Who We Are

Divorce. Simplified.

Chris Schmiedeke

Attorney

I was born in Dallas and spent the majority of my life here.  I moved to Denver in the middle of the first grade and moved back to Plano in the middle of the eleventh grade.

I graduated from Plano Senior High in 1984 and then attended Richland College and the University of North Texas where a received a Bachelor of Business Administration. From there I attended the Texas Tech University School of Law and was licensed to practice law in May of 1993.

Enough of the boring stuff.  My real life revolves around my wife, Lisa, and two daughters, Anna and Olivia. When we’re not carting them around to all their activities, we love to travel and see new places, usually in our travel trailer.

In my spare time (when there is any) my real passion is racing bicycles.  I race mountain bikes, road bikes and cyclocross.  In addition to being fun, it is a great way to burn off stress.

Zach Stevenson

Associate Attorney

I was born and raised in a very small town in  America’s dairyland state: Wisconsin. Although I am from the north I absolutely hate the cold weather; however  some stereotypes about being from Wisconsin are true. I love cheese and the Green Bay Packers. After highschool I moved to Green Bay where I attended the University of Wisconsin Green Bay and received a bachelor’s degree in political science. After undergraduate I finally decided to move away from the cold and moved to San Antonio, where I received my Juris Doctorate from St. Mary’s University School of Law in 2015. I have been licensed to practice law since November of 2015.

For the last 4 years I have lived here in Dallas, along with my wife and our 2 dogs. My wife and I love to travel the world and hope to continue to see as many places as possible. When we are not traveling we love camping and hiking with our dogs. My wonderful wife is from Canada so we both enjoy any time we can spend out in nature. I also enjoy competing in triathlons and other 5k/10k races. 

Amanda Weckler

Paralegal

I am a northerner and proud of it, but I do love Texas the most (don’t tell my family that). I was born in Michigan and moved to Dallas (the second time) in 2016. I attended Collin County Community College in 2012 and received my Associates Degree and Certification in Paralegal Studies in 2014. I then moved back to Grand Rapids, Michigan and attended Grand Valley State University and received a Bachelors in Legal Studies in 2016. I have been working for Chris since March of 2018 and have been working as a Family Law Paralegal in Dallas since 2016.

My life revolves around my two pups, Scout and Pinecone, and my other half, Preston. Our dogs are our main priority, but when we aren’t spoiling them, we are planning our awesome hiking trips, spending time with family, and watching movies at home. I love to travel, hike, and camp. My next adventure is to Switzerland and hike and camp as much as possible.

Taylor Willis

Legal Assistant

I grew up in Amarillo, Texas, and in August of 2016 I moved to Denton, Texas to attend college at the University of North Texas. In May of 2019, I graduated from UNT with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. I really enjoyed my time at UNT due to my involvement with the community. I was a part of Chi Omega, Student Government Association, and North Texas Forty. Go Mean Green!

In my free time, I love to hike, try new food, do yoga, and hang out with my cat Gigi! You can usually find me either eating salsa or listening to NPR.

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