Lee C. Christie, Esq.

attorney lee christieCon­tact or Con­nect with Lee:

(317) 554‑3243
(800) 274‑5559
lee@cfcl-law.com

Lee is a Top 50 Super Lawyer in Indi­ana and is also the 2014 Best Lawyer, Indi­anapo­lis Lawyer of the Year for Medi­a­tion. His prac­tice focuses on truck­ing col­li­sion cases, wrong­ful death and alter­na­tive dis­pute resolution.

Lee is com­mit­ted to max­i­miz­ing tort recov­er­ies for acci­dent affected vic­tims. He has exten­sive trial expe­ri­ence in both fed­eral and state court and is a fre­quent lec­turer on trial, medi­a­tion, per­sonal injury, med­ical mal­prac­tice, truck­ing acci­dents, and set­tle­ment issues. (More about truck­ing accidents.)

Lee is a mem­ber of the Indi­ana Trial Lawyers Asso­ci­a­tion, the Amer­i­can Asso­ci­a­tion for Jus­tice, the Inter­state Truck­ing Lit­i­ga­tion Group and Asso­ci­a­tion of Plain­tiff Inter­state Truck­ing Lawyers of America.

Lee is pas­sion­ate in rep­re­sent­ing his clients and takes pride in the rela­tion­ships he devel­ops. He is a life­long res­i­dent of Indi­anapo­lis, where he attended Arling­ton High School, Indi­ana Uni­ver­sity and Indi­ana University-Indianapolis Law School. He was admit­ted to prac­tice law in Indi­ana and to the U.S. Dis­trict Court for the South­ern Dis­trict of Indi­ana in 1982.

 

Edu­ca­tion

  • Indi­ana Uni­ver­sity, B.S., 1978
  • Indi­ana Uni­ver­sity, J.D., 1982

 

Bar Admis­sions

  • Indi­ana, 1982

 

Court Admis­sions

  • U.S. Dis­trict Court for the North­ern Dis­trict of Indiana
  • U.S. Dis­trict Court for the South­ern Dis­trict of Indiana

 

Hon­ors

  • 2014 Top 10 Indi­ana Super Lawyer
  • Top 50 Indi­ana Super Lawyers, 2005–2013
  • Indi­ana Super Lawyers, 2004-present
    –Hon­ored every year since the award’s inception
  • The Best Lawyers in Amer­ica, 2005–2013
  • Best Lawyers® 2014 Medi­a­tion “Lawyer of the Year” in Indianapolis
  • Best Lawyers® 2012 Arbi­tra­ton “Lawyer of the Year” in Indianapolis
  • Mar­tin­dale Hubbel high­est AV rat­ing, 1983–2010

 

Pro­fes­sional Associations

  • Inter­state Truck­ing Lit­i­ga­tion Group
  • Amer­i­can Asso­ci­a­tion of Jus­tice (AAJ)

Sus­tain­ing Mem­ber
Heart Device Lit­i­ga­tion Group
Vioxx Lit­i­ga­tion Group

  • Asso­ci­a­tion of Plain­tiff Inter­state Truck­ing Lawyers of America
  • Indi­ana Trial Lawyers Asso­ci­a­tion (ITLA)

Sus­tain­ing Mem­ber
Col­lege of Fel­lows Indi­anapo­lis Bar Asso­ci­a­tion
Lit­i­ga­tion Sec­tion Indi­ana State Bar Asso­ci­a­tion
Lit­i­ga­tion Section

  • Advanced Stud­ies in Trial Advocacy
  • Fellow-National Col­lege of Advocacy

 

Reported Cases

  • Cole v. Lan­tis Corp., 714 N.E.2d 194 (Ind. App. 1999)
  • Han­son v. St. Luke’s, 704 N.E.2d 1020 (Ind., 1998)
  • Porter v. Irvin’s Inter­state Brick & Block, 691 N.E.2d 1363 (Ind. App. 1998)

 

Sem­i­nars and Lectures

  • Puni­tive Dam­ages in Indi­ana (ICLEF), 1983
  • Indi­ana Dis­cov­ery, Pre­trial & Trial Pro­ce­dures (PESI), 1988
  • Indi­ana Evi­dence Work­shop, 1989, Co-chairman
  • Unin­sured and Under­in­sured Motorists Cov­er­age, 1990
  • Indi­ana Insur­ance & Tort Law Update (PESI), 1994
  • Expert Wit­nesses (Lor­man), 1996
  • Alter­na­tive Dis­pute Res­o­lu­tion for Para­le­gals (I.P.E.), 1999
  • Indi­ana Dis­cov­ery Pre-Trial and Trial Pro­ce­dures (PESI), 1999
  • Eval­u­at­ing and Set­tling Per­sonal Injury Claims (PESI), 2001
  • Eval­u­at­ing and Set­tling Per­sonal Injury Claims (PESI), 2002
  • How to Max­i­mize Per­sonal Injury Dam­ages (PESI), 2003
  • Win­ning Ways w/Direct & Cross Exam­i­na­tion (NBI), 2005
  • Premises Liability-Slip, Trip and Fall Cases, 2005, Chairman
  • Civil Arbitration-Indianapolis Bar Asso­ci­a­tion, 2007
  • Child Wrong­ful Death-Indianapolis Bar Asso­ci­a­tion, 2007
  • Expert Witnesses-Indianapolis Bar Asso­ci­a­tion, 2007
  • Indi­ana Con­tin­u­ing Legal Education-Truck Acci­dent Lit­i­ga­tion, 2008
    Essen­tial Dis­cov­ery in Truck­ing Litigation
  • Eval­u­at­ing and Set­tling Per­sonal Injury Claims (PESI), 2008
  • ICLEF-Winning before Trial, 2008
  • ITLA-Advanced Civil Medi­a­tion Train­ing, 2009, 2013
  • Indi­anapo­lis Bar Association-Medicare and Med­ic­aid, 2010
  • ITLA-Applied Pro­fes­sion­al­ism, 2010–2013

Pro­fes­sion­al­ism and Civil­ity in your Prac­tice
Civil­ity in the Court

  • ICLEF-Trucking Lit­i­ga­tion Sem­i­nar, 2011
  • ICLEF-Presenting Cat­a­strophic Injury Dam­ages at Trial (Chair), 2012

 

Sem­i­nar and Con­fer­ence Attendance

  • Vioxx Lit­i­ga­tion (Philadel­phia, PA), 2005
  • Vioxx Trial-ATLA Mock Trial, 2005
  • Lit­i­gat­ing Cat­a­stro­phe Injury Cases (Boston, MA), 2009
  • Wrap­ping Up the Case-Liens & Medicare, 2009
  • Advanced Trial Advo­cacy Col­lege, 2009

Lit­i­gat­ing Truck Col­li­sion Cases

 

Pub­li­ca­tions

  • How to Defend a Celebrity in a Breach of Con­tract Case,” Trial Diplo­macy Jour­nal, co-author, 1987

 

Civic Activ­i­ties

  • Lawrence Town­ship Ladies Bas­ket­ball League (2004-Present), President
  • YMCA Indi­anapo­lis Lead­er­ship Forum