Background and Education
Chris was born in Suitland, Maryland on September 23, 1962. He was raised in Houston, Texas. A graduate of Texas A&M University (BA 1985), he received his law degree from South Texas College of Law in 1988. Chris joined the firm as a shareholder in January of 2015 after owning his own law office in Georgetown for 23 years. He continues to office primarily in Georgetown. Mr. Stanley has served as a mentor in Georgetown Partners in Education and as a board member of the Williamson County Children’s Advocacy Center, serving as President of the Board (2013-2014). He has been a director of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and is a past member of the Georgetown Noontime Kiwanis, the Georgetown Volunteer Fire Department, Texas XXX’s Rugby Football Club, and the Harley Owner’s Group. He currently serves as a commissioner for Williamson County Emergency District #8.
Areas of Practice
Chris is admitted to practice before the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western District of Texas. He is admitted to practice in all state courts in Texas, and handles all civil business litigation with an emphasis on construction in both commercial and residential cases. He also provides lien work for all levels of construction services from general contractors to suppliers as well as construction contract drafting and negotiation. Chris has also maintained a mediation docket for over 20 years, handling all types of civil and family disputes. His style of mediation avoids war stories and “group hugs” to focus on the legal and underlying issues that need to be resolved. Mr. Stanley has been Peer-Review Rated as “Preeminent AV” for ethical standards and legal ability by Martindale-Hubbell.
- State Bar of Texas
- Texas Construction Law Section
- Travis County Construction Law Section
- Commercial Litigation
- Construction Litigation
- Liens and lien defenses
- Construction contracts
- BA, Texas A&M University — College Station 1985
- JD, South Texas College of Law, 1988