Chris Wramplemeier divorce child custody attorney Amarillo

Christopher Wrampelmeier



(806) 242-0548


500 S. Taylor, Suite 1200
Amarillo, Texas 79101

P.O. Box 9158
Amarillo, Texas 79105







Chris Wramplemeier divorce child custody attorney Amarillo

Christopher Wrampelmeier


Christopher K. Wrampelmeier practices exclusively family law and became board certified in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Certification in 2000. Besides litigation, he prepares premarital and marital property agreements, represents clients in collaborative law matters, and mediates family law suits. He frequently speaks on family law issues at the local and state levels. Chris serves on the Texas State Bar’s Family Law Section’s Legislative Committee and Family Law Practice Manual Committee. He is serving his second term on the Family Law Council of the Section. He is also active in the Texas Family Law Foundation and has headed its Bill Review Committee since 2007.

Mr. Wrampelmeier was born in Amman, Jordan into a State Department family. He lived in Saudi Arabia and Zambia, in addition to Washington, DC. His high school years were at Groton School, a boarding school in Groton, Massachusetts. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Near Eastern Studies from Princeton University. Upon graduation, he served four years on active duty as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army, mostly in West Germany. Chris received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Texas School of Law in 1993 and began his practice with the Underwood Law Firm that fall.

Chris is the Archdeacon of the Episcopal Diocese of Northwest Texas. He is the vice chair of the City of Amarillo’s Animal Management & Welfare Board, a board member and former president of the Amarillo-Panhandle Humane Society, and the counselor for the Downtown Women’s Center. He and his wife, Hortencia, have three children.


  • Texas State Bar Family Law Section – Legislative Committee 2000-present; Family Law Practice Manual Committee 1995-2006
  • Texas State Bar – Pro Bono Committee
  • Texas Family Law Foundation – Bill Review Committee
  • Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists
  • The Collaborative Law Institute of Texas
  • Selected as a “Texas Super Lawyer”  2016 – 2017
  • Panhandle Family Law Association, Past President
  • Texas Family Law Foundation, Past Director
  • Advanced Training – hosted by Lubbock Collaborative Law Group, 2011
  • Amarillo-Panhandle Humane Society – Board
  • Downtown Women’s Center, Counselor
  • Texas Family Law Council, 2005 to 2010 and 2016 to present
  • Panhandle Family Law Association Leadership Award, 2009
  • Princeton University Alumni, West Texas – Co-Chair
  • Amarillo Competitive Fencing Association – Board
  • Mediation: 40-hour mediation training course at the University of Texas Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution, 2008
  • Collaborative Law: CLI-TX Basic Training – Texas Tech School of Law, 2007
  • The Episcopal Diocese of North West Texas Committee

Military Service

  • First Lieutenant, Air Defense Artillery, United States Army, 1986-1990
  • Captain, Individual Ready Reserve, United States Army, 1990-2001