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FSG announcement – Christopher D. Lee joins firm as Associate
Friedman Stroffe & Gerard, P.C. is pleased to announce that Christopher D. Lee has joined the firm as an Associate.
Christopher D. Lee focuses on business and commercial litigation.
Chris has extensive litigation success in state and federal courts, mediations and arbitrations throughout California for a wide variety of matters including business and commercial disputes, partnership disputes, employment, real estate, consumer finance, professional liability, breach of fiduciary duty, and insurance. He graduated from one of the nation’s top law schools, USC, and prior to joining FSG, Chris represented some of the nation’s largest corporations in complex litigation at an Am Law 200 law firm.
Chris has experience in all aspects of complex litigation. He has a success rate on dispositive motions of over 90%, and those cases that were not resolved by a dispositive motion were thereafter successfully resolved to the benefit and satisfaction of his clients. His significant successes include obtaining summary judgment for his client against a $15 million lawsuit involving contract interpretation and construction default, obtaining a judgment in favor of his client for over $11 million involving a financing and loan dispute, and obtaining numerous other dismissals and judgments against million-dollar claims. Chris also has a stellar record of informally resolving disputes early on before significant litigation fees were incurred, settling million-dollar lawsuits for five-figure and even four-figure amounts, saving his clients substantial time and money.
Chris believes that every client’s situation is unique and requires a dedicated and thoughtful advocate to achieve the most beneficial and cost-effective solution. He also believes that the legal industry is first and foremost a client-service industry and he continually strives to be attentive and responsive to each client’s specific needs.
During law school, Chris served as a judicial extern in the United States Bankruptcy Court of the Central District of California and was a Senior Content Editor of the USC’s Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal. Prior to beginning his career in the law, Chris worked as a project manager for a neuro-anatomy laboratory at UCLA and is an author on a scientific journal article published on his work.
Chris received his J.D. from the University of Southern California (USC) and B.S. from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).