Chris Waller

Chris Waller

Sole Practitioner
Corpus Christi, Texas

The youngest child of Buck and Obdulia Waller from the sleepy town of San Diego, Texas deep in the rural brush country of Duval County.  Buck, a ranch foreman and Obdulia (Dulie), a cook at the ranch, were the salt of the earth type of folks that believed in honesty, fair play, and justice. 

Chris Waller is the only child of five who attended college and is the first and only lawyer in the family.  A graduate of Saint Mary's Law School in San Antonio, Texas, Chris began his career as an attorney for the Texas Department of Public Safety prosecuting Driving While Intoxicated cases.  The next step was working personal injury cases with a civil defense firm for a couple of years then Waller's true calling was answered when he set out on his own and starting defending his fellow citizens from the Government and Corporations who were oppressing them.

Chris Waller is a staunch advocate for Constitutional Due Process, Personal Liberty and the basic doctrine of fair play.  Licensed in both State and Federal Court, Chris represents his fellow citizens in all aspects of criminal cases ranging from Complex Criminal Drug Conspiracies, Money Laundering, Assaultive Offenses, (including murder and Sexual Assault) DWI's down to city speeding tickets.  Furthermore, the defense of families where children are removed by CPS is a common staple of my practice.  CPS workers violate parents rights and break up families every day and Mr. Waller fights tooth and nail against this entity to keep families together and the Government out of peoples lives.  In furtherance of protecting his fellow citizen, Mr. Waller helps out injured people by protecting them from unscrupulous insurance companies who refuse to make an injured person whole. 

Voted by his peers as the 2013 Corpus Christi Bar Criminal Defense Lawyer of the Year and as a Director on the Board of Directors of the Corpus Christi Bar Association show  that Mr. Waller is a leader in the Community and in his profession. 

Areas of Practice

  • 75% Criminal defense, including CPS defense
  • DUI Defense
  • 25% Personal Injury

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2001
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 2005
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 2011


  • St. Mary's University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas
    • J.D.
  • Texas A & I University, San Antonio, Texas
    • B.A. - 1994
    • Honors: Magna Cum Laude

Honors and Awards

  • 2013 Criminal Defense Attorney of the year Corpus Christi Bar Association

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Member, 2005 - Present
  • Corpus Christi Bar Association Director, Director, 2013 - Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans free legal clinic organizer/chair, 2013 - 2015
  • Corpus Christi friends of the NRA Charity Banquet, 2013 - 2015


  • English
  • Spanish