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Education
  • Gonzaga University, J.D., 2007, cum laude, Three Cali Awards- Legal Research and Writing IV (Appellate Writing), Contracts, Washington Practice
    Gonzaga Jessup Cup International Law Team 
  • University of Montana, B.A., Psychology/Sociology, with honors, high honors, Psi Chi Honor Society, National Deans List
Bar Admissions
  • Texas, 2014
  • Nevada, 2007
  • Federal District Court Northern, Southern, Western and Eastern Districts of Texas
  • Federal District Court Nevada
  • United States Court of Appeals  Fifth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals  Ninth Circuit
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Christopher G. Rigler
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Senior Attorney
crigler@thompsoncoe.com
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Dallas
700 North Pearl Street
Twenty-Fifth Floor - Plaza of the Americas
Dallas, Texas 75201
214-871-8288 direct  |  214-871-8209 fax
Assistant:
Valerie Jones
214-880-2681 direct
vjones@thompsoncoe.com
Overview

Christopher Rigler has over seven years of experience in the areas of insurance litigation defense, professional liability defense, products liability defense, commercial litigation, and appellate practice.  He is licensed in the states of Texas (2014) and Nevada (2007), all Federal District Courts in Texas (2014) and Nevada (2008), the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (2009), and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals (2015). Over his career, Christopher has successfully defended physicians, hospital administrators, attorneys, product manufacturers, insurance companies, claims adjusters, trucking companies and drivers, and businesses in various civil and administrative phases and forums.        

Representative Experience
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of insurance carrier and adjuster in connection with El Paso ice storm breach of contract and bad faith claim brought by insured in Federal Western District of Texas
  • Defeated insureds’ summary judgment attempt on behalf of insurance carrier and adjuster in connection with denial of insurance claim due to product defect/inherent vice in Travis County, Texas
  • Successfully removed multiple breach of insurance contract and bad faith cases on behalf of insurance carriers and adjusters defeating motions to remand in various Federal District Courts in Texas
  • Handled all aspects of discovery process including retention of experts, preparing and responding to discovery, assisting in expert report preparation, and taking and defending depositions of witnesses including expert witnesses in connection with breach of insurance contract, bad faith, professional liability, and products liability cases in the states of Texas and Nevada
  • Prepared briefing for multiple appeals including appeals concerning breach of insurance contract, bad faith, and professional liability in Texas intermediate courts of appeal and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Negotiated numerous settlements with assistance of court appointed and private mediators in the states of Texas and Nevada
  • Lead associate alongside firm partner on multiple professional liability cases wherein jury verdicts were obtained on behalf of physicians and attorneys in the state of Nevada
  • Successfully obtained dismissals of multiple professional negligence and healthcare law matters in the state of Nevada which were upheld on appeal or successfully settled in lieu of appeal
  • Extensive briefing on multiple cases to the Nevada Supreme Court and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals successfully defending dismissals at the district court level
Professional Recognition
  • Super Lawyer Mountain State Rising Star- 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Named a 2015-2017 Super Lawyer - Rising Star by Texas Super Lawyers Magazine and Texas Monthly.