Highlights and Achievements
- Graduated from the University of Texas Law School in 2001
- Founding partner in Simon Greenstone Panatier, PC
- Won verdicts with significant damages
- With practice partner, brought the first verdict against Colgate-Palmolive for mesothelioma resulting from use of talc products
- Named a Thomson Reuters Texas Rising Star, 2005 – 2012
- Named Thomson Reuters Texas Super Lawyer from 2013 to 2019
- Top Lawyer Under 40, as named by D Magazine for 2006
Chris J. Panatier graduated from the University of Texas, Austin in 1998 with a major in humanities. He went on to attend and graduate from the University of Texas Law School in 2001 and then joined and became a partner in the law firm of Simon Greenstone Panatier, PC. He has bar admissions in Texas, California, and Pennsylvania.
As a trial lawyer Panatier focuses on advocating for victims of toxic exposures. His areas of practice are toxic torts, asbestos exposure and mesothelioma, products liability, pharmaceuticals, commercial disputes, and catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death.
One of Panatier’s most notable cases was the first verdict brought against Colgate-Palmolive over mesothelioma and talcum powder. The victim, Judith Winkel, used the company’s Cashmere Bouquet talcum powder for decades and later developed mesothelioma. Panatier helped prove the product contained asbestos and that Colgate-Palmolive was liable for her illness.
In similar cases advocating for victims Panatier has helped to win significant compensation. His peers have recognized this work with numerous awards and distinctions. He was named a Texas Super Lawyer from 2013 to 2018 (a Thomson Reuters service), was recognized as a Top 40 Under 40 National Trial Lawyer by National Trial Lawyer sin 2012, and was named a Texas Rising Star by Thomson Reuters from 2005 to 2012.