Attorney Chad R. Geisler

R. Chad Geisler


Phone: 512.472.0288

Location: Austin Office


Chad Geisler is a principal in the Austin office at Germer, PLLC, having joined Germer in 2004.  He is a trial lawyer with 25 years of experience in civil litigation and has tried over three dozen cases to verdict in state and federal courts across Texas.  He defends clients in a wide variety of matters, including medical malpractice, construction, insurance coverage, employment, personal injury and Stark/FCA/Anti-Kickback claims.  Chad is a former Assistant United States Attorney in the Western District of Texas, he is a Member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and he is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Chad graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1991 with History and English degrees. He received his law degree, with honors, in 1995 from Texas Tech University Law School. While in law school, Chad was an active member of the Board of Barristers, and he won both the intra-school moot court and negotiations competitions. He received the American Jurisprudence Award for moot court, as well. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Texas Association of Defense Counsel, the Austin Bar Association, and he is a Lifetime Member of TexasExes.  He is a frequent speaker at the annual Texas State Bar Advanced Medical Malpractice CLE. Chad is licensed to practice in the Supreme Court of Texas, Texas Courts of Appeals, Texas trial courts, the United States District Courts for the Western, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of Texas, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Chad was selected as a “Texas Rising Star,” a Thompson Reuters publication, from 2005 – 2008. He has numerous published cases in the Southwestern and federal reporters.

Chad’s practice includes medical negligence defense, STARK/Anti-Kickback Statute/Medicare and Medicaid fraud defense, employment defense, personal injury defense, construction law, insurance coverage and first party defense.

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Professional Background

  • Joined Germer Beaman & Brown in 2004
  • Former Assistant United States Attorney

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas – 1995
  • Admitted to practice before the following courts:
    • Texas State Courts
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
    • United States District Court for the Western, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of Texas

Professional Certifications

  • Board Certified, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
    • Personal Injury


  • Texas Tech Law School
    • Juris Doctor – cum laude – 1995
  • University of Texas Austin
    • Bachelor of Arts – History and English – 1991

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

  • Austin Bar Association
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)

Representative Experience

  • Chad has served as first or second chair in over three dozen cases tried to verdict before a judge or jury.
  • Appellate Opinions:
    • Okoye v. UTHSC–Houston, 245 F.3d 507 (5th Cir. 2001)
    • M.D. Anderson Hosp. v. Willrich, 28 S.W.3d 22 (Tex. 2000)
    • Adjemian v. American Smelting, 2002 WL 358829 (Tex. App.–El Paso 2002, no pet.)
    • Logsdon v. Miller, M.D., 2002 WL 437284 (Tex. App.–Austin 2002, pet. denied)
    • Caesar v. Lamar University, 147 F.Supp.2d 547 (E.D. Tex. 2001)
    • Shea v. Brister, 26 F.Supp.2d 943 (S.D. Tex. 1998)
    • Handy v. Brownlee, 2004 WL 2980347 (5th Cir. 2004)
    • Haynes v. United States, 2005 WL 1605822 (W.D. Tex. 2005)
    • Cunningham v. St. David’s Hosp., 2005 WL 2574082 (Tex. App.–Austin 2005, no pet.)
    • Garza v. Scott and White Memorial Hosp., 234 F.R.D. 617 (W.D. Tex. 2005)
    • Heart Hosp. of Austin v. Matthews, 262 S.W.3d 316 (Tex. 2007)
    • MIS v. Westlake Surgical, 554 S.W. 3d 152 (Tex. App. – San Antonio 2018, no pet.)
    • Jones v. Baylor Scott & White, 2020 WL 6852865 (Tex. App.—Amarillo 2020)
    • Sabatelli v. Baylor Scott & White, 832 F. App’x 843 (5th Cir. 2020)
    • Thompson v. Scott & White Memorial Hosp., 2022 WL 2093092 (Tex. App.—El Paso, pet. filed)


  • Chad was raised in South Texas and is proud to call Austin home. He is an avid runner/cyclist/triathlete, balancing the demands of work with his passion for racing. Chad has repeatedly qualified for the Boston Marathon, raced multiple full Ironman triathlons and qualified for and raced the Maui Xterra World Championships.

Contact the Attorneys at Germer PLLC for a consultation today. We provide services for clients in Beaumont, Austin, Houston, San Antonio, Tyler and surrounding areas.


550 Fannin, Suite 400
Beaumont, Texas 77701
Ph: 409.654.6700
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One Barton Skyway
1501 S Mopac Expy, Suite A400
Austin, TX 78746
Ph: 512.472.0288
Fax: 512.472.0721
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America Tower, 2929 Allen Parkway,
Suite 2900, Houston, TX 77019
Ph: 713.650.1313
Fax: 713.739.7420
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San Antonio:

1826 North Loop 1604 West, Suite 300
San Antonio, Texas 78248
Ph: 210.640.1650
Fax: 512.472.0721
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102 N College Ave, Suite 303
Tyler, TX 75702
Ph: 713.650.1313
Fax: 713.739.7420
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