I am a lawyer. I am of counsel with Coats, Rose, Yale, Ryman & Lee in the Austin office’s Real Estate, Land Use, Government Affairs & Banking section. My practice mostly relates to land-use entitlements, development permits, water regulations and other matters relating to land use and real estate development.
I spent nearly two decades as a civil litigator. I represented businesses large and small, domestic and foreign, as well as private individuals. I have represented clients in a wide range of subjects, including class action litigation, securities fraud, commercial litigation and business disputes, products liability and medical malpractice.
I have always been interested in development and the economics of land-use regulations. Land-use regulations affect nearly every aspect of our lives, from how much we pay for rent, to how far we must travel to buy a cup of coffee or pair of shoes, to what our streets look like. The subject doesn’t get the attention it deserves, except during highly-contentious zoning fights when people are often too emotional to think clearly.
I began writing this blog in 2006 because I like thinking and writing about these issues. The opinions I express here are mine and mine alone, and do not necessarily represent the views of any client or any other attorney at Coats Rose.
Yale Law School (J.D., 1992)
University of Mississippi (B.A., summa cum laude, 1989) (mathematics & philosophy)
United States District Courts - Northern, Eastern, Western and Southern Districts of Texas
United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
United States Supreme Court
Christopher B. Bradford
1717 W. Sixth St., Suite 420
Austin, Texas 78703
(512) 469-7987 (main)
(512) 541-3597 (direct)
Cbradford [“at” symbol] coatsrose.com
Chrisbbradford [“at” symbol] gmail.com
Not certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.