Christopher M. Blanton

Christopher M. Blanton

Associate
Location:
San Antonio, Texas
Phone:
210-979-0100
Fax:
210-979-7810
Email:

Chris Blanton was born in Walnut Creek, California and grew up in North Texas.  He attended the University of Texas at Austin where he received his Bachelor's Degree in Government.  Chris attended law school at the University of Houston where he earned a J.D. and graduated in the top ten percent of his class in 1996. Immediately after law school, he worked for a Dallas-based insurance defense firm with a focus on construction defect litigation prior to starting his own law firm.  In the following years, Chris worked for several larger firms before spending the last eight years prior to joining Brock Person Guerra Reyna, PC working for a small boutique firm handling professional liability claims against architects and engineers.  He started at Brock Person Guerra Reyna, PC in October 2016 and is adjusting to the transition of becoming a Spurs fan.     

Chris has two daughters, Abigail and Emily, and one dog - Gladys.  He is an avid fan of South American futbol and has a robust interest in the preservation of the Texas thoroughbred horse racing industry.   

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas

Education

  • University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas
    • J.D. cum laude - 1996
    • Honors: American Jurisprudence Awards (Torts I, Torts II, Contracts II)
  • University of Texas, Austin, Texas
    • B.A. - 1992
    • Major: Government

Classes/Seminars

  • “Law of Geoscience Malpractice” – Legal Issues for Texas Professional Geoscientists. Half-Moon Education, 2013
  • “Tort Me Out to the Ballgame: Liability Issues Arising Out of Modern Day Sports in America”
  • “Cooooold Beer” – Dram Shop Issues Arising for Alcohol Sales at Public Sports Venues
  • “When Sticks and Stones Can Break Your Bones” – Construction Litigation Arising Out of Sports Facilities in Texas
  • “Keep Your Eye on the Ball” – Premises Liability Issues and Comparative Fault of Fans at Sport Venues
  • “Two! Four! Six! Eight! . . . Against Whom Do We Litigate?” – Cheerleading and P.E. Injury Claims Against Public and Private Schools
  • “Heads Up!” – Product Liability Claims Arising Out of Football Helmet Litigation
  • “The Bigger They Are, the Harder They Fall” – Falling Stadium Light Poles and Stadium Defect Claims in Texas
  • “What’s the Hubub About Stubhub” – Above-Face-Value Ticket Purchases – Legal or Illegal?
  • “Legal Issues Relating to Drug Testing for High School Students Participating in UIL Sponsored Sports and Extracurricular Activities
  • “Lights! Protest! Litigation!” – Relevant Principles of Nuisance Law in Relation to Ursuline Academy’s Proposed Sports Field Expansion
  • “Breaking Knee Caps – Sports Gambling in Texas – Office “Pools”, “Brackets” and “Squares” – Are the Legal?”

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of Texas – Construction Section
  • Dallas Bar Association – Construction Section

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