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Christopher Staine

Christopher Staine

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Christopher Staine is a director and the Vice President of Administration in the firm’s Dallas office. He is an experienced litigator that represents individuals and companies in a wide range of commercial disputes in state, federal, and bankruptcy courts throughout the country. Christopher focuses his litigation practice in the areas of commercial, bankruptcy, banking, creditor’s rights, and oil and gas litigation. He regularly advises clients in matters involving breach of contract, fraud, negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, consumer protection statute violations, foreclosures, replevins, evictions, receiverships, loan workouts and restructurings, post-judgment executions and collections, and foreign judgment domestications. Christopher also regularly represents clients, including secured lenders and trade creditors, in bankruptcy-related matters, such as fraudulent and preferential transfer adversary proceedings, automatic stay relief proceedings, and plan confirmation objections. He prides himself on bringing a balanced and pragmatic approach to every matter to create value for his clients, both inside and outside the courtroom.

A champion of diversity and inclusion, Christopher serves as chair of the firm’s Diversity Committee and is actively involved in many of the firm’s diversity initiatives at the national and local levels.

Active in the community, Christopher is an advisory board member for Together We Thrive, a Texas based nonprofit organization that walks beside at-risk, homeless youth across North Texas to help them rewrite their futures and replace labels of loneliness and hopelessness with community and opportunity.

Prior to joining Crowe & Dunlevy, Christopher earned a Juris Doctor from the University of Oklahoma College of Law. At OU Law, he was honored with the Joel Jankowsky Award, which recognizes the graduating student who exemplifies the highest standard of excellence in leadership, scholarship, and selfless service to others. Christopher completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Oklahoma, where he graduated with distinction.

Areas of Practice:


University of Oklahoma College of Law
Norman, OK
J.D., May 2010
Joel Jankowski Award
Order of the Barristers
National Black Law Students Association, Most Outstanding Student Award - 2009/2010

University of Oklahoma
Norman, OK
B.A. Information Studies, May 2007
Graduated with distinction

Honors & Awards:

  • Ranked in Benchmark Litigation 40 & Under Hot List (2018, 2019, 2020)
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation – Bankruptcy (2016 - Present)
  • Listed in Super Lawyers Oklahoma as a Rising Star in Bankruptcy, Business Litigation, Energy & Natural Resources (2016 - 2020)
  • The Journal Record 2015 Leadership in Law Award
  • The Journal Record, Power List: 2023 Leaders in Workplace Diversity
  • Oklahoma Magazine 40 Under 40 (Class of 2015)
  • The National Black Lawyers, Top 100
  • Next Gen Under 30 Award (2012)
  • Southwest Region of the National Black Law Students Association Hall of Fame, Alumnus of the Year (2017)
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