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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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Partner
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 G. Rigler has eleven years of experience in the areas of professional liability defense (medical, accounting, and legal),  trucking company defense, products liability defense, construction defect defense, and appellate practice.  Over his career, Mr. Rigler has successfully defended physicians, nurses, healthcare providers, attorneys, accountants, product manufacturers, insurance companies, claims adjusters, trucking companies, truck drivers, general contractors, and businesses in various civil and administrative phases and forums.  Mr. Rigler’s experience has allowed him to obtain the necessary skills to handle legal matters in a manner that is efficient and effective to obtain his client’s best outcome through trial or settlement resolution.   

Representative Experience
  • Trial team member for defense verdict against estranged husband wherein liability was admitted in a wrongful death case against a trucking company
  • Obtained numerous favorable settlements in high risk wrongful death trucking accident cases, construction defect cases, medical malpractice cases, and slip and fall cases 
  • 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
  • Obtained summary judgment for a bank in connection with alleged assault by debt collector
  • 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
  • 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, products liability, truck accident, construction defect, and slip and fall cases
  • 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
  • Trial team member 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 including four published cases
Professional Recognition
  • Super Lawyer Mountain State Rising Star- 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Named a 2015-2018 Super Lawyer - Rising Star by Texas Super Lawyers Magazine and Texas Monthly.