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Jo Chris Lopez | San Antonio Family Law Attorney

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Jo Chris Lopez


Board Certifications

Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Civil Appellate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization


San Antonio


  • Northeastern University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts, J.D., 1982
  • Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts, B.A., 1979

Bar Admission

  • State Bar of Texas, 1983
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court

About Jo Chris Lopez

Ms. Lopez is one of the top San Antonio family law and appellate lawyers. As a Shareholder in Langley & Banack’s San Antonio office, she handles cases across Texas, as well as appeals to the courts of appeals and the Texas Supreme Court. Board Certified in both Family Law and Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Ms. Lopez has extensive experience negotiating and litigating family law cases and has handled many jury and non-jury trials involving property and child custody issues. She has been named a Best Lawyer in America in both Appellate Law and Family Law since 2007 and a Best Lawyer in San Antonio for Family Law since 2004. Ms. Lopez has served on several leadership service committees of the State Bar of Texas.  She is a native of San Antonio and is an active volunteer for several arts and charitable groups.



  • Belvah Lockwood Outstanding Young Lawyer Award – Presented by the Bexar County Women’s Bar Association, October 1988
  • Texas Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters)- Family Law, 2003 – 2004; 2008 – 2017
  • Best Lawyers in America (Woodward and White)- Family Law, 2007 – 2018
  • Best Lawyers in America  (Woodward and White)- Appellate Practice, 2007 – 2018
  • San Antonio’s Best Lawyers (Family Law/Civil Appellate Law)  – Scene in SA Magazine, 2005- 2017


  • San Antonio Bar Foundation, Chair (2006 – 2007)
  • San Antonio Bar Association, Board of Directors (2003 – Present)
  • State Bar of Texas, Professional Ethics Committee (2004 – 2005)
  • State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section, Council Member (1994 – 1998)
  • State Bar of Texas, Family Law Practice Manual, Contributor (1994 – 1999)
  • State Bar of Texas Grievance Committee – District 10B, Panel Chair (1994 – 1998)
  • San Antonio Family Lawyers Association, Board of Directors (1995 – 1999)
  • Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists, Board of Directors (1996 – 1999)
  • Bexar County Women’s Bar Association, Vice President (1988
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association, Director (1990 – 1992)

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Cases & Publications

Author and Co-Author of numerous articles on Family Law and Civil Appellate Law for State Bar of Texas (1984 to present

Personal Information

Professional Activities

  • Langley & Banack, Inc., Shareholder (2007 – present)
  • Shaddox, Compere, Walraven & Good, P.C., Shareholder (1983 to 2007)
  • Briefing Attorney, Chief Justice Carlos C. Cadena, Fourth Court of Appeals (1982 – 1983)
  • Board Certified – Family Law (Texas Board of Legal Specialization)
  • Board Certified – Civil Appellate Law (Texas Board of Legal Specialization)
  • Certified Mediator – Attorney-Mediators Institute