R. Christopher Esson

R. Christopher Esson


As a shareholder of Downs & Stanford, P.C., Mr. Esson’s practice focuses on insurance defense litigation with an emphasis on workers’ compensation. He is board certified in Workers’ Compensation Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Chris has extensive experience in subrogation, liability, general civil litigation, and complex multi-party litigation. He has handled thousands of administrative hearings before the Division of Workers’ Compensation and has sat first chair in multitude civil trials across the state. Chris assists insurance clients and insureds in creating programs to process incoming claims efficiently and effectively, streamline handling, and reduce medical and indemnity costs. A seasoned lecturer, Mr. Esson is frequently called upon by insurance carriers and insureds to provide continuing education on claims handling and workers’ compensation.

  • State of Texas (1994)
  • United States District Court - Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas, Workers’ Compensation Section
  • Southern Methodist University, J.D., 1994
  • Emory University, B.A., 1990
  • Board Certified in Workers' Compensation Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Practice Specialty:

Workers Compensation
R. Christopher Esson
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