Christopher is an experienced attorney with a broad range of commercial civil litigation experience. His practice includes defending insurance companies and corporations against personal injury claims, particularly those arising within the utility industry. From 1984 to 2014, Christopher represented an American telecommunications company, building upon his extensive knowledge within the utility industry, including installation and maintenance of utility poles, aerial cable and underground cable installation, and property damage. He has additional experience handling premise liability, automobile and products liability, contracts and corporate liability matters, and has a proven record trying cases to verdict in jury and non-jury trials, as well as in arbitration matters.
Throughout his career Christopher has practiced in civil defense handling for matters in County Common Pleas Court, Appellate Courts and Federal Courts in Pennsylvania overseen by the state’s Bureau of Worker’s Compensation. He has also actively practiced in the worker’s compensation arena. This experience fueled Christopher’s understanding of when to settle certain case claims during litigation, and how best to position clients’ cases when mediation is mandatory to resolve the claim. Thus, he has been successful pursuing employer petitions to terminate or suspend benefits when filed after the claimant has received benefits by acceptance of the injury or judge’s award.
- Represented Pennsylvania telecommunications company defending claims involving installation and maintenance of utility poles, aerial and underground cable installations, and property damage
- Defended former “Big Bell” communications company against personal injury claims suffered by utility workers
- Extensive experience defending against utility workers’ personal injury claims on behalf of insurance companies
- Extensive experience defending civil litigation for matters filed in County Common Pleas Court, Appellate Courts and Federal Courts in Pennsylvania
- Extensive experience litigating worker’s compensation matters overseen by the Pennsylvania Bureau of Worker’s Compensation where Rules of Procedure are the same for all counties of Pennsylvania
- Proven success record pursuing employer petitions to terminate or suspend benefits when filed after the claimant has received benefits by acceptance of the injury or Judge’s award