Chris is an environmental lawyer. His practice focuses on local, state and federal environmental permitting and litigation matters. Chris represents rock and sand mining companies, concrete batch plants, asphalt plants, fertilizer warehouses and crude oil terminals. He also represents clients in contested SOAH proceedings and OAG enforcement lawsuits. He performs environmental compliance audits for limestone quarries, frac sand plants and chemical facilities. Chris serves as General Counsel to the Texas Aggregates & Concrete Association. He is on the Board of Directors for the Texas Grain and Feed Association and is a member of the Texas Ag Industries Association. A registered patent attorney, Chris holds a Master of Science in Environmental Toxicology. He brings a unique technical perspective to client matters. Prior to his private practice, Chris served as an in-house attorney for the TCEQ’s Air and Water Quality Divisions.
Chris is, for better or worse, the firm’s sole Texas Aggie. He studied biology and chemistry, and was a proud member of the Corps of Cadets, Company P-2. Before joining Rigby Slack, Chris was a partner at Winstead, PC in Austin. Importantly, Chris is the proud father of two boys who enjoy school, church, basketball, football, reading, Fortnite, hunting and fishing. Chris is a frequent guest speaker to Texas A&M’s Biology Department and Texas Tech’s Law School and Environmental Toxicology Department. He lives in Dripping Springs and grew up in Blanco.