Chris A. Blackerby

Principal


Email Address: cblackerby@germer-austin.com

Phone: 512.472.0288

Location: Austin Office

Overview

Chris Blackerby has successfully tried cases in both federal and state courts across Texas. Chris graduated with honors from the University of Oklahoma in 1989 with a degree in Philosophy. He received his law degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1993 where he was an Editor on the Texas Law Review and a member of the Board of Barristers. Upon graduation, Chris served as a Briefing Attorney to the Honorable James R. Nowlin in the United States District Court, Western District of Texas. After his clerkship, Chris began his practice with Brown McCarroll, L.L.P. becoming a partner there in 2001. Chris joined GERMER in 2008. Chris is licensed to practice in all Texas state courts, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and all United States District Courts in Texas (Western, Eastern, Northern and Southern). He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Federal Bar Association, and the Austin Bar Association. Chris has been named a “Texas Rising Star” by Law & Politics and Texas Monthly Magazine, “Texas Super Lawyer” as published in Texas Monthly Magazine and is A-V rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Chris practices in a wide range of practice areas, including products liability, patents, First Amendment disputes, class actions, toxic torts, construction defects, contractual disputes, fraud, personal injury, employment law and insurance coverage.

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Professional Background

  • Joined Germer Beaman & Brown in 2008

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas (1993)
  • Admitted to practice before the following courts:
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Tenth Circuits
    • United States Court for the Southern, Eastern, Northern and Western Districts of Texas

Education

  • University of Texas Law School
    • Juris Doctor – 1993
    • Associate Editor, Texas Law Review
    • Board of Barristers
  • University of Oklahoma
    • Bachelor of Arts – Philosophy – with distinction – 1989

Recognitions and Honors

  • Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Rating: AV® Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • “Texas Super Lawyer” as published in Texas Monthly Magazine
  • “Texas Rising Stars” as published in Texas Monthly Magazine

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

  • Defense Research Institute
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Austin Federal Bar Association
  • Travis County Bar Association

Representative Experience

  • Blackerby has tried nearly 20 significant cases to verdict including:
    • Northcutt v. Deere & Company, et al.  Civil Action No. 2:10-CV-433; in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division.
      • Result: Obtained Defense Verdict for client.
    • Mata v. Stoneridge, Inc., et al.  Cause No. 01-11-17707-MCV; in the 365th Judicial District Court, Maverick County, Texas.
      • Result: Obtained Directed Verdict for client.  Jury found co-defendant liable and awarded 45 million in damages.
    • Bunnell v. Dixon Industries, Inc., et al.  Cause No. 32163; in the 33rd Judicial District, Burnet County, Texas.
      • Result: Obtained Defense Verdict for client.

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