Chad M. Pinson

CEO & Managing Partner

Chad Pinson is the CEO and Managing Partner of Carr, Riggs & Ingram (CRI). Chad plays an integral role in executing the firm’s growth strategy, service to its clients, and success of its employees. During his almost 25 years in professional services, Chad has practiced as an AmLaw 50 Law Firm equity partner, led an elite national cybersecurity and consulting practice, become a sought-after technologist, and served as a trusted advisor to boards of directors, officers, and C-suite leadership. His proven track record of leading service-delivery teams, integrating multiple service lines to meet client needs, and innovating and taking new service offerings to market makes him a multi-dimensional asset to CRI and its clients.

The University of Texas at Austin
Duke University School of Law

Professional & Civic Leadership
Board of Directors for Cornerstone Achievement Center
Treasurer & Board of Directors, Scots Wrestling Club
Member, Dallas Justice & Watermark Justice
Leader, Conflict Resolution Training in DR Congo, Kenya & South Sudan
Past Chairman of the State Bar of Texas Privacy, Data Security & e-Commerce Committee
Past Board of Directors for Advocates for Community Transformation
Past member, Terry Foundation Advisory Board
Past President, Armstrong Elementary Dads Club

Best Lawyers in America, 2012
Law & Politics, Texas Rising Star, 2004-2011
Forrester Wave – Leader in Cybersecurity Incident Response Services Q1 2022 Report