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The Law Office of Chris Pochyla, PLLC, is a small, personal firm located in The Colony, Texas. The firm specializes in serving those who are facing criminal charges, small business startups, small business litigation, and estate planning. As a solo practitioner, you will never be passed on to someone else. 

The desires and success of the client are the only focus of the firm. 


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The Attorney


B.B.A, J.D.

Chris Pochyla, B.B.A, J.D.

Chris Pochyla is the founder of The Law Office of Chris Pochyla, PLLC.  He opened his firm to represent those in need in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. He specifically focuses in criminal defense, small business startup, small business litigation, and estate planning. In addition to maintaining the practice, he presides as an Associate Judge for the City of The Colony, which gives him a unique perspective from the bench that few lawyers experience.


Chris received his Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas A&M University where he was a member of the Corps of Cadets in Company E-1 and helped reestablish Company D-1. Chris continued his education at Southern Methodist University earning his Juris Doctorate while participating in the Criminal Defense clinic as both a student attorney and Chief Counsel.  


Chris’ legal work began during the Criminal Defense clinic while attending SMU.  The clinic provided him the opportunity to provide legal representation to those in need and allowed him to gain valuable trial experience while completing his law degree. This is where his passion for fair and equal representation for everyone began.


In addition to his extensive background in criminal defense, Chris has over 15 years of experience in civil litigation representing clients large and small. Immediately after law school, Chris felt a calling to represent those individuals that are often overlooked in society.  As such, he worked for Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas in the consumer protection division.  After Legal Aid, He moved his focus to represented large corporations, litigated various business torts, and resolved contract disputes in both state and federal courts. Chris’ experience came during the heart of the mortgage crisis giving him unique opportunities to find creative solutions to complex legal issues.


Chris Pochyla has chosen to open a private practice because of his desire to provide excellent service to each client. He wants to work with each client to achieve your goals. He wants to understand your expectations and does not want to pass you on to junior attorneys.  He wants you to know that you are being heard. Chris wants you succeed, and the only way help you do that is to be a good communicator, be creative, and have compassion. His wide-ranging experience ensures you will be well represented. 



J.D., Southern Methodist University of Law (2001)

B.B.A., Texas A&M University (1998)



Texas State Courts

Supreme Court of the United States

United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

United States District Court, Northern District Texas 

United States District Court, Eastern District Texas 

United States District Court, Western District Texas 

United States Tax Court


Professional Associations/Memberships:

State Bar of Texas (Member, Criminal Section, Judicial Section)

Denton County Criminal Defense Association

Frisco Bar Association

Denton, DWI, misdemeanor, felony, frisco, real estate, small business, marijuana, drug, estate planning, will
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