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TransWestern Tower
1900 West Loop South
Suite 1000
Houston, TX 77027


J.D., South Texas College of Law, Magna cum laude, 2005

  • Order of the Lytae
  • Assistant Articles Editor, South Texas Law Review
  • Member, Currents International Trade Law Journal

B.A., University of Florida, summa cum laude, 2002


Justice Evelyn Keyes, 1st Court of Appeals, Houston, Texas

Judge Joseph Halbach, 333rd District Court, Houston Texas


Best Lawyers in America® distinction in Commercial Litigation (2022-2024)

Houston's "Top Lawyers" by H Texas Magazine, Commercial Litigation (2010, 2011, 2013)

Rising Stars® distinction in the fields of Business Litigation, Civil Litigation: Defense and Employment Litigation: Defense (2013-2021)


Chris Raney has litigated business, commercial, insurance, and personal injury matters in Texas over the last 20 years. He has tried cases to Texas judges, juries, and arbitrators. He has drafted and argued dispositive motions, appellate briefs, and virtually every other type of brief, motion, or pleading in Texas state and federal courts. Chris takes a creative, aggressive approach to litigation to achieve the client’s strategic objectives in the courthouse or to avoid one altogether.

Chris serves as panel counsel to a number of insurers and is regularly called upon to defend their insureds’ interests in third-party claims under professional liability, commercial property, general liability, commercial auto, cyber liability and business owner’s policies.

In addition to defending insurers in first-party litigation, Chris also has an active insurance coverage practice where advises insurers on coverage issues involving liability and property policies.


  • Texas
  • U.S. District Courts for Texas, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit


  • State Bar of Texas
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Houston Gator Club
  • Jesuit Bar Association