Christopher D. Phipps Associate




Christopher Phipps defends professional licensing, tort, products liability, construction defect, and outdoor recreation and adventure sports claims. He began his more than 25-year career at a Las Vegas firm where he served as lead associate attorney on a mass tort case and later worked as insurance defense counsel for numerous carriers defending automobile, premises, professional lines and construction defect claims. In 2000, Chris relocated to Reno where he practiced as plaintiff's counsel in the areas of auto, premises, wrongful death, medical malpractice and workers’ compensation claims. From 2008 to 2017, Chris worked at a firm specializing in civil litigation with a strong focus on the representation of business and insurance clients.

Areas of Focus

Outdoor Recreation & Adventure Sports
Chris leverages his personal experience in skydiving, sailing, skiing, paddling, diving, and rock and ice climbing in handling claims in this area of the law. He has served on the ski patrol for a Lake Tahoe ski resort and operated a white water rafting concern in the Sierra Nevada. He actively teaches recreational and technical scuba diving in the Lake Tahoe area. He is an EMS instructor and a Nevada licensed EMT-II. Since 2004, he has served as a team leader, swiftwater rescue and public safety dive instructor for the Washoe County Sheriff's Hasty Team responsible for technical search and rescue in northern Nevada.