“As an attorney and business litigator, I fight for client objectives and great results.”
Christopher litigates business and commercial disputes. With 20 years of experience, he handles civil disputes and lawsuits throughout many areas of the law in both state and federal courts. Representing both plaintiffs and defendants, Christopher creates intricate case and discovery strategies that generate either successful resolutions or positive results at trial. He understands that achieving great results requires balancing the economic realities of each client’s objectives, circumstances, and business.
Christopher graduated third in his class, magna cum laude, from the University of Idaho. He was symposium edition editor of the Idaho Law Review, was named Idaho Law Review “Editor of the Year,” and received the Faculty Award for “Recognition of Outstanding Academic Achievement.”
In March 2008, Christopher was invited to join and has since served as part of the faculty for the Deposition Program of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA)–a nonprofit organization committed to teaching and training lawyers in trial and litigation skills.
Christopher is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish. He enjoys traveling, sports, cycling, ATVs, and spending time with his wife and their four children, three boys and a girl.
- University of Idaho College of Law, 2000
- J.D., magna cum laude
- Third in class
- University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 1997
- B.A., English
Successfully defended large mobile gaming company in action claiming over $9.2MM in damages for alleged breach of written contract, unjust enrichment, breach of good faith covenant, and interference arising from a written contract with the plaintiff for procurement of a data center location. After a three-day arbitration hearing, obtained a complete defense award as well as an award of over $450,000 in attorneys’ fees and costs.Edit
Successfully defended two companies in an action filed by landlord to terminate a commercial lease and purchase option agreement. After filing counterclaims and engaging in strategic discovery and depositions that exposed the landlord and its principal to liability for punitive damages, successfully negotiated settlement for client to purchase property at below fair market value with landlord paying nearly $200,000 of clients' attorneys' fees and costs.Edit
Obtained judgment after trial against individual defendant and five related companies for alter-ego liability, fraudulent transfer, declaratory relief, permanent injunction, and judgment liability for over $22MM. Successfully defended judgment on appeal.Edit
Successfully appealed judgment against our client, an automotive dealership, for consumer fraud, deceptive trade practices, permanent mandatory injunction, and attorneys' fees and costs. The Nevada Supreme Court reversed the lower court and directed entry of summary judgment in favor of our client/dealership on all claims in a unanimous en banc decision.Edit
Obtained a preliminary injunction in aid of the execution of a judgment. Successfully defended the injunction on appeal.Edit
Represented plaintiff, a minority shareholder, in action involving stock buy-out and derivative claims for mismanagement and excessive compensation. Obtained judgment in plaintiff's favor in excess of $4.2MM after nine-day trial. Successfully defended judgment on appeal, collecting over $5MM with interest.Edit
Defended attorney and his law firm in a suit by the Federal Trade Commission regarding a billion dollar pay-day lending operation. Negotiated complete dismissal of all claims with no liability for monetary or injunctive relief.Edit
Successfully represented plaintiff bank in an action for deficiency judgment and obtained a judgment in bank's favor in excess of $26MM.Edit
Successfully defended a bank in a fraud and negligence action brought by a general contractor seeking over $4.2MM for work to property that was acquired by the bank in foreclosure. Obtained summary judgment on all claims in bank's favor and an award of attorneys' fees of over $200,000.Edit
Defended title company in action where plaintiff sought over $700,000 in damages. After four-day trial, the title company was found liable for $20,000.Edit
Successfully defended sign company in an action by its former employee for sales commission on a $22MM project based on a written commission agreement. Obtained a complete defense award after a four-day arbitration.Edit
“I support the Children's Attorney Project because abused and neglected kids need to be heard too.”
Christopher volunteers as an attorney for the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada’s Children’s Attorney Project (CAP) where he represents, mentors, and gives a voice to neglected and abused children. He ensures their wants and preferences are heard and considered as each child's future care and well-being continues through the court and family services process. Taking a group of kids on their first camping trip, watching them pound stakes as they set up their first tent, teaching them how to ride a bike, and becoming a trusted mentor and friend has been an especially rewarding experience. He remains friends to this day with many of the kids he has represented.