Christopher N. Hackerman


Doyle, Restrepo, Harvin & Robbins, L.L.P.

440 Louisiana Suite 2300

Houston, Texas 77002

Phone: 713-228-5100

Fax: 713-228-6138


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Practice Description

Chris Hackerman has significant litigation experience in both plaintiff and defense matters. His practice has recently focused on active representation of several clients in oil and gas related industries, including trade secrets and confidential information, products liability, contract disputes, embezzlement, mineral interest disputes, and antitrust. Other areas of practice have included fraud, fiduciary duty, personal injury, suits on account, and deceptive trade practices. Mr. Hackerman has actively represented clients in both state and federal court.

Representative Matters

Mr. Hackerman has been involved in successful representation of clients in a variety of matters, including the following:

  • Multiple matters involving pursuing claims for misappropriation and/or protection of trade secrets and confidential information, including against competitors and former employees.
  • Related matters involving pursuing claims for employee misconduct, including misappropriation of corporate funds, and obtaining finding of nondischargeability against former employee in bankruptcy court.
  • Pursuing claims for employee misconduct, including acceptance of kickbacks.
  • Defense of claims involving anti-trust violations.
  • Defense of contract, fraud, and DTPA claims arising from a dispute over a distribution agreement and pursuit of counterclaims.
  • Disputes concerning acquisition of business or business units.
  • Pursuit of commercial claims for monies owed under contract and defense against counter-claims for fraud and breach of contract.
  • Matters involving defense of products liability and related personal injury and commercial claims, including with regard to products in the oil and gas industry.
  • Multi-party matter relating to rig fire in Alaska and involving issues addressing products liability and indemnity and release provisions under contract.
  • Pursuit of claims for payment of well expenses and defense of counter-claims for willful misconduct, gross negligence, and breach of contract.
  • Representation of a former professional athlete against a former agent and advisor, including pursuing claims for fraud and breach of fiduciary duty.
  • Dismissal based on forum non conveniens of claims by foreign company for fraud, breach of contract, and alter ego relating to sales representative agreement.
  • Pro bono matters assisting resolution of various issues involving students at a local university.

Professional and Educational Background

  • Admission to the State Bar of Texas, 1996
  • Rice University, B.A. 1992
  • University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, J.D. 1996
  • Order of the Coif
  • Member: State Bar of Texas, American Bar Association, and Houston Bar Association
  • Admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas


  • Born, Austin, Texas, 1970


Telephone (713) 228-5100 | Fax (713) 228-6138
440 Louisiana Suite 2300, Houston, Texas 77002

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