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 secretary 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. 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.