Chris Wramplemeier - Divorce - Amarillo - TX - Attorney

Christopher Wrampelmeier



(806) 242-0548


500 S. Taylor, Suite 1200
Amarillo, Texas 79101

P.O. Box 9158
Amarillo, Texas 79105

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Chris Wramplemeier - Divorce - Amarillo - TX - Attorney

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 lawsuits. He frequently speaks on family
law issues at the local and state levels. Chris is the vice-chair of the Family Law Council
of the Texas Family Law Section and serves on the Section’s Legislative Committee and
Family Law Practice Manual Committee. In 2019, the Section awarded him the Dan
Price Award for a person who had a significant impact on the Family Law Section for the
past year. In 2021, he received the Chair’s Award in appreciation for his timeless service and dedication to the Family Law Council. He is also active in the Texas Family Law Foundation and has headed its Bill Review Committee since 2007. In 2017, the Foundation gave Chris its Alison Unger Award for Leadership During a Legislative Session.

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 chair of
the City of Amarillo’s Animal Management & Welfare Advisory 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 – Family Law Council 2005-2010, 2016- present; Legislative Committee 2000-present; Family Law Practice Manual Committee 1995-2006, 2016-present
  • Texas Family Law Foundation – Bill Review Committee Chair
  • Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists
  • The Collaborative Law Institute of Texas
  • Selected as a “Texas Super Lawyer”  2016 – 2021
  • Panhandle Family Law Association, Past President (twice)
  • Amarillo-Panhandle Humane Society – Board Member and Past President
  • Downtown Women’s Center, Counselor
  • Panhandle Family Law Association Leadership Award, 2009
  • 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- Archdeacon
  • Co-Course Director, Advanced Family Law Course, 2020
  • Faculty Member, 36th Annual TAFLS Trial Institute, Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists, 2021


Military Service

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