Christopher T. Wall

Christopher T. Wall

Associate
Seattle, WA
Overview

About Chris

Chris is a trial lawyer. He has successfully managed all phases of litigation, including multiple trials and appeals, in state and federal courts as well as administrative forums. He uses insights from litigation to provide his clients with strategic advice on how to avoid litigation before it starts and resolve disputes in the most cost-effective manner. He focuses on class and mass actions, as well as labor issues, wage and hour, wrongful termination, and discrimination claims.

Chris draws on his experience as a judicial extern to the Honorable John Coughenour, as a law clerk for the Alaska Supreme Court, and his significant experience in commercial and environmental litigation to meet the needs of his clients. Prior to attending law school, Chris served as a teacher in rural Nepal.

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Experience

Experience

Professional Experience

  • Law clerk for the Hon. Joel. H Bolger, Alaska Supreme Court
  • Law clerk for the Hon. Walter L. Carpeneti, Alaska Supreme Court

Representative Cases

  • ​First chaired jury trial and obtained favorable verdict for clients on Washington Law Against Discrimination claims in Pierce County Superior Court.
  • Obtained summary judgment for regional shipping company on discrimination claims in King County Superior Court.
  • Obtained favorable jury verdict on USERRA and Washington Minimum Wage Act claims in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. 
  • Defended national health care provider against rest and meal break claims in Pierce County Superior Court.
  • Obtained summary judgment for regional power company on all claims in administrative forum.
  • Defended global technology company against National Labor Relations Board subpoena seeking alleged joint employer evidence.
  • Defended development company against USERRA and Washington Law Against Discrimination claims in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington.
  • Represented regional shipping company in age and disability discrimination litigation in King County Superior Court..
  • Defended regional health care company against misclassification, joint employer, discrimination, and retaliation claims in Yakima County Superior Court. Plaintiff walked away shortly after summary judgment was filed.
  • Lead counsel in multi-plaintiff litigation against energy-efficiency company, resulting in successful defense of all claims.
  • Integral member of litigation team in a Model Toxics Control Act case for environmental contamination of a salmon-bearing creek. After moving for summary judgment, the Defendant offered all relief sought, including environmental remediation under Ecology supervision and attorney’s fees.
  • Represented large Seattle commercial real estate firm in successful defense of commissions dispute.
  • Negotiated favorable settlement for winery over shipment dispute with supplier.
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Honors

Honors & Activities

  • Listed among Rising Stars (Employment & Labor, Civil Litigation, Environmental Litigation), Washington Super Lawyers®, 2017-2018
  • Member, Washington State Bar Association
  • Member, King County Bar Association
  • Member, Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association
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