Course (2019)Author, Professionalism, Marriage Dissolution Institute (2019)Faculty Member, 34th Annual TAFLS Trial Institute, Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists (2019)Author, Enforcement of Property Division and Spousal Maintenance, 44th Annual Advanced Family Law Course (2018)Author, Property Enforcements in Family Cases, 2017 Annual Judicial Education Conference (2017)Author, UCCJEA in Your Daily Practice, 43rd Annual Advanced Family Law Course (2017)Author, Using PDF, 42nd Annual Advanced Family Law Course (2016)Author, Written Discovery: Tips, Traps, and Other Takeaways, Marriage Dissolution Institute (2016)Author, I Want My Stuff: Property Enforcement (Chapter 9 Remedies), 41st Annual Advanced Family Law Course (2015)Author, The ABC’s of the UCCJEA, Judicial Conference, Texas Center for the Judiciary (2015)Co-Presenter, Where Family Law and School Law Meet: A Growing Area of Conflict, 40th Annual Advanced Family Law Course (2014)Author, Creative Demonstrative Evidence on a Shoestring, Marriage Dissolution Institute (2014)Author, Parting Words at Closing Time, Advanced Family Law Drafting Course (2013)Author, Trial Tactics and Tips, 39th Annual Advanced Family Law Course (2013)Moderator, Advanced Negotiation Skills Track, 38th Annual Advanced Family Law Course (2012)Author, Negotiation Ethics, 38th Annual Advanced Family Law Course (2012)Author, Jurisdiction / Standing, 37th Annual Advanced Family Law Course (2011)Author, Just Saying -No” Is Not Enough, Family Law on the Front Lines (2011)Author, New Forms in the New Family Law Practice Manual (3rd Ed.), Advanced Family Law Drafting Course (2010)Author, Trying Your Property Case on a Shoestring, 36th Annual Advanced Family Law Course (2010)Author, Negotiation Ethics, Family Law on the Front Lines (2010)Author, Effective Mediation, Marriage Dissolution Boot Camp (2010)Author and Panelist, Creative Property Division, 35th Annual Advanced Family Law Course (2009)Author, Surfin’ Safari: Websites to Improve Your Practice, Family Law on the Front Lines (2009)Panelist, 10th Biennial Family Law Legislative Update, UT CLE, San Antonio, Texas (2009)Author, Techniques in Negotiation, Marriage Dissolution Institute (2009)Author, The Protective Order Hearing—Defense, 34th Annual Advanced Family Law Course (2008)Author, The Art of Negotiation, Family Law on the Front Lines (2008)Author, Top 10 Cases in Family Law, West Texas General Practice Symposium (2008)Speaker, Family Law Legislative Update 2007, Panhandle Family Law Association (2007)Author, Top 10 Property Cases You Need to Know About, 33rd Annual Advanced Family Law Course (2007)Author, Support, Maintenance and Alimony, Marriage Dissolution Institute (2007)Author, -Whose Property is It Anyway?” – Characterization, 32nd Annual Advanced Family Law Course (2006)Author, Division and Transfer of Unusual Assets in Divorce, Marriage Dissolution Institute (2006)Author, Unusual Visitation: Under 3 and Over 14, Marriage Dissolution Institute (2005)Author, Hidden Wonders in the FLPM, 30th Annual Advanced Family Law Course (2004)Author, Legislative Updates, Panhandle Family Law Association (2003)Panelist, Economic Contribution, 29th Annual Advanced Family Law Course (2003)Author, Things You Never Knew Existed in the Family Law Practice Manual, Advanced Family Law Drafting Course (2002)Author, Forms Every Family Lawyer Should Know Are in the Texas Family Law Practice Manual, Marriage Dissolution Institute (2002)Author, Statutory Forms, Advanced Family Law Drafting Course (2001)Co-Author, Rule 248 Motions: How to Use Them, 26th Annual Advanced Family Law Course (2000)Author, Parent-Child Related Forms You Never Knew Were in the Family Law Practice Manual, Advanced Family Law Drafting Course (1999), also presented for the Panhandle Family Law Association (2000)Co-Author, A Crash Course in Family Law for School Personnel, Texas State Bar School Law Section Report, Vol. 3, No. 4 (December 1999)Co-Author, Unusual and Unresolved Property Issues, 24th Annual Advanced Family Law Course (1998)Co-Author, Characterization of Unique Property (Trust Distributions, Punitive Damages, Retained Trust Income, Retained Child Support, Partnership Interests, and Partnership Assets), (portion on Retained Child Support), New Frontiers in Marital Property Law (1997)Co-Author, Characterization, Tracing and Reimbursement in Family Law Litigation: An Overview, Checklist and Update of Advanced Issues, 23rd Annual Advanced Family Law Course (1997)Co-Author, Procedural Aspects of a Jury Trial: Voir Dire, Marriage Dissolution Institute (1997)Co-Author, Preparation for and the Direct Examination of the Non-Primary Parent in a Relocation Case, Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists 11th Annual Trial Institute Series (1997)Co-Author, Preparation for the Direct Examination of Mom (the Accuser) in a Sex Abuse Allegation Custody Case, Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists 10th Annual Trial Institute Series (1996)Co-Author, Characterization, Tracing, and Reimbursement in Family Law Litigation: An Overview, Checklist and Update of Advanced Issues, 20th Annual Advanced Family Law Course (1994)

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