Attorney at Thomas J. Henry Law's Austin Office
Though he has lived in Austin for more than six years, Mr. Christopher Cummings spent his formative years in Huntington, West Virginia where his father served as a county prosecutor and then a circuit court judge. Due to his background, Mr. Cummings often jokes that he “grew up in a courtroom.” Mr. Cummings’ father was a valuable teacher in his life, reminding Mr. Cummings to always view things objectively and that “there are six sides to every story.”
Mr. Cummings received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from Marshall University and played as starting pitcher for the university’s baseball team. He also holds Doctor of Jurisprudence at Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Mr. Cummings ultimately completed his law school education as an extern and worked as a prosecutor for the Kings County Districts Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn, New York handling felony trials.
After New York, Mr. Cummings returned to his home state of West Virginia to work with a personal injury firm where he helped secure settlements of auto accident claims and assisted in the preparation of mass tort claims. He then moved Texas to open his own practice concentrating on personal injury claims and Civil Rights litigation. During this time, Mr. Cummings successfully negotiated a 42 USC 1983 claim that resulted in one of the largest non-death taser settlements in 2016.
Mr. Cummings believes earning a client’s trust and confidence is paramount to successful representation, and he wants his clients to feel happy that they have him in their corner. He is goal-oriented and keeps his focus on the big picture – achieving the best possible outcome for his clients – throughout the litigation process.
Beyond his work as an attorney, Mr. Cummings is married to his wife of five years, whom he met in law school. Together, they are expecting their first child and enjoy spending time with their French bulldog, Georgie. He maintains a great love of baseball, is an avid runner, and likes to attend concerts with is wife, holding an appreciation for all music.
- Automobile Accidents
- Company Vehicle Accidents
- Premises Liability
- Trucking Accidents
- Workplace Accidents
- State Bar of Texas
- Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan (J.D.)
- Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia (B.B.A.)
- Marshall University Baseball Team, Starting Pitcher
MEMBERSHIPS AND ACTIVITIES
- Toaster, Volunteer Legal Services
- Foster Angels of Central Texas