Attorney Profile

Experience

Christian Shippee is a partner at Touchstone Bernays.  He is a defense attorney focusing in the areas of professional liability defense, employment litigation, commercial litigation, premises liability, and personal injury defense.
Mr. Shippee was a federal law clerk for Chief Judge Roger Vinson in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida from 2001 to 2003, where he served the court in thirteen jury trials.

Areas of Practice

Professional Liability Defense, including accounting, legal, insurance, and other professions
Employment Litigation, including Title VII, ADA, and ADEA
Business and Commercial, including breach of contract and commercial torts
Premises and Security
Personal Injury

Representative Cases

Obtained summary judgment in federal court in Americans with Disabilities Act and Workers Compensation Retaliation lawsuit, 2010.
Obtained summary judgment for premises owner in assault lawsuit, 2010.
Successfully defended security guard in personal injury lawsuit, 2009.
Successfully defended premises owner in personal injury lawsuit, 2008.
Successfully defended insurance agency in breach of fiduciary duty, negligence, negligent misrepresentation, and contribution lawsuit, 2006.

Professional Affiliations

Houston Young Lawyers Leadership Academy, 2004

Education

University of Texas School of Law, J.D. with honors, 2001
Phi Delta Phi, Magister
Roberta Wright Reeves Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Law
Texas Journal of Business Law
Texas Tech University, B.A. History and Political Science, 1998
Pi Sigma Alpha
Phi Alpha Theta

Birth Information

1976

Admitted

Texas, 2001
United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
United States District Court for the Western District of Texas

Personal Information

Christian is an avid Dallas Cowboys fan. He, his wife and love of his life Amy, and their children Joshua, Sarah, Caleb, and Jonah reside in Forney, Texas.

Honors & Awards

Recipient of Roberta Wright Reeves Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Law, 2000.
Selected as Rising Star in Texas Monthly Magazine, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015.

Pro Bono

Disabled American Veterans – Chapter 187, 2009

Fraternity Affiliation

Magister of Roberts Inn of Phi Delta Phi, 2001.