Christopher R. Norris

Christopher R Norris

Associate Attorney

chris@dawsonsodd.com
Office: (214) 373-8181
Fax: (214) 217-4230

Chris recently joined the firm after spending 16 years in civil litigation handling all areas of insurance defense with an overall focus on large-scale litigation and multi-party cases in Federal and State courts throughout Texas. During that time he obtained significant trial experience including personally handling dozens of trials through verdict in courts across Texas. He further obtained substantial appellate experience in drafting briefs and participating in oral arguments in Federal and State Courts of Appeals, including the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit in New Orleans, Louisiana; the Texas Supreme Court; the Texas Second Court of Appeals in Fort Worth; the Texas Fifth Court of Appeals in Dallas; and the Texas Seventh Court of Appeals in Amarillo. Chris and his wife, Mandy, have two sons. He and his family are members of Highland Park Presbyterian Church. When he’s not trying to keep up with his boys, Chris also enjoys golf, running, and traveling with his wife.

EDUCATION
  • J.D., Texas Tech University School of Law, 2001
  • B.B.A. – Finance, magna cum laude, Midwestern State University, 1997
  • University of Texas at Austin, 1995-1996
REPORTED DECISIONS
  • Boenig v. StarnAir, Inc., 283 S.W.3d 444 (Tex.App.—Ft. Worth 2009, no pet.)
  • JTW Medical Products, Inc. v. Swindell, 329 S.W.3d 70 (Tex.App.—Dallas 2010, pet. denied)
ADMITTED TO PRACTICE
  • Texas, 2001
  • U.S. Court Appeals for the 5th Circuit, 2010
  • U.S. District Court – Western District, 2002
  • U.S. District Court – Northern District, 2003
  • U.S. District Court – Eastern District, 2003
  • U.S. District Court – Southern District, 2009
PRESENTATIONS
  • Practical Effects of “Paid or Incurred” Statute on Plaintiff’s Recoverable Medical Expenses – Texas Young Lawyer’s Association Ten Minute Mentor Video
  • Defending Your Case Before the Lawsuit is Filed – Independent Electrical Contractors Presentation
  • Advanced Issues for Casualty Professionals – State Farm Insurance Company Continuing Education Presentation, co-presenter
  • Special Circumstances Affecting the Insured-Insurer Relationship – Dallas Claims Association Presentation, co-presenter
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