Christopher Trowbridge is the Managing Partner at Bell Nunnally. Named to the "Texas Lawyer Hall of Fame Verdicts" list, Chris is well-known for vigorously protecting his clients’ interests in high-stakes legal matters with extensive experience helping clients with complex business disputes. In the past few years alone, Chris has represented his clients in multi-million dollar disputes in state, federal, and appellate courts and arbitrations in Florida, California, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, Arkansas, South Carolina and cities across Texas. His litigation docket includes contract, fraud, and business torts matters, injunctive relief including covenants not to compete, intellectual property matters including patent and copyright infringement and trade secret disputes, securities litigation and broker-dealer disputes including cryptocurrency issues, FINRA and AAA arbitrations, and appeals. Chris’ clients are nationwide and range from high net-worth individuals to Fortune 500 companies.
Not limiting his advocacy to the courtroom, Chris routinely provides his clients with pre-litigation counseling and assistance with complex contract negotiations. Chris also works closely with his firm's commercial finance, real estate, tax, bankruptcy, and corporate attorneys to strategize with his clients regarding investments and partnerships, mergers and acquisitions, financing arrangements, tax issues, foreclosures, work-outs, and development projects.
Chris has been named to the Best Lawyers in America® list from 2017 to 2021, selected as a Texas Super Lawyer® from 2013 to 2020 and a Texas Rising Star® by Texas Monthly for six years. In 2020 and 2021, Chris was named to “The Dallas 500” list of “The Most Powerful Business Leaders in Dallas/Fort Worth” by D CEO Magazine. He was previously named one of Texas Lawyer's twenty-five “Legal Leaders on the Rise” and “Litigator of the Week.” He was also recognized in The National Law Journal's "Top Verdicts and Settlements" and Verdict Search’s “Top Business Law Verdicts.”