Christopher R. Murray



  • Duke Law School (J.D., Order of the Coif, 2007) magna cum laude
  • Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania (B.S. in Economics, 2000) (B.A. in the Huntsman Program in International Studies and Business, 2000)

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Admitted to Practice:

  • New York
  • Texas
  • Colorado
  • District of Columbia
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Christopher R. Murray


(713) 333-5116

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Chris Murray is a bankruptcy litigation partner based in Houston. Chris represents trustees, committees, debtors and creditors in cases across the country. Chris’s practice focuses on reorganization and insolvency related litigation. Chris is a Board Certified specialist in business bankruptcy law. 

Chris also serves as a fiduciary in bankruptcy cases and is on the panel of private chapter 7 trustee for the Southern District of Texas.

Prior to joining Diamond McCarthy, Chris clerked for the Hon. Allyson K. Duncan on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and was an associate with Covington & Burling LLP in Washington, DC.  Before law school, he advised companies on cross-border M&A as an investment banker in Chile and Argentina.  Chris also studied in Mexico on a Fulbright Fellowship. 

Chris is consistently recognized by Texas’s Super Lawyers magazine, a distinction awarded to no more than 5% of Texas lawyers.

  • Appointed fiduciary in dozens of bankruptcy cases in the Southern District of Texas.
  • Fraudulent transfer litigation on behalf of post-confirmation trustee of a major law firm.
  • Debtor representation in bankruptcies in the healthcare and energy industries.
  • Fraud litigation against a chapter 7 debtor and its insiders on behalf of a judgment creditor.
  • Equity committee representation in a chapter 11 case of an energy company.
  • Local counsel for major law firms in bankruptcy cases pending in Houston.
  • Cross-border breach-of-contract litigation for a civil plaintiff in state court.
  • Creditor representation in a complex chapter 11 case of an energy company.
  • Audit malpractice litigation on behalf of a bankruptcy trustee of a failed electronics company.
  • Investigations counsel for a court-appointed examiner in the chapter 11 case of a casino operator.
  • Appellate counsel in successful habeas litigation in the Third and Fourth Circuits.
  • American Bar Assocation, Business Law Section
  • Moller-Foltz American Inn of Court
  • Houston Association of Young bankruptcy Lawyers
  • Texas Bar Association
  • Houston Bar Association