Christopher J. Hanlon


Chris Hanlon is a commercial litigator who focuses his practices on defending companies, individuals, and corporate clients from a variety of claims based in transportation, premises liability, personal injury, construction defect, wrongful death, and property damage in state and federal courts. He has experience in conducting mediations, attending hearings, taking/defending fact and expert depositions, and evaluating and investigating pre-suit claims.

Chris also deals directly with clients and adjusters, including extensive reporting from inception through final disposition with a focus on advising clients on analysis, litigation strategy, damage exposure, and obtaining and vetting experts, including extensive first chair responsibilities on the majority of cases.

Chris received his B.S. in criminal justice from Marist College and his J.D. cum laude from South Texas College of Law. He was recently selected to the 2016-2018 Texas Rising Stars List in Super Lawyers magazine in the practice area of Civil Litigation: Defense.


Cozen O'Connor Promotes 28 Attorneys to Member

March 25, 2022

Cozen O'Connor promoted 28 attorneys to member in March.


  • South Texas College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2008
  • Marist College, B.S., magna cum laude, 1999

Awards & Honors

"Texas Rising Star" Super Lawyers - 2016-2018

  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court -- Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court -- Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of Texas