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Prior to joining the Lanier Law Firm, Chris worked with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in the Air Enforcement Division of the Office of Civil Enforcement in Washington, D.C. There, he frequently conducted regulatory research in order to draft enforcement decisions, and participated in settlement negotiations with various defendants. This administrative and regulatory knowledge has allowed Chris to master and navigate the Bankruptcy Code for the greatest results. This incredible experience educated and molded him into a one of the firm’s most thoughtful advocates; able to construct resourceful and yet innovative arguments on behalf of his clients.
Chris earned his J.D. from Michigan State University College of Law in Lansing, Michigan in 2012. During his time at Michigan State, Chris was a MSU Merit Scholar, member of the Dean’s List, and member of the MSU Thurgood Marshall Moot Court Team. In addition, Chris also interned for MSU Technologies, which is the patenting and licensing arm of Michigan State University. There, he conducted prior art searches and formulated patentability and marketing opinions for technologies developed by MSU employees.
Mr. Phipps was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 2014. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, and the National Bar Association.
Mr. Phipps lives in Houston with his wife, Elisha, and enjoys barbecuing, volunteering, and often loses his voice from yelling at the Houston Texans.