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Chris Oldner

Senior Partner & Shareholder

Chris Oldner is senior partner and shareholder at Albin Oldner Law, PLLC. He leads the firms Family Law practice and focuses his practice in the areas of complex, high asset divorce, high asset estate enforcement, and alternative dispute resolution.

Chris Oldner

Senior Partner & Shareholder

Chris Oldner is senior partner and shareholder at Albin Oldner Law, PLLC. He leads the firms Family Law practice and focuses his practice in the areas of complex, high asset divorce, high asset estate enforcement, and alternative dispute resolution.

As a former judge, Chris spent 17 years on the bench hearing family, civil, and criminal law matters before becoming a family lawyer. When he retired as a judge in 2016, he knew he wanted to use the experience and insight he gained in this role to help his clients in all family law matters. Oldner joined the Albin Law Group in 2020, and Albin Oldner Law Group, PLLC was created. As the family law section leader, Chris leads a team of outstanding family law attorneys, paralegals, and legal assistants. Top of Form

Oldner is one of only two lawyers in Collin County who is double board certified in family law and criminal law. He has been named a Best Lawyer in Dallas in D Magazine several times as well as a Super Lawyer. He is a member of the Board of Governors of the American Judges Association and a Texas Bar Foundation Fellow. He has been the recipient of the Mari Kay Bickett Judicial Excellence Through Education Award and the Exemplary Judicial Faculty Award from Texas Center for the Judiciary.

As a father of three, Chris is dedicated to issues involving the protection and well-being of children. He served as the co-chair of the Judicial Disproportionality Workgroup for the Supreme Court of Texas Permanent Commission for Children, Youth and Families’ Court Improvement Project, and as a member of the Texas Center for the Judiciary’s Children’s Justice Act Task Force.

Judges ought to be more learned than witty, more reverent than plausible, and more advised than confident. Above all things, integrity is their portion and proper virtue.

- FRANCIS BACON

Fun Facts:

  • Is a huge Smashing Pumpkins fan
  • Pretty proficient Texas Hold-em poker player
  • Enjoys traveling with friends and family
  • Loves retro sneakers

Education:

  • Texas Tech School of Law, Juris Doctorate
  • Baylor University

Admissions:

  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • Board Certified – Family Law
  • Board Certified – Criminal Law
  • Texas Academy of Family Law Specialties
  • Board of Governors of the American Judges Association

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