Chanler Langham is an accomplished trial lawyer and Partner in the Houston office of Susman Godfrey LLP. In the past few years alone, Mr. Langham has obtained several significant, precedent-setting legal victories. He litigates and manages complex commercial matters for plaintiffs and defendants in federal and state courts throughout the country involving antitrust, intellectual property, toxic torts, executive compensation, oil and gas, products liability, and complex breach of contract issues. Mr. Langham has tried and won several jury trials, bench trials, and injunctions for his clients. He has won appeals in the 2nd Circuit, 5th Circuit, and Texas Court of Appeals. He also has successfully secured several multi-million dollar settlements.
Mr. Langham’s client achievements and leadership have been recognized in the national legal community. He is Vice Chair of the Trial Practice Committee for the American Bar Association’s Antitrust section. He has been honored on Benchmark Litigation’s Under 40 Hot List since 2016 and as a “Rising Star” by Texas Super Lawyers since 2012. Mr. Langham has been rated as a “Top 100 Trial Lawyer” by The National Black Lawyers group three years in a row and was named to Savoy Magazine’s 2018 list of The Most Influential Black Lawyers.
Before joining Susman Godfrey, Mr. Langham worked as a law clerk for Judge Vanessa D. Gilmore in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. He earned his J.D. from Columbia Law School as a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and graduated magna cum laude from The George Washington University Honors Program, where he received a B.A. in International Affairs and Japanese Language and Literature. Mr. Langham is licensed to practice in both Texas and New York.
Mr. Langham’s service continues outside the courtroom. He serves as Co-Chair of the Houston Bar Association’s Communities in the Schools Committee and was previously a Board Member for Writers in the Schools, an organization that engages children in reading and creative writing. Mr. Langham also mentors students at the University of Houston Law Center and University of Texas Law School.