There Is No Second Place In A Courtroom


Bill Schwyhart

Staring down an adversary with unlimited resources and a bench full of trial lawyers, I needed help in the worst way in an incredibly complex business dispute. I had to find the best lawyers I could to help me win the fight of my life. I searched across the country with every connection I had. After talking with Chris and Jack, I knew I found the people who I could trust. Their work changed my life forever.

Rogers, Arkansas

Danny Cox

Chris and Jack handled our case flawlessly from start to finish. The only thing that exceeded their mastery of the laws and facts of our case was their tenacity. It’s almost incomprehensible: we went from being nearly forced into a judgment of over $300,000 to not only owing nothing but having the other side pay us. Their creative vision proved the concept to me that the best defense in a lawsuit can indeed be a great offense if you pick Chris to set the course.

Fine Autographs and Memorabilia Retail Stores, Plano, Texas

Dan Wood

“Lots of folks encourage you to stand up for principle. Where are those same people four years later when the professional battle continues, with no end in sight? Who has the energy and willingness to never let up, never back down and bring the same intensity every day? Chris did that for me. When quitting seemed easy, Chris encouraged me – promising not to leave me by myself. There is no one else I want in the foxhole with me than him – day or night, good or bad, simple or complex. He’s my guy.”

Allen, Texas

James Henrise

“As a police officer, when my retirement, lifelong professional reputation and personal life were on the line, I literally could not afford to lose. It was Chris and Jack who were willing to walk with me on an uphill fight, to say the least. The commitment and respect of their peers and judges helped me win and get the resolution and vindication I badly needed.”

DeSoto, Texas

Joel Fudge

“My wife was killed at the age of 22 in a car accident when I was only 25. Chris Ayres worked tirelessly for me and was fearless in court. When we won the verdict that made responsible parties finally be held accountable, there were tears in his eyes and mine. I finally got the closure I needed to move forward with life. Chris, thank you from the bottom of my heart.”

Waco, Texas

Mark Danuser

“Chris Ayres has been exceptional at representing us in all of our legal needs. His professionalism and knowledge of applicable law have been second to none and a huge asset in our fast-paced industry. Chris’ ability to listen, quickly formulate a tactical response and help in navigating legal matters is of great value to our company. Most importantly, we appreciate the honest analysis and solid counsel we continually receive from Chris and his team.”

Tatum Brown Custom Homes, Dallas, Texas

Jeffrey B. Blakeley

“Chris Ayres’ reputation as a formidable litigator is well earned. His results-oriented approach and no-nonsense style are a refreshing combination in the legal profession. As an entrepreneur working in a number of industries, I require counsel with expertise in a myriad of practice areas. I can count on Chris to handle everything from labor issues to complex business disputes. If you want aggressive, creative and cost-effective representation, I recommend you look no further.

Dreien Opportunity Partners, LLC, Plano, Texas

Tim Tomlinson

“As a mid-sized business owner, it is very reassuring to have Chris at the top of our network. He is always available, genuinely listens to our concerns and provides sound, knowledgeable feedback and advice in a timely manner. Chris has truly been great to work with and we respect for our legal and professional advice. The proof of what I say is that we come back to Chris for not just some of our legal needs, but all of them.”

Gear Cleaning Solutions, Dallas, Texas

Pam Douglass

“I came to the Ayres Law Office P.C., for help with the wrongful death case of my husband involving an airline crash. Jack Ayres was proficient, thorough and knowledgeable in the law yet it was his integrity and genuine concern for myself and my three young children that enabled me to get through the lengthy process. There was professionalism and class in every interaction, legal or otherwise. Mr. Ayres’ competency and eloquence during the trial phase were outstanding. When the decision was sent to the appellate court the firm was able to handle that as well which kept me from having to search for and work with another law firm. Mr. Ayres is a brilliant and truly honest lawyer and it was a genuine pleasure to work with him.”

San Antonio, Texas

Ron Anderson, M.D.

“Jack Ayres is a formidable attorney for his clients, but he is also a communitarian and a person interested in personal and social justice. Jack Ayres became a volunteer at Parkland in a very special role and now for over 30 years, he continues assisting us in getting court orders for patients that need treatment, saving hundreds of patients who might otherwise have died or suffered a disability. Jack did all of this pro bono. Chris has followed in his father’s footsteps as an attorney, communitarian, advocate for the vulnerable, and the police and fire departments in our area. He exemplifies professionalism and integrity just like his father. These gentlemen are excellent attorneys with the energy to match their intellect. I’m glad to have had this friendship now with both father and son. This is not a Cinderella story because none of this is magic. It is years of hard work and dedication to a profession, to individual clients and to the Dallas community.”

Ron Anderson, M.D.Former President and CEO
Parkland Health and Hospital System

Bobby Baker

“When the bell rings, we, as firefighters respond. No hesitation. We just go. The Ayres responded, just like that, for me in my case. After watching Chris and Jack, I was glad they were on my side and not against me. They defended me by taking the battle to my opponent. I could not have imagined a better result.”

Dallas, Texas

Ryan Craig

“When my family, friends or my business has a legal issue, the only lawyer that I turn to is Chris Ayres. He has always gone above and beyond to address my legal needs. I cannot thank him enough for their steadfast dedication.”

First Financial Mortgage, Dallas, Texas

James M. Stanton

“During my time as a state district court judge, I observed hundreds of attorneys in court. Chris Ayres is as good as it gets. His reputation among the judges is superior. He has earned his professional reputation by combining the right mix of aggressive advocacy and candor that produces results. When I have an important matter for my family or close friends, Chris is the first person I call because I trust his judgment without reservation.”

Former State District Judge, 134th Judicial District

Randy Roberts

“I have used the Ayres for over twenty years and I trust their judgment completely. I have recommended friends to Chris and Jack who have also had great experiences with them. I have full confidence and the utmost respect for these men and their firm. Nothing surprises them. Beyond being prepared, it is reassuring to know you have always had the best advocates in the courtroom in Chris and Jack – regardless of who is on the other side.”

Manager, AutoRevo Ltd., Dallas, Texas

Andrea Curlook

“I got hit by a tractor-trailer that weighed 77 tons and was traveling well over the speed limit. The effects of the accident destroyed my life as I knew it. Chris found me justice through a rigorous and seamless jury trial. While I never want to see a courtroom again, if I’m ever forced into one, it won’t be without Chris.

Toronto, Canada

Damon and Towanda Crawford

“It meant a lot to me to know the Ayres Law Office wanted to make sure our family was taken care of. The professionalism and the hearts of Chris and Jack are amazing. In order to completely accomplish something you have to be passionate about it, and this group is passionate about what they do. My daughter and her future were their focus throughout the case. Even after the case was settled, I am still in contact with this group. I look at the Ayres as part of my family, because they have defiantly have gone the extra mile and we will forever be grateful.”

McKinney, Texas

Scott H. Sims

“I know many lawyers in Texas. There is no lawyer better, talented and a more fierce advocate than Chris Ayres. If I am heading into a Texas courtroom, Chris is the guy that I want front-and-center advocating with and for my clients and me. His success is not accidental. His relentless preparation and natural advocacy yield a cutting-edge style that ultimately culminates in the persuasion of judges and juries.”

Frank Sims & Stolper LLP, Newport Beach, California

Craig D. Cherry

“During my career, I have had the privilege of trying cases with some exceptional trial lawyers. Without a doubt, Chris and Jack Ayres are two of the best trial lawyers in Texas. The depth of their knowledge, with regard to both procedure and substantive law, is unmatched, in my judgment. But, even more than their understanding of the law, is their sincere passion for helping their clients that truly identifies who they are. When you then add Chris’ and Jack’s tenacity in the courtroom, it results in a lethal combination for opposing counsel and their clients.”

Steckler, Wayne, Cochran, Cherry PLLC

John Mercy

“I have tried cases with both Chris and Jack. They are two of the most prepared and professional lawyers that I know. We have worked on appeals together and their research and writing skills are second to none. But the bottom line is that if I had to hire a lawyer, I would look no further than these two.”

Mercy, Carter and Tidwell, LLP, Texarkana, Texas

John Clark Long IV

I had the misfortune of being sued and my financial well-being and professional reputation were on the line. I considered all the lawyers that I knew in Dallas (after almost 25 years of practice) that could not just defend me, but vindicate me. Chris Ayres’ ability in written advocacy was exceeded by his oral advocacy. After a contentious jury trial, Chris Ayres was the advocate that won for me. Many lawyers in Dallas can be hired to defend you; few lawyers can be hired to win. Chris is one of those lawyers.”

Bickerstaff Heath Delgado Acosta LLP, Dallas, Texas

Edel Cuadra

“When I needed legal representation in a civil matter and my career was at stake, I wanted the best trial attorney that I knew – Chris Ayres.”

Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP, Dallas, Texas

Randy A. Nelson

“As a result of having worked on cases in which I was opposed to Chris, I became aware of his knowledge and competence as an elite trial lawyer. Because I liked the professional way he represented his clients, I have advised a number of people who had suffered personal injuries to contact Chris when they were deciding who to hire as their lawyer. I trusted that they would appreciate the skill, expertise and dedication Chris would bring in representing their interests.”

Thompson, Coe, Cousins & Irons, L.L.P., Dallas, Texas

Dudley G. Jordan

“Chris and Jack Ayres are two of the finest lawyers I have ever worked with, and are a true rarity among modern legal practitioners. Not only are they outstanding in the courtroom and in crafting appellate arguments, but they are also completely dedicated to their clients. When they take on a case, that case becomes personal to them. They are the first lawyers I would call for a colleague, friend, loved one or personally for legal representation.”

Gordon & Rees LLP, New York, New York

Andrew B. Russell

“Highly skilled trial lawyers who are 100% committed to their clients.”

K&L Gates LLP, Dallas, Texas

Tom Albright

“During my 31+ years as a commercial trial lawyer, I have never encountered a better trial lawyer than Jack Ayres. Anyone who has tried lawsuits knows that to be effective you must be a scholar of the law, who is deeply insightful about human nature, gifted in communicating with the two most important, yet different audiences – juries and judges, absolutely loyal to your client, and, as corny as some may sadly see it, possess a profound respect for and fidelity to justice. It is very rare to see all of these qualities in a single advocate, but that is exactly what we get with Jack. I am happy to report that Chris Ayres makes an undeniable case that these qualities are indeed genetic!”

Albright Law, LLC, Austin, Texas

Mark Mann

“I have known Chris and Jack for many years and can say you will not find a more hard-charging and prepared law firm than the Ayres Law Office P.C.. They always represent their clients zealously and at the same time show compassion for their clients when they most need guidance and attention. I have worked with them on a number of cases and have, in fact, had them represent me. I can tell you they do a great service to their clients.”

Mann | Tindel | Thompson, Henderson, Texas