"Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first then seek to win." Sun Tzu

C. Vance Christopher

University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1981

Davidson College, B.A., 1978


An attorney with over 35 years of experience, Vance Christopher focuses on commercial, fiduciary litigation as well as probate, insurance and personal injury law.

Having tried over 40 criminal jury trials and 50 civil trials, Vance has a deep understanding of litigation and trial process. His work as lead trail counsel started as an assistant district attorney for the Harris County District Attorney's office, then as a trial lawyer at Crain Caton & James. In addition, he has completed extensive arbitration training and has considerable experience in settling cases.

Recently included on the Best Lawyers List, a U.S. News publication, for Commercial Litigation and Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants, Vance’s experience is informed by more than 38 years of trying cases to judges, juries, and arbitrators. When the case justifies it, he can assemble and manage a formidable team of trial and appellate lawyers and staff to litigate commercial disputes, large probate matters, fiduciary claims (including commercial, guardianship, trust and estate matters), and mass torts.

Vance's record of trying cases has landed him on the list of Texas Super Lawyers for Business Litigation, by Thomson Reuters for 14 years in a row. In addition to trying and arbitrating cases. Vance also takes great satisfaction in collaborating with clients to resolve their litigation problems before trial. He has found that clients are better able to solve their litigation problems when their lawyer is an effective and experienced trial lawyer. In other words, an effective litigator must first be an experienced trial lawyer. 

Practice Areas

United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas

U.S. Tax Court

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
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