Christopher Rifer has drafted opinions and managed cases for a variety of civil and criminal matters. Christopher has also assisted with litigation, discovery, and settlement negotiations in affirmative civil litigation and a variety of civil-recovery matters.

Before joining Stoel Rives, Christopher was a judicial clerk for Judge Anna J. Brown and Judge Malcolm F. Marsh and performed additional work for Judge Michael W. Mosman and Judge Marco A. Hernandez of the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon. He was a law clerk for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Oregon and the Civil Enforcement Division of the Oregon Department of Justice.


Lewis & Clark Law School, J.D., 2012, magna cum laude; Articles Editor, Environmental Law; Professor Doug Newell Scholar

The College of Idaho, B.A., Political Economy and History, minor: Latin American Studies, 2007; President, Associated Students of The College of Idaho




  • Included in Best Lawyers®: Ones to Watch in America (Commercial Litigation), 2021–2024
  • Stoel Rives LLP Andrew Guy Pro Bono Award, Recipient, 2021


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