Chris Klement is a litigation associate focused on civil rights litigation, ranging from constitutional to employment discrimination litigation, and business and commercial litigation. He represents and defends a variety of government and private clients. Mr. Klement brings a unique perspective to his practice, with prior work as in-house corporate counsel at a large Texas bank. He is known for his passionate and persuasive advocacy going back to law school, where he was honored as the Best Graduating Advocate at SMU Dedman School of Law.
Without the sacrifices of my family, I could never have become a trial lawyer. My ancestors tilled and cultivated the dirt of southern New Mexico and found work serving the needs of a small, desert town. My grandmother’s toy horse—a present from a ranch hand to his daughter—reminds me of the gifts I have received from my family’s hard work.
Through the practice of law, I can serve the legal needs of my clients. By his involvement in the Knights of Columbus and our church, my grandfather taught me that a man must serve his neighbors. Before he passed away, my grandfather gave me this, his Knights of Columbus rosary, which reminds me that I’m called to serve.
At the end of the day, I’ll always be a kid from a small town. The traditional values my mother taught me while living in rural American towns guide me every day. This hat—which is common where I’m from, but rare in Dallas—symbolizes that I’m bringing lessons from Ponder and Callisburg to each courtroom, boardroom, and office I enter. As a favorite song says, “I’ll bring Texas to you.”
More About Christopher A. Klement
Raised in small Texas and New Mexico towns (Ponder, Callisburg, and Deming), Chris now lives in Dallas with his 13-year old dog, Karma. He enjoys playing sports, camping, fishing, and bird hunting. He is also a member of the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church.