Chris E. Ryman - Coats Rose, PC

Chris E. Ryman

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2010

Chris has been a Director with Coats Rose since 1990, and over thirty years of experience to bear for the Firm’s clients. He handles general civil litigation, mediation and arbitration matters, with a specialty in construction, real estate, commercial and business litigation.

After receiving his degree from the University of Houston Law Center, Chris spent three years as an Associate at Leonard, Koehn, Rose & Hurt. In 1982, he co-founded the Firm of Rose & Ryman as a Partner, and in 1990 his Firm was merged with Coats Rose.

Chris was a participant in legislation relating to the Texas Residential Construction Liability Act. He has received Advanced Mediator Training at the Attorney-Mediators Institute, and Commercial and Construction Arbitration Training at the American Arbitration Association. He was also Board Certified in 1987 by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Civil Trial Law. Chris has been recognized as a Texas Best Lawyer and Texas Super Lawyer (2009-2012).

Practice Emphasis

Chris has represented owners, homebuilders, architects, engineers, design professionals, general contractors and subcontractors involved in commercial and residential construction disputes; represented individuals, equipment lessors and financial institutions in collection, foreclosure and lender liability disputes; and defended individuals and companies in tort claims and construction accidents. His construction law practice includes all types of commercial and residential claims, litigation and arbitration. Chris’s tort litigation experience includes construction accidents, premises and product liability claims. He has also handled commercial litigation, business litigation, real estate litigation and frequently serves as an arbitrator and mediator in all types of disputes.

Southwestern UniversityBA 1975University of HoustonJ.D. 1979
State Bar of Texas State Bar of Texas Grievance CommitteeState Bar of Texas Grievance Committee District 04A3Texas Bar FoundationHouston Bar AssociationTexas Association of Builders Defense Research InstituteDRI Construction LawDRI Construction LawAmerican Arbitration Association International Institute for Conflict Prevention & ResolutionNational Arbitration ForumGreater Houston Builders Association HomeAid HoustonTexas Residential Construction Commission, Warranty & Performance Standards Advisorty

Office Location

Nine Greenway Plaza, Suite 1100
Houston, TX 77046
United States

Practice Areas

Construction Law
Litigation - Construction

Other Information

Gender: Male