Lawyers

Houston
TransWestern Tower
1900 West Loop South
Suite 1000
Houston, TX 77027


Education

J.D., South Texas College of Law, Magna cum laude, 2005

  • Order of the Lytae
  • Assistant Articles Editor, South Texas Law Review
  • Member, Currents International Trade Law Journal

B.A., University of Florida, summa cum laude, 2002

Internships

Justice Evelyn Keyes, 1st Court of Appeals, Houston, Texas

Judge Joseph Halbach, 333rd District Court, Houston Texas

Honors

Houston's "Top Lawyers" by H Texas Magazine, Commercial Litigation (2010, 2011, 2013)

Rising Stars® distinction in the fields of Business Litigation, Civil Litigation: Defense and Employment Litigation: Defense (2013-2018)

Chris Raney tries cases in a broad array of commercial disputes. Raney’s trial practice includes complex commercial cases in state court, federal court, and arbitration. A large part of Raney’s practice is going to trial, preparing for trial, and arguing key motions leading up to trial. His practice spans the spectrum in complex civil litigation from contract disputes to employment to insurance coverage to health care to real estate.
 
Mr. Raney has considerable litigation experience in contract disputes, directors and officers liability, insurance (bad faith), drug and medical device, fiduciary duty, fraud, health care, personal injury defense, real estate, securities, shareholder derivative, toxic torts, and other types of litigation. His clients also retain him to represent their interests after trial before Texas and federal appellate courts.
 
Raney also represents insurers in first party claims involving allegations of bad faith and violation of Chapters 541 and 542 of the Texas Insurance Code.
 
Raney also regularly represents and counsels companies in employment matters, including covenants not to compete, claims of wrongful termination, and claims of discrimination, retaliation, and harassment before administrative agencies and courts.
 
Finally, Raney serves as outside general counsel to various companies and advises them on a variety of legal issues.
 
Mr. Raney’s peers have selected him as a “Rising Star” of the Texas bar the past six years (Texas Monthly, 2013-2018). Mr. Raney has also been selected as one of Houston’s “Top Lawyers” in commercial litigation. (H Magazine, 2010, 2011, 2013).
 

Admissions

Texas
U.S. District Courts for Texas, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

Memberships

State Bar of Texas
Houston Bar Association
Houston Young Lawyers Association
Federal Bar Association
Houston Gator Club
Jesuit Bar Association

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Contact

(713) 490-4823

craney@grsm.com


Offices

Houston

Education

J.D., South Texas College of Law, Magna cum laude, 2005

  • Order of the Lytae
  • Assistant Articles Editor, South Texas Law Review
  • Member, Currents International Trade Law Journal

B.A., University of Florida, summa cum laude, 2002

Internships

Justice Evelyn Keyes, 1st Court of Appeals, Houston, Texas

Judge Joseph Halbach, 333rd District Court, Houston Texas

Honors

Houston's "Top Lawyers" by H Texas Magazine, Commercial Litigation (2010, 2011, 2013)

Rising Stars® distinction in the fields of Business Litigation, Civil Litigation: Defense and Employment Litigation: Defense (2013-2018)

Christopher M. Raney

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Biography
Chris Raney tries cases in a broad array of commercial disputes. Raney’s trial practice includes complex commercial cases in state court, federal court, and arbitration. A large part of Raney’s practice is going to trial, preparing for trial, and arguing key motions leading up to trial. His practice spans the spectrum in complex civil litigation from contract disputes to employment to insurance coverage to health care to real estate.
 
Mr. Raney has considerable litigation experience in contract disputes, directors and officers liability, insurance (bad faith), drug and medical device, fiduciary duty, fraud, health care, personal injury defense, real estate, securities, shareholder derivative, toxic torts, and other types of litigation. His clients also retain him to represent their interests after trial before Texas and federal appellate courts.
 
Raney also represents insurers in first party claims involving allegations of bad faith and violation of Chapters 541 and 542 of the Texas Insurance Code.
 
Raney also regularly represents and counsels companies in employment matters, including covenants not to compete, claims of wrongful termination, and claims of discrimination, retaliation, and harassment before administrative agencies and courts.
 
Finally, Raney serves as outside general counsel to various companies and advises them on a variety of legal issues.
 
Mr. Raney’s peers have selected him as a “Rising Star” of the Texas bar the past six years (Texas Monthly, 2013-2018). Mr. Raney has also been selected as one of Houston’s “Top Lawyers” in commercial litigation. (H Magazine, 2010, 2011, 2013).
 
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Admissions

Texas
U.S. District Courts for Texas, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

Memberships

State Bar of Texas
Houston Bar Association
Houston Young Lawyers Association
Federal Bar Association
Houston Gator Club
Jesuit Bar Association

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