Attorney Chris A. Blackerby

Chris A. Blackerby


Phone: 512.472.0288

Location: Austin Office


Chris A. Blackerby is a successful trial lawyer with 30 years of experience in a wide range of matters focusing principally on product liability and personal injury litigation as well as commercial and patent litigation. He has tried complex cases throughout Texas and elsewhere totaling over $2 billion in controversy. After graduating law school, Chris served as a Briefing Attorney to the Honorable James R. Nowlin in the United States District Court, Western District of Texas. After a successful practice at a large law firm in Austin, Chris joined Germer in 2008. Chris is a “Texas Super Lawyer” and is rated an AV Preeminent Attorney by Martindale-Hubbell.

Chris routinely handles complex product liability lawsuits for manufacturers. His clients include tire, automotive, agricultural and construction equipment manufacturers. He has defended cases involving tires, air bags, seatbelts, roof/vehicle structures, rollovers, fires, seats and seat backs and general crashworthiness.

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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
    • United States Court for the Districts of Kansas and New Mexico
    • United States Court for the Western District of Oklahoma


  • 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

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

  • Representative Clients Include:
    • Michelin North America, Inc.
    • Deere & Company
    • Yamaha
    • Hyundai Motor America
    • Volkswagen Group of America
    • Mercury Marine
    • Gehl Company
    • Scag Power Equipment

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
Fax: 409.835.2115
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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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