J. Christopher Diamond

Partner
christopher.diamond@dtlawyers.com
713.917.0024


Biography

Chris Diamond is a trial lawyer with more than 25 years’ experience representing individuals and corporations in lawsuits involving negligence, gross negligence, premises liability, product liability, insurance coverage, construction defects, indemnity disputes, education law, business torts, and homeowner’s policy claims. After graduating from Texas A&M University, he received his law degree cum laude from South Texas College of Law where he served as Assistant Editor-in-Chief of the South Texas Law Review. Throughout his career he worked for small to mid-size insurance defense firms with heavy litigation dockets. He has extensive experience in pre-trial discovery and motion practice, taking and defending depositions, expert retention, picking juries, and trial. Chris is married to his wife Mary and they have four children.

Representative Matters

Morath v. Texas Taxpayer & Student Fairness Coalition, 490 S.W.3d 826 (Tex. 2016) – lead trial counsel in a 17-week trial representing the Texas Association of Business and affected families on matters of school finance, charter school issues, and educational efficiency generally. Evidence from experts retained for this trial was used in subsequent Legislative sessions to reform the educational system including increasing the statutory limit on charter schools in Texas.

Fiess v. State Farm Lloyds, 202 S.W.3d 744 (Tex. 2006) – litigated the motion for summary judgment in the federal trial court that ultimately resulted in ending mold claims in Texas. (Not involved in the appeal).

Education

South Texas College of Law, J.D. cum laude, 1994 (South Texas Law Review, Assistant Editor-in-Chief; Order of the Lytae, Mock Trial)
Texas A&M University, B.A. Political Science, minor Economics, 1989 (Distinguished Student Award 1988)

Honors & Awards

Distinguished Student Award, Texas A&M University, 1988
Order of the Lytae South Texas Law Review, Assistant Editor-in-Chief
Best Team – Abraham, Watkins, et al Mock Trial Competition, 1994.
Author: Tortious Interference – Corporate Officer Liability for Tortious Interference with Contracts of the Corporation; Corporate Counsel Review, Vol XIII, No. 1, May 1994.

Court Admissions

Texas
United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado

Professional & Community Involvement

Fifth Ward and Downtown Pregnancy Help Centers – volunteer training, development board, consultant.

Practice Areas: Construction / Energy & Oil / Insurance Coverage Litigation / Internal Investigations & Claims Management / Real Estate