Chris Pearson, Principal

                        Chris Pearson

512.472.0288
Austin Office

Chris Pearson is a principal at GERMER in Austin, Texas.  Chris has over 25 years of experience as a trial attorney with special emphasis in products liability defense, the defense of manufacturers in suits filed under the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act, and the representation of manufacturers of motor vehicles and recreational vehicles in disputes brought before the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles.  Chris graduated from Lamar University in 1980 and he received his J.D. in 1984 from Texas Tech University School of Law.  Chris was initially admitted to practice law in Oklahoma in 1984, then Texas in 1988 and routinely handles litigation matters in both states.  He is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Texas and Oklahoma.  Chris is actively engaged in numerous law-related organizations and over the past 25 years has published articles in various law reviews and bar journals.  He also frequently speaks at seminars and other legal meetings on various topics related to his litigation practice.  Chris resides with his wife Annette in Round Rock, Texas.

His litigation practice most often involves the defense of automotive and commercial truck manufacturers, but also includes the representation of clients who manufacture household appliances, power and hand tools, recreational vehicles, heavy equipment, and various other products.  In matters before the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles, Chris routinely represents manufacturers of motor vehicles, large trucks, and recreational vehicles in "Lemon Law" administrative proceedings, as well as in manufacturer/dealer disputes.

Professional Background

  • Joined Germer Beaman & Brown as a principal in 2011

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Oklahoma - 1984
  • State Bar of Texas - 1988
  • Admitted to practice before the following courts: 
    • All Texas state courts
    • All Oklahoma state courts
    • All federal courts in Texas and Oklahoma
    • United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas
    • United States District Courts in New Mexico

Education

  • Texas Tech University School of Law
    • Juris Doctor - 1984
  • Lamar University
    • Bachelors degree - with honors - 1980

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

  • Austin Bar Association
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute

Representative Experience

  • Defense verdict in an SUV rollover case in which Chris represented an auto manufacturer.
  • Defense verdict in a house fire case in which Chris represented the kitchen appliance manufacturer.
  • Decision in favor of recreational vehicle manufacturer in a dealer termination dispute.

Interests

  • Chris has run numerous marathons and participated in triathlons.
  • Chris plays basketball on a somewhat regular basis.
  • Most recently, Chris has begun to play golf.

Civic Involvement

  • Active in various organizations in the Episcopal Church, including prison ministry.
  • Teaches classes at church on various subjects.
  • Active in representing clients in various matters through Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas.

Contact Information

Email Address:
Phone:
512.472.0288
Location:
Austin Office