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Chris Lee Gilbert

Business Attorney at Dallas, TX

5.0   1 review
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  • State Years
    Texas - TX 17 years
    Tennessee - TN 24 years
    Indiana - IN Licensed
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2006
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State TN
    Acquired 1999
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed
    State IN
    Acquired N/A
    Temporary Admission No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Chris

Learn Chris’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Business
    Gilbert PC serves as outside general counsel to entrepreneurs, investors and businesses.

    24 years

  2. Contracts and agreements

  3. Entertainment
    Gilbert PC provides a multitude of services to clients whose business centers on the creation, production, management and protection of all forms of creative work. We represent both artists and their industries.

    24 years

  4. Intellectual property
    Patent litigation Music royalties litigation Copyright litigation Trademark protection and enforcement Art law Trade secrets

    24 years

  5. Litigation
    Gilbert PC handles large complex litigation matters and trials.

    24 years


Chris L. Gilbert is a trial and business attorney who devotes his practice primarily to high-stakes, complex litigation. He uses state-of-the-art legal technology and jury expertise in the courtroom to put his clients in the best position to win at trial or on appeal.  

He has litigated across the country in trial and appellate courts from New York to California, as well as multidistrict litigation panels, bankruptcy courts, the International Trade Commission, mediations and arbitrations. He mostly practices in the areas of business litigation, intellectual property, finance and oil and gas. Chris has substantial experience in the defense of patent infringement litigation brought by non-practicing entities (NPEs) in numerous venues, including the Eastern District of Texas. 

Chris represents business owners and entrepreneurs in business transactions, governance and ventures. As a business attorney, Chris uses the skills he has developed in the courtroom to negotiate for and advise management and board members on corporate governance, transactions and protection of business assets. He routinely provides his expertise in negotiating the sale and purchase of businesses that are subject to litigation or material litigation risk.

Prior to starting Gilbert PC, Chris was a partner in three AmLaw 100 firms working out of those firms Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Dallas and Shanghai offices. Chris began his legal career in the prominent Nashville law firm Boult Cummings Conners & Berry PLC before returning to his home state of Texas.

Chris is a native Texan whose family settled in Texas in the 1860s. He is active in his local community and supports a number of charities devoted to human rights and conservation. Chris lectures and writes frequently on legal topics and has taught seminars and been a guest lecturer at universities in China.


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Gilbert PC
Gilbert PC
550 Reserve Street, Suite 190
Southlake, TX, 76092
Gilbert PC
100 Congress Avenue
Suite 2000
Austin, TX, 78701
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Posted by Steve | September 13, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney in Texas... no, America!
I've known Chris for years and he is absolutely amazing. His work ethic is exceptional. He is dedicated, thorough and passionate about the integrity of his practice.


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Work Experience

  • President & CEO
  • Gilbert PC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Partner
  • Bryan Cave
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Partner
  • Patton Boggs
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Partner
  • K&L Gates
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Associate/Member
  • Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP
  • 1999 - 2007
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  • University of North Carolina School of Law
  • J.D.
  • 1999
  • Midwestern State University
  • Master's Degree
  • 1994
  • Midwestern State University
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 1992

Legal Cases

  • IP Litigation
  • Favorable


  • The John Marshall American Inn of Court
  • Barrister
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Federal Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Austin Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Tarrant Country Bar Association
  • N/A
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French

Honors and Awards

  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017


  • Inside the Minds: The Impact of Recent Patent Law Cases and Developments: Leading Lawyers on Analyzing Changing Standards, Reviewing New Case Law and Updating Client Strategies
  • "Protecting or Endangering Invention: Keeping Pace with the Changes in Patent Litigation,"
  • 2016
  • Inside the Minds: Recent Trends in Patent Infringement Lawsuits: Leading Lawyers on Analyzing Recent Cases, Adapting to Changing Standards, and Building an Effective Strategy
  • "The Brave New World of Patent Infringement Litigation: Understanding the Impact of the Legal and Public Relations Attacks on 'Patent Trolls,'"
  • 2015
  • Inside the Minds: Recent Trends in Patent Infringement Lawsuits: Leading Lawyers on Understanding Recent Cases and Constructing Effective Defense Strategies
  • "From the Courtroom, the Boardroom, to the Capitol: The Current Landscape of Intellectual Property Litigation,”
  • 2011
  • Inside the Minds: Litigation Strategies for Intellectual Property Cases: Leading Lawyers on Adapting to New Trends, Improving Courtroom Tactics, and Understanding the Impact of Recent Decisions
  • "Gainting Tactical Advantage in IP Trials Through Focus on Jury Selection"
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • Various, including law schools in China
  • US Litigation Practices
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Litigation Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I strongly endorse this lawyer. We have worked together and I've seen his skills, tenacity and integrity as a litigator and manager of complex disputes. Smart and strong."
Litigation Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Chris is an extremely talented, level-headed and savvy litigator. Wouldn't hesitate to engage him on behalf of a client."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Chris Gilbert is a fantastic, hard-working and dedicated litigator. We have worked together on many matters, and Chris always fights for his clients in a smart way. Chris is creative and puts his clients in the best position to win. If it's important to you, then you want Chris on your side."
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Dallas Business Lawyer Chris Lee Gilbert
Chris Lee Gilbert
Business Attorney
Dallas, TX
Licensed for 24 years
Virtual consultation available