Chris Wilkes was born into a large Catholic family in Irving, Texas. He attended the University of North Texas, where he majored in Political Science and minored in Psychology. During his time at UNT, Chris interned at the Department of Education in Washington, D.C . Chris earned his law degree from Texas A&M University School of Law. His primary focus was property law, including courses on probate, estate planning, and agricultural law. Chris co-authored a white paper on eminent domain laws across the nation during his last year of law school.
Chris’s legal practice in Fort Worth, Texas includes estate planning, probate, real estate, non-profit, and corporate law. His academic interests include psychology and Christian mysticism, philosophy, Catholic theology, and natural law theory. Chris and his wife Katie have one son (Jonas) and live in a 100-year-old, craftsman-style home in the largest historic district in the Southwest.