Chris earned the landmark $4.9 billion verdict in the 1999 General Motors case in which a defective fuel tank was found responsible for the burn injuries of two adults and four children and the largest personal injury verdict in California – a $58 million verdict for a man severely burned by a defective O-ring. These two verdicts are just representative of the numerous verdicts and settlements Chris has earned and resulted in American Association for Justice honoring her with the Harry M. Philo Award in 2017 for her outstanding contribution to civil justice and the advancement the safety and protection of American consumers.
The first female winner of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles Trial Lawyer of the Year in 2012, Chris has served as President of both the Consumer Attorneys of California and Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles. She is a member of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, American Board of Trial Advocates as an Associate and a member of the Board of AAJ.
In 2018 Chris was named as one of California's Top 30 Plaintiff attorneys by the Daily Journal, which also has ranked her as one of the Top 100 Most Influential Attorneys in California and one of the Top 50 Women Litigators since 2004.
Areas of Practice
- Personal Injury
- Product Liability
- Trucking Litigation
- Wrongful Death
- Legal Malpractice
Conferences & Topics
Damages: Go Big or Go Home (2017)
February 26-28, 2017
Try Your Case Like a Girl and Beat the Boys All the Time