Partner

Cris Feldman

Cris Feldman is the founding partner of Feldman & Feldman, a law firm created after Cris spent five years back in Houston in the courtroom alongside one of the top trial lawyers in the country-Rusty Hardin.

Cris is a fighter, with a strong ethical compass, and his broad array of courtroom battles define his zealous advocacy.

Cris helped the family of a child molestation victim seek justice from the powerful church where the attacker worked. Cris represents oyster fisherman battling to save Galveston Bay for the people of Texas from a corrupt backroom deal seeking to monopolize the industry. Cris represents a victim of official oppression by a law enforcement officer. In 2010, Cris helped obtained the highest business verdict in the State against a major title insurance company. Cris successfully tried the first case in the State under a new rule that flipped litigation costs against a major insurance company.

Cris received his J.D. from the University of Texas law school in 1999, after studying Political Science and English at Tulane University until 1993. His postgraduate fellowship focusing on special interest money and corruption in the Texas political system provides insight into the kind of lawyer Cris has become.

Fourteen years ago, following his fellowship, Cris approached three partners in the now former law firm of Ivy, Crews and Elliott about pro bono work uncovering illegal conduct in Texas State Elections. Cris decoded and successfully proved how illegal money was used by former Speaker of the House Tom Delay. The Houston Chronicle would later call Cris a “crusading, young, clean-government lawyer.”

At his core, Cris knows the fundamental right to a fair civil or criminal trial must be preserved, regardless of money or power. He knows that means honoring the critical role twelve unbiased citizens can have in righting wrongs, regardless of who is client may be, or their station in life.

After 5 years with the Rusty Hardin & Associates, Cris began his own firm. Two years later, his father, former Houston City Attorney David Feldman, joined him to create a powerful law firm with a unique understanding of public law, complex contracts, fraud, employment law, government accountability, and personal injury

Cris is licensed to practice before all Texas Courts, United States District Courts for the Southern, Western, Northern and Eastern District of Texas, Fifth Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme court. He has the highest revew from his peers, according to the gold standard in lawyer peer review, Martindale-Hubbell.

Education

  • J.D. University of Texas School of Law, Austin, TX
  • BA Political Science/English Cum Laude Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

Admissions

  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern, Eastern, Northern and Western Districts of Texas
  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • US Supreme Court

Memberships & Affiliations

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Million Dollar & Multi-Million Dollar Advocate Forums
  • Featured in Houston Chronicle, New York Times, CNN & more

Notable Cases

  • Cause No. 2008-40783; Sugar Land – Settler’s Way/Ponderosa, Ltd. v. Stewart Title, et al; In the 61st Judicial District of Harris County, Texas Top business law verdict in Texas in 2010. Second chair to Rusty Hardin.
  • Cause No. 275881; Isabel Andrade v. Ankur Wadhwa; In the County Court at Law No. 2 in Travis County, Texas Successfully tried first case in State to verdict where TRCP 167 reversing litigation costs on insurance carrier.
  • Cause No. 2005-50671; In the Interest of the Marriage of T.F.D. and J.R.D., et al; , In the 310th Judicial District of Harris County, Texas Two month jury trial in one of largest divorce proceedings in Harris County history. Second Chair to Rusty Hardin.
  • Cause No. 2003-45146; Marcos V. Masson, M.D. v. Global Orthopaedics, Inc. and Sean Lundy; In the 269th Judicial District of Harris County, Texas Multi-million dollar fraud case tried to jury. Successful verdict for client resulting in no liability. Second Chair to Rusty Hardin.