With a personal mission of serving others who must navigate the challenging world of special needs legal issues, Christene (Chris) Krupa Downs is a member of Weeks Law Firm focusing on wills, advance directives, estate planning, probate, and guardianships. Chris has been recognized as a “Super Lawyers’ Rising Star in Texas,” in 2016, 2017 and 2018 for her practice in estate planning and probate.
Prior to joining Weeks Law Firm, Chris served as an attorney at Krupa Downs Law, PLLC where she rose in prominence as a sought-after author and guest speaker, frequently addressing audiences at the State Bar of Texas, Dallas Bar Association, Collin County Bar Association, and the Texas Advanced Paralegal Seminar.
Additionally, Chris is very active in the North Texas community and currently serves as the Public Affairs Representative of the Junior League of Collin County. Previously, she served as the Executive Vice President on the board of the Junior League of Collin County, on the board of This Side Up Family Center—whose mission is to move families from surviving to thriving through parenting education and values-focused education for the entire family—as well as on the board of City House, where she served as treasurer.
Chris belongs to numerous professional associations, including the College of the State Bar of Texas, the Collin County Bar Association, The Dallas Bar Association, The State Bar of Texas, and the Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity. She currently serves on the State Bar of Texas’s Computer & Technology Section’s board.
Chris earned a Bachelor of Arts in Government and Politics from The University of Texas at Dallas, and a law degree from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law.