Biography

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

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.   

Education

  • Gonzaga University  (J.D., 2007)
    • 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 high honors
    • Psi Chi Honor Society
    • National Dean's List

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2014
  • Nevada, 2007

Court Admissions

  • Federal District Court, Northern, Southern, Western and Eastern District of Texas
  • Federal District Court of Nevada
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Professional Recognition

  • Super Lawyer Mountain State Rising Star- 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Named a 2015-2020Super Lawyer - Rising Star by Texas Super Lawyers Magazine and Texas Monthly.

Firm Highlights

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Thompson Coe Partner Gary Pate Wins Complete Defense Verdict in Bench Trial Involving Real Estate Dispute

Experience

COVID-19 Response Team - Resources and Updates

Experience

Thompson Coe Obtains Texas Supreme Court Victory in Shooting Accident Suit

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Recruiting in 2021

What is Robert Half’s process? How do they make sure that you get the best candidate for the role? Join Kevin and Andrew McNaughtan, Director of Legal Permanent Placement from Robert Half, talk about the candidate...

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Thompson Coe Welcomes Partners Kenya Bodden and Patrick Kelly

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The COVID-19 Vaccine Part 2

The golden question: can you mandate the COVID-19 vaccine? EEOC has now given guidance surrounding vaccines in the workplace. Join Kevin Mosher and repeat guest, Stephanie Rojo from the Thompson Coe Austin office talk...

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Concurrent Causation Is Key In Texas Storm Insurance Suits

The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, which ran from June 1 to Nov. 30, was a record-setting year according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.[1] The season produced 30 named storms, including 13 hurricanes...

Experience

Claims Handling & Litigation: 2021 Freeze and Power Outage Catastrophe

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Thompson Coe Among Most Active Insurance Litigation Firms in the US, Study finds.

Thompson Coe Cousins & Irons was named among the most active law firms for insurance litigation over the past three years, according to LexMachina’s 2021 Insurance Report. Other firms identified in the report include...

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The 2020 HR Recap

We’ve made it to the recap episode! The good, the bad, the ugly, and everything in between. Join Kevin and Elaine (Lainey) Luthens as they discuss it all including FFCRA legislation, OSHA, what they...