Robert L. Christie
Christie Law Group
2100 Westlake Avenue, North, Suite 206
Firm Web Site: www.christielawgroup.com
Diversity Committee - 2015 -,
Practice and Personal Background
Bob Christie is the founding principal of Christie Law Group, PLLC. A trial lawyer for over 37 years, Bob has tried nearly 100 cases throughout Washington State and the U.S. District Courts in Washington and Alaska, argued appeals in all divisions of the Washington Court of Appeals, the Washington State Supreme Court, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court (on briefs). Bob is widely recognized as one of the foremost lawyers defending police officers and their agencies in civil rights cases in Washington. He also represents professionals, individuals, and companies in litigation ranging from malpractice, products liability, transportation liability, road design, premises liability, commercial litigation, employment, construction, and many other categories of civil disputes. He works extensively in cases involving death and serious injury, and is often called to serve as trial counsel in defense of significant claims. Working occasionally on behalf of catastrophically injured individuals and damaged business owners, Bob has also achieved several multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. Admitted to membership in ADTA's sister organization, the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel, Bob chaired the substantive law section on Civil Rights and Public Entity Liability. He now in his third year as a senior director, and chairs the technology program called FDCC Evolve. Bob also served as co-chair of the Washington Pattern Instruction subcommittee charged with drafting civil rights instructions for use in Washington’s superior courts. Bob writes and lectures frequently on risk management issues, civil rights, governmental entity liability, and trial technology and presentation strategies. The Washington Defense Trial Lawyers (WDTL) just named Bob the Outstanding Defense Lawyer for 2017. He is a 1980 law graduate from the University of Puget Sound, cum laude, and began his career as a clerk for Judge Vernon Pearson in the Washington Court of Appeals. Bob is also licensed in Idaho and Oregon, and resides in Seattle.
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