Chris Hanslik

Top rated Business Litigation attorney in Houston, Texas

Chris Hanslik

Practice Areas: Business Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation, Energy & Natural Resources view more

Licensed in Texas since: 1995

Education: South Texas College of Law Houston

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2004 - 2005


2925 Richmond Ave
14th Floor
Houston, TX 77098 Phone: 832-615-4212 Email: Chris Hanslik Visit website


With over twenty five years of experience as a litigator, Chris Hanslik's practice has spanned the full spectrum of commercial and business litigation, including contracts, business torts, securities and corporate governance, oil and gas, lender liability, trade secrets, non-compete agreements and other employment-related disputes.

Recognizing that the last place most business clients want to be is in the courtroom, Chris strives to develop creative, practical, and value-driven solutions to complex problems and disputes from the outset. However, as a trial lawyer, he provides the skills necessary for success in the courtroom. Chris's courtroom experience ranges from state and federal court trials to arguments before the Supreme Court of Texas and all points in between. In the relentless pursuit of his client's best interest, Chris keeps one important value in mind — integrity.

From time to time, Chris contributes articles to Texas LawyerLaw 360 and The Houston Business Journal. He has served as an adjunct professor at South Texas College of Law Houston teaching advocacy. He has also lectured to in-house legal departments regarding aspects of the attorney/client privilege and other ethical considerations as well as Internet privacy policies and eDiscovery.

Practice areas

Business Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation, Energy & Natural Resources, Employment Litigation: Defense

First Admitted: 1995, Texas

Professional Webpage:

  • Texas Super Lawyers (2005-2019)  
  • Bryan ISD Education Foundation Hall of Honor (2019)
  • South Texas College of Law, Distinguished Alumnus Award (2020)
  • Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star (2004-2005)  
  • Martindale-Hubbell Rating: AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating 
  • Chambers USA - Litigation: General Commercial - Texas (2015-2020)
  • H Texas Magazine Top Lawyer (2006-2007)  
  • U.S. News & World Report – Best Lawyers® – Commercial Litigation (2016-2021)  
  • Top 100: Houston Super Lawyers List (2015-2018)  
  • H Texas Magazine Best Up-and-Coming Houston Lawyer (2004)  
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Fellow , Texas Bar Foundation
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • Smart Litigator Texas Board (2011-2012)
  • Greater Houston Partnership - Federal Relations Committee (1999 - 2001)
  • Member, Houston Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas Administration of Rules of Evidence Committee
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Board of Directors, Houston Chapter, The Entrepreneurship Institute (2007-2012)
  • Greater Houston Partnership - Professional Services Council (2009)
  • State Bar of Texas, Litigation Section
  • Member, Texas Association of Defense Counsel
  • DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar Association
  • Greater Houston Partnership - Business Leadership Council (2010)
Educational Background:
  • Southern Methodist University, B.B.A.
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • SEARCH Homeless Services, Annual Luncheon Chair, 2013
  • Taste of the Texans Steering Committee, 2011
  • Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo - Speakers Committee: Team Captain (2003 - 2006)
  • The Texas Bowl - Advisory Board Member (2009 - present)
  • SEARCH Homeless Services, Chairman, 2018
  • SEARCH Homeless Services - Friends of SEARCH Picnic in the Park Host Committee, 2010
  • Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo - Speakers Committee: Business Speech Captain (2000 - 2003)
  • Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo - Speakers Committee : Committeeman (1997-present)
  • Houston Super Bowl LI Host Committee, 2016
  • The Center for Houston's Future Business/Civic Executive Leadership Forum (Fall), 2011
  • Cancerforward Spring Gala Steering Committee, 2011
  • Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo - Speakers Committee : Vice Chairman (2006 - 2009)
  • Board of Directors, SMU Alumni Association (2005 - 2007)

Office location for Chris Hanslik

2925 Richmond Ave
14th Floor
Houston, TX 77098

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