Drew Christman

Andrew W. Christman

Managing Partner

Biography

Christman Attorneys, PLLC was established by Mr. Christman in 2017. Mr. Christman uses his extensive law experience to shape and tool his present practice, which focuses on corporate and business law, family law, entertainment law, and mediation.  In 2009, Mr. Christman founded Christman Kelley & Clarke where he practiced with the CKC law partners for 9 years. Prior to founding Christman Kelley & Clarke, Mr. Christman practiced as a civil defense litigator for 7 years with Gidiere Hinton Herndon & Christman in Alabama. Mr. Christman got his start as an Assistant Attorney General of Alabama under Hon. William Pryor (now U.S. 11th Cir. Court of Appeals and front runner for US Supreme Court Justice in 2017) from 1999-2002. While serving the people of the State of Alabama, Mr. Christman gained extensive experience in constitutional litigation, administrative prosecution, and general civil litigation. Mr. Christman also served as a prosecutor in the violent crimes division and public corruption division of the Attorney General’s Office. Mr. Christman was appointed by the Attorney General as general counsel to multiple state boards and agencies gaining valuable experience in administrative prosecution, defense, and general process.

This experience was further enhanced and broadened over the next seven years in private practice representing some of the largest private corporations and insurance companies in the United States. Such clients include Travelers Insurance, State Farm Insurance Companies, CVS, Best Buy, Yum! Foods (Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, Kentucky Fried Chicken), Hyundai Motor Manufacturing of America, and others. Mr. Christman has successfully defended multi-million dollar lawsuits involving commercial and residential construction defect, commercial trucking, products liability, civil rights/employment law, medical malpractice, tort litigation, and contract litigation. Mr. Christman has appeared multiple times before the Alabama Supreme Court, and has argued four times before the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. After 10 years of practice in Alabama, the Christman family moved home to Texas where he founded Christman Kelley & Clarke, PC.

Mr Christman grew up in Sherman, Texas. He completed his undergraduate studies at Texas A & M University. While at Texas A & M, Drew was the co-founder of the Gamma Chapter of Beta Upsilon Chi, America’s largest Christian social fraternity. Mr. Christman graduated cum laude from Regent University School of Law in 1999.

Mr. Christman and his wife, Clarissa, have 2 boys, Justus and Austin. The Christman family is actively involved in their church, and local community. Mr. Christman currently serves on the board of directors of Serve Denton, as faculty of BYX COR leadership training, as worship leader for Recovery and home group leader at The Village Church. Mr. Christman is a member of the Family Section and the Entertainment and Sports Law Section of Texas State Bar.

Email Mr. Christman’s Executive Assistant, Jenn Howard: jenn@christmanattorneys.com

Education / Admissions

Education

  • Texas A&M University
    B.A., 1996
    College Station, Texas
  • Regent Univ. School of Law
    J.D., cum laude, 1999
    Virginia Beach, Virginia

Member Of

  • State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of Alabama

Courts Admitted

  • Alabama, 1999
  • U.S. District Court
    N. District of Alabama, 1999
  • U.S. District Court
    M. District of Alabama, 1999
  • U.S. District Court
    S. District of Alabama, 1999
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
    Eleventh Circuit, 1999
  • Texas, 2009
  • U.S. District Court
    E. District of Texas, 2009

Published Decisions

Walls v. Alpharma USPD, Inc., 887 So.2d 881 (Ala. 2004)
Owensby v. J.F. Ingram State Technical College, et al., 2008 WL 2782739 (M.D. Ala.)
Pardue v. Mobile County, AL, 279 Fed. Appx. 789 (11th Cir. 2008)
Hendrix v. Chambers, 2008 WL 509633 (M.D. Ala.)
Emanuel v. George C. Wallace Community College, 2009 WL 129948 (M.D. Ala.)
Hall v. Alexander, 2002 WL 655317 (M.D. Ala.)
Carter v. Alabama State Board of Education, 2000 WL 208287 (M.D. Ala.)
Givens v. Chambers, 548 F. Supp.2d 1259 (M.D. Ala. 2008)
K.M. v. Alabama Dept. of Youth Services, 360 F. Supp2d 1253 (M.D. Ala. 2005)
Summit Medical Associates, P.C. v. Siegelman, 130 F. Supp.2d 1307 (M.D. Ala. 2001)
Pardue v. City of Saraland, 2011 WL 130332 (M.D. Ala.)
Morris v. Wallace Community College-Selma, 125 F. Supp2d 1315 (S.D. Ala. 2001)

Biography

Biography

Christman Attorneys, PLLC was established by Mr. Christman in 2017. Mr. Christman uses his extensive law experience to shape and tool his present practice, which focuses on corporate and business law, family law, entertainment law, and mediation.  In 2009, Mr. Christman founded Christman Kelley & Clarke where he practiced with the CKC law partners for 9 years. Prior to founding Christman Kelley & Clarke, Mr. Christman practiced as a civil defense litigator for 7 years with Gidiere Hinton Herndon & Christman in Alabama. Mr. Christman got his start as an Assistant Attorney General of Alabama under Hon. William Pryor (now U.S. 11th Cir. Court of Appeals and front runner for US Supreme Court Justice in 2017) from 1999-2002. While serving the people of the State of Alabama, Mr. Christman gained extensive experience in constitutional litigation, administrative prosecution, and general civil litigation. Mr. Christman also served as a prosecutor in the violent crimes division and public corruption division of the Attorney General’s Office. Mr. Christman was appointed by the Attorney General as general counsel to multiple state boards and agencies gaining valuable experience in administrative prosecution, defense, and general process.

This experience was further enhanced and broadened over the next seven years in private practice representing some of the largest private corporations and insurance companies in the United States. Such clients include Travelers Insurance, State Farm Insurance Companies, CVS, Best Buy, Yum! Foods (Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, Kentucky Fried Chicken), Hyundai Motor Manufacturing of America, and others. Mr. Christman has successfully defended multi-million dollar lawsuits involving commercial and residential construction defect, commercial trucking, products liability, civil rights/employment law, medical malpractice, tort litigation, and contract litigation. Mr. Christman has appeared multiple times before the Alabama Supreme Court, and has argued four times before the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. After 10 years of practice in Alabama, the Christman family moved home to Texas where he founded Christman Kelley & Clarke, PC.

Mr Christman grew up in Sherman, Texas. He completed his undergraduate studies at Texas A & M University. While at Texas A & M, Drew was the co-founder of the Gamma Chapter of Beta Upsilon Chi, America’s largest Christian social fraternity. Mr. Christman graduated cum laude from Regent University School of Law in 1999.

Mr. Christman and his wife, Clarissa, have 2 boys, Justus and Austin. The Christman family is actively involved in their church, and local community. Mr. Christman currently serves on the board of directors of Serve Denton, as faculty of BYX COR leadership training, as worship leader for Recovery and home group leader at The Village Church. Mr. Christman is a member of the Family Section and the Entertainment and Sports Law Section of Texas State Bar.

Email Mr. Christman’s Executive Assistant, Jenn Howard: jenn@christmanattorneys.com

Education / Admissions

Education / Admissions

Education

  • Texas A&M University
    B.A., 1996
    College Station, Texas
  • Regent Univ. School of Law
    J.D., cum laude, 1999
    Virginia Beach, Virginia

Member Of

  • State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of Alabama

Courts Admitted

  • Alabama, 1999
  • U.S. District Court
    N. District of Alabama, 1999
  • U.S. District Court
    M. District of Alabama, 1999
  • U.S. District Court
    S. District of Alabama, 1999
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
    Eleventh Circuit, 1999
  • Texas, 2009
  • U.S. District Court
    E. District of Texas, 2009
Published Decisions

Published Decisions

Walls v. Alpharma USPD, Inc., 887 So.2d 881 (Ala. 2004)
Owensby v. J.F. Ingram State Technical College, et al., 2008 WL 2782739 (M.D. Ala.)
Pardue v. Mobile County, AL, 279 Fed. Appx. 789 (11th Cir. 2008)
Hendrix v. Chambers, 2008 WL 509633 (M.D. Ala.)
Emanuel v. George C. Wallace Community College, 2009 WL 129948 (M.D. Ala.)
Hall v. Alexander, 2002 WL 655317 (M.D. Ala.)
Carter v. Alabama State Board of Education, 2000 WL 208287 (M.D. Ala.)
Givens v. Chambers, 548 F. Supp.2d 1259 (M.D. Ala. 2008)
K.M. v. Alabama Dept. of Youth Services, 360 F. Supp2d 1253 (M.D. Ala. 2005)
Summit Medical Associates, P.C. v. Siegelman, 130 F. Supp.2d 1307 (M.D. Ala. 2001)
Pardue v. City of Saraland, 2011 WL 130332 (M.D. Ala.)
Morris v. Wallace Community College-Selma, 125 F. Supp2d 1315 (S.D. Ala. 2001)