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cwatt@reedsmith.com

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Chris's practice focuses on complex commercial litigation matters in the areas of construction, energy and natural resources, professional services, and healthcare. Chris appears regularly in state and federal court; he has first chair trial and arbitration experience in cases with amounts in controversy ranging from a few hundred thousand dollars to more than $90 million.

Credentials

  • University of Texas School of Law, 2001, J.D., with honors, Teaching Quiz Master; Order of the Barristers
  • University of Southern Mississippi, 1994, B.S., Political Science, with honors

  • Texas

  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of Texas

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Reed Smith – Houston Hiring Committee
  • Reed Smith – Diversity and Inclusion Co-Chair for Houston

Awards & Recognition

  • Selected for inclusion in the Texas Super Lawyers list for Civil Litigation: Defense (2014-2019)
  • Recognized as a BTI Client Service All-Star for 2019
  • "Rising Star," Litigation, Law & Politics (2005 - 2012)

Civic Involvement

  • Children at Risk - Chairman of the Board of Directors
  • Lambda Legal – Houston Leadership Committee
  • University of Texas School of Law – Alumni Steering Committee
  • Texas Children’s Hospital Ambassador – 2014-2016
  • United Way Young Leaders – 2014-2015