Christopher Massenburg

Christopher Massenburg (Hattiesburg, Mississippi)

Christopher Massenburg

Attorney in Hattiesburg, MS
Chris Massenburg is a founding partner of Swetman Baxter Massenburg, LLC and manages its Hattiesburg, Mississippi office. He earned his Juris Doctor in 2000 from Tulane University Law School, and also achieved certification in maritime law. Just four years out of law school, Chris was invited to become an Associate Professor of Trial Advocacy at Tulane and continues to teach there today. Chris has also been invited to join the 2011 faculty of the LSU School of Law Trial Advocacy Program.

Chris currently serves on the National Trial Team for two clients, and has tried cases in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, Kentucky and Pennsylvania. He has defended his clients in numerous multimillion dollar cases as lead trial counsel, and has secured multiple zero verdicts in jurisdictions where large verdicts are expected. Even when trial is not desired, his experience at all levels of both simple and complex litigation allows Chris to provide his clients with a comprehensive defense for their cases.

Chris is AVĀ® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and was recently selected for inclusion among Super Lawyers' 2010 Mid-South Rising StarsĀ®. No more than 2.5 percent of all attorneys in the Mid-South states, which include Mississippi and Tennessee, receive the honor of Rising Star.

Chris is licensed to practice law in Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee and Texas, and his practice primarily focuses on environmental, toxic tort, products liability, intellectual property, premises liability, construction defects, and commercial trucking litigation.

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Areas of Law

Areas of Law
  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Insurance Defense
  • Civil Litigation
  • Complex Litigation
  • Asbestos Defense
  • Chemical Exposure
  • Mold Litigation
  • Toxic Tort Defense
  • Environmental Cleanup
  • Environmental Contamination
  • Groundwater Contamination
  • Underground Storage Tanks
  • Water Pollution
  • Diet Drug Litigation
  • Products Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Intellectual Property
  • Trucking Liability
  • Construction Law

Overall Client Rating

in Litigation, Products Liability and Toxic Torts
5.0 out of 5.0
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Value for Money
  • Data based on 5 reviews
  • Recommended by 5 Client(s)
  • Last reviewed on 08/10/11
Posted by a Corporation on 08/10/11
5.0 out of 5.0
One of the best young trial lawyers around.
Posted by a Corporation on 08/07/11
5.0 out of 5.0
Chris is a top-notch litigator that puts client service before all else. He anticipates the client's needs and consistently exceeds expectations in his results.
Posted by a Corporation on 08/04/11
5.0 out of 5.0
Chris is an absolutely stellar litigator. He is practical, focused and very cost effective. I recommend him without hesitation.
Posted by a Corporation on 08/04/11
5.0 out of 5.0
Chris provided excellent service and achieved a favorable resolution to the case we hired him on. In addition, his fees were less than other firms we considered and I never felt I needed to cut his time as I often have to in large firms. I would absolutely hire him again and I can't recommend him highly enough.

Overall Peer Rating

in Toxic Torts, Environmental Law and Insurance
4.7 out of 5.0
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  • Meets very high criteria of general ethical standards
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Experience & Credentials

Firm Details
Admission Details
Admitted in 2000, Louisiana
2001, Mississippi, U.S, District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi and U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
2005, U.S. Supreme Court
2007, Texas
2010, Tennessee
Law School Attended
Tulane University
Class of 2000
University Attended
Loyola University
Class of 1997
Birth Information
Born in 1975
Bossier City, Louisiana, December 6, 1975
Associations & Memberships
South Central Mississippi Bar Associations; The Mississippi Bar; Louisiana State Bar Association; Tennessee State Bar Association; State Bar of Texas; Hattiesburg Area Young Lawyers Association; Defense Research Institute; Mississippi Tort Claims Board.
Representative Cases
Rials v. Duckworth, 822 So.2d 283 (Miss. 2002); Mabus v. St. James Episcopal Church, 884 So.2d 747 (Miss. 2004); Lenz v. Allis Chalmers Corp., et al., No. 2008CP2309194 (S.C. Ct. Comm. Pls., Greenville Cty.); Rehm, et al. v. Navistar International Corp., et al., No. 01-CI-01344 (Ky. Cir. Ct., Jefferson, Div. 8).
Hobbies & Interests
Young Leaders in Philanthropy of the Capital Area

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Contact Information

Contact Information
Firm Address
Swetman Baxter Massenburg, LLC
1700 South 28th Avenue, Suite D,
Hattiesburg, MS 39402
Office Information
Office Information
Christopher Massenburg
Swetman Baxter Massenburg, LLC
1700 South 28th Avenue, Suite D,
Hattiesburg, MS 39402

Maintains an office in multiple locations
Swetman Baxter Massenburg, LLC (Hattiesburg, Mississippi)