Kristopher M. Stockberger

Partner

  • location icon Houston, TX
    24 Greenway Plaza
    Suite 1400
    Houston, TX 77046

Kristopher Stockberger is a partner in the Houston office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the General Liability and Labor & Employment Practices. He has tried several cases to verdict involving amounts ranging from several thousand to several million dollars. He has presented oral argument and legal briefing in state and federal appellate courts.

He routinely handles employment regulation matters in private arbitration, state and federal court, and before regulatory agencies including TWC, EEOC, OSHA, and local authorities. His employment regulation experience includes securing temporary restraining orders to enforce a non-compete covenants, developing and providing instruction on corporate policies and procedures for Human Resources, and securing dismissal of claims for discrimination, retaliation, and alleged violation of employment regulations. 

He routinely handles construction industry matters, including contracts for services, supplies, risk management, and claims management, as well as litigation and private arbitration of construction disputes and related personal injury or wrongful death claims. His construction industry experience includes representing a synthetic stucco installer in a dispute involving 800 homes, representing a general contractor on a dispute over design issues related to heaving and water intrusion at a condominium complex, representing Superfund site contractors and passive-alleged responsible third parties for disputed pollution remediation services, and securing a defense verdict plus attorneys’ fees for a services contractor who was issued numerous Houston City Code violations.

He routinely handles energy industry matters, including contracts for services, supplies, risk management, and claims management, as well as litigation of business disputes and related personal injury or wrongful death claims. His energy industry experience includes representing businesses in claims involving onshore and offshore drilling rig disruption and accidents, oil spills, Jones Act, Limitation of Liability Act, and representing passive petroleum byproduct producer in dispute over Superfund site in Galveston.

Representative Matters

  • Cunningham Lindsey Claims Mgmt., Inc. v. Snyder, 291 S.W.3d 472 (Tex.App.—Houston [14th Dist.] 2009, pet. den.)
  • In re Forest Oil Corp., 2009 Tex.App.LEXIS 3598 (Tex.App.—Houston [1st Dist.], orig. proc.)
  • Muoneke v. Compagnie Nationale Air France, 247 Fed.Appx.570 (5th Cir. 2007)
  • Mbaba v. Societe Air France, 457 F.3d 496 (5th Cir. 2006)
  • Rutherford v. Traces Loft Village Mgmt., Inc., 2006 Tex.App.LEXIS 1914 (Tex.App.—Eastland 2006)
  • Holder v. BMS Catastrophe, Inc., 2004 Tex.App.LEXIS 9529 (Tex.App.—Houston [14th Dist.] 2004, no pet.)

Professional Presentations

  • “Employment Law Issues for HR Professionals”
  • “Coverage Issues in Construction Defect Cases”
  • “Environmental Liability Issues in Transactions”

Admissions

Texas

United States District Courts Southern, Eastern, Northern, and Western Districts

United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Supreme Court of the United States of America

Education

University of Texas School of Law

Juris Doctor

University of Texas at Austin
  • Bachelor of Science in Math
  • Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy

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