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  • Partner
Chris Stewart
  • Intellectual Property and Trial
  • Litigation
  • Trademark
  • Copyright
  • Trade Secrets
  • Condemnation and Eminent Domain
  • Business Disputes
  • Professional Malpractice


Chris Stewart handles trademark registration services for clients nationwide. He manages trademark infringement cases on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants, encompassing matters before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) as well as domain name arbitrations.

In addition to his trademark practice, Chris Stewart maintains a copyright registration practice. He zealously advocates for clients in copyright infringement disputes, representing both plaintiffs and defendants. Moreover, he handles Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) matters and orchestrates social media takedowns when necessary.

Chris Stewart also serves as legal counsel for plaintiffs and defendants entangled in trade secret disputes. His litigation practice extends to non-compete agreements and cases involving the misappropriation of confidential information on behalf of both employers and employees.

As a trial lawyer, Chris Stewart is no stranger to the courtroom, handling jury and bench trials in federal and state courts, as well as navigating administrative proceedings. He is frequently sought after to serve as local counsel in federal court cases.  

Chris Stewart, in collaboration with his law partner Tyler Topper, passionately champions the protection of land rights and the pursuit of just and fair compensation in eminent domain takings. His responsibilities encompass administrative trials and proceedings before the Public Utility Commission, participating in commissioner hearings, and representing clients in jury trials. 

Chris Stewart has demonstrated his proficiency in a wide spectrum of business litigation. His diverse litigation docket includes handling matters related to estate and probate litigation, construction defects, products liability, and breach of contract and fiduciary duty claims. Chris has tackled professional malpractice cases spanning various professional disciplines.

Chris Stewart has a side business that sells vintage sports cards named Peppin Vintage. His personal collection features vintage non-sports cards of Civil War General and 18th U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant. His favorite card is a 1954 Topps Hank Aaron rookie card, a gift from his high school government teacher.

Chris Stewart and his family attend Hillside Christian Church.


  • University of Nebraska College of Law, Lincoln, Nebraska
    • J.D. - 1996
    • Honors: High Honors
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
  • West Texas A & M University
    • B.A. - 1992
    • Honors: magna cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 1996
  • Kansas, 1996
  • Texas, 1999
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas

Professional Associations

  • State Bar of Texas, Intellectual Property Law, Computer and Technology, and Litigation Sections, Member, Present
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association, Present
  • The Missouri Bar, Present
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow, Present
  • Amarillo Area Bar Association, Former Director, Present
  • Lubbock County Bar Association, Present
  • West Texas A&M University Enterprise Center, Advisory Board, 2015 to 2020
  • Enterprize Challenge, Judge, 2008 - 2009


  • Named Top 20 Under 40 by Amarillo Chamber of Commerce, 2009
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review rating by the LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Named to the Texas Super Lawyers and Rising Stars list as one of the top attorneys in Texas for 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008

Published Works

  • Note, 74 Neb. L. Rev. 221

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Entrepreneur support volunteer work through regular talks at Small Business Development Centers throughout West Texas

Representative Cases

  • Yellow City Remodeling, LLC v. Yellow City Construction, LLC, 2020 WL 9211188 (N.D. Tex. 2020)
  • Merrick Pet Care, Inc. v. Petkin, Inc., 2016 WL 5219820 (TTAB 2016)
  • Kiss My Face, LLC v. PyrLessGroup, LLC, 2015 WL 616656 (TTAB 2015)
  • Tayama v. RIOM Corporation, 2012 WL 556007 (N.D. Tex. 2012)
  • Wilkins v. Wilkins, 2009 Tex. App. LEXIS 6243 (Tex. App. – Amarillo 2009)
  • Myers v. Mega Life + Health Ins. Co., 2008 Tex. App, LEXIS 2803 (Tex App. -- Amarillo 2008)
  • In re N&T Specialty Welding & Mfg., 2008 WL 5050301 (Tex. App.--Amarillo 2008, orig. proceeding)
  • In re: Myers, 2006 Tex. App. LEXIS 1128 (Tex. App. – Amarillo 2006)
  • Duke Energy Field Services, L.P. v. Meyer, 190 S.W. 3d 149 (Tex. App. – Amarillo 2005)
  • Spectrum Vision Systems, Inc. v. Spectera, Inc., 35 F. Supp. 2d 797 (D. Kan. 1998)
  • National Cable Television Co-op v. Viacom International, 37 F. Supp. 2d 1266 (D. Kan. 1998)
  • Hale v. Roberson, 1998 LEXIS 13316 (W.D. Mo. 1998)

Past Positions

  • Law Office of Chris Stewart, P.C., Amarillo, TX, Sole Shareholder, 2006 to 2012
  • Gwinn & Roby, LLP, Amarillo, TX, Partner, 2003 to 2006
  • Gibson, Oschner & Adkins, LLP, Amarillo, TX, Associate, 2001 to 2003
  • Brown & Fortunato, PC, Amarillo, TX, Attorney, 1999 to 2001
  • Blackwell Sanders Peper Martin, LLP, Kansas City, MO, Associate, 1996 to 1999
Chris Stewart standing by desk
Martindale-Hubbell | AV Preeminent | Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence | 2023
Rated By Super Lawyers | Rising Stars | Christian D. Stewart |
Rated By Super Lawyers | Christian D. Stewart | Selected In 2008 | Thomson Reuters