For almost thirty years, Christopher Carlsen has focused his practice on the trial, litigation, and arbitration of a variety of matters involving products liability, aviation, insurance and general commercial disputes. Chris has extensive trial experience, having tried more than fifty cases to verdict.
Chris began his legal career as a Captain in the US Marine Corps where he was a criminal trial attorney prosecuting courts-martial and administrative discharge proceedings. Chris also spent three years as a Senior Litigation Counsel with The Coca-Cola Company where he actively litigated cases and supervised outside counsel in a number of significant tort, securities, intellectual property and commercial matters, including product recall and class action litigation.
US Supreme Court
Various US Federal District Courts and Circuit Courts of Appeal
J.D., University of Notre Dame Law School, 1983
B.A., University of Notre Dame, 1980
Representation of a major international consumer products corporation in numerous product liability personal injury cases involving food products and consumer packaging.
Obtained a significant damage verdict on behalf of a South African corporation acting as plaintiff in a complex commercial litigation and trial involving the breach of a nationwide distributorship agreement.
Represented and obtained dismissal of claims against a major Brazilian engineering corporation in significant litigation involving international shipping and banking issues.
Successfully defended major UK-based manufacturer of pressure vessels in product liability litigation involving wrongful death and significant property damage.
Obtained dismissal of all claims against a major international air carrier in a case involving a high profile child abduction.
Successful representation of UK-based insurers in insurance coverage litigation.
Representation of a major oil trading company in breach of contract dispute.
Representation of foreign government owned air carrier in multi-district litigation arising out of an aviation mass disaster.