Christian Dewhurst

I give every client’s problem my utmost attention and leverage my broad range of litigation experience to help them reach the most practical and cost-efficient solution possible. My goal is to be one of the more reasonable people at the bargaining table to resolve a dispute amicably, but if negotiations fail, I’m fully prepared to protect my client’s interests in the courtroom.

Christian Dewhurst’s practice is primarily focused on resolving the entire spectrum of claims and litigation that arise during commercial and residential construction projects, including delay in performance claims, design and construction defects, payment disputes, productivity claims, lien claims, work injury claims, plus many more. His client list includes all the various players involved in the construction process, ranging from project owners, developers and general contractors to subcontractors, suppliers and distributors.

In addition to his construction litigation practice, Christian represents businesses in a broad range of commercial litigation matters, including claims involving shareholder disputes, breach of contract, fraud, employment disputes and personal injury. Clients also rely on Christian to negotiate a variety of construction and general commercial transactions and prepare associated deal documents.

A native Houstonian, Christian earned his J.D. at South Texas College of Law, where he served as an Assistant Editor for the South Texas Law Review. He competed in numerous moot court competitions around the country, winning national and regional championships and several brief writing and speaking awards. Upon graduation, Christian was honored with the Dean’s Outstanding Advocate Award and was recognized by the American Society of Legal Writers for authoring the second-best moot court brief in the nation.

Thought Leadership / News
April 17, 2024 
 Speeches and Presentations
Overview of Texas Lien Law

HBA Real Estate Section

January 3, 2023 
 Press Releases
November 10, 2020 
 Speeches and Presentations
Case Law Update - Construction

Gray Reed Client Presentation

  • Named a Rising Star by Texas Super Lawyers (a Thomson Reuters company) as published in Texas Monthly and Texas Super Lawyers magazines (2023 - 2024)
  • Named a Houstonia Magazine Top Lawyer in Houston (2022 - 2023)
  • Order of the Barristers
  • Order of the Lytae
  • Order of Scribes
  • Shae Lynn Maloney Advocacy Award
  • Dean Outstanding Advocacy Award
Organizational Involvement
  • State Bar of Texas
  • American Bar Association
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Garland R. Walker American Inn of Court
  • Houston College of Law, Adjunct Professor of Appellate Advocacy
  • J.D., South Texas College of Law Houston (2014)
  • B.A., Rhodes College (2009)
Bar Admission
  • Texas
When I Feel Most At Home
  • Spending time with my wife chasing our little one around the zoo
  • Playing golf