Chris Bruner litigates in complex civil matters in state and federal courts and has represented leading clients in the energy, aerospace, transportation, hospitality, and pharmaceutical industries. Mr. Bruner has experience in international disputes arising from Canada, France, Mexico, India, Brazil, and South Korea. He also maintains an active pro bono practice and in 2022 co-led a civil trial to a jury verdict in federal court.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Bruner interned for Justice Jeffrey Boyd of the Texas Supreme Court and for Judge Reed O'Connor of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas. Mr. Bruner graduated cum laude from Tulane University Law School where he was a notes & comments editor of the Tulane Maritime Law Journal.


  • Major international cruise line and subsidiary brands in class actions and 200+ individual wrongful-death and personal injury claims arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Leading drillship manufacturer in civil litigation against state-owned multinational energy company raising fraud and racketeering claims.
  • International engineering, procurement, construction, and installation company in trade secret litigation against key competitor.
  • European aircraft manufacturer in class action litigation concerning commercial passenger aircraft accident.
  • Major pharmaceutical manufacturer in multidistrict litigation and individual lawsuits brought by governmental entities concerning prescription opioids.


  • JD, Tulane University Law School, 2018, cum laude
  • BA, University of Texas at Austin, 2012
  • Colorado
  • Texas
  • US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • US District Court, District of Colorado
  • US District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • US District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • US District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • US District Court, Western District of Texas

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