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Christopher Kent Ralston

Litigation Attorney at New Orleans, LA

5.0   1 review
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State LA
    Acquired 2000
    Eligible to Practice Law No misconduct found

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Chris Ralston handles a broad range of commercial litigation and specializes in the areas of antitrust law, business torts, contract disputes, tax litigation, securities litigation and arbitration and intellectual property litigation. Mr. Ralston serves as the main litigation contact for a number of the firm’s institutional clients. He also serves as a part of the firm’s appellate practice.

Mr. Ralston regularly appears in state and federal courts. He frequently litigates breach of contract disputes and enforcement of non-competition, licensing and distributor agreements. He has tried antitrust, securities fraud, federal qui tam/False Claims Act cases, large real estate suits, and a wide variety of commercial disputes. A substantial segment of his practice includes appellate representation. He has also orally argued before each of the five Louisiana Circuit Courts of Appeal, the Supreme Court of Louisiana and the Fifth Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals.

In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Ralston serves on the firm’s E-Discovery Team and helps guide the firm’s efforts to ensure that the firm's lawyers are on the cutting edge of the evolving legislative and jurisprudential rules which govern electronic discovery and have the best tools available to efficiently collect, review and produce electronic data for the firm’s clients. The E-Discovery Team also works with clients to develop strategies for electronic data organization, retention and collection – both before and during litigation – so that they are prepared to actively avoid, pursue or defend disputes in the most efficient way possible.


Phelps Dunbar
Canal Place
365 Canal Street, Suite 2000
New Orleans, LA, 70130-6534

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Posted by John | August 31, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Consummate Professional
Mr. Ralston has been extensively involved in practically every issue my company has undertaken since the origin of our business. His wide range of expertise and staff resources are invaluable. My company has developed a new industry to our state and Mr. Ralston has been consulted through each aspect, up to and including state legislative issues and challenges of our program all the way to the State Supreme Court. We were successful in "ALL" of our endeavors!
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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Phelps Dunbar
  • 2000 - Present


  • Tulane University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • College of William and Mary
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992


  • Fifth Circuit Bar Association
  • Member
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  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Member
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  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
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  • American Bar Association
  • Member
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  • New Orleans Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • Past Chair
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  • Former Federal Law Clerks Association
  • Member
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  • Southeast Louisiana Legal Services
  • Board of Directors
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  • The Pro Bono Project
  • Board of Directors
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  • Tulane University Law School Alumni Association
  • President
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  • Civil Litigation Bootcamp Course, Tulane University Law School
  • Faculty Member
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  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • Vice President
  • 2014 - 2015
  • American Diabetes Association
  • Community Leadership Board Chairman
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Louisiana Bar Foundation
  • Board of Directors
  • 2014 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • New Orleans Top Lawyers
  • New Orleans Magazine
  • 2015
  • Century Club Award
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • 2014
  • President's Award
  • Louisiana Bar Foundation
  • 2013
  • Leadership in Law Hall of Fame
  • New Orleans City Business
  • 2012
  • Friend of Pro Bono Award
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • 2009
  • Pro Bono Publico Award
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • 2008
  • Outstanding Young Lawyer of Louisiana
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • 2006
  • Outstanding Young Lawyer
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • 2004
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
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  • Distinguished Service Award
  • Pro Bono Project
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  • Listed
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • N/A
  • Listed
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Ethics and Professionalism in the New Year
  • Social Media, Technology and Ethics
  • 2015
  • Bench Bar Conference
  • E-Discovery: It's Not Just For Big Civil Suits in Federal Court Anymore
  • 2015
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • The Risks and Dangers of Social Media
  • 2014

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Commercial real estate Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Chris is a talented litigator and advocate. He has successfully handled very complex commercial and business litigation matters. He is one of the most capable and skilled attorneys that I know. I highly recommend Chris for any commercial and business litigation needs."
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New Orleans Litigation Lawyer Christopher Kent Ralston
Christopher Kent Ralston
Litigation Attorney
New Orleans, LA
Licensed for 23 years