Christopher C. Ege


  • Office Contact Info
  • Biography

    Christopher Ege is the Co-Managing Partner of the Austin office. As a litigator and trial lawyer for over 20 years, he has extensive experience defending major corporations in high-risk litigation as national trial counsel and national coordinating counsel in cases across the United States in both state and federal district courts. Christopher has defended hundreds of lawsuits for clients engaged in product liability, insurance, commercial, real estate, franchise, mass tort and employment disputes and handles each according to its unique challenges. He works closely with clients to investigate and develop targeted defense strategies to optimize clients’ business needs while navigating the risks associated with litigation.

    Christopher's corporate experience includes acting as outside general counsel for a number of companies, advising executives and management on legal and business matters. Clients value that he is not only a fearless advocate in litigation, but a steady and trusted counselor. He knows that success in litigation starts with understanding a client’s business, goals, and financial parameters. His corporate clients include companies in the franchise, chemical, ride-sharing, social media, global software, medical device, manufacturing, private equity, construction, real estate, technology, and cyber-security industries, among others.

    Christopher has also been actively involved in reshaping the Texas litigation landscape through tort reform by serving as a resource for both Senate and House Committees in the Texas Legislature.  As an integral part of his practice, he has been at the forefront of designing alternative billing arrangements and budgeting in complex litigation to provide clients with excellent service and predictable cost structures.


    • Arkansas
    • Texas
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
    • U.S. District Court for the Northern, Eastern, Southern, and Western Districts of Texas


    • DRI
    • Austin Bar Association
      • Labor & Employment Section
      • Litigation Section
    • Austin Young Lawyers Association
    • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
    • State Bar of Texas
    • Arkansas Bar Association

    Community Involvement

    • Children at Risk, Law Advisory Board Member
    • Westlake Youth Soccer Association, Soccer Coach
    • Leadership Austin
  • Practice Areas
  • Representative Experience
    • Daniel Skinner v. Basco Drywall and Painting, et al., Superior Court of California, County of Alameda
    • Katherine Lopez v. BASF Catalyst, et al., Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles
    • Merlin Olsen v. Asbestos Companies, et al., Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles
    • William Mansir v. Air & Liquid Systems Corp, et al., Superior Court of California, County of San Diego
    • Gilbert G. Llanes, Deceased v. Aluminum Company of America, et al., 57th Judicial District Court of Bexar County, Texas
    • Mike Scanlon, et al. v. A.W. Chesterton, et al., Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles
    • Lynne Haver v. Kelly-Moore Paint Company, et al., Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles
    • John G. Thalman v. Kelly-Moore Paint Company, et al., 405th Judicial District of Galveston County, Texas
    • Cyril Fritz v. Bondex, et al., 239th District Court of Brazoria County, Texas
  • Publications & Presentations



    • Environmental & Toxic Tort Update: Review of Key Issues and Cases, GRSM Legal Education Conference, New York, NY and Hartford, CT, May 2023
    • Swimming with the Sharks: Deposition Techniques on Topics of Smoking, OSHA, and State of the Art, DRI Asbestos Medicine Seminar, Boston, Massachusetts, November 2019
    • Let's Talk Talc, Austin Legal Professionals Association, Austin, Texas, September 2019
    • Federal MDL 875 - The Black Hole? Dallas, Texas
    • Ethical Issues in Representing Multiple Parties, Trial Tactics Seminar, Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Education


    J.D., South Texas College of Law, 2000

    B.B.A., University of Texas at Austin, 1997


    AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®

    Best Lawyers in America® distinction in Commercial Litigation (2021-2024)

    Texas Super Lawyers (2017-2020)