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Christopher M. Knudsen

  • Profile
  • Credentials
  • Representative Experience
  • Practice Areas

Chris has a knack for navigating difficult cases into a position that accomplishes his clients’ goals. Through the detailed development of facts and convincing legal analysis, Chris has secured many pre-trial dismissals for his clients. When a case requires it, he also has experience trying cases in state and federal court.

While he has experience in handling almost every type of civil suit, Chris specializes in handling cases arising from heavy civil construction, civil rights litigation, including defense of 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and Bivens actions, employment litigation, medical malpractice, and catastrophic injury cases. Chris also has a successful appellate practice.

Chris received his B.B.A. from Baylor University before attending South Texas College of Law where he graduated cum laude. He is licensed to practice in the state of Texas, the United States District Court for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas, and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

When not practicing law, Chris enjoys fishing, coaching youth softball, and watching baseball.

Educational Background

  • South Texas College of Law, JD, cum laude, 2003
  • Baylor University, Bachelor of Business Administration


  • State Bar of Texas
  • United States District Courts for the Southern, Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas
  • United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

Publications and Presentations

  • Carruth v. SCI Texas Funeral Services, Inc., 221 S.W.3d 134 (Tex. App.—Houston [1st Dist.] 2006, no pet.)
  • CHCA Bayshore, L.P. v. Ramos, 388 S.W.3d 741 (Tex. App.—Houston [1st Dist.] 2012, no pet.)
  • Frontera Generation LP v. Mission Pipeline Company, 400 S.W.3d 102 (Tex. App.—Corpus Christi 2012, no pet.)
  • Douglas v. KPH Consolidation, Inc., No. 14-12-01016-CV, 2013 Tex. App. LEXIS 13510 (Tex. App.—Houston [14th Dist.] Oct. 31, 2013, no pet.)
  • Goswami v. Rodriguez, No. 03-14-00717-CV, 2016 Tex. App. LEXIS 782 (Tex. App.—Austin Jan. 27, 2016, no pet.)
  • Zamarripa v. Bay Area Health Care Grp., No. 13-15-00024-CV, 2016 Tex. App. LEXIS 12440 (Tex. App.—Corpus Christi Nov. 22, 2016, no pet.)
  • Rodriguez v. Webb Hosp. Corp., 234 F. Supp. 3d 834 (S.D. Tex. 2017)
  • Community Health Sys. Professional Servs. Corp. v. Hansen, 525 S.W.3d 671 (Tex. 2017)
  • Mahoney v. Webber, LLC, 608 S.W.3d 444 (Tex. App.—Houston [1st Dist.] 2020, no pet.)
  • Boske v. Rougeau, No. 07-20-00285-CV, 2021 WL 3009698 (Tex. App.—Amarillo July 15, 2021, pet. denied)
  • CHCA Clear Lake, L.P. v. Stewart, No. 01-19-00874-CV, 2021 WL 3412461 (Tex. App.—Houston [1st Dist.] Aug. 5, 2021, no pet.)
  • Mendez v. Houston Harris Area Safety Council, Inc., 634 S.W.3d 154 (Tex. App.—Houston [1st Dist.] 2021, pet. granted)
  • C-HCA, Inc. v. Cornett, 635 S.W.3d 295, 297 (Tex. App.—Houston [14th Dist.] 2021, no pet.)
  • Coburn v. HP Heights LLC, No. 01-21-00649-CV, 2022 WL 210413 (Tex. App.—Houston [1st Dist.] Jan. 25, 2022, no pet.)


  • Houston Bar Association
  • InterProfessional Drug Education Alliance (IDEA)
  • Commercial Litigation Experience includes prosecuting and defending a variety of commercial cases, including cases involving breach of contract (sale of goods, construction, franchise, license, employment, and covenants not to compete), breach of warranties, misappropriation of corporate assets and trade secrets, tortious interference, breach of fiduciary duties, the Uniform Commercial Code, the McGregor Act, the Residential Construction Liability Act, and the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Act.
  • Health Care Litigation Experience includes matters involving the credentialing and peer review of physicians, alleged violations of Anti-kickback and Stark Law, and insurance and managed care disputes.
  • Medical Malpractice Experience includes defending hospitals, physicians, nurses, and product manufacturers against a variety of medical malpractice claims.
  • Employment Law Experience includes defending employers against various claims of discrimination, retaliation, whistleblower actions, and wage and hour disputes.
  • Products Liability Experience includes defending manufacturers (including manufacturers of automobile air bags, televisions, security cameras, railroad cars, and industrial pumps, valves, and cables) in a wide variety of product liability cases, some of which arose from house fires, prison riots, exposure to toxic materials, and personal injuries on railroads.
  • Premises Liability Experience includes defending owners of industrial plants, hospitals, restaurants, hotels, amusement parks, funeral homes, in a wide variety of premises liability cases.
  • General Personal Injury Experience includes prosecuting and defending a variety of personal injury cases, including injuries resulting from automobile accidents, alleged Dram Shop violations, railcar accidents, food consumption, and actions of off-duty police officers acting as security guards.