Christopher S. Norcross


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  • Biography

    Christopher S. Norcross is a business and trial attorney and Co-Managing Partner in the Dallas office of GRSM, whose practice focuses on industrial, infrastructure, commercial and residential construction litigation and transactions. He is a member of the Commercial Litigation, Construction, Energy and Trucking & Transportation practice groups. He regularly represents construction firms (contractors and subcontractors), developers, national, international and multinational manufacturers, suppliers, and retailers, as well as other entities, in a variety of disputes. In addition, Christopher represents professionals, such as lawyers, doctors, realtors and architects/engineers, in defending against claims of professional liability.

    Christopher prosecutes and defends claims involving construction defects, payment disputes, products liability, OSHA compliance/violation, environmental/toxic tort, employment, construction-related personal injury, and other business disputes. He assists owners, contractors, and suppliers with collection of unpaid amounts, mechanic's liens and bond claims. Christopher is also very involved in the negotiation and drafting of design and construction contracts and related documents. As a result, he understands all aspects of the construction process.

    In addition, Christopher frequently represents national and multinational manufacturers and suppliers of industrial machinery and heavy equipment used in the construction, oil & gas and mining, military and agricultural industries against product defect and personal injury claims.

    Christopher represents clients in state and federal courts in Texas, Oklahoma, and other jurisdictions, as well as in arbitration tribunals around the country, and he has jury trial experience involving complex product liability claims and construction defect claims.

    Whether in trials, hearings, depositions, or appeals, Christopher aggressively advocates for his clients’ interests with proven results, including several dispositive motion awards in state and federal courts, and in arbitration proceedings. Christopher has also served as lead counsel in multiple mediations, and successfully negotiated several favorable settlements for his clients.

    Christopher’ practice areas expertise and experience includes:

    • Construction
    • Oil & Gas/Energy
    • Tort & Product Liability
    • Environmental/Toxic Tort
    • Commercial Litigation

    Prior to joining GRSM, Christopher served as the Director of External Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary, where he developed and monitored goals for the school’s External Studies program and ensured compliance with regional and professional accrediting standards.


    • Texas
    • Oklahoma
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Western and Northern Districts of Texas
    • U.S. District Court, Western District of Oklahoma


    • State Bar of Texas
      • Construction Law Section
      • Litigation Section
      • Oil, Gas, and Energy Resources Law Section
    • Dallas Bar Association
      • Council Member at Large for the Board of the Construction Law Section, 2023
      • Construction Law Section
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  • Publications & Presentations


    Pitfalls of Incorporating Online Terms Into Printed Contracts, Dallas Bar Association HeadNotes, February 2013

    Transactional and Litigation Hot Topics in Energy, State Bar of Texas, 20th Annual Minority Counsel Program Conference, October 5, 2012


    Speaker, "The Economic Loss Rule: Its Use as a Shield Against Tort Claims," Collin County Bar Association—Civil Litigation and Appellate Law Section Meeting (2015)

  • Education


    J.D., Texas Wesleyan University School of Law

    • Journal of Real Property Law
    • Wesleyan Innocence Project

    Visiting Student, Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law

    • Course Work: Income Tax, Corporate Taxation

    Th.M., Historical Theology, Dallas Theological Seminary

    B.A., Counseling, Criswell College