Chris R. Norris


Chris Norris worked at The Barbknecht Firm, PC in Plano, Texas from 2003 through 2012  as a senior associate handling all areas of insurance defense with a focus on large scale litigation and multi-party cases. Also handled substantial number of appellate cases at the Federal and State level with courts such as U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, Texas Supreme Court, Second Court of Appeals in Fort Worth, and Fifth Court of Appeals in Dallas.

From 2001 through 2003 worked at Law Offices of Ed L. Laughlin, PC in Bastrop, Texas with a focus on consumer bankruptcy and criminal defense.

Texas Tech University School of Law, J.D., 2001
University of Texas at Austin; Midwestern State University, B.B.A. Finance, magna cum laude, 1997

Bar Admissions:

Court Admissions:
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Texas
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Practice Areas:
Insurance Defense Litigation
Insurance Subrogation
Commercial Insurance
Complex Litigation
State Appellate Practice

Professional Affiliations and Memberships:
State Bar of Texas
Dallas Bar Association

Reported Cases:
Boenig v. Starn Air, Inc., 283 SW3d 444 (Tex. App. Ft. Worth 2009, no pet.)

JTW Medical Products, Inc. v. Swindell, 329 SW3d 70 (Tex. App. Dallas 2010, pet. denied)

Community Involvement and Personal Information:
Married to wife, Mandy, and we attend Highland Park Presbyterian Church where we are active in the Young Couples Class. In my free time I enjoy running and participating in 5k’s and 10k’s around the area, and playing as much golf as I can fit in between watching the Rangers and Cowboys’ games.