Chris Kilgore has been practicing law throughout the United States for nearly 30 years. During that time, he has been a member and managing partner at several law firms where he practiced primarily in the field of aviation and transportation law and litigation.
Chris’ diverse background as a military officer, professional pilot, construction project manager, draftsman, safety professional, and educator provides him with the technical experience necessary to bring excellent insight and perspective to the Aii Governing Board.
A professional pilot for 16 years, with nearly 6,000 hours of military and civil flight experience, Chris began his aviation career as an Army helicopter pilot. He later served with the Coast Guard as a search and rescue pilot. Throughout his military roles, Chris has accumulated numerous awards, including the Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star, and Purple Heart. After 29 total years of service, including 12 years on active duty, Chris retired with the rank of Commander, USCG.
Chris is also a passionate educator and currently serves as a lecturer on a variety of legal topics. He has been an adjunct faculty member at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Fort Worth campus since 1997. He is also active within his community of Rowlett, Texas, where he has served on City Council and as Mayor Pro Tem, and currently serves on the Planning & Zoning Commission. Chris is a graduate of the University of Houston Law Center, and is a Past Chairman of the Aviation Section of the State Bar of Texas.
Chris is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, has been named a Texas Super Lawyer and was selected as a Member of the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.