Christopher S. Houston

Attorney
Christopher S. Houston

Cincinnati Office

The Federal Reserve Building
150 East Fourth Street
Fourth Floor
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202-4018
P 513.629.9493
F 513.241.8259

www.strausstroy.com

Admitted to Practice

  • Ohio
  • Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Kentucky
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Christopher S. Houston

Biography

Christopher “Kit” Houston focuses his practice in federal and state court, primarily in the areas of business, real estate and commercial litigation. He has represented clients in a vast-range of legal disputes including: breach of contract; First Amendment law; collections; construction; personal injury; prosecuting and defending consumer claims, and many other areas where his clients encounter legal challenges in either their personal lives or business activities. Kit has spent substantial time working with local banks to protect their interests in distressed loans, both in state court and bankruptcy court.

Kit has significant first-chair trial experience and strives to obtain fast and efficient results for his clients, whether at trial, through motions practice, mediation, arbitration -- or even avoiding the judicial process all together.

Kit’s experience isn’t limited to the courtroom. He also routinely represents many clients in the acquisition, development, leasing and sale of real estate.  He is the vice president of Security Title and Guaranty Agency, Inc., Strauss Troy's title insurance agency. Additionally, he has advised oil and gas exploration companies on issues related to the development of the Utica Shale.

An experienced pilot, Kit holds his multi-engine commercial certificate, as well as various flight instructor ratings. His FAR 121 experience makes him the ideal attorney for any aviation issue.

Biography

Christopher “Kit” Houston focuses his practice in federal and state court, primarily in the areas of business, real estate and commercial litigation. He has represented clients in a vast-range of legal disputes including: breach of contract; First Amendment law; collections; construction; personal injury; prosecuting and defending consumer claims, and many other areas where his clients encounter legal challenges in either their personal lives or business activities. Kit has spent substantial time working with local banks to protect their interests in distressed loans, both in state court and bankruptcy court.

Significant Representations

  • Counsel for Fortune 500 billboard company against environmental and governmental organizations in regard to permitting of electronically changeable LED billboards.
  •   Handled various commercial foreclosures for notes in excess of $1,000,000.
  •   Collected hundreds of thousands of dollars in delinquent accounts for pharmaceutical company selling product throughout the continental United States and Puerto Rico. Represented a landlord in litigation with a tenant over a $450,000 buy-sell, and settled the same for an agreed price of more than 160% of the appraised value.
  •   Obtained a judgment in excess of $20,000 on a consumer claim for failure to perform work valued at $6,000.
  •   Represented commercial developer with purchase, due diligence and development of more than 100 parcels in an eight state region.
  •   Handled numerous closings for commercial and residential properties.

Articles, Publications & Lectures

  • Review of Oil & Gas Law XXVII, Dallas Bar Association, 2012 (co-authored written material and served as lecture panel member for Ohio law).

Areas of Concentration

State and federal court litigation and appeals, involving creditor’s rights, common law and UCC breach of contract claims, aviation, advertising and First Amendment law, collections, construction, personal injury, consumer law, as well as general commercial litigation and real estate development.

Professional/Community Involvement

  • Anderson Board of Zoning Appeals (2015-2016)
  • Anderson Republican Club – secretary/board member
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Hamilton County Central Committee, elected member
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Ohio Bar Association
  • Volunteer Lawyer’s Project

Cincinnati Office

The Federal Reserve Building
150 East Fourth Street
Fourth Floor
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202-4018
P 513.629.9493
F 513.241.8259

www.strausstroy.com

Admitted to Practice

  • Ohio
  • Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Kentucky

Industry Experience

  • Aviation
  • Construction
  • Financial Services
  • Healthcare
  • Natural Resources
  • Oil | Gas

Education

  • University of Cincinnati, Taft College of Law, J.D., summa cum laude
  • University of Tennessee, B.A., cum laude

Honors & Recognition

2016-2017 Super Lawyers Rising Star