Christopher J. Love

Christopher J. Love

Senior Counsel

Construction Attorney in Houston - Christopher J. Love

Chris Love’s practice focuses on construction law, energy construction law, alternative dispute resolution, commercial litigation and employment issues in which he represents general contractors, subcontractors, and small to mid-size companies in a variety of construction and business related disputes. Chris also has significant experience with oil & gas, environmental and personal injury matters.

Prior to joining the firm, Chris was a member of Halliburton’s litigation team, working in connection with all civil litigation and investigations concerning BP’s Macondo well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico.

Areas of Practice

  • Construction Law
  • Energy Construction Law
  • Employment Law
  • Litigation

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas

Representative Experience

  • Second chair jury trial successfully obtaining $2.6 million dollar judgment in favor of Texas contractor against Fortune 500 chemical company in breach of contract and prompt payment lawsuit.
  • Won motion for summary judgment successfully removing contractor’s invalid $2.4 million dollar lien and award of legal fees for developer/owner
  • Won motions for summary judgment against Plaintiff’s claims for breach of contract on express warranties and rescission
  • Won motions for summary judgment dismissing Plaintiff’s claims for securities fraud and accounting
  • Won motions for summary judgment dismissing owner’s and contractor’s counterclaims for fraudulent lien filing on behalf of subcontractor
  • Defended custom home builder against plaintiff’s claims of alleged construction defects
  • Represented General Contractor during an OSHA investigation into a jobsite fatality, resulting in no issuance of a citation or violation
  • Defended construction company against negligence, trespass and conversion claims
  • Won breach of contract construction case on Motion for Summary Judgment
  • Argued and won plaintiff’s Motion of Summary Judgment in a commercial landlord-tenant dispute
  • Assisted in obtaining successful indemnification ruling and outstanding verdict for Halliburton in Phase I trial of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill litigation
  • Served as special counsel in bankruptcy litigation and commercial construction cases
  • Oversaw multi-million dollar commercial foreclosures
  • Successfully represented pro-bono client on breach of contract and conversion lawsuit
  • Negotiated severance agreements and prepared liability waivers

Education

  • J.D., St. Mary’s University School of Law, 2008
  • B.S. Construction Science, Texas A&M University, 2004

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas, Construction Law Section
  • Houston Bar Association, Construction and Litigation Sections
  • American Subcontractors Association
  • Associated General Contractors of Texas, Houston Chapter
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association

Speeches and Publications

  • President Trump to OSHA’s Volks Rule – ‘You’re Fired,‘” AM Monthly Law Alert, April 2017
  • Signs, Signs, Everywhere a Sign,” AM Monthly Law Alert, April 2017
  • “Canned Responses to Canned Clauses,” American Subcontractors Association, February 2017
  • “Analyzing and Managing Contractual Risk Transfer in the Construction Industry,” (Co-Presenter) American Subcontractors Association, November 2016
  • “General Contractors Assess Safety Fines,” American Subcontractors Association, Subscript, August 2016
  • Trending: General Contractors Assess Safety Fines,” AM Monthly Law Alert, July 2016
  • “Contract Bond Forms: Know the Risks Before You Sign,” (Co-Author) Surety Association of Houston, June 2016