Location: Austin Office
Chris A. 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 Texas state courts, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and 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 was named a “Texas Rising Star” by Super Lawyers, a Thompson Reuters publication, in 2004 and has been named a “Texas Super Lawyer” from 2015-2018. He is AV 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.