Christopher R. Konneker
Christopher Konneker grew up in Plano, Texas and graduated from Plano Senior High School. He then attended the University of Texas at Dallas where he graduated with a bachelor's degree in psychology, cum laude. After graduating college, he moved to San Antonio to begin law school at St. Mary's University School of Law.
While attending law school on a part-time basis, Christopher had several jobs, including completing phone interviews at Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, working in a law office as a file clerk, and assisting the front desk of St. Mary's law library. He was a student attorney in both the civil and immigration clinics of St. Mary's legal clinics, where law students practice law under the supervision of licensed attorneys.
During law school, Christopher became a staff writer and then later the managing executive editor for one of St. Mary's law reviews, The Scholar: St. Mary's Law Review on Race and Social Justice. His comment on payday loans was published in Volume 14, Number 2 of The Scholar.
After graduating from law school in May 2012, Christopher moved back to the DFW area to start a new job with a commercial litigation firm while studying for the Texas bar exam. He became licensed to practice law in November 2012 and began his career with the same law firm. After working with several different law firms for a few years, Christopher had experience in several different areas of law, including commercial litigation, criminal defense, family law, personal injury, immigration, and traffic tickets. It wasn't until he opened up his own law firm, Konneker Law, PLLC in April 2015 that he began to focus more on family law. Throughout his career, he has practiced in several different counties in Texas, including Collin, Dallas, Denton, Johnson, Kaufman, and Tarrant counties.
Christopher joined Bailey & Galyen in January 2017 and practices solely in the field of family law. He is equipped with the necessary compassion and persistence to work towards the protection of his clients' rights, and while he is eager to negotiate on his clients' behalf, he is equally prepared to litigate his cases when necessary.
- Texas, 2012
- U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 2014
- St. Mary's University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas
- J.D. - 2012
- University of Texas at Dallas
- B.A. cum laude - 2012
- Major: Psychology
Honors and Awards
- “How the Poor are Getting Poorer: The Proliferation of Payday Loans in Texas Via State Charter Renting” (legal citation: 14 Scholar 489 (2011))
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Dallas Bar Association
- Tarrant County Bar Association
- State Bar of Texas Family Law Section