Chris Lee focuses his defense practice on products liability (especially medical devices), asbestos, personal injury and wrongful death claims and allegations of toxic tort and chemical exposure. He represents businesses, manufacturers and insurance companies. In addition, he represents contractors and premises owners in claims for unreasonably dangerous work environments, death and business interruption. He has tried dozens of jury trials to verdict.
Chris has a passion for the law and frequently manages complex litigation involving numerous attorneys and parties. He is often asked to serve as regional and national counsel to help solve his client’s complex multiparty litigation. In addition, Chris serves as national coordinating counsel for select clients and frequently serves as national counsel in their resolution of regional litigation matters. While Chris' primary focus is trial work, he also resolves complex matters utilizing creative settlement and resolution strategies.
Defends design defect, manufacturing defect and failure to warn claims brought against manufacturers.
Represent numerous manufacturers and premises defendants in multiparty litigation suits. Chris currently serves as regional counsel for several national companies defending asbestos claims in the Midwest. He also serves as national coordinating counsel for a number of Midwest companies.
Insurance carriers retain Chris to defend a variety of personal injury and wrongful death claims. Chris has tried numerous personal injury cases to verdict. He also represents wholly or partially self-insured companies to limit their liability exposure.
Chris is a frequent speaker on trial practice and trial advocacy. He has been recognized on numerous occasions for service to his clients and the practice of law.