Person Photo
Person Photo

Christopher Chrisman


555 17th Street, Suite 3200, Denver, CO 80202

Chris Chrisman represents energy clients in litigation involving royalty disputes, surface access problems, and issues with working interest owners. 

Chris works closely with his clients to defend their interests by challenging the certification of complex class actions, litigating at trial, and providing representation on appeal.

In recent years, Chris has been involved in numerous high-stakes cases where his team has produced extremely favorable results for oil and gas clients.

Chris litigates cases for producers in a variety of contexts, including operating disputes, and title problems. He clerked for the Hon. Allison H. Eid of the Colorado Supreme Court.


Environmental and Natural Resources Litigation
  • Oil and Gas Royalty
  • Operational Disputes
  • Surface and Title Disputes
  • General Commercial Litigation for the Energy & Resources Industry

Client Results

Representative Clients
  • Successfully defended client against multimillion-dollar claim for underpayments on production from wells in Colorado and North Dakota.

  • Achieved dismissal and summary judgment against claims alleging underpayment of royalties under New Mexico law. 

  • Successfully defended client against multimillion-dollar class action alleging royalty underpayment under Colorado law. 

  • Successfully appealed multimillion-dollar judgment against client alleging improper deduction of transportation costs from class members’ royalty payments. 

  • Represents clients in litigation with operating and non-operating working interest owners.

  • Represents clients in emergency injunction hearings to gain access to surface for drilling and exploration operations. 



Speaking Engagements


Bar Admissions


  • The Best Lawyers in America© Litigation - Environmental, 2017 - 2020
  • Denver Business Journal, Who’s Who in Energy, 2016-2017

Unless you are a current client of Holland & Hart LLP, please do not send any confidential information by email. If you are not a current client and send an email to an individual at Holland & Hart LLP, you acknowledge that we have no obligation to maintain the confidentiality of any information you submit to us, unless we have already agreed to represent you or we later agree to do so. Thus, we may represent a party adverse to you, even if the information you submit to us could be used against you in a matter, and even if you submitted it in a good faith effort to retain us.