Christopher G. Burwell

Principal | San Antonio


Christopher Burwell is a principal at the San Antonio office of Cokinos | Young. Since 2009, Christopher has represented general contractors and subcontractors with respect to commercial private and public works, both at the state and federal level. Christopher’s practice particularly focuses on drafting, filing and defending construction claims against public entities as well as private commercial entities, and preparation of mechanic’s and materialmen’s liens on a public and private commercial project level. Christopher continually advises and educates clients as well as assists in filing and prosecuting claims against private and public payment and performance bonds at the state and federal level. Finally, a good portion of Christopher’s work focuses on review, comment and interpretation of public and private commercial contracts, pre- and post- procurement and commencement. Christopher has been board certified in Texas Construction law since 2016 and has held office for the Construction Law Section of the San Antonio Bar Association. As a son of a public school teacher and farmer, Christopher uses his experience and small town upbringing to provide a hardening, resilient, analytical, yet common sense approach to his practice and his clients’ everyday legal issues.


  • St. Mary’s University School of Law – J.D., 2009
  • Syracuse University at Utica – B.A. Government & Politics, magna cum laude, 2006

Recognitions and Distinctions

  • Past chair of the San Antonio Bar Associate Construction Section

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Texas Bar Association, Member
  • San Antonio Bar Association, Construction Section (past chair)
  • Board Certified by the Texas Legal Board of Specialization in Construction Law (inaugural year)
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Federal Bar Association, Member
  • Texas Construction Law Association, Member
  • Texas Young Lawyers’ Association, Member


  • State Bar of Texas
  • United States District Court: Northern, Southern & Western Districts of Texas
  • Board Certified by the Texas Legal Board of Specialization in Construction Law (inaugural year)
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States Court of Federal Claims
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • State of Texas Fourth Court of Appeals

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