Chris James has a broad range of litigation experience, representing clients in matters relating to enforcement of noncompetition and nonsolicitation agreements, misappropriation of trade secrets, as well as employment-related claims of discrimination, harassment and retaliation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the ADA, the ADEA, the FMLA, and wage and overtime claims under the FLSA and Texas Payday Act.

Chris also has experience in employment counseling, working with clients to navigate the myriad of employment law-related issues faced day to day, including internal investigations, discipline, counseling and termination, and development of employee policies and procedures.

Prior to joining Littler, Chris spent several years at a Houston-based mid-size firm where his practice focused primarily on commercial and employment litigation and employment counseling. During law school, Chris served as an articles editor for the Houston Law Review.

Professional & Community Affiliations


Houston Bar Association


Litigation Section

Houston Bar Association


Labor & Employment Law Section

Houston Bar Association


Named, Rising Star


Super Lawyers


News, Analysis & Press

Down Two Strikes, Is Major League Baseball Already Out?

50 S. Tex. L. Rev.



  • J.D., University of Houston Law Center, 2009cum laude
  • B.B.A., Texas A&M University, 2006cum laude

Bar Admission



  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas