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Cris Feldman

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Cris Feldman is one of the founding partners of Feldman & Feldman. A fighter, with a strong ethical compass, Cris has won a broad array of courtroom battles through his own brand of zealous advocacy. Clients have come to rely on Cris for his relentless pursuit of justice on their behalf.

Cris attended Tulane University where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and English. Cris then attended the University of Texas Law School, where he obtained his law degree. During his postgraduate fellowship at the University of Texas Law School, Cris focused on special interest money and corruption in the Texas political system. Following his fellowship, Cris approached three partners in the now defunct law firm of Ivy, Crews and Elliott about assisting him with pro bono work uncovering illegal conduct in Texas State Elections. Cris decoded and successfully proved how former Speaker of the House Tom Delay used illegal money. The Houston Chronicle would later call Cris a “crusading, young, clean-government lawyer.”

Cris gained a wealth of experience working alongside one of the top trial lawyers in the country, Rusty Hardin, at Rusty Hardin & Associates. After five years working with Rusty Hardin, Cris started his own firm, ultimately partnering with his father, former Houston City Attorney David Feldman, to create Feldman & Feldman.

Cris has had a distinguished legal career helping both individuals and businesses. Some of his past successes include helping the family of a child molestation victim seek justice from the powerful church where the attacker worked, successfully representing oyster fishermen battling to save Galveston Bay for the people of Texas from a corrupt backroom deal seeking to monopolize the industry, and representing a victim of official oppression by a law enforcement officer. Cris also has obtained substantial verdicts in business litigation matters, including obtaining the highest business verdict in the state against a major title insurance company in 2010 and successfully trying the first case in Texas under a new rule that flipped litigation costs against a major insurance company.

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 the client may be, or their station in life. Cris is licensed to practice before all Texas Courts, United States District Courts for the Southern, Western, Northern, and Eastern Districts of Texas, the Fifth Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court. He is one of a select few lawyers who have achieved the highest peer review ranking in the legal industry, according to Martindale-Hubbell. He was selected as a Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star from Thomson Reuters from 2006-2010, a Top Rated Lawyer from Texas Lawyer in 2018, and is a Member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Million-Dollar Advocates Forum, and a member of the American Inns of Court Foundation.

Cris Feldman In The News

White Oak Music Hall Reaches Settlement In Long Standing Fight With Neighbors from ABC13.

Ethics Lawyer Says State Rep. Jim Murphy ‘Takes The Cake’ Regarding Conflict Of Interest from the Click To Houston

Lawsuit Claims Catholic School Priest Tried To Extort $94K From Local Developer from the Houston Press

Galveston Judge Ends Two Year Feud Between Oyster Businesses With Ruling from the Houston Chronicle

HISD’s Former Internal Audit Executive Speaks For First Time from Click To Houston

ENRON’S MANY STRANDS: CLOSE TIES IN TEXAS; Questions Arise On Law School Dean’s Enron Duties from the New York Times

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
  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • US Supreme Court
  • Northern District of Texas
  • Southern District of Texas
  • Eastern District of Texas
  • Western District of Texas

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
  • Lawyers of Distinction 2018

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.