Chris has been a licensed, practicing attorney since 1991. During his 20 years in private practice, Chris spent the first 13 years in a litigation practice, and spent the next 7 years running his own estate planning, probate and probate litigation practice. In 2011, Chris entered the bank side of trust practice with Regions Bank, where he served as a Vice President and Sr. Trust Officer. Chris joined Happy State Bank in June 2014 to expand the bank’s trust practice into the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. He received his B.A. in Political Science from Austin College in Sherman, Texas, and received his J.D. from Baylor University School of Law in Waco.