Christine A. Knipper Partner

     

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Christine Knipper specializes in the defense of complex and high-exposure matters, with an emphasis on products, general and professional liability matters. She has defended foreign and domestic clients across a wide range of industries before state and federal courts. She handles wrongful death and catastrophic injury claims. Christine manages litigation from inception through resolution. An able trial lawyer and an essential member of a number of trial teams, she has obtained voluntary agreements for dismissal of actions following service of dispositive motions, investigation or discovery that failed to establish a basis for the claims. She also has successfully moved for summary judgment or dismissal in a multitude of cases.

Christine’s ability to connect and communicate with all players in the legal arena makes her a forceful advocate and has earned her the respect of clients, colleagues and adversaries alike. She is trusted to handle difficult and sensitive matters with the utmost decorum, judgment and skill. Christine is the go-to resource for clients faced with high-stakes cases, demonstrating business acumen with a focus on risk identification and litigation management.

Areas of Focus

Product Liability
Product liability cases rarely are limited to one court or jurisdiction, and Christine is keenly aware of the national and often international implications of these cases. The scale of potential liability is vast, and her experience involves a range of products, including medical devices and mechanical and electrical products and equipment, among others. Christine often works with integrated teams, marshaling those resources required to properly advise clients and to mount vigorous defenses for their products. This shared knowledge ensures a coordinated, cost-effective approach, whether a claim arises out of a product’s design, manufacture or marketing.

Professional Liability
Christine has represented attorneys, accountants and design professionals, among others, in cases alleging professional malpractice. She is well versed in the unique aspects of malpractice defenses and works closely with her clients to achieve a positive and workable outcome. Christine has successfully obtained the early dismissal of legal malpractice and other professional liability actions, via summary judgment or otherwise. 

Complex Tort & General Casualty
Christine has represented clients in all types of casualty and general liability matters, successfully defending them through motions for summary judgment or careful and deliberate targeting of early resolution as dictated by the circumstances of the case. She assists her clients in mitigating and managing exposure through claims and litigation management and is well versed in the concepts surrounding extra-contractual damages. Christine regularly handles construction matters, workplace injuries and catastrophic accidents.

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